dnata Catering Chief Financial Officer in White Plains, New York
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 127 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. Each day, the company handles over 1,900 flights, moves over 8,500 tons of cargo, books over 16,000 hotel stays, and uplifts over 320,000 meals.
Reporting to and collaborating with the Partners, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the national strategy for the Company. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will be an advisor to the divisional General Managers, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling. S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Partners and the finance and investment committees of the board.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the Company’s financial function and performance.
Ensure production of accurate and timely financial statements in compliance with IFRS and statutory reporting standards.
Manage the accounting team and oversee accounting functions for the company.
Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Company.
Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
Participate in continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Company may enter.
Evaluation of the finance department structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth
with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
Coordinate internal and external audits and ensure proper filing of all tax returns.
Oversee and lead the company’s finance infrastructure and implementations (e.g. new ERP system).
Perform other duties as assigned.
The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in public accounting, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity.
The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:
Minimum education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required.
Advanced degree in a related field, MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred.
12+ years of leadership and managerial experience with demonstrated success in the creation of high performing teams.
Strong GAAP, IFRS and Internal Controls knowledge required.
Systems implementation experience is a must.
International experience is a plus.
Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
Intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.
Excellent negotiator who is experienced in contracts.
Decisive individual who possesses a "big picture" perspective and is well versed in systems.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.
Well organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
Well developed written presentation, organization, and editing skills.
Ability to multi-task, work in high pressure environment.
Strong organizational skills and very detail oriented.
Proactive and solution oriented.
Must demonstrate exceptional judgment, discretion and professional courtesy.
DOE Compensation:$188,000 to $264,000
• 401(k) matching
• Dental Insurance
• Health insurance
• Paid time off
• Vision insurance
Work Location: Hybrid - White Plains, NY 10606
We believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to creating a strong workplace and community. At dnata, we’re proud that our workforce is as diverse as the customers we serve. And we’re committed to nurturing your talent with mentoring, volunteer and professional development opportunities. We welcome everyone. Our employee resource groups are one of the many ways we champion diversity and inclusion at dnata.
Street: 50 Main Street