QUOVANT-Chief Financial Officer

ABOUT

Quovant (formerly LegalBill) is a business intelligence and data analytics firm. We are the leading influence in defining and growing the field of legal spend management. We provide actionable intelligence for clients who want to better understand, manage, and optimize their legal spend strategy. Taking lessons from world-class consulting and data analytics providers, we have created legal spend and matter management processes that are intuitive and easy to implement while delivering industry-leading capabilities at a fraction of the price of the competition.
For over 20 years, we have been helping our clients achieve the smartest legal spend possible through actionable insights and analytics powered by software and delivered by people. Our clients can reduce their overall cost and manage their key performance indicators while maintaining qualitative and timely legal representation. Some of the world’s most recognized brands, including 10% of the Fortune 100, trust Quovant. Our Nashville-based team of legal professionals, data analysts, business intelligence and software experts work closely with our clients to establish best practice billing guidelines, ensure billing compliance, and uncover actionable insights and analytics that lead to better business decisions, operational efficiencies and cost savings.
Unlike most others in the legal spend management industry, we employ trained lawyers and paralegals to handle all our consulting work. Realizing that every legal and claims department is different, our services are fully customized to meet each individual client’s needs.

 

STATS
• Founded in 1992
• Headquartered in Nashville, TN
• www.quovant.com

 

THE POSITION

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be fully responsible for the accounting and finance operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls. This role will be accountable for budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhancing the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensuring that reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other industry best practices. The CFO will be an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team and a growth strategy leader. This position will report directly to the CEO of the company.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Eight (8) + years of progressively responsible experience in a corporate or startup setting for a major company or division of a large corporation
  • Three (3) years of executive experience; CPA required
  • Experience with startup companies demonstrating growth
  • Experience working with PE firms required; experience with a successful exit desired
  • Operationally-oriented, hands-on strategic thinker who has worked in a high growth environment with the ability and experience in positioning companies to maximize enterprise value
  • Knowledge of information and financial systems consistent with the ability to direct the implementation of budgeting and reporting best practices
  • Knowledge of financial reporting (design and implement internal and external financial reports to support operational and financial understanding) consistent with management of the business
  • Proven ability to evaluate new markets, new lines of business, acquisitions, partnerships, and to provide the information and analytics necessary to make informed decisions
  • Previous experience developing board financial packages and effectively communicating financial details to board members, investors and other financial partners; Strong presence to actively participate in board meetings
  • Must be able to work in a team environment to collaborate with all levels of employees
  • Must be able to lead by example, train and develop staff with exceptional leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • Public accounting experience desired but not required

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department; including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving every department’s goals, objectives, control systems, transaction-processing operations, policies and procedures
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions
  • Oversee the accounting operations including control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures
  • Supervise all finance and accounting staff; Oversee relationship with tax and audit firm
  • Interface regularly with company investor
  • Maintain all AP/AR; Ensure all are handled in a timely manner
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate and prepare for quarterly board meetings
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage the financial model and production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Monitor and maintain cashflow forecast and manage cash accordingly
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to leadership
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports
  • Provide financial analysis as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Assist other departments in generating models to improve efficiency and increase margin
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for annual audits
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

 

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION
Our client and Buffkin / Baker firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status of any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local law.

 

CONTACT
Buffkin / Baker
10 Cadillac Drive
Suite 190
Nashville, TN 37027
www.buffkinbaker.com

Craig Buffkin, Managing Partner
Office: (615) 988-2580
Cell: (615) 417-4383
Email: craig@buffkinbaker.com

Jen Bradley, Associate Partner
Office: (615) 988-2580
Cell: (615) 478-9919
Email: jen@buffkinbaker.com


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