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Interim CFO

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Interim CFO

Alvarez & Marsal, a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) – CFO Services team in various locations throughout the U.S. With more than 5,500 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation.  Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.  We also take interim management roles (CFO, Controller, Treasurer) to lead clients through challenging times.

 A&M’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies.   

Our professionals are aligned with a PEPI service line to promote the development of deep functional skills & experiences and to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues. 

Our PEPI services include:

CFO Services (including interim management – CFO, Controller, Treasurer)

Rapid Results


M&A Services

Supply Chain

The interim CFO will support our Private Equity clientele on a national basis. The ideal candidate will have a CPA and/or MBA, and previous experience as a financial executive in the Manufacturing/Industrial/Consumer Packaged Goods industries. Prior top-tier consulting experience is HIGHLY PREFERRED.  

PEPI Interim CFO:

Professional Experience

  • Established track record as a CFO for PE-owned businesses with revenues in the $100 million to $1 billion range REQUIRED
  • Deep experience in Manufacturing/Industrial/CPG businesses REQUIRED
  • Prior experience working with private equity backed companies REQUIRED
  • Prior consulting experience
  • Leading an organization through a time-sensitive project (e.g., restructuring, carve-out or acquisition) and managing the process through to completion;
  • Improving the performance of a finance organization by upgrading staff skills, re-designing processes, or implementing new systems (NetSuite and MS Dynamics a plus);
  • Proven experience building budgets, EBITDA forecasts, and cash forecasts to guide and support executive management decision making – experience with management reporting dashboards is a plus;
  • International treasury and currency hedging experience is a plus

Professional Skills

  • Strong written, oral and analytical skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management)
  • Initiative and drive
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible and creative thinking
  • Client relationship building
  • Ability to identify key operational performance drivers, cash flow forecasting, and flexibility to support clients with a broad array of issues;
  • Developing findings and making strategic recommendations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field, with ten + years of previous related financial management roles, performance improvement operations consulting, accounting diligence, or restructuring experience;
  • MBA or other advanced degree or certification preferred (e.g., CPA, CFA, etc.);
  • Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time
  • Existing PE relationships a plus (personal or professional)


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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