Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Advance your aerospace careers with Knight Aerospace in San Antonio, Texas.

About The Company

Knight Aerospace exists at the exciting intersection of aerospace, military, and medical technology. Our mission is to modernize aerospace transportation to be modular, adaptable, and customizable in an ever-changing world. We have established ourselves as the industry leader in providing quality and dependable “Quick-Change/Roll-On Roll-Off” modules and pallets to enhance the functionality of various cargo aircraft. These products allow our customers to quickly adapt their aircrafts to fit their current needs. For example, our newest product is an Aeromedical Biocontainment Module that allows for isolated medical transport units to be installed into a cargo aircraft in 45 min. Especially with the onset of COVID19, demand in the market has proven the value of our products and now we are looking to scale up. As we grow, we will continue to root our culture in these core values:

• Caring: We put our hearts into all we do and into every relationship. Each employee and customer relationship is essential to the success of our business.

• Dynamic: Passion, energy, and drive for success allow us to adapt and create innovative solutions. We balance legacy talent with curious perspectives.

• Excellence: Because we are committed to delivering the highest quality products, we strive for the best practices and best procedures to enable the best people to make the best products.

• Dedication: Loyalty and willingness to step up and create a dynamic work environment and united team.
Stewardship: We manage our resources as if they were ours personally. We are proud of our products, company, and reputation.

… and we make it fun because that’s how we roll!

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Reports To:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Position Summary:
This role is a member of our executive management team and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As the CFO, you will play a pivotal role in driving our financial success and ensuring the well-being of our company. Your expertise will shape our financial strategy, making a significant impact on day-to-day operations and long-term growth. We seek a seasoned strategist who can lead the implementation of efficient accounting practices and policies, optimizing the use of our funds. As a key member of the senior management team, you will demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, representing our company values while exceeding the expectations of our vendors and customers by performing the following:
Duties and Responsibilities 
  1. Establish and optimize processes and reporting for cash management, insurance, budgeting, and financial reporting to drive our financial strategy.
  2. Enhance the integrity of our financial information through recommended improvements.
  3. Lead the development of annual operating and capital budgets, providing access to project finance information and ensuring contract/grant compliance and reporting.
  4. Research revenue opportunities, analyze internal operations, and identify areas for cost reduction and process enhancements.
  5. Oversee HR benefit and payroll operations to ensure best practices, accurate recording, and cost containment measures.
  6. Monitor business performance, implement corrective measures as needed, and present detailed reports to the executive team and key stakeholders.
  7. Manage finance staff and oversee financial IT systems, ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory entities.
  8. Ensure cash flow alignment with operations by overseeing day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal-control activities.
  9. Maintain strong relationships with financial institutions and external service providers.
  10. Develop and implement best practices and tools to ensure a well-controlled and flexible organization with strong fiscal management, project coordination, cross-team communications, and workflows.
  11. Present progress reports on departmental projects to senior management and customers as required.
  12. Prepare the Company for potential M&A events.
General Expectations:
  1. Collaborate effectively with other managers to promote teamwork and a positive work environment to achieve company goals.
  2. Lead accounting process improvements, expense reduction, and ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  3. Deliver financial reporting and statements on time.
  4. Demonstrate sound decision-making skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  5. Exhibit executive presence and courage.
  6. Be an effective and contributing member of the Leadership Team.
  7. Embody the Company’s core values in all communications and activities.
  1. Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in accounting or finance
  2. Minimum of 10 years of increasing responsibilities within accounting and finance
  3. Minimum of 5 years of senior management experience
  4. Minimum of 5 years financial and technical reporting experience
  5. Accounting certification preferred (CPA)
  6. Strong analytical and computation skills, coupled with demonstrated strategic planning skills.
  7. Military contracting experience a Plus
  8. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form, internally and externally.
  9. Highly proficient with QuickBooks online/Desktop and MS Office Suite.
  10. Demonstrated financial IT systems experience, CETEC a plus.
  11. Solid GAAP knowledge and experience
  12. Aerospace or Biomedical experience specialization a plus.
Work Environment Requirements:
  1. International and domestic travel.
  2. Office environment is typical for day-to-day operations.

***Only those that immediately (now) go to the following address and complete the 7-minute personality profile survey will be considered for this position. There is no right or wrong answer, simply a cultural assessment. When your resume is reviewed, IT WILL BE REJECTED IF THE SURVEY HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED.

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