Job Opportunities

Interim Chief Financial Officer

California, United States (Hybrid)

We are searching for a team of Interim Chief Financial Officers to respond to client needs. The clients are typically middle-market companies in various industries, many are PE-sponsored companies, could require travel and are in critical period situations.

Position Summary – Interim Chief Financial Officer

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Lead the company’s accounting and finance organization, develop and implement financial and operational plans under various growth scenarios
  • Provide accurate and clean reporting of financial statements in a timely and efficient manner
  • Responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, internal controls, financial systems, audit, reporting, treasury, insurance, and tax
  • Responsible for maintaining monthly and quarterly financial updates for the Board of Directors, the investor community (private equity and banks), external auditors, analysts, and all other external parties that require financial information
  • Work with senior management to develop and implement strategic business plans and operating initiatives
  • Work with senior management on major transactions
  • Understand the business operations, from the top line to bottom line and the related levers that drive both


  • Prior experience as CFO or controller position
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field
  • CPA highly desired
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • M&A experience
  • Ability to work with all departments of the company
  • Excellent interpersonal written and communication skills

Education & Experience

  • 5 to 10 years CFO experience with middle market or public companies
  • Current in GAAP
  • Team development
  • Cross function interface
  • Report writing
  • Advanced Excel
  • Bachelors in accounting or finance, MBA preferred
  • CPA with large public firm experience preferred
  • Excellent references

Contact Us

If you are interested in this position or know of a manager who is the right fit, please contact us or forward this document. Contact information follows: please send your resume, including preferred geographical work area, to Rachel Gibson, Director of Recruiting at rgibson@hardestyllc.com.

Seniority Level: Executive

Employment Type: Temporary

Finding the Right Fit. For You.

Landing a great job is one thing. Loving it is another. That’s why we take special care to match our Partners with the position best suited for their unique skills and experience. If you’re a proven CFO or senior-level corporate finance executive interested in joining Hardesty’s nationwide network of “A-List” talent, send us your resume. We’ll be sure to reach out when a great opportunity – customized for you – becomes available.

To learn more or apply for a position, please click on the opportunity of interest under “Job Opportunities.” You may then click the link to apply through Linkedin or scroll to the bottom of this page to fill out the application form and upload your resume.

Types of Positions

Become a CFO Partner
Our most experienced and accomplished executives, Hardesty CFO Partners typically fit the professional profile described below:

  • 20 – 25 years of financial leadership experience, most of that at the C Suite-level
  • Manager/partner experience with larger public accounting firms and/or experience as an investment banker
  • CPA and/or MBA
  • Experience with private-equity owned and private middle-market companies
  • Experience working with companies at key inflection points in their business cycles, including:
    • rapid growth
    • building infrastructure
    • fixing the capital structure and developing management teams
    • capital raising with venture capital, private equity, private placements and IPO
    • mergers, acquisitions and divestitures on both the buy and sell side
    • turnarounds, including taking firms in/out of bankruptcy

    If these skills sets describe you, please take a moment to fill out the form below. One of our Managing Partners will contact you when the right opportunity surfaces.

Interim & Permanent

If you’re a finance professional looking for a new opportunity – and have at least 5+ years of experience – we want to know about you. Our permanent placement and interim consulting searches typically include the following types of roles:

  • CFO
  • VP Finance
  • Controller
  • Director of Financial Planning &
  • Analysis
  • Financial Analyst
  • Accounting Manager

Filling out the form below ensures that we can get in touch with you when the right opportunity opens up.

Emerging Growth

Our Emerging Growth practice presents unique opportunities for people interested in the fast paced world of rapid growth companies. Many of our needs are part-time with flexible hours. We are actively looking for the following types of professionals:

  • Part-time controllers
  • Part-time strategic advisors/CFOs
  • Board directors
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