FirstLight Home Care Franchising LLC. was founded in Cincinnati, OH in 2009 with a vision to keep people independent in their homes, wherever home may be, through the offerings of compassionate in-home care, senior elderly care, and respite care to any adult in need. Today, FirstLight is a leading home care franchisor. We serve more than 6,200 clients each week through our independently owned and operated franchises located all throughout the United States.
The Chief Financial Officer is the key advisor to the CEO, Board of Directors, and other Key Stakeholders while maintaining a strategic role as a senior leader in the organization. As the driver of the finance and accounting team, the CFO seeks to maximize the fiscal well-being of the organization, all the while reducing financial costs. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as a visionary for FirstLight Home Care Franchising and its franchises on matters pertaining to the Financial literacy of the organization.
What is a day in the life of a Chief Financial Officer like?
Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO/president, members of the executive management team and the Board of Directors
Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting
Assure legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations
Managing the annual financial audit
Providing analysis of financial results and trends in an effort to reduce company costs
Providing input and oversight to franchisee financial systems and assisting with other franchisee systems as needed
Advising on long-term business and financial planning
Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
Reviewing all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures
Reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating major vendor relationships/contracts
Identify and address financial risks and opportunities for the company
At the FirstLight Home Care Support Center in Blue Ash, OH we provide continuous business support to our franchise owners and their office staff. Our support teams include experts in: Finance, Technology, Human Resources, Client Care Services, Business Development, and more. We endorse a culture of care and pride ourselves in putting the people first. At heart, each and every member of the FirstLight Support Team is a caregiver. From our frontline employees to our CEO, we offer support and care for those in the field to ensure that our company continues to stand above the rest and provide excellent care to all that may need it.
At FLHC, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical??? condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ?expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
The role of CFO is very senior; hence a high level of experience is expected for anyone applying for this role. The following qualifications are required, at minimum:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) accreditation
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in accounting/finance
Minimum 3 years’ experience managing an accounting/finance department
Experience as a Controller or CFO for a company with a minimum $20 million in annual revenues
Strong analytical skills
Experience exemplifying a cohesive ability at interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written
They must be able to engage with staff at all levels of the organization
About FirstLight HomeCare Franchising, LLC
We are a leading in-home non-medical franchisor based in Cincinnati, OH. We started franchising in 2009 and have sold over 200 franchises since then. FirstLight is an award winning leading franchisor in the non-medical senior care industry.