CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Chief Financial Officer in St. Louis, Missouri


CliftonLarsonAllen is hiring a CFO for our Business Operations Outsourcing Group to be based either in our St. Louis, MO or Belleville, IL offices

The CFO functions as part of the client’s accounting services team. The incumbent is accountable for acting as and managing the designated function(s) for the client. S/he is also accountable for identifying and implementing best practices related to the service(s) provided to add value to the client. Develops full knowledge of GAAP (FASB/SFAS) and deep understanding of financial and operational aspects of his/her specific industry.

Work Activities & Accountabilities

  • Works with client to set financial policy and is an active participant in, and driver of, the overall strategy. Leads financial administration, planning, and budgeting.
  • Frequently partners with client’s leadership on operational and strategic issues as they arise, providing recommendations based on financial analysis of projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Oversees longer-term budget planning and cost management. Monitors progress of budgets and presents operational metrics.
  • Ensures financial staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with appropriate principles and monitors the use of funds.
  • Manages cash flow and forecasting, directing financial accounting.
  • Coordinates audit activities. Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple client engagements.
  • Builds strong client relationships and becomes a key member of client management team. Ability to develop key external business network and becomes service and industry thought leader.
  • Technical Knowledge: Maintains knowledge of client’s organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.

Organizational Interfaces

The CFO reports directly to the Outsourcing Principal in charge of the client. S/he regularly interacts with Managing Principals, industry Principals, service Principals, and other functional groups within CLA and at the client site. S/he supervises accounting services staff which may include CLA Outsourcing staff, client accounting services staff, or both. S/he will typically spend 90% of time on client assignments (majority at client locations).


Minimum Required Experience, Education, and Certifications

  • Experience: minimum seven years relative work experience as a Controller/CFO or CFO
  • Education: BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
  • Certification: CPA required.


CliftonLarsonAllen LLC (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With nearly 4,000 people, 90 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Requisition Number: 16-1154

Title: Chief Financial Officer

City: St. Louis

State: Mo