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Chief Financial Officer

Middletown, CT

Posted: 10/31/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 10659

Job Description

About The Opportunity

In partnership with our longstanding aerospace manufacturing client J. Morrissey is actively in the search of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This person will lead the company through its continued growth and manage all finance and IT related functions. As a partner of the executive team, this person is expected to work closely with the CEO and COO to achieve the company's revenue growth. The CFO should be strategic minded and able to mentor the Senior Management team to help push the organization to new heights.  This position requires working and leading the team on-site the majority of the time but does allow for hybrid capabilities (likely 3-4 days onsite).  Occasional travel will be required. 

Highlight of Responsibilities 

Maintain monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
Develop budgets and strategic multi-year forecasts
Manage company's audit, tax and banking relationship 
Manage the monthly close - including analysis and reporting
Analyze and interpret company's financial and operating results
Complete annual audit report
Manage all accounting, tax and audit compliance
Lead and mentor accounting staff


Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance required
MBA or advanced degree highly preferred
CPA preferred
10+ years as a Senior Financial Executive in manufacturing environment required
Must have experience with a Private Equity led business a plus
Experience working in an Aerospace environment highly preferred 


Salary - $200k - $250k (DOE), attractive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, 401k. 



Meet Your Recruiter

Colin Paterson
Vice President, Accounting & Finance and Office Services

Colin Paterson's journey from Central Connecticut State University to the world of recruiting is a testament to his determination to follow in his father's footsteps in the business world. With a strong competitive spirit cultivated through years of playing sports and a natural talent for building relationships, Colin seamlessly transitioned into the staffing industry.

With over 12 years of experience spanning diverse industries, including accounting/finance, administrative support, manufacturing/engineering/supply chain, and human resources, Colin has honed his expertise in connecting the right talent with the right opportunities.

In March 2017, Colin embarked on his career with J. Morrissey, and his dedication and strategic thinking quickly propelled him to the role of Vice President of Accounting/Finance and Administrative Support Group. In this capacity, he continues to make a significant impact, shaping the future of the company.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Colin is an avid traveler with a passion for exploring new places and cultures. While he may have come to terms with the fact that his aspirations of becoming a professional golfer will remain a hobby, his commitment to excellence and continuous growth remain unwavering.

Colin Paterson's story is a testament to the power of determination, competitive spirit, and building strong relationships to succeed in the business world.

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