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Wee Burn Country Club | Darien, Connecticut
Chief Financial Officer

About the Club
Established in 1896, Wee Burn Country Club is generally considered one of the premier country clubs in the tri-state area. The Club is also among the oldest private country clubs in Connecticut and a founding member of the Connecticut State Golf Association. Wee Burn’s five-star facilities include a magnificent Mediterranean-styled clubhouse, a championship golf course designed by noted architect Devereux Emmet and recently renovated by Fazio Golf, golf practice facilities including a premier driving range, a three-hole short game facility and indoor golf simulator, a private Beach Club on Long Island Sound with a shoreline swimming pool and junior activities pavilion, thirteen Har-Tru tennis courts, eight platform tennis courts with a state-of-the-art warming facility, four ten-pin bowling lanes, a state-of-the-art Gun Club with trap, skeet and 5-stand shooting and extensive indoor and outdoor dining and banquet facilities at both the main and beach clubs.

Wee Burn has hosted three USGA Women’s Amateur Championships and virtually every major Connecticut State and Metropolitan PGA tournament. The Club is universally praised as the best maintained and conditioned golf course in Connecticut and among the best in the northeast.

Gross revenue exceeds $12.5 million with Food & Beverage accounting for almost $4 million. There are 200 staff members at the height of season and a total of 760 memberships today. The club is open six days per week, twelve months a year, and is open seven days per week in the summer season.

About the Position
The next Chief Financial Officer of Wee Burn Country Club will work as an integral member of the management team and supervise the accounting and financial operations of the Club. He/she will directly assist the Finance Committee and General Manager on all strategic matters relating to budget development and management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and internal controls. The CFO will report directly to the General Manager and is responsible for controlling and coordinating accounting, auditing, budgeting, taxes, people management, and related activities and records. He/she will also develop, establish, and administer procedures and systems pertaining to financial matters including financial statements, forecasts, and analysis for administrative and managerial functions. The Chief Financial Officer will analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information and evaluate operating results for costs, revenues, budgets, policies of operation, trends, and increased profit possibilities. The role supervises the IT and HR function both through third party and on-site support.

Compensation:  The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, along with standard benefits.

About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have seven years of professional accounting experience with a minimum of half of those years serving in a CFO capacity with hospitality and/or non-profit experience. He/she will have a logical professional career progression with increased responsibility and relative employment stability with experience working with and managing IT and Human Resources administration. The next CFO will have a proven track record of excellent leadership, management, and verbal and written communication skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, as well as financial/accounting software and POS applications. He/she must also be versed in Connecticut State and Federal Income Tax regulations.

It is crucial for the candidate to have a high degree of integrity, work ethic, and dedication as well as strong analytic skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment. He/she must be well-organized with a strong ability to plan strategically and have a positive attitude and an outstanding member/guest service orientation.

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance with CHAE or CPA certification as well as a MBA is strongly preferred.

Apply for This Position
Interested candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to DENEHY Club Thinking Partners at http://denehyctp.com/apply-for-a-position/. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Karen Alexander at 203.319.8228 or by email karen@denehyctp.com.

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