Dogtopia Enterprises, a Phoenix-based, mid-sized franchise organization (160 locations), specializing in dog daycare services, is looking for a franchise experienced, Phoenix based, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a must have background in franchising or retail. The ideal person will have progressed their financial career within a similar organization and be very familiar with managing a highly transactional, fast-moving environment with a small, effective team. This is a hands-on role where the CFO is expected to roll up their sleeves, understand and improve all systems and platforms while working with a small team of three. Experience with Microsoft Navision, Paylocity and Power BI (or similar data visualization tool) would be a big advantage. CPA is a requirement for the role and experience reporting to the CEO and Board of Directors is necessary. The ability to cut through the noise and add business value through sometimes complex data analytics and strategic modelling of future ancillary channels, along with either IT, Supply Chain or HR oversight would be advantageous to the role. The desire to be part of a high performing team in a rapidly changing environment, experience with the latest financial platforms to drive efficiency, along with experience in identifying long-term value drivers, is a must.

Job Duties –


  • Preferred experience with Business Central, Microsoft Navision ERP
  • Oversight of a small team of three and assist in the management of:
    • AR and AP including entry of non-franchisee cash receipts
    • All entity journal entries
    • All entity financial reporting including P+Ls and balance sheets
    • Daily cash at bank reports, including review and reconcile bank accounts and cash requirements
    • Reconcile and post company stores’ daily sales
  • Reply respectfully to franchisee inquiries regarding billing, including preparing spreadsheets outlining in layman’s terms all billings and receipts


  • Meet cash requirements via transfers, note payments, royalties, marketing fund
  • Record payroll entries, Paylocity validation, provide back-up to HR and reconcile inter-company transfers
  • Oversight on Supply Chain – ensure Purchase Quote to Invoice to Payment protocols are being met within the purchasing process
  • Dogtopia Foundation donation reconciliation and transfers
  • Network of stores weekly performance metrics reconciled and reported
  • Franchisee fee calculations and ACH function
  • Other reporting as necessary for Franchisees & Company Stores


  • Review financials with CEO & make necessary reclassifications
  • Update existing budgets per Business Unit changes
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Sales tax calculations and compliance
  • Consolidate of entities up into the Enterprise
  • Prepare and present consolidated financials to CEO
  • Ad Fund financial reporting to VP of Marketing


  • Entity reconciliation and reporting
  • All financial reporting for Board reports
  • Report to Board Audit committee
  • Review of annual budget with reforecasting as required


  • Licensing, reporting and regulatory requirements for all entities
  • Ongoing financial modeling of future ancillary or partner services and channels
  • Ongoing data analytics to improve unit economics, operational efficiencies at a store and Support Office level.
  • Preparation & tracking of all entity budgets
  • Prepare and work with auditor on year-end financials, tax return adjustments & audit work
  • Insurance allocation, applications, and other insurance compliance
  • Employee benefits annual review, renewal and accrual management
  • Accurate and timely Annual financials to CEO and Board
  • Accurate and timely FDD with oversight of item 7 and 19
  • Health Insurance review and renewal
  • Regulatory Compliance, including state taxes, company store licenses, etc
  • Business Planning participation and financial modeling and budgeting


  • 10 paid holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K employer contribution after one year of employment
  • 2 weeks’ vacation pay
  • Personal & sick time
  • Bonus Potential
  • $1,200 annual health and wellness cash benefit for gym membership or healthcare

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At Dogtopia, we are intent on setting people up for success, by matching a person’s strengths and talents with the right job.  When that happens, it’s a win for our people and our organization. As part of our efforts to do that, we ask candidates to complete two assessments:  The Predictive Index Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments.

The assessments take about (six)/(20) minutes in total to complete, and reveal a person’s natural, hard-wired strengths and learning style and from that, more about which roles in our organization would be the best fit for you. These assessments do not provide a yes or no answer on any candidate, and are merely one part of our process of getting to know candidates better. To take the assessments please click here.


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