Chief Financial Officer

Recruiter
Exec Appointments
Location
Rusholme, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2019
Closes
23 Oct 2019
Ref
1290504356
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Chief Financial Officer

"....capital gain opportunity in rapidly evolving market...."

East Midlands / Yorkshire

circa £120,000 + equity + benefits

Are you ambitious FC seeking their first CFO mandate, or perhaps a seasoned CFO disillusioned with the broken promises of large corporates? Our client presents a unique proposition as they embark on an exciting new venture. Their market is counter-cycler, fragmented yet under-provided for in the wake of a demographic time bomb. With significant capital underpinning a highly entrepreneurial CEO, the business is well positioned to take advantage of these sector dynamics. Their strategy is classic buy & build - a platform deal supplemented by further M&A and an ambitious new build program to meet market demand. Naturally as part of this strategic plan, they seek to strengthen the senior management with a high calibre CFO who can guide the business through this critical period of evolution.

Partnering the CEO, your immediate responsibility is to develop a finance dept that is 'fit for purpose' for the journey ahead - so that's analysis of the existing functional capability and formulating a plan for the further development of people, processes and systems in support of the strategic goals. Functionally the brief covers the usual mix of financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, financial & performance monitoring, pricing and purchasing, working capital management and maintaining tight control across the business; you will also play a key role in future growth of the business by undertaking appraisals of turnkey and greenfield opportunity alongside bespoke M&A and leading on refinancing to support expansion. The role also challenges you to extend your relationship focus beyond the leadership of your own financial function - internally that's all about supporting the board, operational peers and managers with insightful financial guidance; whilst externally the remit centres on liaison with banks, investors and intermediaries.

This is a dynamic executive role requiring a commercially focused qualified accountant with real gravitas. A finance partner embedded into the commercial operation of the business, who can evidence the implementation of intelligent processes and systems that deliver meaningful and trustworthy MI/reporting that provide reassurance to the boardroom and guidance to operations. It should appeal to established functional leaders who enjoy the granularity of hands-on management within a 'lean team' culture that have supported the complex requirements of an investment backed business in growth mode. Given the pace and multi-faceted nature of a blended growth strategy of new build situations and M&A, the role seeks people who can demonstrate an outstanding skillset suite in this area. In particular we welcome candidates from multi-site asset backed operational businesses - hotels, leisure, care sectors are all relevant.

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