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CFO / Finance VP

Employer
Phipps Cameron Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for a strong financial leader to join the management team of a VC owned, high growth, international luxury CPG company.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance and accounting and must have experience with CPG business models. This person must also have a strong cost accounting background and be willing to get involved in a hands-on leadership role, maintaining reliable controls to ensure continued company-wide growth and value creation over the next few years through to exit.

Growth strategy is ambitious with organic growth in current regions, new territories and new product lines. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to progress their career and build upon their existing experience, who wants to contribute and thrive in a high growth VC owned business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the Finance function
  • Build and maintain relationships with investors and the broader management team
  • Development and timely delivery of financial and KPI reporting packages for management, equity investors and lenders
  • Lead the development of annual budgets and long-term projections for operations, capital expenditures and cash flows
  • Cultivate and maintain cash flow management policies and procedures, and ensure cash resources are available for daily operations
  • Develop insightful, detailed and timely analyses to help senior leaders and the board of directors make informed business decisions
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives and provide necessary insights between initiatives and the financial implications to the business (e.g. impact to forecast, debt, liquidity, as well as opportunity cost)
  • Monitor, analyse and forecast the organisation's financial performance, and identify and assist in the implementation of measures to improve revenue generation and cost discipline
  • Ensure compliance with reporting requirements, including overseeing the administration payroll specific programs including client trust accounts and money transmitter licenses
  • Coordinate tax reports and planning.


What we're looking for:

The ideal candidate will have prior CFO experience at a VC or private equity backed business. We are also considering VP Finance level experience working at a larger CPG company.

  • CPG background
  • Several years of experience in a growth environment
  • Experience overseeing a global business
  • Experience operating in a VC owned or PE backed and leveraged environment
  • Experience of M&A, full cycle preferred, particularly successful exit
  • A "hands-on" / "roll-up up your sleeves" individual who is comfortable in a lean organisation
  • Experienced in the preparation of reporting materials of a private equity backed company is preferred
  • Experience of preparing materials for due diligence by potential investors / acquirers is preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal and an entrepreneurial mindset.


Salary: c£160,000+ plus bonus plus equity
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