Our client is a successful, high growth private equity backed market leader in a niche area of the technology sector with impressive Blue Chip clients. Its SaaS products are both B2B and B2C with an increasingly global presence. The group is now looking to recruit a Finance Director to support the company and its growth targets towards securing a successful exit.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will have overall responsibility for the finance function, and will be expected to represent the company, along with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive, to potential investors and lenders. The company has a growing international footprint so you should be able to demonstrate work experience in different geographic regions, ideally in the SaaS or Software sector. Additionally you will be comfortable working with multiple stakeholders including at Board level.
The role is based in London but part of the finance team is based in Brussels so you will need to be confident managing a team overseas as well. This role has 5 direct reports.
We are looking for a first class finance professional who has participated in a successful private equity exit process. You will be a qualified accountant, or equivalent, with a strong academic profile, ideally trained within an international accounting firm. First class communication skills are essential, with a sound background in managing relationships and presenting to investors and debt providers. Our client operates a subscription based revenue model so an understanding of the key drivers within a similar business would be ideal. Personality and presentation is key to this hire – we are looking for someone who is dynamic, polished, and high energy.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a determined and creative individual with prior private equity exposure to work with a high quality, diverse executive team to help shape the future of this entrepreneurial success story. The business will consider sponsorship for the right candidate.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see http://www.walkerhamill.com/