Chief Financial Officer

City of London Permanent
  • Growth/Exit-Focused CFO Opportunity
  • Rapidly Growing International Tech Services Business

About Our Client

Our client is a rapidly-growing international Business Services provider and partners primarily with Tech/SaaS organisations all over the world. Owner-founded and led, the business was established less than 10 years ago in the UK and now has offices in London, the USA and Asia. In the last several years the company has more than doubled in size and is now aiming for further international expansion.

In order to drive additional growth and ultimately an exit/investment event, the CEO and Board are now searching for their first full-time CFO to join the Leadership Team and be part of their incredibly exciting story as the company seeks to expand further.

Job Description

Working in close partnership the CEO and Board, the new Chief Financial Officer will take full responsibility for the group finance team and play a vital role in further business growth and development. The successful candidate will help guide the operational, sales-focused management team as well as helping to shape the overall culture of the business, by embedding a sound, commercial finance strategy at the heart of the company's plans for growth. Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the finance team, ensuring that all team-members operate at a level needed to support the growth of the business
  • Creation of a business partnering culture, ensuring that the team can provide financial advice, guidance and analysis to sales leadership and the wider management team.
  • Lead the budget and forecasting process, to ensure real-time, accurate forecasting data is readily available to the Board and management team
  • Create a robust and accurate cash forecasting process.
  • Managing Investor Relations and provision of analysis and reporting for Investors and the Board
  • Build robust global internal financial systems and processes that can be expanded accordingly as the company grows
  • Oversight of employee equity incentive and reward schemes
  • Optimise financial models, including commission and leadership bonus schemes
  • Oversee legal and tax affairs, and manage relationships with external partners in the UK, Asia, USA & Europe

The Successful Applicant

This is a fantastic career opportunity for an experienced Finance leader to help guide a business through an incredibly exciting period of growth and development. You will be working with an impressive CEO/Founder, a highly experienced operational management team and be part of a diverse and vibrant culture. We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate the following skills & experience:

  • Proven experience of working in a hands-on CFO capacity in a growing and fast-moving international business environment (ideally sales-focused).
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of commercial finance (budgeting, forecasting etc), but also financial control, reporting and cost management
  • Comfortable working in close partnership with a sales-focused Senior Leadership Team and formulating a commercial finance strategy to manage risk and enable growth.
  • Proven experience of playing a lead role in M&A/Investment activity, be that to enable additional growth or facilitate an exit event
  • Experience in International, fast-growth Services and/or Tech/SaaS business environments would be advantageous.

What's on Offer

£six-figure salary + Bonus, Benefits and Long-Term Incentive Plan

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CFO & Financial Management
CFO & Financial Management Subsector
Business & Support Services
City of London
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John O'Connor
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