This fast growing logistics business is seeking a strategic, Regional CFO
The CFO will support the CEO to set the business vision and lead from the front
About Our Client
My client started out as an owner-managed business specialising in parcel delivery and grew to become one of the more ambitious, innovative and diverse logistics organisations in their sector. They were acquired by a large conglomerate in 2012 which has aided significant organic and acquisitive growth. Turnover is now in the region of £180m and this business is one of the largest profit contributors in the Group.
The CFO will partner the CEO and have a strong line into the Internationally based, Group CFO. The CFO will manage the finance team in the UK and oversee four key subsidiaries across the UK and Europe. The key responsibilities in this role will include:
- Become an integral part of the senior leadership team across commercial, supply chain and operations, at MD level
- Continuous improvement whereby you will develop and refine financial reporting and the flow of key management information
- Management of financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting
- Ad-hoc business projects and commercial initiatives
- Treasury, funding and cashflow management
- Interaction with supply chain and distribution operations
- Strategic planning and take a lead on any potential future acquisitions
- Corporate governance initiatives
- As well as a local focus, the CFO will also meet group reporting, financial control and compliance standards. This will be a key area of emphasis as the parent company considers a move towards an IPO within 3 years.
The Successful Applicant
This is an incredible opportunity for a high calibre CFO to join a mid-size business with great ambitions. The CFO will be a qualified finance professional (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) and have a strong grounding in controls and financial rigour but demonstrable commerciality and entrepreneurial spirit. Sector background won't be critical but the ideal candidate will come from a high volume transaction environment and be familiar with IFRS reporting and understand the demands and challenges of a matrix-style structure in a corporate business. Possibly sitting in a divisional, Plc role, this person must be hands-on.
Logistics, supply chain or IT services will all be very relevant but retail and FMCG could also be considered.
What's on Offer
An excellent remuneration package for the right candidate is on offer. In terms of career prospects, it is realistic that the CFO could prove to be the next CEO of the Group.