Finance Director - Private Equity-Backed
Our client is a private equity-backed SME that is growing its digital footprint, working with some of the world’s biggest brands. With a history stretching back close to 60 years, the business is going through significant change and is now looking for a first class Finance Director to support the senior leadership team as they realign the business to the needs of their customers.
To meet the challenges of the digital age, the company is in the process of re-shaping its strategy, with a focus on its app as a platform for deep engagement to enable the company to become the number one destination for its customers. They have ambitious growth plans and the full support of their current investor base. As part of the strategy, they are keen to recruit a genuine business partner to the Managing Director, supporting the sales channels, adding financial rigour and discipline where necessary. You will be responsible for a finance team of six people, together with Legal, Operations, and HR, taking full ownership of the monthly reporting and planning process, annual accounts, systems and commercial contract negotiations.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with significant experience of financial management, ideally within smaller growth companies. You will be hands-on, not afraid to roll your sleeves up when necessary, with first class cash management skills. You will be inherently inquisitive, curious in nature with a can-do attitude. Previous experience of working within a private equity-backed business would be seen as advantageous, but is not essential.