Finance Director - Private Equity-Backed
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 Chief Financial Officer in driving the company towards its growth targets and towards securing a successful exit.
The successful candidate will have extensive international experience in working with commercial and support functions to help drive top line growth and profitability, and will have experience in planning, managing and controlling all finance related activities of the company. Additionally you will have experience of working with multiple stakeholders including at Board level. 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, in presentations to investors and debt providers.
Part of the finance team is based in Brussels so, if you are based in London, you will be expected to spend time with the team in Brussels on a weekly basis. This role has 5 direct reports.
We are looking for a first class finance professional with experience of taking a private equity owned business through a successful exit process. You will be a qualified accountant, or European equivalent, with a strong academic profile, ideally trained within an international accounting firm. Our client operates a subscription based revenue model so an understanding of the key drivers within a similar business would be ideal. Belgian, French or Luxembourg GAAP knowledge would be preferred, although this is not essential. Fluent French would also be desirable.
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.