Chief Financial Officer

Walker Hamill
Somerset (GB)
Attractive Six Figure Basic + Bonus
28 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Accounting, Analyst, Finance
Contract Type

Our client is a private investment business based in Somerset. The business was founded by a highly successful entrepreneur who retains a significant stake in the major listed business that he co-founded as well as having a diversified portfolio of quoted and private investments. The company employs 15 people and manages his investments, personal affairs and those of his family, who are also enjoying very successful and high profile careers.

We are currently seeking to recruit a CFO to join the business in what is a broad ranging role. With full responsibility for all aspects of finance, the role will also involve a significant element of project work, problem solving, multi-tasking and handling an eclectic range of initiatives on behalf of the entrepreneur. The opportunity should appeal to a highly commercial, rounded CFO, who is interested in a broader general management role.

The 4 key elements of the role will be:

  • CFO of the investment business, with a broader involvement in the general running of the company and its future growth and development
  • Operationally adding value to private companies in which the business has invested
  • Managing the entrepreneur’s affairs and those of his family in primarily in the sports arena
  • Ad hoc projects in support of the above

We are seeking a qualified, highly commercial, entrepreneurial CFO with hands on experience of broader general management who may also be interested in ultimately making the transition to CEO. You should be able to work autonomously, have a genuine love of business and experience of helping SME’s grow and evolve. You should feel capable of helping with both high level strategic issues and be comfortable diving into the detail where required.

This a genuinely unique and exciting opportunity to work in an ever changing environment, with a small high quality team and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of life in Somerset.

Interested parties should use the application form on the right to apply to David Craig and Louise Jeffrey at Walker Hamill Executive Search and Selection, quoting reference DC49967 for a confidential conversation.

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