Finance Director

Wilson Blake
Central London, London, EC1
£90,000 per annum
17 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

Wilson Blake are currently working exclusively with a private equity backed technology business which is disrupting the online retail marketplace. Due to the extensive recent investment, our client is now seeking an established Finance Director to build a successful team and take the lead on all financial planning and analytical needs for the business. Their unique technology, coupled with their successful mobile application has seen them rank highly on the top 100 startups to watch in Europe for 2019. With ambitious plans to establish themselves as the market leader in their industry over the next 5 years, it is an extremely exciting time to join the business.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting up and developing a first in class Finance function
  • Drive the financial planning and analysis of the business
  • Develop fundraising strategies while managing relationships with senior stakeholders and investors
  • Business partner extensively with the CEO on strategic decision making
  • System implementation
  • M&A due diligence and investor appraisal
  • Identify new market opportunities and efficiencies
  • Preparation of timely and detailed reports on financial performance
  • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
  • Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiencies revenue/margin generation and cost savings wherever possible
  • Understand true business performance, updating forecasts appropriately
  • Take the lead on all external audit requirements

Key Requirements:

  • Fully qualified, preferably ACA with 6+ years of PQE
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience working within a high-growth, PE backed business is a must
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining successful finance functions
  • Excellent communicator

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