SaaS CFO South West

South West
Competitive six figure package plus equity
20 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Board, CFO, Director
Contract Type

Company Background

CFO – SaaS - Swindon

Our client is a leading SaaS provider based near Swindon who works with mid to large size businesses offering a full suite of products and are looking to expand their offering through a targeted M&A programme over the next 2 to 3 years. They provide a full “as a service” offering on a state of the art platform with the ability to rapidly scale capacity dependent on the need of the user.

The business is highly profitable.

The Role

As part of the next stage of growth, the business is hiring a new Chief Financial Officer who is inspirational, has high energy and who is willing to roll their sleeves up and to help lead the business through the next stage of the investment cycle.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • This is an Executive Director role and a key member of the Board
  • Strategic financial leadership responsibility for process, planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities
  • Lead management accounting initiatives to ensure accurate timely reporting for commercial decision making, cost control and cash flow management
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Manage the banking relationships
  • Provide effective, timely and analysed management information for Board meetings
  • Lead on M&A activity along with CEO
  • Assessing, acquiring and implementing all systems which will provide a platform for future growth
  • Manage and develop the finance team of six
  • Ensuring contracts are financially viable and profitable
  • Support the CEO in driving the growth strategy
  • Contract auditing services to ensure financial monitoring is up-to-date
  • Manage treasury function (including currency hedging), risk management and company insurances, agreements and licenses

The Candidate

Given the sector, the candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are an experienced technology CFO.

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a CFO in a technology business or similar
  • Proven experience as a CFO in a high growth environment
  • Hands-on CFO who is happy to get into the detail as and when required
  • Track record of effectively leading and managing successful finance teams
  • Ability to work with a small management team to deliver business growth
  • Experience of implementing new finance systems
  • Strong sense of overall cost control
  • A qualified Accountant or equivalent (CPA, ACA, ACCA, ACMA or equivalent)
  • Hands-on experience of running finance teams including Tax, Treasury, Risk, Audit
  • Experience of M&A is advantageous
  • Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills to work closely with external stakeholders
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • Good commercial and negotiation skills combined with operational awareness and the ability to be hands-on when required
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Dynamic personality with high energy a can do attitude

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