CFO - PE Backed Leading B2B Distribution Business

Board Equity
South East England (GB)
Six Figure Salary Plus Bonus Plus Package Plus Equity
11 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019
Contract Type

Chief Financial Officer

PE Backed Leading B2B Distribution Business

Six Figure Salary Plus Bonus Plus Package Plus Equity

South East

Our client is a leading PE backed multi-site B2B distribution business which is growing significantly through acquisition and performance improvement, and with an ambition to be the largest and best performing operator in their sector and region. With financial backing of a very supportive PE fund, and a high calibre industry management team in place, the business is on track to deliver on its strategy which will create significant incremental equity value for all shareholders. The last piece of the management jigsaw is to recruit a high calibre commercially driven CFO who understands what a £500m t/o business looks like but is equally at home rolling their sleeves up in a sub £150m revenue business which is where the company currently sits.

As a business partner to the CEO, you will responsibility for all financial matters relating to the business including bank relationships, interface with the PE investor, recruitment, development and retention of the appropriate resource within the finance team, as well as HR and IT. The ability to deliver transparency and visibility of business performance through commercial analysis, budget setting, financial controls, cost control, forecasting and monitoring KPIs will be paramount. You will play a full part in M&A, integrations, business planning, strategy development and commercial input on sales and marketing initiatives, as well as developing robust financial models to allow the business to operate at its optimum efficiency through a period of substantial change.

We are looking for a highly ambitious, energetic, qualified accountant with experience of operating as a standalone CFO or divisional FD in a multi-site distribution or retail business, or a proven PE CFO who has been through an investment lifecycle ideally in a multi-site environment. We are ideally looking for someone who has worked in a business of reasonable scale (circa £500m t/o) at some point in their career given the growth aspirations of this business, and therefore understands what good looks like from that perspective. You will have a demonstrable track record in the development and application of KPIs with excellent financial and management reporting skills. A strong operational understanding, you must be highly analytical in nature coupled with an informal and dynamic style, and a willingness to roll your sleeves up to get things done. You will have the desire and ability to add value whilst also challenging colleagues in an effective and appropriate way to facilitate good decision making. A real team player who can work effectively at all levels within the business with strong leadership and people development skills. You will be someone who likes to work at pace. The ideal candidate will have a track record in PE backed businesses.

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