Global CFO - Marketing Tech

5 days left

Vision Financial Recruitment
City of London, London
£125,000 per annum
31 Jul 2019
30 Aug 2019
CFO, Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

Our client is a marketing technology group - an accelerator group investing in marketing technology businesses - seeking a Group CFO in a newly created role. This is a very exciting opportunity for a CFO / Finance Director.

The client is looking to put in place a UK based Group CFO with UK plc experience and who has a passion for China and the opportunities for trade between China and the West (current CEO is based in UK and a marcomms expert with UK plc experience, COO is Chinese national based in UK with banking/marcomms background). The Group CFO will play a key role with fund raising, investor relations, M&A activity, as well as the more routine reporting/forecasting etc. It is envisaged at this stage that this CFO role would be full-time.

Based on the foundations of two existing accelerator businesses, located in London and China which have already invested in over 100 early-revenue/start-up businesses, the group has ambitious plans - fund-raising, investing in businesses (China/Europe) growing to a value of £100m in relatively short term. China is a hugely important part of the project, capitalising on Chinese innovation and brands/businesses seeking to build in Europe/US etc.

Remuneration will be negotiable but will be commensurate with the role and experience required and of the candidate involved - we believe this should be £150k+.

On the assumption that the successful candidate with be able to handle the usual accounting technical matters - accounts prep, reporting, forecasting, cash management etc, the key attributes they're ideally looking for are:

  • Uk plc experience (ideally media/marketing sector) and a strong consulting background (eg KPMG, EY etc)
  • a desire to grow and take on a new challenge = acquire, build, integrate and grow a global group in tough economies
  • someone who has "done" something very cool (e.g. a high profile deal, a restructure, fundraiser)
  • someone who is able to "front" and lead negotiations with angel / VC /public investors
  • maybe a extra academic certification eg LBS Corp finance or some other standout differentiating feature
  • Plus.... must have a genuine connection/passion to or for China (eg travel, language, family, previous work etc), more than just an "interest"

If you tick these boxes then this could be a perfect job for you and we'd love to hear from you.

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