London (Greater) (GB)
Circa £150,000 + upside
14 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Our client is a high growth, private-equity backed SaaS business and they are now looking to recruit a CFO who will act as a key strategic partner to the CEO.  The business is well positioned to grow both organically and via acquisition and a key part of the incoming CFO’s role will be to prepare the business for exit.

Main tasks include:

  • Readying the Group for a sale and taking a key leadership role in that exit process including involvement in the preparation of sale materials, presentation to potential buyers, review of legal documentation and all other aspects of the process
  • Working with the Board as a peer as well as across the broader business as a motivator, facilitator and driver for financial performance with an emphasis on both profit and cash
  • Taking a key role in any further acquisition processes
  • Managing the working capital of the business
  • Maximising sales and margin opportunities
  • Ensuring production of budgets /forecasts in the required timescales
  • Ensuring maintenance of reporting systems including trend analysis and financial modelling
  • Ensuring the provision of timely, accurate and relevant information to fully support the business
  • Ensuring appropriate credit control and treasury policies are in place
  • Responsibility for the effective management of stakeholder relationships including Investors and Bank
  • Ensuring suitable and robust financial controls are maintained across the company
  • Lead and control the annual audit process
  • Ensuring legal and regulatory compliance

Preferred Profile and Experience:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working in a software / SaaS business
  • Substantial previous experience of working in an exit driven environment with PE/PE style investors
  • Previous experience of preparing for sale/selling a business
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Hands on, flexible, team player comfortable working across a business at all levels
  • Commercially astute, strong leader, good under pressure
  • Dynamic and driven

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