Simply 360 Search Ltd
Central London,London
£130,000 per annum
02 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Chief Financial Officer / COO

The Agency

My client is looking for a CFO / COO to join their award-winning interdisciplinary creative agency. They're worked hard to create a busy studio based in the heart of the creative district that is a dynamic environment buzzing with creative ideas. They believe in a complete brand experience and thrive on producing unique, bespoke solutions with an immediate and positive impact. Diversity inspires them and they want to bring a contemporary yet playful approach to all their projects within their wide-ranging Global client base. They pride themselves in making ideas become reality.

The opportunity

With steady but lucrative growth they've identified an opportunity for a new team member to join them in a senior role as COO / CFO.

The role is part of the senior leadership team reporting directly into the CCO / Owner and is suited to someone with a proven track record of a leadership role within a similar type of business. You will lead the Finance function of the business, with a direct report Finance manager. You will also lead operations across the agency, with management of commercials, HR, budgeting and performance management. This role is to be the bridge between the project, creative and Finance teams translating financial and project analysis into real life challenges that can be identified and solved.

You will be an entrepreneurial self-starter and be a brilliant problem solver. You should have a never say never approach and be skilled at asserting your influence to help keep projects, teams and the business on target.

The Requirements
  • 3+ years plus experience in a similar role (Senior leadership position) with intimate knowledge of board communication and team leadership.
  • 2+ years growth stage start-up experience
  • Have experience of Finance, fee-based billing & working agency commercials
  • Able to operate both a detailed and strategic level, they will not be afraid of rolling up their sleeves to make things happen.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills together with an intimate knowledge and understanding of business.

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