Chief Financial Officer - PE backed e-commerce (retail / leisure / consumer)

Six figure package plus significant equity
27 Oct 2020
10 Nov 2020
CFO, Director
Accounting, Finance
Contract Type


Our client is an international online retailer based in Yorkshire which has an EBITDA of £4m and an impressive significant double digit growth rate.  The business is in a resilient sector of online retail and has achieved significant success since the onset of COVID.

Following recent investment, our client is hiring a new Chief Financial Officer who will help lead the business through the next stage of the investment cycle.  They will be inspirational, high energy and will bring a can-do attitude to the table.   This is an opportunity for a high calibre candidate to join a fast growing, international,  PE backed business.    Private equity experience is essential.



  • 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 PE and banking relationships;
  • Provide effective, timely and analysed management information for the PE investor and Board meetings;
  • Assessing, acquiring and implementing all systems which will provide a platform for future growth;
  • Manage and develop the finance team;
  • Ensuring product pricing is 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.


  • Previous experience as a CFO in an e-commerce, retail or consumer based business
  • Private Equity experience is essential;
  • Proven experience as a CFO in a high growth and fast paced environment;
  • Dynamic personality with high energy and drive.
  • Hands-on CFO who is adept at getting into the detail;
  • Highly commercial and focused on data;
  • International experience is desirable;
  • In-depth SME experience rather than large corporates;
  • Track record of effectively leading and managing successful finance teams;
  • Ability to work with a small management team to deliver business growth;
  • Strong focus on overall cost control;
  • A qualified Accountant or equivalent;
  • Hands–on experience of leading  finance teams including Tax, Treasury, Risk, Audit;
  • Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills to work closely with external stakeholders including shareholders, lenders, and auditors;
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis;
  • Good commercial and negotiation skills combined with an operational awareness and the ability to be hands-on when required;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;


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