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

Recruiter
Directorbank
Location
Yorkshire
Salary
Six figure package plus significant equity
Posted
27 Oct 2020
Closes
10 Nov 2020
Ref
271020
Position/Level
CFO, Director
Responsibilities
Accounting, Finance
Contract Type
Permanent

THE BUSINESS

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.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES  

  • 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.

  CANDIDATE PROFILE  

  • 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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