Group Finance Director
Our client is a growing family of specialist industrial product owners, manufacturers and installation service companies, each of which are market-leaders in their niche. A Group structure has recently been established to consolidate these existing investments with a common shareholding as the initial platform of a Buy & Build strategy. The M&A strategy is targeted towards identifying bolt-on acquisitions of profitable businesses that have a close strategic fit with the Group’s existing brands and can further expand the Group’s full-service solution proposition.
As part of this strategy, the Group is looking to bring on-board an experienced Group Finance Director to take ownership of the operational finance requirements of the Group, work with the Group Executive on key strategic initiatives and support the co-MDs on further M&A and future investment rounds. The Group FD will report to one of the co-MDs. The Finance Managers of the trading businesses will report into the Group FD with a dotted line to the GMs/MDs of the trading businesses, effectively playing a Finance Business Partner role.
Candidates should be qualified accountants with a track record of delivering operational change in a high-growth organisation, from defining the strategic requirements, to collaboratively getting it delivered. Experience gained in an FD capacity in a lower mid-market PE-portfolio business would be highly advantageous as would prior buyside M&A experience. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high quality management team in a fast growing entrepreneurial group at an important stage in the development of the business.
To apply for this role, please contact David Craig at Walker Hamill quoting reference DC51271.
Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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