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Chief Financial Officer

Parkinson Lee Executive Search
England, West Yorkshire
Six Figure + Exec Bens
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Parkinson Lee are the retained partners to a £50million turnover, fast growing, highly entrepreneurial family-owned manufacturing organisation in the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer. This is a business with a strong heritage and reputation for high quality, bespoke products. They are a market leader in the UK.

The business has experienced exponential growth in recent years and is now looking to maximise its scale by realising all profitable opportunities open to them.

They are very people focussed and customer centric business, and in recent years have gradually become vertically integrated with the aim of delivering a consistent and reliable customer experience, they go above and beyond to exceed expectations.

The Executive Leadership Team are now focussed on developing their brand further with a series of rebranding initiatives being introduced and significant increased allocation to their marketing spend in 2023.

After a successful number of years with the business, the current CFO will leave during 2023, as a result an opportunity now exists for a new Chief Financial Officer.

The CFO will lead a large finance team in addition to taking responsibility for the IT, Analytics, Property Management, Legal and Regulatory and Compliance business units. The CFO will work closely with the Board to continue to execute their strategic vision to ensure all opportunities are maximised in a financially efficient manner with the key focus on EBITDA growth.

Parkinson Lee are searching for a CFO with the following attributes:

*An experienced CFO / Finance Director who has been in a number one finance role within an SME of at least £20million revenue
*A solid understanding of consumer focussed manufacturing
*Multi-site experience
*Proven multi-disciplined leadership skills with the ability to mentor, coach and develop staff to increase the depth of talent across the company
*A proven background with improving operational process and financial performance to drive profit and EBITDA
*Excellent communication skills across all dimensions of the business (shop floor to the boardroom) with an open-door policy
*An individual who continuously builds relationships with key stakeholders within the business and externally with banks, auditors, etc.
*Promoting the continuous development of the company's culture and values to ensure a high level of employee engagement and wellbeing
*Previous experience of working within family owned or private businesses would be an advantage
*Confident, outgoing personality with a passion for leading teams

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious CFO who is looking to establish their career within a dynamic, highly performing business where they will work closely with the Board and SLT to help drive growth, engagement and performance. In return our client is looking to offer a significant Six Figure basic salary + executive benefits package.

For more details, please e-mail your CV


Parkinson Lee Executive Search is a Yorkshire based, highly entrepreneurial executive search firm with an extensive regional network and national search capability.

Parkinson Lee recognise that succession planning and talent retention strategies are vital to the success of every organisation; and with our local networks and national reach we are able to provide key introductions across a broad range of industries to ensure our clients identify and retain the emerging business leaders of the future.

We employ robust & tailored search methodologies on every assignment backed by our dedicated in-house research team. We support our clients and assist them to achieve their corporate and strategic goals by providing up to date market and competitor analysis along with talent mapping & identification, relevant to each appointment.

Our search team deliver executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed Plc.’s, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Parkinson Lee Executive Search has specialist knowledge across a number of practice areas including:

  • Board Level & Executive Appointments
  • CFO & Financial Leadership
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Interim Management
  • Not For Profit & Public Sector
  • Non-Executive Director


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