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    Acquisitions Accountant - Professional Services

    £ 75,000 - £ 75,000 per year

    Job Description

    Acquisitions Accountant - Professional Services


    c. £75K


    The Opportunity:

    Finatal has partnered with a leading Professional Services business currently on an aggressive buy & build journey, seeking to grow their portfolio by 10 acquisitions this year. With a track record of successful ventures and a commitment to strategic expansion, they are seeking a highly skilled Acquisitions Accountant to join their dynamic finance team. This is an exceptional opportunity for a qualified ACA professional looking to make a significant impact in a rapidly evolving environment.

    Reporting into a top-class Director of Reporting, you will play a pivotal role in their company's growth strategy by managing financial analysis, and integration of acquired entities. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless financial transitions, maximize efficiency, and support accurate decision-making. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of accounting principles, exceptional analytical skills, and a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.


    • Conduct comprehensive financial due diligence on potential acquisitions, analyzing financial statements, balance sheets, and other relevant data.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate the financial viability of acquisition targets, identifying risks, opportunities, and synergies.
    • Develop financial models and projections to support valuation and negotiation processes.
    • Prepare and present insightful reports, highlighting key findings, risks, and recommendations to senior management.
    • Coordinate with various teams to ensure accurate and efficient integration of acquired entities, including financial systems, processes, and controls.
    • Monitor post-acquisition performance and financial results, providing analysis and recommendations for improvement.
    • Support the development and enhancement of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
    • Stay updated with industry trends, accounting standards, and regulations affecting acquisitions and financial reporting.


    • ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants) qualification is essential.
    • 2 years industry experience
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
    • Proven experience in financial due diligence, acquisitions, or related accounting roles.
    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting, and valuation methodologies.
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and draw meaningful insights.
    • Proficiency in financial modeling and forecasting techniques.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Effective communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate financial information to stakeholders at various levels.
    • Strong organizational and project management abilities, capable of managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.
    • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
    • Knowledge of relevant accounting standards (IFRS, GAAP) and regulations.
    • Portfolio Director, Technology Growth Investor

      Portfolio Director, Technology Growth Investor, London

      Location: London

      Ref: CL52220

      Attractive compensation package including salary, bonus, and carry


      The Opportunity:


      ·       This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast growing technology investor that is seeking a portfolio director

      ·       This is a new role with significant scope, you’ll work closely with the investment team and portfolio businesses to drive growth and value creation


      The Role:

      ·       Working alongside management teams across the entire portfolio to help deliver strategic, operational and transaction support that will help drive value and deliver growth

      ·       Work closely with the deal teams to assist in the management of and development of portfolio companies

      ·       Assist with the review of new deal pre-completion documentation and the development of 100-day plans for new investments

      ·       Work with the portfolio management teams to prioritise portfolio growth projects and identify KPIs that will track progress

      ·       Assist with the initial analysis, scoping and resourcing for portfolio growth projects.

      ·       Ongoing oversight of project delivery for these projects


      The Requirements:

      ·       Previous private equity experience desired, either as a portfolio director in PE, or relevant advisory role focussed on transformation

      ·       Experience in TMT preferred


    • Interim CFO
      £700 - £1,100

      Interim CFO   
      Length of contract: 3-6 months 
      Location: Spain, Madrid and on-site 3 days per week  
      Pay rate: €700 - €1100 per day including expenses 
      Start Date: ASAP  

      Finatal is partnered exclusively with a leading Private Equity fund seeking an Interim CFO to support a fast-growing Healthcare business based in Madrid. Current Group revenues of €15m. The incoming Interim CFO will be tasked with partnering closely with the Group CEO and Private Equity investors to drive this ambitious growth plan in a highly dynamic sector. 

      Core Deliverables: 

      • Evaluate Group financials/reporting systems per IFRS standards. 
      • Improve finance IT systems and processes for efficiency, transparency, and KPI tracking. 
      • Enhance Group-level financial information to boost performance (margins, staff efficiency). 
      • Develop and oversee financial strategy and control. 
      • Coordinate monthly closings and report to private equity and debt providers. 
      • Manage Group-level financial activities, optimize cash flow, and oversee banking and FX relations. 
      • Lead financial aspects of M&A, including due diligence, deal structure, and integration planning.  
      • Understanding Cash (order to cash process), structuring cost/consumables O2P lean. 
      • Digitalization across the board of the business- mid-transformation. 
      • Support for sale- marketing and commercial. 

      Key Requirements: 

      • On-site presence in Madrid. 
      • Proficient in spoken and written Spanish.  
      • Nice-to-Haves: 
      • Previous experience as Group CFO. 
      • Exposure to Private Equity or leveraged environments. 
      • Understanding of the Healthcare sector. 
      • Spanish native 

      If you're interested, please get in touch with Christopher.rabis@finatal.com to find out more. 

    • Interim Finance Director
      £750 - £900

      Interim Finance Director – Technology

      Location: Cumbria

      Day rate: £750-£900


      Finatal are currently recruiting a hands on interim FD to support the CFO of a technology company over the next 6 months as the organization goes through a period of change. The role will include helping in the day to day finance function and to evaluate and bring in reporting controls and processes.

      Role responsibilities:

      • Running day to day finance function
      • Improve internal and external financial reporting
      • Ensuring accurate and timely monthly reports
      • Helping produce the budget and forecast for next year
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