• Ref: JH40559

    Financial Controller

    £ 100,000 - £ 100,000 per biweek Permanent Finance
    PE Portfolio
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    The opportunity

    I am retained on a search with a fast growth, private equity backed payment as a service business (c.£40m t/o) continuing their aggressive growth journey in London and across major cities in America and Europe. Following a successful fundraising round in 2022 with a major mid-market private equity fund, the business is looking for a dynamic, ambitious Financial Controller to report directly into the CFO and lead the finance function through a transformational year whilst working with the board and stakeholders on strategy. My client is a major player in a c.$250 billion market and require a candidate that can contribute to the exponential growth plans.

    The role

    • Proactive, timely, accurate, and insightful financial reporting every month- and year-end
    • Partnering with our FP&A function to consistently turn financial data into actionable intelligence, and then following through to “make things happen” with the data
    • Coaching, mentoring, managing, and developing the Accounting Team
    • Representing the company in matters pertaining to audit, tax, and valuation
    • Ensuring adequate controls are implemented and policies are enforced
    • Managing, assessing, and acting on all aspects of cash flow analysis, AP, AR, inventory and expenses
    • Owning financial systems, consistently optimizing our order-to-cash cycles
    • Oversee rolling 12-month cash forecast, communicate actionable insights, and take actions to proactively manage cash
    • Manage systems implementations, act as Product Owner, ensure systems expertise within Finance team and the Controller role
    • Supply Chain Build and implement processes to govern suppliers, optimizing arrangements in the businesses favour including terms and costs Cost control
    • Partner with FP&A team to report and communicate actionable insights in all areas of spend, lead and support actions Capital structure Manage the administration of financing activities including debt and equity Treasury
    • Partner with CFO on building and implementing cash management strategies including investments and FX risk mitigation and optimize corporate insurances Audit
    • Own the annual audit process including engagement with audit firm, filing accounts within 4 months of year-end Valuation
    • Own all tax processes including engagement with outside tax firm Equity compensation
    • Own the administration and accounting of the company’s equity-based compensation program Payroll
    • Oversee the execution of a timely and accurate payroll and related processes

    The requirements

    • 8+ years’ experience demonstrating increasing responsibilities with at least two years in a leadership role
    • Chartered/Certified Accountant status
    • Bachelor’s in Accounting, MBA/MSA is a plus
    • A high motor and a passion for how finance and accounting influence the business
    • Experience working in high growth (preferably, private equity backed) environments
    • Experience in SaaS
    • Solid understanding of GAAP and its practical applications
    • Hands-on and in-depth expertise with financial systems
    • Evolved management skills with a track record of team building, mentoring and effective change management
    • Strong, effective, and refined communication with the ability to communicate throughout the organization in a candid and transparent manner


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    Jack Haire

    Executive Consultant 
    After graduating from the University of Bristol, Jack now strengthens our CFO practice as an Executive Consultant. He has an impressive track record in placing senior finance individuals across a diverse range of businesses. He offers a consultative and collaborative approach to clients, taking pride in managing the process between the perfect role and the best candidate.   

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