Group Financial Controller
Brighton / Crawley
We are seeking an experienced and driven Group Financial Controller to join a TMT business based in Brighton/Crawley. As the Group Financial Controller, you will play a critical role in managing and overseeing the financial operations of the organisation, ensuring the financial strategy aligns with the overall business objective, driving growth and getting the business prepared for an exit in the next 24 months.
This role is part of the senior leadership team and reports into the Chief Financial Officer. This involves extensive interaction with the wider leadership team and key stakeholders, as well as providing input into key strategic decisions and driving long-term value in the business.
The Group Financial Controller based in Brighton will be managing 3 direct reports; the head of the Shared Service Centre, the US Accountant, and also the head of Group reporting. A large element of this role is around leading, developing, and mentoring this team, and ensuring strong controls and succession planning is in place as the business enters its next growth phase.
Responsibilities and Duties:
This is a varied role, with the opportunity to gain exposure across a number of areas within Finance. As such, the below list is not exhaustive:
-Providing proactive advice and guidance on all financial matters to the central and subsidiary finance teams, including expert opinion on accounting treatments under (FRS 102, IFRS and Dutch GAAP).
-Ensuring all material financial matters that could potentially need to be highlighted to the Board or Exec are identified on a timely basis and disclosures prepared accordingly.
-Highlighting poor performance against budget or forecasts and other areas of concern. Developing KPIs to assist the main Board in monitoring business performance.
-Maintaining strong and effective reporting processes throughout the Group including appropriate information systems.
-Provide ad-hoc analysis as required by the business.
- Maintaining strong financial controls throughout the Group operations including;
- Authorisation policies and procedures including cost controls.
- Accounting policies.
- Accounting controls.
- Contribute proactively to the tax planning process and assessment and maintenance of the adequacy of transfer pricing documentation across the Group.
- Co-ordinate the relationship with the Group auditors and other outsourced stats/tax/payroll providers.
- Ensure all regulatory, compliance and accounting policies are adhered to.
-Managing the annual budget process, rolling forecasts, and quarterly reforecast.
-Review the weekly cashflow forecast and identify any actions required.
-Finance support for M&A activity (ad-hoc).
-Lead the monthly regional sales forecast calls and monitor/drive actions.
-Manage sales and commission schemes and payments.
-Approve credit limits and terms when in excess of Group policy.
-Support with RFQs and RFPs as required.
-Monitor data quality within Group reporting systems to support analysis.
Qualifications and Experience:
-Qualified accountant with at least 3 years PQE.
-Experience of managing a Group finance team for an international business is ideal.
-Good management and leadership skills.
-Excellent Excel skills.
-Strong communication skills - both verbal and written.
-Able to work effectively under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
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The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the integration playbook, acting in a hands-on capacity to drive activity across all workstreams, and will play a vital role in realising synergies and value, post-acquisition.
To apply for this position you must speak English, plus an additional European language, ideally French or German.
Duties to include:
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The business has recently taken on private equity investment from a leading mid-market PE house who are looking to continue the strong organic growth of the business and supplement with domestic acquisitions.
There is a significant opportunity for the business to scale internationally, most probably continental Europe, the CFO will lead alongside the CEO on this.
This is a broad CFO opportunity. There is an initial remit to professionalise the level of reporting, controllership, data, systems & MI before pivoting to more of a commercial / strategic business partner to the PE & SLT.
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Finatal is currently working with a rapidly expanding Private Equity backed professional services business operating in the data solutions space. With an impressive annual revenue of £25 million and consistent year-on-year growth at 40%, they are at the forefront of their industry. As part of their growth strategy, they are seeking a highly experienced and dynamic CFO to join their team and help drive their ambitious acquisition plans.
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Want a role that offers the steppingstone to be a CFO in <2 years?
Are you ready to shape and carve out the mould for the role of Finance Director (FD)? We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual for our client who will lead finance operations, ensuring accurate and timely end-to-end financial processes. Your expertise will drive both statutory and management reporting, maximising the company's resources and providing a clear understanding of underlying performance.
The organisation has gone through an exciting buy and build story with the support of their PE firm and have more M&A activity on the horizon for the right Finance Director to get involved in.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to be hands-on initially, diving into the foundations of the existing finance function. Your goal will be to transform it into a world-leading, high-performing function by revamping systems, processes, and cultivating a talented team. You will need to be process-driven, logical, and possess exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to engage effectively with a diverse range of personalities and stakeholders across this business.
As the Finance Director, you will be the natural successor to the CFO within a time horizon of 2 years, highlighting the tremendous growth potential of this position.
To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualities:
To be considered for this position, you should meet the following criteria:
The Role: Financial Controller
The Salary: 100,000 + Bonus & Benefits
The Location: Mayfair
Finatal is partnering exclusively with a leading mid-market Private Equity-backed SaaS business headquartered in Mayfair. This is a high-growth business with a very strong client base. They are currently turning over £30 million and with their recent PE investment, they are looking to grow rapidly and will be turning over £50 million within the next 2-3 years. This growth with be organic and more significantly, through acquisitions.
Heading up the finance function is an excellent Private Equity CFO who is looking for a FC to join the businesses’ journey and ultimately contribute to an exit in 2-3 years’ time. This a new role that will play a key role in the success of the group and is a great opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced, growing PE-backed business. This role is a successor role suited to an individual looking to step into an FD/CFO role in 5 years.
This is an intellectually stimulating, friendly, and collaborative culture. You will be working with other ambitious and driven individuals within the context of a forward-thinking and tech-driven business.
This will suit an individual either based in London or someone who is based elsewhere and is open to going into the offices 2 days a week.
If of interest, please reach out to Bertha Gaadza (email@example.com) to discuss in more detail.
UK Mid-Market Private Equity Fund,London
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