• Ref: JH41539

    CFO - Manufacturing

    c.£150K CFO
    PE Portfolio
    West Midlands
    Consultants
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    The opportunity

    I am retained on a search with a bespoke, world-leading, private equity backed manufacturing business (c.£20m t/o) that deliver complex components to the aerospace and defence industries. With a best-in-class reputation across the industry, my client is in a strong commercial position following the negative impact of covid and require a strategic CFO to report into the CEO as they embark on an aggressive growth journey to raise the EBIDTA multiple as they target an exciting transaction. This hands-on role will rely on the development of strong relationships with the board and investors whilst demonstrating a genuine interest in the industry as you become a crucial part in the business strategy beyond finance.

    The role

    • Approve along with the CEO the preparation of company operating plans, budgets, and forecasts.
    • Act as a key commercial and strategic business partner along with the Senior Leadership team to influence business decision making.
    • Ensure the timely compilation of the monthly finance pack and production of the weekly KPI and operations dashboard.
    • Production of monthly consolidated management information and detailed investor packs.
    • Provide challenge and support to the CEO to meet commercial objectives.
    • Manage the communication with bankers and credit insurers keeping them updated in a timely manner. 
    • Ownership of ABL facilities management
    • Approve timely and accurate management accounting reports.
    • Approve annual statutory accounts and arrange for audit along with the respective Finance personnel by company.
    • Plan and provide corporation and other tax advice in conjunction with external advisors.
    • Control the process of capital spend and accounting for fixed assets along with amending authority levels from time to time.
    • Review current position against target by Month along with CEO.
    • Effectively communicate the priorities within the management team to the business and to external stakeholders
    • Sleeves rolled up approach – important to be aware that the role includes a lot of “doing” (probably 90-95% tactical, 5-10% strategic)
    • Must be pragmatic and have a strong entrepreneurial instinct

    The requirements

    • Qualified Accountant
    • Private equity experience (Board level)
    • Minimum 2 years’ manufacturing experience
    • Senior debt refinancing experience
    • Experience with ABL facility management
    • Experience in commercial inter-actions at senior level; good amount of commerciality
    • Good understanding of costing systems

    Consultants

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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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