• About Tom Johnstone

    Tom Johnstone


    Tom worked in recruiting for four years hiring senior finance and accounting positions after he graduated. Tom works in Finatal’s Permanent CFO practice as a Principal. He has a loyal talent pool across the UK and an extensive network of private equity funds and their portfolio businesses.


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    Ref: TJ29357

    CFO | FMCG

    £140,000 - £160,000 Plus Package

    Finatal are currently partnered with an innovative FMCG business based on the South Coast who are looking to hire an experienced CFO on a permanent basis.

    The business is currently delivering £100m+ revenue with EBITDA margins of circa 10%. The business is a leading operator in their space selling exclusively to major, blue chips brands and businesses.

    The business is looking to improve operating margins through driving efficiencies and scaling their existing production.

    The incoming CFO will be a key business partner to the CEO and senior leadership team. They will have autonomy and drive an upcoming systems change from across the business.

    The successful candidate will come from an FMCG background, likely to have operated in a business that is multi-site, complex and £80m revenue plus.

    The CEO is a market leader, charismatic and engaging, this is a great opportunity to join a scaling, nationwide businesses where finance can really add value.

    Ref: TJ29356

    CFO - Business Services (Contracting)

    £140,000 - £160,000 plus Bonus & Equity

    Finatal are currently partnered with a nationwide contracting / business services organisation that have just been acquired by a well know UK Private Equity Fund.

    They are looking for their first CFO on a permanent basis based in the Midlands and incorporating significant UK travel to the nationwide business operations.

    The business is significant and achieving over £250m revenue with 10% EBITDA Margins and is looking to continue its organic growth supplementing with M&A in the UK predominantly.

    The incoming CFO will need to be able to manage a disparate finance function as well as an extensive multi-site business. There is an initial remit of professionalisation including processes, systems and controls but the CFO will be heavily involved with the commercial and strategic direction of the business partnering with CEO and Senior Leadership Team.

    It would be beneficial for the incoming CFO to have worked in a large, multi-site business beforehand with experience managing large commercial contracts. A background in construction, engineering or logistics will be looked upon favourably.

    It is essential that the incoming CFO have worked in a PE, leverage environment beforehand and be comfortable driving and delivering value leading up to the business sale in three to five years.