Equity FD Appointments

We are a specialist consultancy only sourcing finance directors into entrepreneurial businesses. We are different from all other recruiters at this level as rather than focus on a sector or geography (national or international), we concentrate on the type of individual first and foremost.

We only look to work with FDS who are seeking truly challenging, 'head above the parapet' roles, and who have a real desire to be involved in building their company's success.

  • Finance Director ref: RDCD

    Our client is a rapidly growing on-line consumer branded retail business with fantastic opportunities ahead. The business is now looking to recruit a Finance Director who will act as the key support to the CEO and will share responsibility for the effective execution of the strategic plan.

    Salary: £100,000 plus benefits

    Location: London

    This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who is looking to work in a broad FD role partnering a highly driven, entrepreneurial CEO. Main duties will include:

    · Management of the company accounts department

    · Management of the company’s relationship with bank and card service providers

    · Ensuring cash is managed effectively and efficiently

    · Maintenance of an appropriate controls environment to support growth and to ensure robust underlying accounting records

    · Successful development and management of commercial agreements with customers

    It is likely you will have a strong ‘hands-on’ work ethic, able and willing to roll up sleeves and get into the detail as and when required. Ideally you will have a track record of successful management and building of an effective finance function in an fast paced, entrepreneurial business.

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  • Interim Financial Controller (6 months) ref: RNBOS

    Our client is a private equity backed business services company that are growing rapidly. The CFO requires a ‘hands on’ financial controller to manage and motivate a small established team.

    Salary: £80,000

    Location: Central London

    · Preparation of financial statements

    · Monthly management accounts, variance analysis and management reports.

    · Budgeting and forecasting, 3 year business plan preparation.

    · Financial modelling and KPI monitoring and development

    · Ad-hoc projects for the CFO

    You will be a UK qualified accountant with experience of working within a commercial business as financial controller. You will be comfortable presenting financial information to senior executives and have a passion for working with entrepreneurial businesses.

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  • Finance Director (Part-time, Permanent) ref: RDFA

    Our client is a VC backed fast growing media business and they are now looking to recruit a part-time Finance Director to work closely with a highly driven management team.

    Salary: £100k pro rata (£40k for 8 days per month)

    Location: London

    It is likely you will have had previous experience working in an SME where there is a need to be truly hands-on, ensuring the smooth running of operational finance, whilst being comfortable managing key stakeholder relationships, including banks and external investors. This role would ideally suit someone with previous experience of working in a media/ advertising business and the role is likely to require a total commitment of 8 days per month.

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  • Finance Director ref: ROFD

    Our client is a multi-site specialist retail business operating across the UK in stand-alone stores and concessions. As part of its ongoing development they now seek to appoint a new Finance Director to the Board to work as a peer alongside the CEO. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the business at the highest level and the FD will play a key part in the continued growth of the Group.

    Salary: £100,000 plus equity incentive

    Location: Warwickshire

    The Finance Director will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company strategy and for the flow of meaningful financial information to the CEO, Board and investors.

    Ideal candidates will be qualified accountants with significant experience at a senior level. They will most likely have a background in the consumer arena with experience of managing stock. Previous experience of the retail environment, multi-site operations, private equity and operating in a leveraged environment would also be advantageous. Above all candidates should be commercially focused individuals, keen to play a part in a driving a business forward

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  • UK Finance Director ref: ROLJ

    Our client is a specialist services group with an international presence. It is UK based, private equity backed and is growing rapidly both organically and by acquisition. As part of the Group’s ongoing development plan, the business now seeks a UK Finance Director to join the team to play a key role in its future growth and exit plans

    Salary: £100k + benefits + options

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    This is a multi faceted role providing an exciting opportunity for a senior finance professional to work closely with the Group CFO and to partner to the UK MD. The successful candidate will be an authoritative executive with proven success at either director level, or controller level. Ideally they will have had experience within both smaller and larger organisations. The role will require an outstanding, experienced individual with the ability to work at the highest level as well as to take operational responsibility for the reporting and management of the finance function in its entirety. The role will be instrumental in developing all operational aspects of financial control, planning, systems, tax and treasury operations.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background and experience of working within an international group of companies. This should include a mixture of blue chip, best practice coupled with hands on knowledge of group consolidations. This role is an ideal stepping stone for an individual whose ultimate goal is to become the CFO of a private equity backed or listed group of companies.

    Interested candidates should send their details to candidates@equityfd.com quoting the reference ROLJ.

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  • Finance Director ref: JACK

    Our client is a private equity backed banded, supply and distribution business in a good position to grow .It is within an easy commute of Central London. The organisation has relationships with key retailers both large multiples and independent retailers.

    Salary: £120,000 - £140,000 plus equity

    Location: Hertfordshire

    The business now seeks to appoint a new Finance Director . The role will be to work very closely with the CEO and the rest of the Board driving through change, growth and ultimately a successful exit. The ideal candidate will have previous private equity experience and will be comfortable working with banks and investors generally. In addition strong cash management skills and some experience of managing foreign exchange are essential to this role. The business has a small “hands on” finance function and it is essential that the successful candidate has previously held a stand alone Finance Director role. It would also be ideal if applicants have had previous experience in a consumer products environment with a good level of exposure to supply chain/distribution.

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  • Finance Director ref: RNSHL

    Our client is a private equity backed services business that has experienced a huge amount of growth over the last 18months. The business is very much client facing and customer focussed. Reporting to the CFO and working with the management team. The business requires a high calibre individual who can cope with the challenges and fun of a fast paced company.

    Salary: £600 per day

    Location: London

    Duties will include:

    · Play an active part of the management board and contribute to strategic decision making

    · Full responsibility for timely financial reporting and reporting and development of KPI’s

    · Develop the current financial model to ensure forecasts and operational decisions can be delivered in a timely manner.

    · Close management of transactional finance and close cash management.

    You will be a qualified accountant with experience of working within a fast growth private equity backed company. You will be an experienced interim and be able to easily build relationships quickly across operational areas

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  • Finance Director ref: RDHW

    Our client is a fast growing PE backed distribution business that is now looking to recruit a Finance Director to further strengthen a highly driven management team.

    Salary: £80,000 - £100,000

    Location: South West

    Candidates must be professionally qualified accountants (ACA/ACCA/ACMA) with operational experience, preferably involving distribution or wholesale. Ideally having previous experience of working in an entrepreneurial SME with VC backing this is a truly hands-on role requiring a focus on ensuring the necessary systems and controls are in place to support a rapidly evolving business. The company is ultimately working towards an exit and as such the successful candidate will need to be comfortable working in a role which has high visibility with all stakeholders/ investors. This is a fantastic opportunity for an FD looking to join a fast paced, high energy business with a strong growth trajectory.

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  • UK Finance Director ref: JAUK

    Our client is a multi-national business services group who are now looking to appoint a new UK Finance Director as a result of high business growth both organically and by acquisition and on a global basis.

    Salary: £110,000 - £130,000 plus benefits

    Location: London

    Reporting to the EMEA CFO and covering the Middle East and Nordic areas as well as the UK, this is an exciting opportunity to join a business that is currently undergoing significant change and is expected to increase its presence as a market leader in its sector. The UK activities represent a large proportion of the Group operations and as such this role will be high profile within the organisation. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrable track record of leading a finance function within a significant sized services organisation and should be comfortable reporting at Board level. Key duties of the role will include:

    · Leadership of UK finance team

    · Support the EMEA CFO in driving the business forward for bottom line growth

    · Support the business through change related initiatives

    · Ensure the UK divisions systems are robust, compliant and support business needs

    · Ensure all UK management accounting and internal reporting is accurate and sent out on time

    · Ensure that all statutory reporting and requirements are met

    This role is a highly visible role and the ideal candidate will be confident, capable and excited by working in a fast moving and challenging environment. This role would be ideal for a Finance Director with experience of leading a finance function in a legal or accounting organisation who is looking to move into a more entrepreneurial organisation.

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  • Finance Director ref: ROSPAIN

    Our client is a dynamic, multi-site leisure business with an exciting growth plan. Its operations are based in Spain and the intention is to roll the business model out across Spain and other growth markets ahead of an exit. The management are seeking a keenly commercial and entrepreneurial FD to join them to play a key role in the future growth plans of the business.

    Salary: £100,000 plus equity

    Location: Spain

    The ideal candidate will have worked in a fast growth company and must be prepared to roll their sleeves up and get involved in the detailed financial issues of the business, as well as contributing to strategic issues. They must also have experience of working in a multi-site consumer facing business in Spain and/or have roll out experience gained in Spain. A background in leisure, retail, multi-site and consumer facing organisations will be most relevant. Experience of working in Spain and the ability to speak fluent Spanish are essential.

    The role will be challenging but presents an outstanding opportunity to work in a well-financed, growing company with an exciting growth plan.

    Interested candidates should send their CV together with salary and notice period details to candidates@equityfd.com quoting the reference ROSPAIN.

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  • Finance Director ref: ROVS

    Our client is consumer facing branded business which is private equity backed. As part of its ongoing development they now seek to appoint a new CFO to the Board to work alongside the existing management team. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the business at the highest level and the CFO will play a key part in the continued growth of the business ahead of an exit.

    Salary: Up to £200,000 plus equity

    Location: London

    The CFO will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company strategy and for the flow of meaningful financial information to the CEO, Board and external financial institutions and investors.

    Ideal candidates will be qualified accountants with significant experience at a senior level. They will have a background in retail and/or wholesale businesses, and have international experience, M&A, foreign exchange and treasury skills. Previous experience of operating in a leveraged environment is essential. Above all they should be commercially focused individuals, keen to play a part in a driving a business forward to an exit.

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  • Finance Director ref: ROPF

    Our client is digital media business which is private equity backed and which is going through a cultural change. As part of the ongoing development of the business, our client wishes to appoint a new CFO to the Board to work alongside the existing management team. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the business at the highest level and the CFO will play a key part in the continued growth of the business ahead of an exit.

    Salary: Up to £150,000 plus equity

    Location: London

    The role will be challenging, requiring some a qualified accountant equally at home in the detail as he/she is dealing with raising finance and dealing with investors/advisors. The right candidate will relish this opportunity to be the right hand man/woman to the MD and will be seeking a high profile, highly accountable opportunity.

    Ideal candidates will be qualified accountants with significant experience at a senior level. They will have a background in technology, digital media and/or publishing. Previous experience of operating in a leveraged environment would be advantageous. Above all they should be commercially focused individuals, keen to play a part in a driving a business forward to an exit.

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  • CFO/COO ref: RDLS

    Our client is a fast growing, PE backed retail business with exciting expansion plans both in the UK and overseas. Based in central London the successful candidate will be looking to join a highly driven management team and entrepreneurial CEO.

    Salary: £90,000 - £100,000 plus benefits

    Location: London

    This is a truly broad CFO/ COO role incorporating responsibility for operations across the entire business. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of both finance and operations strategies as well as influencing company strategy and leading future fundraising. The company has an experienced and committed Chairman and investors.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Finance
    • and management reporting function, supporting the Board through preparation of budgets and financial reports and providing advice and guidance on financial strategy
    • Ensuring
    • robust systems, controls and processes are in place to support a high growth business
    • Financial
    • leadership of fundraising initiatives
    • Management
    • of outsourced service providers, including warehouse and logistics
    • Lead
    • and deliver the operations strategy
    • Partnering
    • the CEO ensuring effective delivery of company strategy

    Previous experience of working in either a retail/wholesale business would be advantageous but not essential. This role would suit a change manager with excellent interpersonal skills who thrives in a fast paced environment

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  • CFO ref: RDDO

    Our client is a high growth technology business with impressive growth plans both in the UK and overseas.

    Salary: £80,000 - £120,000 depending on experience

    Location: London

    They are now looking to appoint a CFO who will partner an entrepreneurial CEO to further develop company strategy whilst also managing new reporting and compliance regimes during a period of rapid organic and M&A based growth. The company is profitable with a compelling business model, operating globally, currently through 5 subsidiaries. The CFO role will be a main board position with full responsibility for the finance function and implementation of the financial strategy across the Group, including management of a small finance team. This is a hands-on role working as part of a highly driven management team and would ideally suit somebody who is looking for a broad CFO opportunity in a fast paced company.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDLC

    Our client is a high end leisure business with exciting growth plans for the future.

    Salary: £80,000

    Location: London

    They are now looking to recruit an exceptional FD to partner the MD as the business enters the next stage of growth. Ideally you will be seeking a highly visible role in a business that has an enviable reputation in the niche it operates in. Managing a small finance team you will have full responsibility for day to day finance but this is a broad role and will also encompass HR and IT duties. The successful candidate is likely to be a qualified accountant with strong attention to detail and ideally you will have held a senior finance role previously in an entrepreneurial business. Experience of working in a leisure/ hospitality business advantageous.

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  • Director of Group Business Operations ref: JADOBO

    Our client is a cutting edge SaaS technology business backed by private equity investors. The organization is international with several European locations and is undergoing significant growth with a revenue approaching £100m and over 500 staff and more than 10,000 customers.

    Salary: Six figure salary plus benefits

    Location: Thames Valley

    This role is newly created, reports directly to the CEO and will be a key member of the senior management team. The key responsibility of this position is to implement best business processes across the whole organization. That means defining, creating and maintaining appropriate reporting metrics to enhance current reporting and provide all areas of the business with meaningful, commercially relevant information to help drive the business forwards towards the ultimate aim of a successful exit for all stakeholders. The key aim of the role is to ensure Best Practice across the entire organization whilst also contributing to commercial decision making and adding value at a strategic and highly operational level. The ideal candidate will most probably have a background in finance and should have worked within fast moving, dynamic organizations where change and growth have been endemic. This role is highly visible and as such requires that the successful candidate will be confident, polished and credible. The ideal candidate must be bright, intellectually agile and able to forge effective, productive working relationships easily and quickly. Suitable qualifications should include a decent undergraduate degree or MBA, an accounting qualification and another European language if possible.

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  • Group Corporate Finance Director ref: RDEN

    Our client is a PE backed renewables business with exciting growth plans for the future.

    Salary: Up to £150,000

    Location: London

    As a result of the growth they are now looking to recruit the newly created role of Group Corporate Finance Director, a role that will involve extensive exposure to the Board, from both an operational and finance perspective. The role will be responsible for all financing aspects of the Groups business and the successful candidate will have extensive experience of raising both corporate and project finance, equity and debt and will have a track record of engaging with external financiers and closing transactions. This is a crucial appointment for the group and will suit candidates who relish the challenge of working as an integral part of a senior multi-disciplinary team. You will have strong leadership and management qualities, a balance of technical, intellectual and commercial skills. The business is on an exit trajectory and thus candidates should share the value creation mind-set of the rest of the Board and the investors.

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  • Business Development Director ref: RDNTU

    Our client is a rapidly growing software and services company with an impressive international client base. The business is looking to further strengthen one of its fastest growing sectors with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

    Salary: £100,000

    Location: UK Wide

    Responsible forgenerating new business opportunities, the successful candidate willnecessarily need a financial background as the company specialises in providingfinancial model build and training to a broad range of companies. Having proven project and team managementskills, this is a senior business development and management role, not a seniormodeller role. It would ideally suitsomebody with first rate networking skills who is happy to work from homewhilst also being an integral part of a geographically distributed team. Ideally you will have had experience ofworking as a modeller at some point in your career and will now be looking tocapitalise on that experience working in a fast paced, business developmentrole. Some travel required and a secondlanguage would be advantageous. Excellentprospects.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDAFTV

    Our client is a high growth technology/ media business with exciting growth plans for the future.

    Salary: £80-£100k + bens

    Location: London

    They are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to join a highly driven management team. Reporting to the CEO and managing a small team across three territories, main responsibilities include:

    • Preparation of monthly management accounts, statutory account and annual audit.

    • Management of local and overseas finance staff .

    o Daily cash management and credit control

    o Compliance including VAT returns and tax

    • Advise the CEO on financial planning and forecasting, assist with fundraising and shareholder transactions.

    • Production and timely delivery of accurate, relevant and clear management information via Board Pack.

    • Ability to present financials to Board Members.

    • Ability to explore financial and tax implications, and risks and benefits of commercial and strategic partnerships.

    • Submission & management of annual R&D tax refund claims.

    Ideally you will have held a Sole Charge/ Head of Finance role previously and will ideally have experience of working at Group level. Having a good knowledge of Corporate Tax, including Transfer Pricing and Capital Gains you will also need excellent Excel skills together with multi-currency consolidations. Experience of working with the US is essential as is an ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the business, including the board and shareholders.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDMC

    Our client is a cash generative and long established leisure business in central London, with an annual turnover of c.£8m.

    Salary: £80K-£100K

    Location: London

    Working alongside the MD, you will not only be an exceptional accountant and hands-on with company finances, but will also be commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth for the business. Having overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the company strategy you will be expected to analyse figures and implement recommendations based on these findings, with the most profitable outcomes. You will be adept at managing and leading a team, through busy periods including month end, year-end, audit and annual budgeting and will have excellent communication skills. The role will involve overseeing all financial aspects of the company strategy and you will be responsible for the full flow of financial information to the MD and the Board.

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    To form a close working relationship with the Managing Director, other Senior Executives and Non Executives

    Provide leadership to the company’s Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position

    Take overall responsibility of the company’s accounting function

    Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers

    Ensure that company financial systems and controls are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth

    Lead and develop finance teams

    Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans

    Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed

    Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies

    Present monthly operating performance to the Board

    Present annual accounts to the Board

    Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met

    Corporate finance; manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt and taxation, as appropriate

    Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including suppliers and advisors

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)

    Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels

    Exceptional communication skills at all levels

    Strong IT skills, particularly Excel, and ability to develop financial models

    Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

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  • Finance Director ref: JALW

    Our client is a private equity backed, cutting edge consumer products business.

    Salary: Circa 100k + Equity/Upside

    Location: North West England

    The organization has a fast moving dynamic culture and is seeking to hire a new Finance Director to assist with both growth and ultimately a successful exit. The organization focuses on the UK retail market but has international suppliers

    This role will involve overseeing all aspects of the Finance Function and being the right hand person to the Managing Director. The ideal candidate will have been a stand alone Finance Director previously, ideally in a privately owned business. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to add strategic value at Board Level as well as be able to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the detail of the business. The HR function will also report to this individual.

    The Finance Director will be expected to manage all banking and investor relationships and should be instrumental in any transactions. This business has a unique culture and successful applicants will be positive, high energy and will relish working in a rapidly moving consumer products organization.

    Interested candidates should send their CV plus salary and notice details to candidates@equityfd.com

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  • CFO ref: JA350

    EquityFD is working with a number of privately owned/private equity/venture capital backed businesses who are anticipating exits in the next 12-18 months.

    Salary: circa £200,000

    Location: London

    Whilst secondary Buyouts and Trade Sales will always be exit options, IPO,whether main market or AIM, is also very much on their agendas.

    Thus we are currently specifically seeking CFOs who have had a high level of exposure to a listing process whether from an Advisor or Board Director perspective and who also have demonstrable commercial experience, ideally partnering a CEO in a high growth company.

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  • Group Finance Director ref: ROKL

    Our client is a rapidly growing property development company operating in the East Midlands region.

    Salary: 130000 + Equity incentive

    Location: Bourne East

    . As part of its ongoing development they now seek to appoint a Group Finance Director to work as a peer alongside the founder CEO. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the business at the highest level and the Group FD will play a key part in the growth of the company.
    The Group Finance Director will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company strategy as well as having a broader input into HR, legal and administration. They are to provide a robust systems and controls environment and first class management information.
    Ideal candidates will be qualified accountants with significant experience as a standalone finance director. They must have prior experience of all aspects of financial and commercial due diligence including strong modelling, corporate finance, strategy and all types of fundraising. A background in property development will be advantageous but is not essential. Above all candidates should be commercially focused individuals, keen to play a part in a driving a business forward.
    Interested candidates should apply with their CV, together with details of salary and notice period.

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  • CFO ref: RDHAMP

    Our client is a high growth, private equity backed business services company based in Hampshire.

    Salary: Circa 100,000 + Equity

    Location: Hampshire

    Having more than doubled revenues in the last 2 years the business is now looking to recruit a CFO with previous experience of working in a fast paced SME.

    Main requirements:

    *Hands-on financial modelling, reporting and budgeting skills.

    *Strong technical accounting including consolidation and IFRS reporting
    *Previous experience of working in a leveraged business
    *Responsible for HR/ Property/ Legal and IT
    *Strong Financial Corporate Governance
    *Demonstrable experience of developing and improving MI Reporting
    *Experience of M&A

    *Previous experience of managing stakeholder relationships including banks and VC/ PE investors

    *Team management (finance team of 5)

    The successful candidate will need to be a self-starter, comfortable working autonomously and within a small company. This is a broad role and you will need to have a track record of management experience beyond the Finance function. Demonstrable experience of continually improving and challenging the status quo is essential as is a ‘can-do’ approach.

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  • CFO ref: ROTP

    Our client is technology business which is growing rapidly both organically and by acquisition.

    Salary: Circa £140,000 + Equity

    Location: London

    It is private equity backed and as part of the ongoing development of the business, our client wishes to appoint a new CFO to the Board to work alongside the existing management team. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the business at the highest level and the CFO will play a key part in the continued growth of the business ahead of an exit.
    The role will be challenging, requiring a qualified accountant equally at home in the detail as he/she is dealing with raising finance and dealing with investors/advisors. The right candidate will relish this opportunity to be the right hand man/woman to the CEO and will be seeking a high profile, highly accountable opportunity.
    Ideal candidates will be qualified accountants with significant experience at a senior level. They will have a background in technology, software and/or digital media as well as M&A experience. Previous experience of operating in a leveraged environment will be advantageous. Above all they should be commercially focused individuals, keen to play a part in a driving a business forward to an exit.

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  • CFO ref: ROSHO

    Our client is a dynamic media and technology business and is at an exciting point in its development.

    Salary: Up to £130k + Equity

    Location: London

    The business now seeks a keenly commercial and entrepreneurial Finance Director to join the team to play a key role in its future growth plans which will be both national and international ahead of an exit.
    The role will be challenging, requiring a qualified accountant equally at home in the detail as he/she is dealing with investors/advisors. The ideal candidate must be prepared to roll their sleeves up and get involved in the detailed financial issues of the company, as well as working with the CEO on strategy and should be motivated by an exit driven environment.
    Candidates will have senior level experience, preferably in a growth business. Previous exposure to the PR, marketing, technology, software sectors will be advantageous. The role will be challenging but presents an outstanding opportunity to work in a growing company with an exciting growth plan.
    Interested candidates should send their details to [contact details removed] quoting the reference ROSHO

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  • CFO ref: RDTB

    Our client is a fast paced business services company with fantastic growth opportunities.

    Salary: Circa £120,000 + Participation

    Location: London

    They are now looking to recruit a CFO working closely with an excellent CEO and Chairman. As a key member of the Executive Management team, the CFO will need to assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company and will be looking to join a business that is ultimately working towards an exit of either a trade sale or IPO.

    Main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operation ensuring effective internal controls are in place and compliance with GAAP and applicable regulatory legislation for financial and tax reporting.
    • Responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities, including development of financial and operational strategies.
    • Responsible for all forecasting, strategic planning, deal analysis and negotiations and investor relations.
    • Ensure organisation capable of delivering acquirers/ third party DD requirements.
    • Lead the transaction mechanics and co-ordinate external professional advisors and Board member inputs.
    • Ensure finance department capable of delivering a successful transaction with appropriate and accurate MI/ forecasting.
    • Work with and advise business stream leaders to optimise profitability.
    • Maintain and enhance banking and funding relationships providing appropriate MI and interpretation and communication of data and business performance.
    • Advise and challenge the Board on all aspects of business performance.

    This role would ideally suit an experienced CFO with a track record of delivering a successful re-financing/ corporate transaction and ideally you will have worked in a rapid growth environment as a lead player in business change. Having a high level of integrity and dependability you will have an overriding commercial focus with ability to see big picture.

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  • CFO ref: RO10

    Our client has an impressive track record of profitable organic growth that has been achieved on the back of the core values of entrepreneurship, innovation and investment.

    Salary: Circa £200,000

    Location: South East

    The business is privately owned and the sights of the management team are fixed on continued growth in the UK with a view to a transaction likely to be an IPO.

    The Role
    To complement the skills of the existing leadership team our client now seeks a new CFO to play a key, high profile role in the next stages of the Company’s development.
    Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will be responsible for all financial reporting and control, tax structuring and compliance. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the business at the highest level and will play a key part in the continued growth and planned transaction, in the short to medium term.

    Candidates should possess the following attributes: a qualified accountant with significant experience at a senior level; strong financial control skills gained in a high performance culture and a proactive hands-on approach; real business instincts and a broad mindset; entrepreneurial spirit, drive, flexibility and high energy levels; at ease in an informal internal culture with a good sense of humour; good credibility with investors. Experience of a quoted plc, dealing with investors and analysts and/or playing a leading role in an IPO would be highly advantageous.

    If you believe that you have the skills and personality to make this role a success please send your CV together with salary and notice period details to [contact details removed] quoting reference RO10.

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  • CFO ref: JA700

    Our client is a cutting edge, international, private equity backed technology business based in Prague.

    Salary: Circa £150,000 + Upside

    Location: Prague

    The organisation has an impressive blue chip customer list and is on a successful growth trajectory. The CEO is looking to hire a CFO to partner him and help drive the business to the next stage of growth and ultimately through to a successful exit for all stakeholders. This CFO role will be highly visible throughout the organisation and the successful candidate will be required to add both strategic value at Board Level, as well as be able and willing to “roll up his/her sleeves” and get immersed in the day to day detail of running the Finance function with additional IT and HR responsibility. The successful candidate must have excellent academic qualifications and a proven track record of commercial success ideally combining experience of both PLC “best practice” organisations as well as entrepreneurial private equity backed organisations. The role will require a minimum of 4 days per week in Prague.

    Interested candidates should send their cv plus current salary and notice details to Joanna Adolph at EquityFD.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDEHH

    Our client is an early stage, multi-site leisure business with exciting growth plans both in the UK and overseas.

    Salary: Up to £100k+benefits+equity

    Location: London

    They are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to partner an entrepreneurial CEO helping to develop future strategy whilst also ensuring the necessary systems and controls are in place to support a rapidly growing business. This role will have full responsibility for finance and specifically the job will involve;

    • Hands-on management and production of all financial information to enable timely reporting to the Board

    • Cash flow management and forecasting

    • Management and negotiation of all commercial agreements with suppliers

    • New site appraisal

    • Management of new site fit-out projects and respective budgets

    • Liaison with all key stakeholders, including playing a key role in raising bank debt

    Given this is a fast growing business, the successful candidate will need to have a truly ‘hands-on’ approach and will ideally have worked in a PE backed business previously. Experience of having helped a business to grow and/ or experience of achieving an exit or change of funding partner would also be advantageous.

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  • UK CFO ref: RDFJ

    Our client is a high-growth, rapidly expanding business services company with operations in the UK and overseas.

    Salary: Up to £150k package plus possible equity

    Location: West Midlands

    They are now seeking a hands-on CFO with a strong operational and commercial orientation who can act as a key partner to all members of the leadership team. Having an impressive blue-chip client base the business is well positioned to capture greater market share and has long tenured relationships with many of its clients, including several key clients that have been with the company for over 20 years. Having been through an MBO in 2011 the business has subsequently doubled in size and is now working planning its next phase of development

    The UK CFO will be a key member of the executive leadership team and will have primary responsibility for the financial leadership of the company. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that long-term business strategies are supported by effective financial strategies as well appropriate operating and financial controls, disciplines, processes and efficiencies. You will be responsible for interacting with clients, investors and other external constituents to represent the company in financial and business matters and, along with the CEO, you will be the key interface between the business and its private equity investors and banks.

    Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    • Maintain overall responsibility for the financial operations of the company including planning and analysis, cash debt management , forecasting and budgeting, accounting, reporting, treasury, audit and tax.

    • Develop decision support tools and analysis to inform major strategic decisions

    • Partner with the Group CFO to deliver the information requirements of investors and funders

    • Provide financial support to strategic transactions including playing a key role in M&A activities, including due diligence and integration

    Ideally you will have worked in a fast-paced, high growth business previously as it will be essential to be able to get a grip on the key deliverables quickly and to have a strong grasp of EBITDA. Previous experience of working in a PE backed/ leveraged business is advantageous but is not a pre-requisite.

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