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.

A selection of current and recent roles.

  • Finance Director ref: RDHM

    Our Client is a multi –faceted, expanding property related business now looking to recruit a commercial Finance Director for one of its divisions

    Salary: £110,000 plus benefits plus profit share

    Location: East Sussex

    The role is as true peer to the Divisional Managing Director, providing financial support, information and advice to the MD and Board as well as taking the lead role in preparing and reviewing all new business proposals. As such, candidates must demonstrate a history of developing commercial business plans which manage risk and ensure on target project delivery and significant exposure to long term contract accounting .

    This experience should have been gained at senior level. Candidates will also need a good IT and systems background, excellent people management and development skills and a business first and entrepreneurial approach to the role of Finance Director

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  • Interim CFO ref: RNHB

    Our client is a fast growing business at an exciting point in its development. This cutting edge solutions provider seeks a CFO to play a crucial role in the growth of the business.

    Salary: £900 per day

    Location: Glasgow

    With an increasing order book and turnover, the business seeks a CFO who can operate as the right hand to the CEO across all financial and commercial issues.

    The CFO will have experience of:

    · Working within a turnaround environment therefore experienced in embedding robust processes controls and systems

    · Improving IT and ensuring it is fit for purpose

    · Creating a robust and dynamic finance team

    · Creating strong reporting and management information

    · Experience of project accounting and revenue recognition within a recurring revenue model

    Candidates will have senior level experience in a high growth business and can demonstrate strong working capital management experience. He or she will ideally come from a contracting, construction or utilities background and be a qualified accountant with a strong technical grounding, probably gained within a practice environment.

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  • FD ref: ROGM

    Our client is an ambitious fast growing business at an exciting point in its development. This cutting edge multi-utility solutions provider seeks an FD to play a crucial role in the future growth of the business.

    Salary: £120k + equity

    Location: Glasgow

    With an increasing order book and subsequent turnover, the business seeks an FD who can operate as the right hand man or woman to the CEO across all financial and commercial issues.

    The FD will need to ensure that the end-to-end business processes are as dynamic and efficient as possible. Candidates will have turnaround experience as well as a background in multi-site contract project accounting businesses and must be able to demonstrate strong working capital management experience. He or she will ideally come from a contracting, construction or utilities background and will have experience improving management information and reporting, and the financial control environment.

    The role will suit candidates who have an appetite for strong involvement in both the financial and commercial operations of the business, as well as excellent team and relationship skills. The ideal candidate must be a good communicator, a team player and be someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo.

    The FD 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 development and execution, and they should be motivated by a growth driven environment.

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  • Interim Finance and Operations Director ref: RNRS

    Our client are an entrepreneurial distribution business with a market leading range of products. To support the growth of the business the CEO would like to introduce a Finance and Operations Director to the senior management team.

    Salary: 750 per day

    Location: South London

    The F&OD will have responsibility for commercial operations and their outputs.

    Duties will include:

    · Owning the budget and planning process

    · Embedding KPI’s into the business to monitor effectiveness of business activity

    · Managing the finance operations of the business, Cash management and covenant testing

    · Reporting regularly to external investors and maintaining a no surprises relationship.

    Candidates will be qualified accountants with experience of leading Operational teams. You will be a hands on and detail focussed commercial accountant with experience of working within a growing, successful investor backed business.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDSUR

    Our client is a specialist manufacturing business with exciting growth plans for the future. They are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to work with owner founders as they look to capitalise on the market leading position they currently hold.

    Salary: c.£100k + bens

    Location: Surrey

    Supporting the Managing Director and Board in the strategic management of the company, the key responsibilities for this role will include, but will not be restricted to, the following:

    · Accurate reporting (statutory, management, investor), including annual audit

    · Leadership, management and development of a small finance team

    · Development, monitoring, reporting and interpretation of business KPIs

    · Ensure systems and controls are robust enough to support a growing business

    · Analysis of margins by product and customer profitability

    Key skills and experience:

    · ACA qualified or equivalent

    · Strong commercial focus

    · Previous experience working with owner founders or external stakeholders

    · Comfortable partnering the CEO with external/ client meetings

    This is a highly visible role which will be both hands-on and strategic, and the successful candidate is likely to have previous experience working in a fast paced business. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business which is well placed to capitalise on its successful track record to date.

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  • Interim Finance Director ref: RNCBS

    Our client are a large entrepreneurial multisite retailer with a history of growth and success across the whole of the UK. The business is evolving and as part of the next phase of its exciting story the CFO is looking to complement the finance team with a senior Interim hire.

    Salary: £750 per day

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Duties will include:

    · Supporting the CFO with reporting and preparation of management information for decision making

    · Ensuring robust processes and controls within the existing finance team

    · Project management of a finance systems upgrade

    You will be a qualified accountant with experience of working within an entrepreneurial or investor backed business and be comfortable working at pace in a changing work environment.

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  • COO ref: RDNOR

    Our client is a high growth professional services business with an impressive track record. They are now looking to further strengthen the Board with the recruitment of a commercially focused, strategic and process minded COO.

    Salary: Up to £120k + benefits

    Location: London

    Our client is a high growth professional services business with an impressive track record. They are now looking to further strengthen the Board with the recruitment of a commercially focused, strategic and process minded COO. Participating as a key member of the executive management team, this newly created role is responsible for overseeing all of company operations, including Finance, HR, Legal, IT, Contracts and Property.

    • Ensure overall leadership of company accounting and financial management function underpinned by effective financial controls

    • Formulate financial plans in accordance with the strategy determined by the Board

    • Develop KPIs that support the company’s management and development

    • Ensure accounting policies comply with relevant accounting standards and that company policies are up to date and followed

    • Oversee preparation of statutory and monthly management accounts, including cash and performance forecasts

    • Oversee 12 month rolling P&L and cash flow

    • Ability to deliver fast ‘helicopter view’ commercial financial analysis as well as bottom up detailed modelling

    • Manage and develop key relationships with the company’s bank, investors and auditors

    • Ensure compliance with investor arrangements

    • Lead on the implementation of new operational and financial systems

    • Ensure effective maintenance of internal IT systems

    • Overall responsibility for all HR matters, including employee contracts

    • Maintain appropriate company policies and insurances including Professional Indemnity

    • Responsible for ongoing maintenance and review of all existing contracts (including external suppliers and property leases)

    • Ensure effective company-wide communication

    • Company secretarial duties

    Key skills and experience

    • A fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

    • Experience of working in a hands-on role in an entrepreneurial business

    • A strong and up to date knowledge of IT systems and process management

    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work closely and effectively across all areas of the business

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which is set to grow significantly over the next 3-5 years.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDBED

    Our client is a fast growth provider of services within a highly specialist sector. They are now looking to strengthen the existing management team with the appointment of a truly commercial Finance Director. Supporting the CEO and working with well-established PE backers, the FD will play a critical role in executing the strategy as the business continues to grow both organically and via acquisition.

    Salary: Up to £130k + equity

    Location: Northern Home Counties

    Main Duties:

    • Finance and management reporting function supporting the Board through the preparation of budgets and financial reports and providing advice and guidance on financial strategy

    • Manage systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances

    • Assisting with all financial contracts with both suppliers and clients to ensure the business is both protected and well positioned

    • Coordination and preparation of Statutory Reporting

    • Monthly management accounts, including cash and performance forecasts

    • Management of key stakeholder relations

    Key Skills & Experience:

    • ACA qualified or equivalent

    • Commercial business focussed

    • Experienced or understanding of the nature and demands of a private equity backed business

    • Has an appetite to play a much wider role in the business than purely finance

    • Credible, motivated, energetic, hands-on and pragmatic

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly driven management team in a business that is well-positioned to capitalise on the success it has enjoyed to date.

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  • COO ref: RODG

    Our client now seeks a new COO to play a key role in the next stage of the organisation’s development. Reporting to the CEO, the COO will be responsible for finance and administration; the international offices; technology; procurement; programme management; and will serve as the leader of the internal organisation.

    Salary: £120k plus benefits

    Location: East Midlands

    Our client is a long established and world leading UK-based international organisation with the not for profit sector. The organisation has grown 60% in the last six years and is growing at a rate of 8-10% per annum.

    Our client now seeks a new COO to play a key role in the next stage of the organisation’s development. Reporting to the CEO, the COO will be responsible for finance and administration; the international offices; technology; procurement; programme management; and will serve as the leader of the internal organisation. This is a truly commercial role with responsibility across the organisation at the highest level and will play a key part in its continued growth. The ideal candidate will have a strong financial core with an operational skill set and a proven track record of transforming organisations with international reach that are in growth phase.

    Candidates should possess the following attributes: experience in scaling a multi-site organisation; an ability to both lead and build the capabilities of an organisation; strategic vision; real business instincts and a broad mindset; drive, flexibility and high energy levels; and be at ease dealing with people across all levels. Experience of managing a “values driven” organisation is valued but not essential.

    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 the email address below quoting reference RODG.

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  • Finance Director ref: JA 60

    Our client is a private equity backed travel business that is looking to hire a new Finance Director. The business has a revenue of around £80m and is a market leader in its sector with ambitious growth plans. Reporting directly to the MD, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the Executive team responsible for driving business performance.

    Salary: £100 - £120k + equity

    Location: East Sussex

    Our client is a private equity backed travel business that is looking to hire a new Finance Director. The business has a revenue of around £80m and is a market leader in its sector with ambitious growth plans. Reporting directly to the MD, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the Executive team responsible for driving business performance. This will be a highly visible role within the business so in addition to ensuring that the finance function performs effectively this role also has key operational duties and will be expected to work closely with the MD and Chairman developing and delivering the strategic plan. The ideal candidate should have previous experience of being a stand-alone Finance Director and should ideally have worked in a consumer facing business. In addition, private equity or stakeholder experience would be useful. This is a fast paced organisation in a dynamic market and the ideal candidate should be sufficiently commercial and credible to be able to deputise for the MD when necessary.

    Interested candidates should send a full CV along with notice and salary details to the email address displayed.

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  • FD ref: ROMS

    Our client is a well-known branded consumer goods group with an international presence. It has several overseas subsidiaries and the business now seeks an FD to set up the European operation of the group which will be head quartered in the UK.

    Salary: Up to £200k

    Location: South East London

    This will be a carve out from the group and as such, the FD will require a balance of skills. On the one hand they will need to be able to roll their sleeves up and build a platform for a fast growing business to develop; on the other, they must be capable of carving out the B2C business from the larger corporate and thus also at home in that environment.

    The FD will be involved in business development, commercial deals and M&A. International experience is important as is an understanding of warehousing, digital, supply chain, importation, ordering, processing etc. Language skills would be an advantage but not essential. This is an opportunity for someone talented and ambitious who wants to make an impact.

    The ideal candidate will have a background in consumer, branded goods, FMCG and will have worked in a growth company. They 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. A blue chip background coupled with hands on skills gained in a smaller entrepreneurial environment would be beneficial. Knowledge of Oracle and Hyperion would also be an advantage. They must be excited by the challenge of the opportunity and happy to travel fairly extensively.

    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 the email address below quoting reference ROMS.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDFMJ

    Our client is a global, digital media company that was established in 2011. Five years on and the company has evolved from a boot-strapped start-up to a company with $30m VC investment, 3m monthly users and 1m social media following. Having been awarded a number of accolades, the business has also been named one of 25 UK tech companies to watch. To continue to scale and reach its ambitious growth agenda, the business is now looking to recruit a Finance Director to join the leadership team.

    Salary: Up to £120k + Benefits

    Location: London

    The business aims to grow by strategic acquisitions across specific verticals relevant to its space with a view to IPO within the 5-6 years.

    Role (based in Central London)

    · Finance Director with full responsibility for leading and developing the finance function

    · The role will be hands-on, setting up the necessary systems, controls and processes to support a rapidly growing global, digital company

    · Support the CEO to deliver the Company’s financial strategy

    · Influence the broader organisation, using sound commercial judgement to challenge key financial decisions

    · Lead the finance and management reporting function, supporting the Board through the preparation of budgets and financial reports and providing advice and guidance on financial strategy

    · Manage systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances, including establishing the financial control framework

    · Ensure robust cash management

    · Management of external audit and banking relationships

    · Ensure that accounting policies comply with relevant accounting standards

    · Company secretariat

    · Managing a small finance team

    Key Qualities and Experience

    · A fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent), ideally with initial degree from a top tier UK or US university

    · Experience of working in a global, high growth, fast paced digital company

    · International PE and M&A experience, including integration

    · UK and US experience is essential; Chinese experience would be a strong asset

    · A strong and up to date working knowledge of IT systems and process management

    · Previous experience working within e-commerce (affiliate sales/booking) and digital media (content monetisation).

    · Understanding of ad tech /conversion funnels to optimize revenues

    · Understanding of the implications of the global nature of e-commerce and digital media

    · Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to closely liaise and communicate with demanding financial and non-financial people (tech, media, sales)

    · Ability to deliver fast ‘helicopter view’ commercial financial analysis as well as bottom up detailed modelling

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  • CFO ref: RDGMV

    Our client is a leader in their field and have been recognised as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK by the Sunday Times Tech Track. They are now looking to recruit a Board Director CFO to work with a highly driven management team.

    Salary: Up to £125k

    Location: Central London

    The Role

    • The CFO role has three core focuses:
      • Past:
        • Metronomic delivery of management and stat accounts
        • Company Secretarial
      • Present:
        • Build the robust systems and controls needed as the businesses grows from £5m to £50m turnover
        • Own, collate, interpret and present both financial and non-financial leading KPI indicators
        • Manage cash to maximise growth.
        • Guide the commercial team in the building of innovative commercial models
      • Future:
        • Build the financial strategy to allow the business to win firstly UK market, and then the European Market
        • Development and active maintenance of budgets and forecasts
        • Lead fund raising activities as required

    Skills

    • A minimum of 5 years main board experience as CFO of a rapid growth business
    • Specific experience of managing growth between £5m and £50m
    • Proven delivery in an entrepreneur driven business.
    • Unparalleled cash management skills with a focus on maximising growth
    • First-hand experience of fund raising across a range of sources such as VC, PE, Family Office, Debt, etc.
    • Fully qualified Accountant with sound technical skills
    • Never-ending energy, with a hands-on approach to business

    This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a business that is well placed to grow exponentially over the next 3-5 years.

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  • Interim CFO ref: RNRTB

    Our client is an entrepreneurial growth business who is going through a refinancing exercise. The Chief Executive needs the support of an experienced CFO to help lead this process.

    Salary: 1000 per day

    Location: Yorkshire

    Duties will include:

    Negotiating with banks and negotiating debt finance

    Working with the operational team to ensure the business strategy and plan are credible

    Ensuring the integrated P&L, Balance sheet and cash flow work together effectively

    Leading a small finance team and ensuring it is as effective and robust as possible

    You will be an experienced operational CFO with experience of negotiating financing on behalf of entrepreneurial or investor backed businesses. You will be a qualified accountant with a recognised UK qualification.

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  • Finance Director ref: JA73

    Our client is a privately owned niche manufacturing business with a turnover of c£40m annually. The business is the global leader in its product type and has operations internationally.

    Salary: c£110,000 -£120,000 p/a

    Location: Milton Keynes

    The organisation is seeking a Finance Director who will work very closely with the CEO helping lead the business through significant growth and ultimately a successful exit from the current shareholders. The ideal candidate should have previous experience of working as a stand-alone Finance Director and should also have worked in a manufacturing business at some stage of his/her career. In addition, candidates should have experience of FOREX and should have managed banking relationships in previous organisations. This is a commercial role and the ideal candidate will be expected to add strategic value at Board Level as well as oversee all financial and accounting activities of the organisation. Finally, the ideal candidate will have experience of IT systems implementation, be confident and possess a “can do” positive attitude.

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  • Finance Director ref: JA18

    Our client is an AIM listed speciality pharmaceutical company with a rich heritage and a well developed product range. Currently the organisation has a revenue of around £40m and is positioned to significantly expand via both acquisition and organic growth over the coming few years. The product is sold worldwide and the organisation operates internationally.

    Salary: c£150,000 plus bens

    Location: West Sussex

    Our client is seeking to recruit a Finance Director who will sit on the Board and who will be a peer level business partner to the CEO. Essential to this role is the ability of the successful candidate to add value at a strategic level as well as oversee all finance activities throughout the organisation. In addition FX experience is essential as is experience of investor relations. The ideal candidate will have previously held a standalone Finance Director role and will be confident working in a fast paced, international and technically demanding environment. This organisation is at a crucial point in its growth journey and becoming the Finance Director will be an exciting and rewarding challenge for a candidate who is seeking a fully accountable, visible role with real commercial impact.

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  • CFO ref: RDINS

    Our client is a high growth, PE backed insurance business with an exciting growth plan. The management team are highly skilled, keenly commercial and very entrepreneurial. They now seek a like-minded CFO to join them and to play a key role in future growth plans.

    Salary: £120k-£150k + possible equity

    Location: London

    The role will be challenging, requiring a qualified accountant equally at home in the detail whilst also managing key stakeholder relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring sound financial management control and reporting systems that will support a rapidly growing business. This is a broad role and will also incorporate management of other, non-finance aspects of the business. Key responsibilities will include:

    · Overall responsibility for fiscal reporting and management control functions

    · Strong cash management

    · Preparation and presentation of timely and accurate monthly and annual financial reports

    · Compile all statutory accounts and manage taxation and audit requirements

    · Work closely with the CEO to measure performance and determine the strategic direction of the business

    Ideally you will have previous experience of working in a fast paced, PE backed entrepreneurial business and will now be looking for a CFO role partnering a highly driven management team. Previous experience of the Insurance sector is essential.

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  • CFO ref: RDBS

    This is a broad role and will include planning and forecasting, IT, acquisitions, legal, property management and funding as well as external relationships including investors, offshore partners and financial institutions.

    Salary: Up to £130k + Equity

    Location: London

    Our client, a high growth, PE backed provider of business services is now seeking an ambitious CFO who will work closely with, and report to the CEO. Managing a team of 15, the CFO will play a significant role in ensuring that the strategic objectives are achieved and will have full responsibility for the financial operations of the company, including the development of the financial strategy. This is a broad role and will include planning and forecasting, IT, acquisitions, legal and funding as well as external relationships including investors and financial institutions.

    Responsibilities

    · Provide proactive support to the Board in the evolution and delivery of the business strategy

    · Monitor and report on the implementation of strategic business plans

    · Tight management of cash forecasting

    · Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems and ensure robust underlying records

    · Improve operational best practices including the development and management of IT systems

    · Analysis of potential acquisitions & business opportunities and supervise acquisition DD

    · Lead the integration of new acquisitions into the business

    Key Skills & Experience

    · Have the gravitas, experience and credibility to work closely alongside the CEO with external and internal stakeholders

    · ACA (or equivalent) with demonstrable experience as a standalone FD in a growth business

    · Ability to be both hands-on whilst also operating as one of the key strategic thinkers

    · Motivated by growing shareholder value with a demonstrable understanding of how to deliver growth

    · Experience of working with equity partners/ banks

    · Previous experience of working in a high volume, transaction business highly desirable

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business as it embarks in the next stage of its growth, with excellent potential to share in the future upside/ success.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDDOG

    Our client is a long established PE backed business services organisation with exciting growth plans for the future. They are now looking to recruit a new Finance Director to work with a highly ambitious MD, with functional accountability to the Group CFO.

    Salary: £100k to £120k + Equity

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Our client is a long established PE backed business services organisation with exciting growth plans for the future. They are now looking to recruit a new Finance Director to work with a highly ambitious MD, with functional accountability to the Group CFO. The Finance Director is a key member of the leadership team, helping to develop and implement strategy, and to resource and deliver the organisation’s objectives.

    Duties and responsibilities will include:

    • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities

    • Ensure credibility of finance by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts

    • Management of finance team of 13

    • Ensure accounting policies comply with relevant accounting standards and that company policies are followed

    • Assisting with all financial contracts with both suppliers and clients to ensure the business is both protected and well positioned

    • Provide ongoing insightful analysis about business performance and underlying trends to management team to keep driving revenue and profit growth

    Profile

    • A fully qualified accountant

    • Experience of working in a hands-on entrepreneurial environment

    • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work closely and communicate with both financial and non-financial people

    • Ability to deliver fast ‘helicopter view’ commercial financial analysis as well as ‘bottom up’ detailed modelling

    • A change manager who thrives in a fast paced environment

    • Experience of working in a PE backed business advantageous but not essential

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly driven management team as they embark on the next stage of this business’ development.

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  • Finance Director ref: JA10

    Our client is a rapidly growing multi-site leisure business which has been recently invested in by private equity. The business is well positioned for significant expansion and as a result of the external investment now requires a Finance Director.

    Salary: £500 p/d

    Location: East Sussex

    Our client is a rapidly growing multi-site leisure business which has been recently invested in by private equity. The business is well positioned for significant expansion and as a result of the external investment now requires a Finance Director. This role will oversee all financial aspects of the business as well as partner the CEO in strategic decision making to enable successful expansion. The ideal candidate will have some previous multi-site experience during their career and will be able and willing to roll up their sleeves and really get stuck in to the detail as well as add value at Board level. The successful candidate should be experienced in managing banking relationships and managing debt and covenants in a leveraged situation.

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  • CFO ref: RDCHLY

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly profitable, fast growing business with excellent prospects.

    Salary: Up to £130k + Equity

    Location: London

    Our client is a fast growing, PE backed provider of specialist residential care for adults across the South East. Having an excellent reputation in the market the business is well positioned for further growth through development of new sites and a strong demand from commissioners. The business is now looking to recruit a commercial and growth focused Finance Director to complete the highly driven management team.

    Role:

    · Main Board Director with responsibility for the finance function at Board level

    · Executing roll out plan for the business including new site review, appraisal, financing, project management and post-evaluation

    · Leading the identification and delivery of suitable bolt-on corporate acquisitions

    · Management of key stakeholders/advisors

    · Implementation and development of IT systems and processes

    · Liaison with operational management on financial analysis of timely, relevant and accurate information and development of business enhancement as a result

    Key Skills:

    · Qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)

    · Experience of private equity backed businesses

    · A self-starter with project management experience

    · Broad operational experience

    · An ability to be both hands-on and strategic

    · Excellent interpersonal skills

    · Acquisition transaction experience

    · Previous experience of working in a high growth small business

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly profitable, fast growing business with excellent prospects.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDCHW

    Our client is a PE backed media business with fantastic growth plans for the future. They are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to work with a highly driven management team based in London.

    Salary: Up to £90k+Bens

    Location: london

    Our client is a PE backed media business with fantastic growth plans for the future. They are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to work with a highly driven management team based in London. Responsible for monthly management accounting, forecasting, budgeting and all statutory reporting requirements, this role also has responsibility for HR and IT. Having exceptional cash management skills you will most likely have had experience of working in a multi-streamed, complex business and will feel comfortable partnering blue chip clients playing a lead role in contract negotiations. Previous experience of working in a smaller, growth organisation would be advantageous as is an avid interest in technology/ digital businesses. This role requires the ability to be both hands-on and strategic and would ideally suit somebody who is passionate about mentoring and developing multi-disciplined teams.

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  • CFO ref: RDEV

    Salary: c.£100k+ bens

    Location: London

    Our client is a fast paced, owner manager business recognised as one of the leading names in the event management sector. Headquartered in London they are now looking to recruit a commercial CFO to partner a highly driven management team. Responsible for the management of finance teams across multiple jurisdictions the successful candidate will ensure the finance function has first rate controls and processes whilst also providing key guidance on financial strategy. Main duties will include:

    • Management of external audit and banking relationships

    • Leading finance teams across all group offices

    • Management of all foreign exchange activity including ensuring a robust forward buying and exchange rate management system is in place

    • Assisting with all financial contracts with both suppliers and clients

    • Working closely with sales and accounts team in client facing pitches

    This is a broad, commercial role and it is essential that the successful candidate has the ability to deliver both ‘helicopter view’ commercial financial analysis as well as bottom up detailed modelling. Excellent interpersonal skills are a pre-requisite given the importance of being able to communicate with both financial and non-financial people across the group together with the client facing nature of the role. Previous experience of working in a hands-on role in an entrepreneurial business is advantageous, as is previous change management experience. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing business with exciting plans both in the UK and overseas.

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  • Finance Director ref: RDESS

    Salary: £80k - £100k

    Location: Essex

    They are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to partner the MD, Ops Director, Chairman and Investors to monitor/ manage the Business Plan and drive the future growth. As FD you will be responsible for implementing a robust KPI framework to effectively measure key milestones in the Business Plan, with a focus on EBITDA and cash.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Overall control of the Company’s accounting function (including production of monthly management accounts and managing cash-flow)
    • Formulate financial targets and budgets in accordance with the strategy determined by the Board
    • Overall control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit systems
    • Corporate finance: managing company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity and acquisitions, as appropriate
    • Preparing annual accounts and liaising with the Company’s auditors
    • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met regarding all the Company’s affairs
    • Overseeing VAT, intrastate, Duty, customs enquiries, Payroll and PAYE
    • Ensure vigorous financial controls to address operational weakness and minimise corporate risk
    • Project accounting – including costing analysis, variance analysis and project cash flows
    • Manage the completion of timely and robust forecast and commentaries to facilitate the decision making process and to challenge forecasts and to ensure reasons for variance are fully documented including implications for production, planning and stock control
    • Provide up to date information to the rest of the management team in regard to sales, margins, labour, stock and efficiency analysis
    • Management of key stakeholder relationships

    This role would suit somebody with strong personal presence who is confident, hard-working and entrepreneurial. Ideally you will have experience of working with strategic investors and you will have a demonstrable track record of contributing to growing a business both in terms of revenue and profit. Manufacturing/ bespoke manufacturing experience required.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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