Salary: Up to £160k

Location: Suffolk / Hybrid

Type: Full-Time

Reference: RDMLI

Our client is a rapidly growing high tech manufacturing business and they are now seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer to help guide the company through its next phase of expansion, including potentially a fund raising, and the preparation of the business for a value realisation event for its shareholders (be that a listing or trade sale). Focussed on driving operational improvements across the business, a key part of the role will be effective management of stakeholders whilst ensuring the business is also ‘exit ready’. The successful CFO will be need previous transaction experience (Sale/ Acquisitions/ IPO) and will have ideally have worked in an AIM listed business. The role will report directly to the CEO and will be part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Company.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to contribute and help to formulate company strategy.
  • Support the CEO in providing regular updates to the Board on progress and expected progress against financial targets and other performance indicators.
  • Support the communication of the prospects of the business to potential investors/ shareholders
  • Lead the development and growth of the finance team.

Required Experience and Expertise:

  • Proven track record as a CFO in fast growing technology/ manufacturing companies, including experience of building a solid working relationship with CEO, senior management team, and major shareholders
  • Experience of guiding innovative technology, and/or manufacturing companies to public and/ or trade sale exits
  • Previous international experience
  • Strong corporate governance skill set
  • Demonstrable experience in public capital markets
  • Monitor cash balances and oversee cash forecasting
  • Co-lead in Investor Relation meetings, appropriately representing the company on current and future positions.
  • Maintain relationships with CF advisors and Brokers

The successful candidate is likely to have the following attributes:

  • Highly intelligent, delivering considered insights and creative solutions to problems
  • High energy, resilient and committed to helping the company achieve its goals;
  • Understands the challenges of a small, high-growth technology / manufacturing business;
  • First class communication and leadership skills, able to influence through persuasive arguments and sound reasoning;
  • Direct experience of high technology manufacturing businesses and their control challenges.

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