Chief Financial Officer

Gleeson Recruitment Limited

Our client is a Private Equity backed leading service provider, operating within a specialist field. Based in the Midlands, they are a highly successful UK based organisation, delivering a variety of managed services within a regulated environment. A market leader in their sector, the business is achieving rapid expansion and has delivered a strong financial performance and strengthened further by continued private equity investment.

The business will deliver year on year revenue and EBITDA growth, securing a number of new contracts and with additional sites opened across the UK. As part of its continued growth, the company will continue invest which will provide a platform for further expansion both through new locations as well as existing sites. This represents an exciting time to join the UK Board as the Chief Financial Officer. As a strategic business partner to the CEO, you will provide critical financial and commercial support to help achieve their growth ambitions.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be based in the Midlands. This represents a critical hire to the UK Board. You will work in partnership with the CEO to define and deliver a strategy that will deliver profitable growth and value creation. It is expected that you will add value operationally and commercially. As CFO you will have autonomy in leading and developing a high-quality finance organisation, which provides effective support to the business. Key responsibilities will include –

  • Assisting CEO in managing all financial and legal aspects of the business and providing analysis for important decision making
  • Ensuring that appropriate financial controls are in place and that working capital is managed effectively
  • Leading on M&A opportunities, organising due diligence and execution
  • Preparing and updating financial projections (including annual budget & business plan)
  • Debt financing in coordination with private equity investors and CEO
  • Managing costs and identifying cost optimisation potential

The successful candidate will be an experienced CFO ideally with prior private equity (PE) experience. Must have end-to-end operational finance responsibility, and experience of being the strategic business partner to the CEO. A track record of making a difference by impacting the bottom line in either a large corporate or a PE backed service environment will be important. In addition to being a technically capable, well-rounded accountant, it is also expected that you will be commercially aware and capable of driving margin growth and supporting other managers with decision making and strategy. It is important that you are comfortable leading change, capable of influencing at all levels and understand what a best-in class finance function looks like.

Attractive six figure basic salary + car allowance, bonus & LTIP opportunity

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