I am partnering the CEO of a cutting edge, privately owned technology services group in their search to recruit a stand out CFO. With a turnover in excess of £20m, this tech innovator has ambitions to completely revolutionise their industry niche by ripping up the rule book on how things have historically been done and using state of the art software products which have been developed in house to save their clients time and money, whilst providing a greater level of control. Reporting to the Chief Executive and business owner, the CFO will own the financial (and possibly some operational) elements of the business and be tasked with providing incredible insight into strategy and trends whilst supporting the rest of the Board in the company’s next phase of growth.
This is a non-standard finance role in a completely unique business likely to be very different from anything you have encountered before, from the way they make the coffee, to the way they deliver services, righ through to the revenue/ value per employee. The client is seeking an exceptionally bright Qualified Accountant with high cognitive intellect and demonstrable post qualification experience. An influential leader with experience of managing people and strategic outputs successfully who is able to internalise very different ways of thinking and overcome constant empirical challenge. The role requires a robust character who is able to thrive in a demanding environment but also someone who is personable, hardworking (100hr weeks), highly driven and tenacious, who is able to go on a journey with the business as well as handling high levels of pressure, and be hands on when required. Someone who is upwardly mobile in their career and has a strong track record to date, you will be a true business partner who displays high levels of commercial acumen and possesses effective communication skills at all levels.