Our client is a private equity backed software as a service business that works with blue chip clients. They are seeking a Financial Controller to work with the CFO and manage day-to-day finance. This will be a very ‘hands on’ role but will also provide the Financial Controller a large amount of commercial exposure and visibility to the senior management team. The business is growing organically and via ongoing acquisitions and as such the Financial Controller will gain experience of M&A projects, highlighting and acquiring target businesses and subsequent integration.
The Financial Controller will manage a small team and will be expected to assess and improve day-to-day financial controls and processes. They will also take a lead in analysing financial information and presenting to Board and external stakeholders.
The CFO is extremely impressive and is keen to hire an individual who will use this role as a springboard to an FD position in 3 / 4 years time. As such he is willing to consider applicant who may not have operated as an FC before. This role could therefore be a great first move for someone leaving practice and looking to join an entrepreneurial organisation. The Financial Controller will work closely with the business and will need to have strong interpersonal skills and be adept at managing multiple projects and operating in a fast-paced environment.