£140-160k + bonus + bens + equity
Our client is a PE Backed B2B services business based in the Midlands, forecast to generate £3-4 million EBITDA this year. The strategy is to create a £15-20m+ EBITDA business in 3-5 years through continued organic growth and expansion into new verticals through acquisitions; a strong pipeline of roll-up acquisition opportunities has already been identified.
As part of the investment strategy, the CEO and investors are looking to strengthen the management team with the appointment of a Group CFO to become one of the key executives in the business and help drive its ambitious growth.
The CFO must support the CEO and management team to help develop and deliver the business plan, whilst simultaneously leading the finance function and being a Board Director for the Company. Specific activities will include: accurate reporting (statutory, management, investor, debt provider); development, monitoring, reporting and interpretation of relevant business KPIs and associated systems; participation in Group strategic and tactical planning and decision-making; presentation of financial information internally and externally, as required; assist with the identification, assessment, negotiation, due diligence and integration of acquisitions, including the preparation and presentation of investment cases; liaison with and co-ordination of external advisers, including auditors, tax advisors, bankers, lawyers, insurance brokers and other advisers.
You will be an intelligent, energetic CFO with gravitas and the independence to make decisions. You will have a strong robust personality with the ability to analyse interpret and explain simply financial and operational information and articulate all aspects of business strategy and performance to third parties including investors and banks. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) with sound technical accounting skills and proven PE and exit experience. Experience of acquisition identification, negotiation, due diligence and integration; strong cost control experience, including tight working capital management; and leadership and people management experience are all valuable.
You should expect to be based in the Midlands (where the core operations are based) initially for c.4 days per week, with some travel around the UK (including the North West office) and depending on future acquisitions as well as regular meetings with the investors in London.