Chief Financial Officer

This private equity backed technology services business requires a Chief Financial Officer to assist in expanding the business organically and acquisitively in the UK and internationally. 

Role Description

Reporting into the CEO, this position will be responsible for:

  • Managing and upgrading the finance function into a centre of business intelligence which provides data, insight and strategic direction allowing the business to make more informed decisions
  • Lead the evaluation of potential acquisition targets to accelerate capability in chosen sectors and geographical areas
  • Managing relationships with Investors and Banks
  • All matters covering Governance, Risk and Compliance


Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of operating in Private Equity backed businesses or in a business that has a leveraged financial structure as top finance person essential
  • Experience and knowledge of the technology services sector is essential
  • Demonstrable experience of M&A
  • Acquisition integration experience, including but not limited to on-boarding of new finance teams and capabilities
  • Excellent leadership and people development/mentoring experience
  • Used to and confident in making business critical decisions
  • Sound knowledge of business systems and process improvement
  • Comfortable in fast moving entrepreneurial environment

Personal qualities:

  • Fully qualified (CIMA, ACCA); Ideally degree educated from a recognised institution
  • Entrepreneurial and commercially savvy
  • Practically minded, not afraid of getting stuck into fine detail
  • Presence and gravitas, but someone who is personable and outgoing
  • Motivated and enthused by difficulty and challenges
  • Confident decision maker with the ability to quickly implement and execute chosen strategies
  • Good problem solver. Capable of overcoming blocks and barriers
  • Equally passionate about the company as the rest of the team and empathetic to the sector
  • Manages through example, trust and respect
  • Accommodating attitude towards measured professional risk
  • Highly ambitious and infectious enthusiasm