Chief Finance Officer - £11m t/o consumer services business
East London
Six figure basic plus equity and bonus

The Company

A privately held, market leading, consumer services business (vehicle leasing), which has experienced consistent growth since inception. Revenues are currently in the region of £11m.

The business is in an exciting phase of its lifecycle with a clear robust business model to facilitate further growth. Operating from several well-placed hubs and driven from the London office the business has a vibrant culture and will appeal to those who enjoy a challenging fast paced environment where you can help shape the direction of the business.

The Role of CFO

• Will be part of the executive board with an equity stake in the business.

• Will provide strategic and tactical support to the board, bringing a positive approach whilst questioning to facilitate rigorous decision making.

• Will lead, manage and develop the finance team, ensuring robust financial stewardship of the business as it continues to grow.

• Alongside the CEO will manage business critical relationships, such as investors, advisors and institutions.

• Will manage cashflow and drive profitability through commercial and operational improvements.

The Candidate

• A CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified Finance Director/ CFO likely to have built their experience within a larger scaled capital intensive business but have the attitude and flexible skill set to adapt to a dynamic SME.

• Financial services experience is beneficial but not essential, as a minimum a clear understanding of how to structure debt and manage investor relationships is required.

• An autonomous, self-starter who will challenge the business and influence strategies and plans to support sustainable growth. We are looking for a business, not just a financial, leader who will take ownership of helping to grow the business.

• A high degree of commercial and financial acumen underpinned by robust technical skills. Candidates will be able to drive the strategic agenda whilst maintaining a well-controlled finance function.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Ashley Crich on 0207 367 9753 or Lucy Ramsbottom on 0161 498 3418.

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