CEO: “What I really want is someone I can trust, with the dynamism to pick things up quickly and to have the remit to get out into my business and TELL ME what we should be doing”
A quote directly from the Group CEO of a successful private equity backed SME based in Nottingham that’s decided 2020 is going to be the year they recruit their next significant member of their already high performing leadership team.
We’re supporting the business to recruit a Group Financial Controller, however… this isn’t a typical Group FC role.
Yes you’ll have responsibility for the management of the day to day / month to month routine and managing the team responsible for turning the handle, preparation of monthly management accounts & board report packs, KPI analysis, commentary on variance to budget, cash flow forecasting, annual statutory accounts & tax matters etc etc. But… what makes this slightly different to the norm is it’s close working relationship with both the Group CFO & Group CEO.
Assuming the “day job” is being taken care of, here you’ll be afforded the opportunity to “get out into the business”, nothing will be off limits, with the curious mindset to look to things in a different way, ask “why?” and collate & present your findings and recommendations back to the board.
Once approved, you’ll then steer & ensure the effective delivery of your recommendations working with stakeholders from across all group companies.
The CEO & CFO have a preference for candidates trained & qualified in an accountancy practice (ACA or ACCA) with experience working in dynamic, fact paced, manufacturing or consumer led sectors. This role will be a great opportunity for candidates that aspire to one day be the FD/CFO of a successful SME business. Think this sounds like your kind of thing, let us know & we can fill you in on the business in more detail.