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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Recruit 121 are working exclusively with one of the leading FinTech companies in the South West / Wales area to find a CFO to help its continued growth. This award winning business has capitalized on the rapid growth of its in demand solution in the inevitable shift in to a digital world, in which the opportunity poses an unsaturated trillion pound industry.

The CFO will join a well experienced executive team and will lead the company’s finance function as you take it through large funding rounds, possible M&A or IPO exit?

Your Key Responsibilities Include

  • Lead the finance, accountancy and compliance functions of the company including responsibility for the recruitment and employment of all the staff in those department.
  • Manage the allocation and maintenance of the company’s capital and liquidity
  • Manage the processes for financial forecasting and budgets
  • Oversee the preparation of all financial reporting
  • Provide comprehensive, timely and accurate financial reporting and MI
  • Establish all necessary systems and controls
  • Assisting the executive team on long-term financial and business planning
  • Tracking cash flow and analysing the company’s financial weaknesses and strength, whilst proposing corrective actions
  • Senior responsibility for the company’s compliance with regulations, particularly from the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Act as the company’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer(MLRO)
  • Maintain an appropriate compliance culture ensuring that systems and controls operate such that all aspects of the Company’s operations comply with applicable regulations including financial crime
  • Senior responsibility for the company’s legal affairs
  • Ensure that the company complies with all its legal obligations
  • Ensure that all partnerships, material outsourcing arrangements are covered by contracts that protect the interests of the company and control rise
  • Lead on any due diligence processes
  • Ensure that the company’s terms & conditions and other legal documents for clients are simple & effective and protect the company.
  • Establish systems and controls to ensure the proper financial management of the business
  • Establishing and maintaining good relationships with external partners, stakeholders and investors
  • Take a leading role in sourcing appropriate funding for the business.
  • Take the leading role in any M&A activity that the Board determine.
  • Take the leading role in any flotation or IPO that the Board may determine in the future.
  • Optimise the companies tax affairs
  • Take lead responsibility in developing and maintaining systems to provide visibility to the companies Key Performance Indicators in a prompt and timely fashion.
  • Participate at company board meetings to provide reporting & commentary on all matters contained here-in.
  • Regularly review the policies and process for identifying and assessing business risks and the management of these risks
  • Support the CEO and other leaders in establishing, prioritizing and delivering tactical, operational and strategic initiatives across the business.
  • Additional duties as delegated by the Board.

Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with proven experience in an entrepreneurial, technology related business ideally led by a Founder
  • Previous start-up experience, knowledge of how to implement new processes at speed
  • In depth knowledge of the processes and procedures taken by Venture Capitalists and private equity funds
  • Previous exit experience, primarily towards mergers, acquisitions and IPO
  • Commercial mindset with credibility and track record of influencing at board level
  • Managing the finances involved with growing a small team to 100+ employees
  • Scaling teams and sales functions internationally
  • Merchant control,on-boarding and acceptance of international customers
  • Previous Fundraising experience, building the data room, undertaking a due-diligence exercise and leading the company to completion.

Package

  • Salary: up-to £150k DOE
  • OTE:50%
  • Inclusion in the company Share Option scheme
Job Category: Executive Vacancies
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: South west Wales

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