I am seeking a Group Financial Controller for this highly acquisitive business services group within the real estate space. This is a retained search assignment handled directly by myself.
The business is currently Private Equity backed and is looking to IPO in the next 2 years. The role will pay £120,000-125,000 + Bonus + Management Incentive scheme that should be worth a fair amount on exit. The role is based in London
As a key member of the management team, this individual will continue to professionalize the group finance function on the journey to a possible IPO. The individual will work closely with the Group CFO, CEO and many others on the Management Board, ensuring the business strategy is successfully delivered. The candidate will have overarching responsibility for corporate governance, acquisition accounting, financial reporting, leading the preparation for a potential IPO, tax and treasury structuring, and finance systems. The Group Financial Controller will have oversight of all Finance operational activities. The individual will act as a key contact for potential brokers with regards to transactions, and will build and strengthen the group finance function to be best in class. An initial emphasis will be placed on optimizing the financial reporting and ensuring that the annual report is suitable for a FTSE listed business. There is a large team to managed here. There could be scope to progress onto the Group CFO position in the future.
Key requirements are
1. ACA qualified only, from a Top 10 practice
2. Experience from a listed PLC in a Head of Reporting/Group Controller position
3. 2:1 degree educated
4. Strong leadership capability and proven management of a sizeable team
5. Preferable someone who has gone through an IPO, but not essential
I have a lot of detail on this position and there is an NDA to sign in the first instance. I am ideally looking to meet appropriate individuals next week over coffee if you are interested. My offices are based in Mayfair, Broughton House 6-8 Sackville Street, W1S 3DG
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