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Interim Venture FD

Interim Venture FD

Posted 19 February by Stanton House
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Company Overview:

Stanton House are supporting a leading Venture Capital firm dedicated to nurturing and driving the growth of innovative businesses to hire a Portfolio Finance Director.

They specialize in incubating and supporting companies through their journey from inception to expansion, providing unparalleled opportunities for professional development and impact.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Portfolio Finance Director, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the management team of their portfolio companies, ensuring the execution of ambitious plans and strategic decisions backed by financial data and insights.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing comprehensive support to portfolio companies, ranging from newer incubation ventures to more mature businesses, bridging gaps in Finance leadership as needed.
  • Overseeing the end-to-end finance function for various portfolio companies, encompassing financial and KPI reporting, financial forecasting and modeling, commercial analysis, cash management, financial systems oversight, and FP&A.
  • Implementing and maintaining best-in-class frameworks and practices surrounding compliance and accounting.
  • Engaging with external stakeholders such as shareholders, auditors, banks, professional advisors, and suppliers.
  • Collaborating with Finance shared service colleagues to ensure high-quality operational financial management.
  • Conducting short-term assignments to review and optimize month-end processes, financial controls, forecast models, unit economics, and financial reporting across portfolio companies.


Personal Attributes: We are seeking a dynamic and disciplined thinker with the following qualities:

  • Strong intellect and entrepreneurial spirit, with a passion for thriving in fast-paced, growth-oriented environments.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with senior executives, fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity and mutual learning.
  • Low ego, openness to feedback, and a willingness to listen and learn.
  • Pragmatic and outcome-oriented mindset, with a bias for action and adaptability to evolving circumstances.
  • Experience operating in matrixed and rapidly changing environments, navigating challenges with ease in dynamic work settings.

Professional Qualifications: To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 7 years PQE.
  • Proven experience as a Head of FP&A, Financial Controller, or Finance Director, actively contributing to the growth of businesses from startup to scale-up stages.
  • Track record of serving as a trusted business partner to senior executive teams, driving initiatives and fostering growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and lead growth strategies, coupled with flexibility to thrive in entrepreneurial environments.
  • Strong business acumen and broad financial perspective, enabling effective advisory support to management and senior leadership.
  • Experience overseeing both accounting and financial planning & analysis functions, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

Reference: 52159303

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