Chief Financial Officer

London, UK
11 Dec 2018
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
fdu's Client, one of the UK's most talked about Creative Communications Agency is looking to hire a high-calibre, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to act as a true business partner to the Chief Executive and to work closely with the Senior Leadership team in executing an ambitious strategy. Headquartered in Central London, this is a super opportunity to join a leading scale-up which is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years. Main Responsibilities Financial Control, Reporting & Operations. Commercial Support. Partner with Resourcing, New Business, Legal and Operations to ensure success. Develop and prepare monthly Financial Planning and Analysis reporting. Skill Sets and Experience Degree educated. Fully qualified accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA with a minimum of 8-10 years combined financial management experience. Experience of working within a time billing and project based environment, likely gained from experience in any of the following industries - PR, Publishing, Digital, Media, Production, Professional Services, Agency, and Brand. A solid appreciation of financial reporting and the application of financial data to ensure good business decision-making. Demonstrable experience of implementation and subsequent management of rigorous and scalable controls and processes. Verifiable leadership and management experience having previously built and run highly efficient Finance teams. Comprehensible finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control experience. Ideally have previously helped to manage companies through significant organic growth, and have supported integration. The experience of having taken a company through a successful exit would be of value. Style and Fit Commercially astute, articulate and an influential leader, able to operate both at strategic and operational levels. Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with the leadership team, senior executives, non-executives and external advisors as well as the wider business. Dynamic and energetic, and motivated by working in a fast-growth environment, ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making. Willing to get into the detail to understand issues at a granular level.