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Chief Financial Officer

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Discipline:

    Finance & Audit

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £175,000 - £200,000 + Bonus + Equity + Executive Benefits

  • Consultant:

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  • Email:

    jabelson@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    JA/15531

  • Published:

    2 months ago

Our client is a highly successful PE backed organisation engaged within the Property Development sector.  

They are seeking a candidate of suitable calibre to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.  Reporting to and working very closely with the Chief Executive Officer this is a senior management role with a large amount of autonomy, requiring significant operational capacity coupled with entrepreneurial flair.

Your responsibilities will focus on the following areas:

  • To work as a partner with the Chief Executive in developing and overseeing the implementation of the Corporate Strategy to underpin the growth of the business. 
  • To play a major role in the investment decisions essential to the growth of the business
  • To take primary responsibility for all financial matters relating to the business including bank relationships.
  • Take a leading role in managing the relationship with the stakeholders, financial institutions, Joint Venture partner’s external auditors, tax advisors and other key suppliers including taking a lead in negotiating new funding.
  • To play a major role in the investment decisions essential to the growth of the business.
  • Support and lead future liquidity and/or exit events
  • To take overall responsibility for the Finance team, offering development and guidance as necessary
  • To insure that all key decisions, asset investments and major acquisitions are supported by proper evaluations.
  • To develop and implement robust finance systems, ensuring these are fit for purpose as the business grows.
  • To manage effectively the expenditure and cash flow of the business
  • Responsible for producing the annual financial statements and accounts, ensuring a clean audit report and that the accounts follow best financial practice

The successful candidate will

  • Be a professionally qualified Finance Director with significant experience of the property development and Investment sectors.
  • Have experience of developing financial strategies and contributing to the broader commercial development of a business and leading the budgetary management and control within an organisation.
  • Ideally have previous experience of raising finance and working with private equity backed companies and banks, developing and maintaining strong contacts
  • Be highly commercial, with proven experience of adding value to businesses
  • Have the ability to challenge colleagues in an effective way to facilitate good decision making
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication abilities, with highly developed planning and organisational skills, able to use initiative and prioritise work.