Group Financial Controller - PE Backed Software Scale-Up

Role:

Group Financial Controller - PE Backed Software Scale-Up

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £70000 — £80000
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Accountancy
  • Doing what:

    Group Financial Controller| Rapid Growth Private Equity Backed Software Scale-Up | London



    Harmonic Finance are proud to be recruiting on an exclusive basis for one of Europe's most exciting Software scale-ups. They are backed by a major Private Equity fund and are preparing to continue their expansion into the US and APAC markets taking Turnover from £35m to a projected £50m in 2021 and £75m in 2022.



    This expansion will be driven by a period of significant M&A activity which will allow them to quickly enter international markets and launch supplementary products including a push towards software as a service (SaaS) model.



    Covid has accelerated the shift to software and technology products in their respective markets so our client is seeing significant organic growth from existing clients in the UK.



    Culturally the business is filled with incredibly talented, ambitious people but retains a 'start-up' feel where people are encouraged to really get stuck in and have an impact on the business.



    Please note remote work is an option.



    The role:

    The Group Financial Controller will work closely with the CFO and is ultimately responsible for overseeing the running of the Finance function itself. Based on the change in the business resulting from M&A activity alongside the expansion plans there will be extensive ad-hoc projects. These will include acquisitions (Due Diligence etc), integration and process improvement. As the business moves more towards a SaaS model there will also be a push to implement and improve the necessary KPI reporting and financial analysis.





    Responsibilities:

    * Manage a team of 5 (2 in the US) to ensure timely production and presentation of Management Accounts and smooth running of the day-to-day (AP, AR, Credit Control)
    * Ensure efficient month-end processes are in place and work to continuously improve these
    * Produce quarterly forecasting and long-term strategic planning (FP&A) alongside the CFO
    * Support the setup of SaaS KPI analytics and metrics
    * Manage the production of year-end statutory accounts and work closely with auditors
    * Oversee the production of consolidated group accounts
    * Provide Business Partner support to multiple areas of the business providing insightful analysis and supporting with new product launches and market entry
    * Support the integration of newly acquired businesses into the Group structure
    * Ensure robust financial controls are in place
    * Mentor, manage and coach the Finance function



    What we need to see (Essential):

    * ACA, ACCA, CIMA
    * Excellent attention to detail
    * Experience managing a team
    * Strong Accounting knowledge
    * Commercially astute
    * Real proactivity and desire to improve things and ambition to progress quickly
    * Willingness to role the sleeves up and get stuck in



    What we'd like to see (Non-Essential):

    * Experience in a Software or SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business
    * Group Financial Reporting or Consolidations experience
    * Exposure to rapid growth scale-up (Private Equity or Venture Capital Backed)
    * Experience integrating new entities and/ or exposure to M&A



    Location: Central London/ Remote

    Start Date: Able to start by the 1st of December



    Salary: Circa: Up to £75,000 + bonus


    If this role is of interest, please apply online. Due to the high volume of applications we are receiving, if you haven’t heard back from us please assume your application was unfortunately unsuccessful on this occasion.

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