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Interim CFO (Closed)

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About the Opportunity

  • Work with the Chief Executive, Board and executive team in preparing and implementing the Group’s strategy, business plans and budget with a focus on the achievement of both short- and medium-term corporate objectives, but with a continual emphasis on the longer-term view
  • Operate as a true business partner to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), helping to dictate and drive strategic plans
  • Act as a commercial partner to the senior team facilitating Company's profitable growth and support its market leading positioning whilst maintaining the ethos and values of the company
  • Take the lead on driving efficiencies of operations to improve quality and/or reduce costs and ensure that all critical systems are in place, kept up-to-date and secure
  • Ensure provision of timely and accurate MI to the business, including period Board reports; conduct performance and trial analysis; carry out an annual audit and business planning process; provide on-going management and forecasting of working capital and the balance sheet
  • Provide robust financial accounting and forecasting (P&L and cash flow), including treasury, cash management and the tax affairs of the business, ensuring timely and accurate reporting
  • Provide ongoing critical analysis of financial performance and investment with relevant constructive challenge and support; also acting as custodian for the capex budget and asset utilization
  • Lead, manage and develop a high performing team, maintaining focus on commercial insight, transparency in communication and operations and a “no-surprises” approach to problem solving
  • Set high standards of internal control and financial risk management throughout the business and through appropriate direction of internal audit team
  • Develop a culture of clear direction and accountability within the finance team and at all levels of the business
  • Set high standards of internal control and financial risk management throughout the business by personal leadership and the appropriate direction of internal audit. Ensure that the Board is fully appraised of current performance, trends, deviations, threats and opportunities
  • Develop forecasting processes to deliver regular, timely, traceable and robust projections within the year and across the next four years
  • Develop KPIs and forward-looking metrics that can be used by the broader management
  • team to track performance and effectively plan ahead
  • Ensure that finance systems address reporting requirements and are connected to CRM and other systems to provide meaningful, up-to-date KPIs to the business
  • Provide input into board-level strategic decisions based on rigorous financial analysis
  • Lead effective business planning and financial analysis to commit resources to the most effective and profitable growth projects
  • Support commercial negotiation with relevant partners
  • Ensure close reporting and achievement of ROI targeted for these initiatives

About You

  • Successful prior role at a similar sized / larger software / data company with multinational operations
  • Demonstrable track record of value creation through delivering operational improvement and margin expansion
  • Strong experience of cash, cash flow and working capital management
  • Prior experience of working in a private equity backed business is beneficial, however not a necessity
  • Experience and credibility in dealing with, and reporting to, banks and investors
  • Experience negotiating acquisitions and managing the integration of them
  • Strong track record in a high growth organization
  • Prior involvement in commercial trade-offs / analysis and contracting with enterprise customers
  • Highly analytical with experience of implementing financial discipline, systems and processes, including forecasting and KPIs
  • Strong ability to produce extensive and detailed data for analysis, reliable outputs & reports
  • Clear thinker and pragmatic – able to get under the surface of the numbers and the operations, and react accordingly
  • Ability to quickly understand internal accounting policies and systems, as well as developing and improving them


How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #29099.


You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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