Head of Finance (share options, transaction, private equity backing)

Head of Finance (share options, transaction, private equity backing)

Job Title: Head of Finance (share options, transaction, private equity backing)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000/year + Bonus + Share Options
Contact Name: Molly Hogan
Job Published: March 20, 2018 10:05

Job Description


  • A boutique premium search business working within the FTSE 100, established five years ago. 
  • Since then, they have grown to £6mil turnover (with a very impressive Ebitda) and circa 50 heads.
  • International business, with a second office in mainland Europe.
  • Exciting growth plans - forecast to hit £10mil turnover and double in headcount by 2020. 
  • Plans to grow internationally - motions already in play to open up in the States.  
  • Looking to go through their first deal in the next 18 months (private equity backing) and already have had interest from impressive private equity houses. 
  • The long-term plan is to sell within the next ten years to one of the big five search firms. 


  • Finance within the business is currently outsourced, so the role would initially involve bringing their UK (and international) accounts inhouse. 
  • Create value-adding and crucial MI for the business (they currently get very limited MI). This would include any and all of the following:
    • Creating MI broken down by team, consultant, discipline, geography.
    • Collating information establishing the seasonality of the business. 
    • Showing revenue by client, by consultant and where they might be missing opportunities to cross-sell the business.
    • Sitting in board meetings advising on the business' position in the market, the socio-economic climate.
    • Advising on the feasibility and profitability of growing the business internationally and into different disciplines. 
  • Taking the business through the private equity-backing process (along with preparing the business for this).
  • This is a stand-alone role, so having complete ownership of the finance function within the business.
  • Being a key advisor and business partner to the MD. 
  • Being a crucial figure in the growth and professionalisation of the business. 
What You Need
  • Russel Group education.
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified (preferably ACA).
  • Preferably from a Big Four background (but not essential).
  • Experience within an SME organisation.
  • Preferably experience with private equity. 
  • £75,000 - £85,000/year
  • Bonus
  • Share Options

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