Finance Director, PE-Backed Firm Specialized in Work Wear, Frankfurt Area, Germany Finance Director, PE-Backed Firm Specialized in  …

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 May 20
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 May 20
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Finance Director, PE-Backed Firm Specialized in Work Wear, Frankfurt Area, Germany

REFERENCE:
8827 /26G

Our client is a specialist work wear firm focused on the security sector, backed by a successful private equity fund. With the backing of the investor, the firm is now pursuing a buy-and-build strategy. It is looking to hire a Finance Director to lead and develop the finance function and to support the organisation on its strong and exciting growth path. The position will work closely with the management team and be based in the firm's headquarters in the Frankfurt area.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Setting up and leading a lean, efficient finance function (accounting, controlling), working closely with the management team
  • Implementing and optimising best-in-class management information systems and KPIs
  • Development and implementation of the controlling function, including ERP-based controlling structures
  • Continuous improvement and optimisation of finance processes as well as controlling instruments and tools to enable strong growth
  • Coordination and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements
  • Reporting financial results to the management board and the shareholders as well as preparing ad-hoc analyses
  • Budget planning and forecasting
  • Cash flow and working capital management
  • Support the M&A team
  • Main point of contact for banks, auditors, lawyers and the shareholder
YOUR PROFILE:
  • A university degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related discipline
  • Significant related experience, ideally gained in the Audit or Transaction Advisory Services department of a a leading accounting firm, in consulting with a focus on controlling / ERP implementation or in an operational controlling leadership position
  • An affinity to Mittelstand firms is key
  • Sector experience is helpful, though not required in this position
  • Past experience establishing and implementing new processes and structures (in particular controlling structures) is highly beneficial
  • Previous experience working with Private Equity investors is helpful, though not a must
  • Strong analytical skills with an affinity for numbers
  • Excellent MS Office Skills (in particular Excel)
  • A pro-active and hands-on mentality, a team player keen to play a lead role in a dynamic environment
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in German and English is a must


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