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PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 29 Jul 20
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 29 Jul 20
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
CFO, PE-Backed Software Communications Firm, Berlin

REFERENCE:
8996 /17G

Our client is a software company which provides communication solutions for corporations, including smart phones which harness proprietary software and leading edge data analytics. The business has ambitious growth plans which include expanding its range of apps to facilitate enhanced corporate productivity and workflow management. Clients are often blue-chip corporations and customer retention is 100%. Already highly profitable, with sales growing strongly each year, it has global ambitions. The firm is based in Berlin and employs 60 people.We are seeking a CFO to lead the finance team, represent the company to investors / finance partners and act as a sparring partner to the CEO. The individual will provide strategic and practical input during an intense period of fund raising and expansion. The position is based in Berlin.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Partnering with the CEO and lead investors
  • Play a key role in future rounds of equity fundraising
  • Lead discussions with banks in raising and managing debt for future growth
  • Lead an efficient, high impact finance team. Expand the team in line with growing size of company
  • Introduce a new best-in-class accounting system
  • Reporting accurate financial results
  • Budget planning (monthly, yearly and medium-term) and forecasting
  • Cash and liquidity management as well as working capital improvement
  • Go-to person for external advisors such as tax advisors, auditors, lawyers, etc.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Previous CFOs with adaptability to work in a start-up environment will be considered. Also, bankers, top tier consultants, as well as current financial controllers or heads of risk at successful start-ups
  • Sophisticated engagement style. Credible with finance partners and investors
  • Excellent academic credentials, ideally with a focus on business administration, finance, accounting or controlling
  • Commercial - detailed understanding of the business drivers
  • An affinity towards IT / digitization and a dynamic start-up mentality
  • Dynamic and collaborative team player with a strong hands-on approach, excellent analytical skills, a partner to the CEO, able to wear several hats
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated to set up up the firm for future success, e.g. by implementing best-in-class processes
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Native German and fluency in English


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