The company

Our client can be typified as a modern scale-up with proven products and a well thought market approach. The next phase can be characterized as "an adolescent who becomes an adult". With the investment of private equity, further professionalizing the internal organisation is a key aspect to build upon and the CFO has a crucial and leading role in this phase. The company is active in the technology sector and thus a CFO with strong affinitty in software, technology or at least within a tech driven setting is most logical.

The challenge

The company has grown organically over the last years and has a proven market approach. A new external CFO should boost the further professonalization of the company and has a leading role in increasing enterprise value. With an active Private Equity company investing in the future potential this means the appointment of a new, business savvy CFO is a key decision to be made. The CFO has to put financial goals and insights into strategy, helping the company to make smart business decisions that improves scalability and automation and better predict outcomes. Specific tasks are:

•    Business Planning and Controlling
•    Corporate Governance, Legal and Tax Compliance
•    Effective, Operational, Finance and Legal support
•    Corporate Finance & Company Funding
•    Financial Management Information
•    Lead the process and execution to increase scalability and accountability
•    Executive leadership & effective management and development of the Finance and Legal departments

You will have the responsibility over Finance, Procurement and Legal and you will manage and inspire your team. Main tasks and responsibilities:

Own the Financial Business Plan
•    Provide updates and ongoing review
•    Ensure the right route to value creation
•    Ensure that funding strategy is achievable and aligned with the overall business plan objectives

Provide commercial information to the Executive Team and to the Board
•    Develop reporting templates and KPIs together with the Analytics Function
•    Ensure timely delivery to appropriate stakeholders
•    Ensure compliance with shareholder agreements and articles

Corporate Governance/Legal and Tax Compliance
•    Ensure that financial accounts are maintained and are accurate in time, comply statutory requirements
•    Build and maintain the system of internal controls to safeguard the company and its assets and audits can be performed successfully
•    Build and improve a risk management system that balances efficient operational requirements with protection of the company

Operational Finance & Legal Support
•    Deliver timely financial plans including re-forecasts
•    Distribute budgets to all decision makers and report actuals against these budgets on a monthly basis
•    Monitor spend and variances against budget, establish and monitor cost control procedures
•    Provide decision-making support (techniques, information, legal support etc.)
•    Ensure profitability by providing cost analysis and drive cost-efficiency in the business
•    Identify and implement appropriate business systems
•    Provide commercial support on supplier and customer contracts
•    Provide training and guidelines for financial and legal decisions throughout the team

Ensure adequate resources
•    Ensure adequate funding of the company by supporting the revenue generating process, focusing on liquidity and managing external funding opportunities
•    Support the extension of the supplier/services network of the company
•    Ensure procurement of goods and services
•    Provide information and help designing information systems 

Provide executive leadership & management
•    Ensure finance & legal functions are appropriately staffed
•    Pro-actively participate in the executive management team
•    Support the organization to focus on “doing the right things at the right time” (Effectiveness)
•    Ensure that strategic objectives are translated into the necessary financial resources for (strategy) execution
•    Derive budgets from the action planning and distribute budgets/authority to secure fast delivery towards goals
•    Help all decision makers to understand the business model

Build & develop commercial awareness across the organisation
•    Empower decision-makers to plan and manage their budgets in the light of the company’s overall development
•    Share and develop commercial knowledge across key functions

Ideal candidate profile

You are good at crunching the numbers, but more important you possess a holistic understanding of the financial and business metrics of the company, and of the industry in general. You are forward thinking and handle debt and equity with long term strategies in mind. Next to that you have the opportunity to further scale the company’s Processes Financials and BI systems.

What it takes

•    Master's degree in Business Economics preferably added with RA/ACCA or RC/CIMA education
•    10+ years of finance experience, preferably in fast-growing technology, gaming, e-commerce organizations as CFO or VP Finance;
•    Demonstrated track record in successfully scaling an early stage, fast growing organization;
•    Extensive experience with managing different revenue models and focus on enterprise value maximisation;
•    Familiarity with European and US accounting principles;
•    Great analytical skills and the ability to manage complex forecasting models;
•    A very organized way of working with proven experience in creating and leading a culture of organization, process, and attention to data and detail;
•    Ability to drive change and adapt quickly in an agile environment. 


•    Entrepreneurial and execution focused mindset; strategically focused, with attention to detail, and good business judgement;
•    Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving high growth environment, balancing multiple challenging priorities on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment;
•    Willing to build from scratch and improve on initial processes;
•    Exceptional communication and team management skills. 




competitive + equity