Chief Financial Officer

Sector:Recreation & Travel
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£130,000 per annum
Town/City:Wokingham
County:Berkshire
Job ref:39528
Post Date:08. 07. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is delighted to partner with a leading corporate travel company in their search for a visionary Chief Financial Officer to spearhead their financial strategy. Renowned for pioneering innovation in the travel realm, the company is poised for exponential growth.

As CFO, you'll wield considerable influence, steering the finance function both operationally and strategically. Your leadership will extend to nurturing and expanding the finance team, driving M&A initiatives, and fostering key relationships with venture capitalists. Collaborating closely with the CEO and senior stakeholders, you'll play a pivotal role in achieving strategic objectives, providing invaluable insights into international expansion and growth strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a corporate strategy and annual business plan to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Liaise with investors and be central to fundraising plans.
  • Manage the finance team efficiently and aid in development.
  • Work with the CEO and Board on the strategic vision, including forecasting and cultivating stakeholder relationships.
  • Participate in and develop new business opportunities for the group.
  • Ensure that adequate controls are installed and maintained.
  • Provide the board with an operating budget and work closely to ensure pragmatic success.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal activities for the organisation, including revenue/expense and balance sheet reports.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of monthly reports as well as financial statements and cash flow projections.
  • Review and monitor the Group's tax position, calculations, and filings.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Fully qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA would be advantageous.
  • Extensive experience in leading and developing finance functions.
  • Strong technical accounting skills are highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in managing and developing staff.
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent Excel skills.

If you're seeking a CFO role within the dynamic world of corporate travel, this opportunity promises unparalleled challenges and rewards. Join us in shaping the future of travel innovation!

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