Chief Financial Officer
at Robert Half International UK

Date Posted: 01/12/2019

Job Description



£115,000 - £135,000 + Exceptional Benefits

Chief Financial Officer - Guildford

Robert Half are currently managing an exclusive and retained search to secure a new Chief Financial Officer on behalf a world class professional services organisation. This organisation is a fast growth SME that is embarking on moving into the medium to large company stage.

This is a brilliant role, highly commercial, global remit and working with a very talented and commercial leadership team.

This organisation is very passionate about the work they do, the value they add and the impact they have on their clients.

This is brand new role and is reporting directly into the Board and will take full responsibility for the financial control, reporting, systems, risk, FP&A and commercial growth of the business globally.

We are looking for a high energy and forwarding thinking finance professional. Our client is looking for someone who has had an exemplary track record of progression and has the ability to shape continued growth and exceptional commercial business partnering.

We are looking for people who can tick the following boxes.

  • Someone on track, who can demonstrate ambitious and progression.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA Big 4 or equivalent)
  • Someone ideally with a strong professional services background. (Not essential)
  • Someone who can clearly demonstrate commercially growing a business globally (US / ASIA / EU)

The Role

The successful Chief Financial Officer must be a qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) and have a strong academic background, coupled with a strong and progressive career.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and run the whole finance function - with everything that comes with it.
  • Commercially set the strategy for the global business.
  • Act a true business partner to the global board and leadership team.
  • Manage all commercial finance activity.
  • Take a lead on all new business pricing, margin and customer performance.
  • Have a strong track record in delivering exceptional reviews and commentary on business cases.
  • Lead all FP&A activity. (Budgets, Forecasts and Planning).
  • Lead and manage a talented global team of finance professionals
  • Have a strong understanding of working capital and cashflow management.
  • Strong experience if investment appraisals and M&A.
  • Lead all ad hoc commercial projects around the group.
  • Build a mindset of commercial finance and effective business partnering.
  • Be comfortable presenting at board level.

Your profile

The successful Chief Financial Officer is likely to be a qualified accountant (ACA or Equivalent) with a strong academic background. A strong proven track record of stability and career progression is key.

You ideally will be a qualified accountant and have a professional services / business services background. Ideally someone who has a good blend of large vs sme experience.

To come to the top of our list ticking these boxes would help.

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Have an exemplary academic background.
  • Strong background gained in growth SME
  • Stable and progressive career to date
  • International experience, launching into new markets.

Company Overview

Global market leading professional services business.


£140,000 - £160,000 + Exceptional Benefits

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Permanent
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 01/12/2019

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