EMEA Finance Director
Becksford Group are currently working with a ‘hypergrowth’ FinTech to appoint their EMEA Finance Director, reporting directly into the Group CFO, a business-critical role due to a high value European acquisition completing later this summer.
Based in central London but with a mature WFH policy in place, the EMEA Finance Director will report to the CFO/COO, taking full accountability for the European P&L, with the immediate task of integrating the new acquisition and their products into the existing business.
Expect the first 12 months to be 80:20 technical vs commercial, before that ratio flips to 80% commercial finance and analysis, focusing on expansion, FDD for new acquisitions and providing insight to the EMEA Exec team.
- Full ownership of financial operations for the EMEA region
- Drive the successful integration of a strategic business/product acquisition headquartered in Europe (end to end - people, process, systems)
- Drive continuous improvement and process improvement initiatives, including creation of a ‘best practice’ controls environment
- Business Partner the EMEA COO and wider EMEA leadership team
- Support strategic decision making through in-depth analysis and reporting, including the creation of complex financial models to identify trends for expansion
- Integrate any newly acquired entities into the region
- Support the global CFO and Group Finance on various initiatives
The successful EMEA Finance Director will likely be moving from a (senior) Financial Controller, Head of Finance, Group Financial Controller, or regional Finance Director role, wanting more autonomy and influence. You must be willing to ‘lay the foundations’ for Europe, embedding structure in a start-up environment that is outlined as the fastest growing region for this ‘hypergrowth’ Payments FinTech.
- Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
- Strong understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS
- A well-balanced Accountant with a strong technical grounding, wanting to develop quickly into a commercial FD (if not there already), with a longer-term career path to Global CFO
- Can evidence managing a small finance team (think 5 persons+)
- Previous experience working for a leading FinTech (working with or for a card issuing provider would be advantageous)
My client is a rapidly expanding Payments FinTech, with current headcount just under 500. A very ambitious, well-funded tech business that is still in start-up mode, currently sitting between Series B and Series C funding with a big round approaching this summer. Collaborative, open culture.
Circa £100,000-£140,000 + Bonus + Share/Equity Options