Altus Partners is delighted to be retained with a Private Equity backed SaaS business based in London to appoint a Group Financial Controller. The company is a specialist in automation software and can be considered a category-defining asset. In partnership with a leading Private Equity firm, they have been executing a successful buy & build strategy, making several significant domestic acquisitions along with strategic international transactions. They are now seeking a Group Financial Controller (number 2 in finance) to support the CFO as the business navigates a pathway to exit. This role will play a vital part in establishing first-class financial frameworks and robust controls as the number of entities increases. The Group Financial Controller will also help to build a best-in-class finance function and contribute to all transaction activity. This role will suit an established finance leader with software/SaaS exposure.
Day-to-day oversight and management of the finance team as it continues to scale
Ensuring robust financial controls and frameworks are in place that can stand up to growth
Presenting insightful MI, analysis, and financial information to the CFO and investors
Full ownership of the close process for the group ensuring the month is closed on time.
Preparation of multi-currency consolidation of the group P&L and Balance sheet
Implementation and continuous improvement of the management accounts pack to support the business growth and complexity.
Strong balance sheet control ensuring all accounts are reconciled and reviewed monthly.
Preparation and submission of UK year-end statutory accounts
Working with our accountants for submission of year-end corporation tax returns
Reviewing and ensuring the financial accounting for the group ensuring the correct treatment of items regarding revenue, intercompany, and share options.
A fully qualified accountant, ideally ACA
Ideally from an audit/practice background
Exposure to a private equity cycle is beneficial
International entity exposure is a bonus