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Chief Financial Officer



Ref AC/DS9589

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Chief Financial Officer - Truro - £: Six figure package to include executive benefits and future share options

If you think that all high-profile recruitment assignments should carry a job description within the advertising blurb, we’re going to disappoint. A quick google search will deliver the generic templates that you’re after, none of which will be particularly applicable to this opportunity. Why? Firstly, we think that an experienced CFO will already appreciate that no two roles will ever be the same because no two businesses are ever the same. Secondly, this is a brand-new opportunity where you’ll be building and developing the value of your own position from the ground up. No bullet-pointed job description is going to be relevant or do the opportunity justice. 

Trial Balance Consulting are delighted to have been exclusively retained by a new client that have passed us one of the most interesting and exciting instructions that we’ve seen for some time in Cornwall. A role of pivotal responsibility but with infinite opportunity, particularly given that the recruiting business is evidently poised for supersonic growth. This is the vocational equivalent of a ground up grand design. A career opportunity that looks great in its current form, but with potential to develop into something completely out of this world.      

We’ve spent considerable time discussing the post with the directors and investors. Their passion and enthusiasm for the business is infectious and this has undoubtedly driven their increase in turnover by 25-45% year on year. The business operates in the construction sector and works with an impressive portfolio of highly recognisable brands, not just in the Southwest but across the UK. They’re not a little Cornish start-up anymore, they’re a national success story and a genuine leader in their field. 

This success has created an opportunity for another chief to join the tier 1 team. This is a C-Suite appointment where the successful candidate will be well versed in spinning multiple plates in relation to all aspects of the financial health and development of the business. This will entail really getting to grips with day to day financial management of the group, the care and development of external stakeholders, financial modelling, statutory/regulatory accounting, working closely with the business directors and a critical element of the role; developing relationships with investors. This is both a strategic, operational and entirely commercial opportunity where you’ll use your in-depth experience to lead and influence your colleagues across all areas of the business. 

What we’re looking for: A professionally qualified individual will be a pre-requisite, likely to have been trained within a top 30 firm. You’ll be an accomplished CFO or an exceptional Finance Director ready for a step up. Unusually at this level, we’re not stipulating particular sector experience but applicants with a background in construction or engineering would do well here. The person fit is incredibly important. This role isn’t going to work if you’re a CFO that prefers to keep your accounting colleagues at arm’s length; the team is small (4-5), but very well settled and their opinions are heard at all levels. They’ve been described as “a great family” and a CFO who can develop and nurture this mentality will fit in well. 

We’ve partnered with this employer on an exclusive basis so you won’t be battling against multiple applicants. In fact, our self-imposed brief is to introduce as few candidates as we can. If you feel that you’d like to be one of those, please contact Alex Callister or Dan Saunders quoting reference AC9589. Don’t expect a generic job description but do expect a fast turnaround; our client is keen to find the right person without delay. It goes without saying that all enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.   

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