Chief Financial Officer

Alternative Assets

Ref: SK51821

Type
Permanent
Location
London
Salary/rate
Competitive, six figure salary + good bonus potential

We have been appointed to find a Chief Financial Officer on behalf of a boutique investment firm, which focuses on private equity and hedge fund investing. The appointee should be from either a private equity or hedge fund background.

Description

This is a first-time appointment to take over the financial and operational matters from the partners, in order to allow them to focus their energy on sourcing investments, fundraising and other commercial responsibilities.

The role has oversight across all aspects of finance and operations for the firm and its funds. In some respects, the opportunity is very much a blank canvas as you will be responsible for designing and implementing the financial accounting and reporting processes and controls for the firm.

Additionally, you'll need to appoint and co-ordinate with various advisors, such as the fund administrators, auditors, tax advisors et al. Once the finance and support function is up and running you'll be able to take the role in fundamentally one of two directions. Ideally, the successful will be able to partner with the founders, add meaning and insight to the financials, provide support to investee companies, assist with fund/investment structuring and support the founders with their fundraising initiatives.

In short, there is a preference for someone who can grow into a commercial CFO capacity however the role may also suit someone who would prefer to take on a wider operational support role. In this format, the appointee would also oversee aspects such as HR, IT, payroll, compliance and the general back-office operations. It will come down to the appointee to shape the direction the role will take.

Skills

Qualified accountant operating as a Finance Director or Chief Financial Officer in a private equity firm or hedge fund.

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To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Sean Keyes: skeyes@walkerhamill.com, quoting reference SK51821.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter of Finance Directors, Financial Controllers and Fund Accountants to UK and European private equity firms for over 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com

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