Mode 3 are exclusively retained by a fast growing international freight management group, to lead the search for a new CFO.  The position offers a highly competitive salary + substantial bonus + LTIP.

Providing multimodal supply chain / logistics and transport support solutions from sites across the UK and Europe, the group has a strong financial position and a diverse portfolio of products and customers. Strategic investment has led to sustained growth in recent years, and there is a clear vision for substantial further expansion planned over the next 5 years with a healthy pipeline of acquisition opportunities.

The successful candidate will have worked in a senior finance function a with a medium to large logistics / freight forwarding business.

  • Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance team
  • Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team
  • Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting
  • Advising on long-term business and financial planning
    Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
    Reviewing all formal finance, HR and IT related procedure
  • Responsible, either directly or by managing staff, for all cash management, investments, insurance, budgeting, and financial reporting, helping to drive the company’s financial strategy
  • Coordinate the development of the annual operating, capital, and program budgets, and reporting against the same
  • Ensure cash flow is compatible with company operations, by overseeing the day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal control activities of the organisation
  • Lead the development and use of best-practice policies, practices, and tools that ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organisation with strong fiscal management, project management, cross team communications and workflow
  • Work with the senior management to efficiently develop proposal budgets, provide access to project finance information, and manage contract/grant compliance and reporting
  • Research revenue opportunities and economic trends, analyse internal operations, identify areas of cost reduction and process enhancement
  • Perform risk management through analysis of company liabilities and investments, and evaluate and manage capital structure and fundraising initiatives
  • Manage the IT team, ensuring alignment to the group wide strategy, supporting exceptional service delivery.
  • Support the M&A strategy from a finance perspective, supporting sustainable growth

Knowledge and skills

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance
  • Experience leading a finance function for medium – large freight forwarding or logistics business
  • 5+ years experience in executive leadership positions
  • Leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity
  • Understanding of advanced accounting, regulatory issues, and tax planning
  • Working knowledge of raising capital beyond traditional lines of credit
  • Plc experience (advantageous)

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