CFO

CFO
Midden NederlandMarktconform salarisReference: 1207725 june 2024

Organisation

Our client is an international tech-enabled specialized supply chain services provider. They enable their clients to unlock value and manage risks by supporting Construction Supply Chain, Distribution, Inventory Management, Capacity Planning, Logistics  and Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management.

Assignment

We are looking for a strong, well-rounded CFO who can work closely with the CEO, the rest of the management team and the shareholders to drive  growth. The right candidate will be excited by the opportunity to help build and develop a high growth business operating in the dynamic intenational Logistics market.
 
It all starts with the basics, which have to be done right before anything else to happen. Focus areas are solid financial accounting, financial reporting, business planning cycle and modelling and overseeing of taxes for 5 legal entities. When unforeseen issues linked to finance arise, the CFO brings a crisp analysis and pushes a solution in line with the overall strategy.
 
 Responsibilities

  • Be a proactive member of the board and management team and act as a business partner;
  • Develop and oversee the annual budgeting process, including revenue forecasting, expense planning, and capital expenditure management. Provide regular financial updates to senior management and key stakeholders;
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Monitor financial performance against budget and forecast, identifying variances and recommending corrective actions as needed;
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop long-term strategic plans and initiatives. Provide financial analysis and modeling to support decision-making on new investments, business expansions, and strategic partnerships;
  • Identify and assess financial risks facing the organization, such as market volatility, regulatory changes, and operational challenges. Develop strategies to mitigate risks and safeguard the financial stability of the company;
  • Lead and mentor a team of finance professionals, including financial analysts, accountants, and budget managers. Provide guidance on financial best practices, professional development, and performance management;
  • Lead ad-hoc analyses to improve profitability, e.g. on costs, pricing, project/contract profitability or investments;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, accounting standards, and internal policies. Coordinate with external auditors and regulatory authorities as needed to fulfill reporting requirements;
  • Continuously evaluate and optimize financial processes and systems to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and transparency. Implement best practices and technological solutions to streamline financial operations and reporting;
  • Participate in M&A activities, from due diligence to post-acquisition integration:
  • Participate in contract and other legal work with respect to the Company’s operations and activities;
  • Optimize cash flow and working capital;
  • Liaising with shareholders, external auditors, tax, and banks.

Profile

  • Masters degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; MBA or CPA preferred;
  • Proven experience of minimum 10 years in financial management, FP&A, or related roles, with a track record of increasing responsibility;
  • Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems (e.g. Exact) and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience in a leadership role, with demonstrated success in team management and development;
  • Public Accounting experience and knowledge of Dutch GAAP, US Gaap/ IFRS (and its differences) desirable;
  • Experience in a Retail, Logistics and/or project company is a plus;
  • Fluency in both Dutch and English;
  • Knowledge of the consolidation process in Lucanet preferred.

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting and data analysis;
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders;
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on driving business performance and achieving organizational goals;
  • Knowledge of financial regulations, compliance requirements, and accounting principles;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong interest in improving processes, seeking efficiencies, and implementing best practices;
  • Proficient with data analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving;
  • Selfstarting and entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare accurate reports in a timely fashion;
  • Ability to work independently but also have strong collaboration and teamwork skills;
  • Works with a sense of urgency.

Contact

If you are interested in this vacancy, we invite you to apply directly via the “Apply” button, stating: the reference number 12077. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any further substantive information about the vacancy in advance as it is extremely confidential.

For general questions or information about our working method, please contact the colleague below.

Mirjam BergOperations Manager

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