• Competitive
  • Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PER, Private Equity Recruitment
  • 14 Aug 17

Finance Director (Kaufmännischer Leiter), Stuttgart area

Reference: 2518 /25C

This is a great opportunity to join a PE-backed ICT services firm as Finance Director (Kaufm. Leiter), based in the Stuttgart region

Our client is an established medium-sized ICT services company operating via several branches throughout Germany. They are looking to expand their team with a Finance Director (Kaufm. Leiter). The company is well positioned in a competitive market and has experienced strong growth during recent years. A leading Private Equity financier supports the company’s further growth, both organically and through further acquisitions. The goal is to become one of the top three players in Germany. The Finance Director will be based in the firm’s headquarter in the wider Stuttgart area and will report to the Managing Director. The position can develop into a board role at a later stage.


  • Leading the administrative and financial operations including tax, procurement, logistics and ICT (25 employees, multiple locations)
  • Guiding the organisation during the strong growth environment and implementing the growth plan in close cooperation with the shareholder
  • Implementation and optimisation of best-in-class management information systems and KPIs
  • Regular variance analysis, forecasts and ad-hoc analysis
  • Reporting accurate financial results to the management and shareholders
  • Coordination and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements
  • Cash flow and working capital management
  • Project related contract and claim management
  • IT infrastructure as well as coordination of IT roll-outs
  • Preparing and leading financing rounds, including dealing and reporting to banks and investor relations
  • Go-to person for tax advisors, auditors and insurances


  • Excellent academic record, ideally with a focus on Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Controlling
  • Significant experience in a financial leadership role, e.g. Finance Director (Kaufm. Leiter), Head of Finance & Accounting or a similar position with an excellent track-record
  • Distinctive leadership, people management skills and the ability to develop into the CFO position
  • Strategic thinker, business partner for the management team and shareholder
  • Analytical mind-set, outstanding business judgement, results-driven, hands-on approach
  • IT and Communication industry background with a focus on technical services is a plus
  • Experienced in dealing with complex multi-year contracts, procurement of both hardware and software products from OEM suppliers, and warehouse logistics
  • IT affinity, MS Office and ERP system knowledge is a must
  • Portfolio Controlling, M&A and PMI expertise are helpful
  • Experience in working with Private Equity investors is a plus
  • Fluency in German with good English language skills


Recruiters Reference: 2518 /25C