• Competitive
  • Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PER, Private Equity Recruitment
  • 17 Jan 18

CFO for a Private Equity Backed Steel Service Center, Dortmund Area, Germany

Reference: 2527 /25C

Our client is a leading steel service center based in the area of Dortmund. The company is backed by a successful private equity fund to support the company in its growth strategy and is now looking to hire an experienced CFO

Our client is a leading steel service center based in the area of Dortmund. They are specialised in slitting of strip mill products including galvanised, hot and cold rolled, and stainless steel. The company is backed by a successful private equity fund to support the company in its growth strategy, and is now looking to hire an experienced CFO.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Setting up and leading a highly effective accounting and controlling function
  • Coordination and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow)
  • Coordination of the financial statements with tax advisors and auditors
  • Budget planning, regular target and actual performance analysis, forecasts, cost controls and adhoc analyses for the executive management and the shareholders
  • Implementation and optimisation of a management information system and KPIs
  • Set-up, continuous improvement and optimisation of finance processes
  • Treasury, cash management, liquidity planning and working capital management
  • Main point of contact for banks, auditors and the shareholders


YOUR PROFILE:

  • An excellent business degree, ideally with a focus on business administration, finance, accounting or controlling
  • Relevant work experience in a finance leadership position, ideally in a manufacturing Mittelstand firm in combination with experience at an auditing firm
  • Experience in dealing with banks and investors
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to dive into the details, whilst seeing the bigger picture
  • Hands-on approach with strong problem-solving skills, high energy level, proactive and accustomed to working independently
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in German and English is required

 

 

Recruiters Reference: 2527 /25C