Group Financial Controller

Posted 25 October 2023
Salary £80000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Enhanced Benefits
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameDan Calland

Job description

Group Financial Controller | £80,000 - £90,000 | Preston (Close link to M6) | Rapidly Growing Private Equity Backed Services Business | No.2 to a PE specialist CFO with progression to Group FD

Axon Moore is pleased to be partnering with a new private equity backed client as they look to appoint a new Group Financial Controller in Preston. They’re a rapidly expanding business that is acquiring a number of businesses at the moment across the UK. Highly profitable and with a market disrupting business model, this business requires an ambitious candidate with the vision to help lead them towards an exit within a few years.


Short term progression:

The CFO is a private equity specialist and they are looking for a right hand person that can go on the journey with them as they build the business and prepare it for sale in a couple of years. The CFO wants to appoint a strong leader who can autonomously build and a run a large finance team whilst having a commercial impact across the business. In return, the CFO wishes to mentor the individual to succeed themselves post-deal and will give them the exposure and mentoring needed to build out their CV to establish themselves as a PE FD.



Our client wishes to hire someone who:
  • Is audit trained (ideally Big 4 ACA but can be flexible)
  • Has substantial industry experience, ideally a first time FD from an owner managed SME, or Group financial Controller from another PE backed business or large corporate
  • Can autonomously to build and run a finance team implementing the appropriate technical requirements
  • Can work commercially across the business to drive improvement and value in line with investor expectations
  • Has the ability to problem solve and learn on the job (there’s a substantial list of projects)
  • Can step up to deputise on behalf of the CFO as they look to pass work down and step away

This will be a career defining role for a candidate wishing to gain private equity experience and be part of a transaction. It’s a clear stepping stone role for a candidate wishing to establish themselves as a Private Equity FD.

To register your interest for this role or roles like it, then please submit an application or get in touch with Dan Calland at Axon Moore’s Lancashire office.