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Our client is determined to do all they can to enable women to fulfil their career potential

Finance Director

Immediate Start
Full Time
London

Our client supports responsible and inclusive economic growth by putting money to work in support of real business transactions in places where it can make a big difference. Their workforce is already diverse in many ways, but are determined to do all they can to continue to enable women to fulfil their career potential. They have partnered with E2W to help further strengthen their gender balance, and as a result have asked us to help them recruit a Finance Director.

The Position        

The Finance Director provides both operational and financial control support to the business. The CFO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to financial reporting, financial risk management, budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting and funding.

The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and financial risk management activities of the bank, to include the development of the financial metrics tied to those goals, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve the bank’s assets and report accurate financial results.

Key responsibilities and tasks include:

Planning

  • Assist in formulating the bank’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies for the business
  • Manage the capital request and annual budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support the bank’s strategic direction

Financial reporting

  • Oversee the issuance of financial information for the bank and all managed Funds
  • Report financial results to the board of directors
  • Review and approve all tax related reports issued from the bank or the managed Funds
  • Ensure timely preparation of audited financial statements

Financial risk management

  • Understand and address key financial risk components
  • Design, implement and monitor reliable financial control systems
  • Ensure that the bank complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors, regulators and government agencies
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the bank or the managed Funds, and legal issues affecting the industry
  • Report financial risk issues to the COO
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage where applicable
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
  • Enter into FX transactions to minimize FX risk of the bank and the managed Funds

Funding

  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Monitor regulatory capital requirements
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing as required

Fund Accounting

  • Oversee the month-end NAV production
  • Communicate returns and other key financial information to Investor Relations
  • Sign off on financial information contained in the Fund Factsheets and related investor documents
  • Answer accounting related questions investors may have
  • Ensure financial statements are audited in a timely manner and submitted to the relevant regulator if required

Compliance

  • Ensure that the bank and the managed Funds are in compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements as set out by various regulators, including but not limited to; The Financial Conduct Authority (UK), The Securities and Exchange Commission (US), Cayman Island Monetary Authority (Cayman)
  • Review and ensure all relevant filing are submitted within deadlines
  • Stay up dated on current and future regulatory changes that could affect the bank or the managed Funds.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities     

  • Leadership skills, especially the ability to exercise oversight over governance, risk, and control arrangements in a complex financial operation
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of international accounting standards, such as US GAAP and IFRS
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of financial modelling and analysis
  • Proven ability to operate to tight deadlines with minimal or no supervision. Capable of maintaining a high level of productivity while traveling or working from home.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution
  • Familiarity with the concepts of factoring, supply-chain finance and trade finance
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk control arrangements
  • Knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory regimes
  • Understanding of the issues involved in running a business, including the key financial dynamics and drivers
  • Familiarity with and prior involvement in financial and strategic planning
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Marketing, Finance,
  • Maths, Engineering, Economics, Accounting or Foreign Area Studies is preferred
  • CFA preferred

Travel - up to six weeks of travel per year may be required.




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