Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

(Senior) Manager Finance (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
October 05, 2023

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), as a listed private equity holding company, acquires medium-sized companies in special situations, based in Europe, which show significant operational improvement potential and are sold again after undergoing a repositioning and stabilization process. Mutares actively support its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The focus is on companies with revenues of EUR 100 million to EUR 750 million from the following segments: Automotive & Mobility, Engineering & Technology, Goods & Services and Retail & Food. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record in Finance with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across Europe.

Your Tasks
  • Routinely support the restructuring and improvement processes of our portfolio companies on site and lead or support the Operations finance workstream
  • Work closely with the local CFO/CRO and TMO lead on the preparation of turnaround concepts
  • Perform strong financial analyses, prepare integrated financial models and challenge and assess business cases
  • Implement and improve sound cash management processes on site
  • Prepare and execute financing solutions (factoring, asset-based funding, credit lines)
  • Improve financial statement closing and other finance/controlling processes and assist in the preparation of financial statements and audit
  • Manage the relationship to external stakeholders (auditors, financial advisers, banks, credit insurer, etc.)
  • Support the M&A team during the due diligence, after signing and with closing actions
Your Profile
  • At least 5 years of experience in management consulting or a Big4 consulting firm (both preferably with restructuring experience) or controlling/finance department of industry firm (ideally with practical exposure to restructuring/turnaround situations)
  • Finance related degree from a reputable university or business school
  • International work experience is a prerequisite
  • Proven experience in supervising or managing teams (e.g. as project leader in consulting projects)
  • Experience in restructuring or turnaround situations working with cross-functional teams
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills as well as the ability for meaningful presentations and to lead the change process and manage resistance throughout the change
  • Experienced in building integrated financial models and cash forecasts
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (financial analyses and modelling) and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel 4 days per week
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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