Head of Finance / CFO (m/f/d) - Portfolio Company

Full Time
Experienced Professional
May 23, 2022

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. Our goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

For one of our portfolio companies, we are looking to hire a Head of Finance / CFO (m/f/d) 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 lead the finance workstream and/or finance organisation on site
  • Fill interim CFO or Finance Director positions and work closely with the local CEO/CRO during the turnaround process of the portfolio company
  • Understand and analyse the core drivers of the business, develop financial turnaround concepts and lead the end-to-end implementation of the concepts
  • Prepare integrated financial plans and lead forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Implement and improve sound cash management processes and manage liquidity needs on site
  • Prepare and execute financing solutions (factoring, asset-based funding, credit lines)
  • Manage and improve the relationship to external stakeholders (auditors, financial advisers, banks, credit insurer, etc.)
  • Assess and improve the finance and controlling organisation and processes on site
  • Support the M&A team during the due diligence, after signing and with closing actions
  • Support the continuous improvement process of our Operations finance practice and develop internal standards and trainings
Your Profile
  • At least 8 years of relevant financial or operational restructuring experience gained in consulting, private equity, banking or industry
  • Finance related degree from a reputable university or business school
  • International work experience is a prerequisite
  • Proven track record of delivering value creation for a Private Equity portfolio companies
  • Understanding of the private equity industry gained from working with or for private equity firms
  • Confident when interfacing with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to build, review and refine financial models quickly and accurately
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English and one other European language
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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