Our approach to transforming industries has always been the same. We identify high growth sectors, typically undergoing some market, technology or regulatory discontinuity, and look to build scalable platforms that satisfy a real customer need. We aim to build profitable companies, with sustainable business models.
Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in South Africa and South East Asia.
Our portfolio companies employ in excess of 4000 people, with the central BC team itself numbering 1,000 – and all are scaling up rapidly. Our assets under management are in excess of £1.5 billion.
We are heading into a period of ambitious scaling at Blenheim Chalcot and across our businesses, in existing and new geographies. As a result, we need a world class Chief Financial Officer to join one of our portfolio companies, an innovative consumer lending business. This is a truly pivotal role, and its impact will be fundamental to the development and growth of the company. This is a genuine opportunity for an individual to broaden their experience at an exciting time for Blenheim Chalcot.
IMPACT BEYOND PROFIT
15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice.
Honesty and integrity – trustworthy
Resilience – keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment
Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results
Innovation – restless to improve, challenges how to make things better
Deliver results – keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful
Commercial awareness – looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely
Key responsibilities include:
FP&A and Financial Strategy:
Develop and implement the Board’s financial strategy in alignment with business goals and objectives.
Drive financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes to ensure accurate and timely financial information.
Provide insights and recommendations to the executive team for informed decision-making regarding pricing, profitability, and growth strategies.
Financial Control and Reporting:
Oversee financial control systems, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and shareholder reporting requirements.
Produce accurate and timely financial reports, including monthly management accounts, KPIs, and financial statements, for presentation to the Board and stakeholders.
Conduct financial analysis and provide meaningful insights on key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive business performance and identify areas for improvement.
Working Capital & Treasury Management:
Manage and optimise working capital and treasury, including cash flow, accounts receivable, and payable, to maintain liquidity and support operational needs.
Develop strategies for effective treasury management, ensuring funding arrangements with institutional lenders are managed appropriately.
Monitor and mitigate financial risks through robust risk management practices and reporting.
Lender and Shareholder Relationship Management:
Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with institutional lenders, ensuring adherence to funding agreements and compliance with reporting requirements.
Collaborate with lenders to negotiate favourable financing terms and maintain a healthy capital structure.
Engage with shareholders and provide regular updates on financial performance, market trends, and investment opportunities.
What we expect from you:
You will be a dynamic and disciplined thinker with a strong intellect, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for making a mark in fast-paced, growing environments.
You will be entrepreneurial with an ability to flourish while working alongside similarly intellectually curious senior executives.
You will have a low ego, be able to thrive in a learning environment and be willing to listen.
You will be pragmatic and outcome-oriented, with a bias for action and ability to rapidly adjust as required.
You will have experience operating in a matrix and constantly changing environment, and will have demonstrable experience navigating a fast paced, dynamic working environment.
You will display flexibility and a willingness to undertake regular monthly travel as a requirement of the position.
Qualified accountant with at least 10years industry experience
Experience as a CFO/FD in leading an end-to-end Finance function with sector experience in consumer lending is essential
You will have proven success serving as a true business partner to executive teams and experience of leading turnarounds and making big strategic choices
You will have experience identifying business opportunities, analysing the competitive landscape, and developing financial models that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate and drive growth, and have the flexibility to adapt to a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
You will possess the business acumen and broad financial perspective to act as a strategic sounding board to the Senior Management Team.
You will have a demonstrable track record of overseeing both accounting and financial planning & analysis functions.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
Be part of the UK’s leading digital venture builder
Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC
Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development
A fun and open working atmosphere
We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent. Individuals seeking employment at Blenheim Chalcot must note that we see diversity as something that creates a better workplace and delivers better outcomes. As such, we are keen to maximise the diversity of our workforce and actively encourage applications from anyone and everyone.
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