CFO – Tech/Online Gaming

Our Client is a global venture capital company who provide investment across a broad range of disruptive tech companies. The company mainly invests in early stage start-ups and high growth companies and are looking to recruit a CFO (Gaming/Disruptive Tech sector) to further expand their online gaming/disruptive tech portfolio of investments.

They are currently looking for a Qualified CFO with experience of online gaming/disruptive tech sector seeking to move into a more dynamic, commercial position and to help them grow to the next phase of their growth curve. As a key member of the Executive Management team, the CFO will report to the Group CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall financial management of the company. The CFO will have primary responsibility for functions including corporate finance; financial planning, modeling and analysis; as well as implementing and managing all accounting and finance-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility of cash flow management, accounting, investment management, financial analysis, reporting, and forecasting; deal and portfolio risk/return analysis; risk management and controls; etc.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategy
    • Work with CEO and executive management to develop and carry out financial strategy and overall strategic plan for the company
  • M&A
    • Analyzing potential targets for acquisition and full forensic analysis
    • Integration post merger/acquisition and introducing financial controls
  • Financial Planning, Modeling, and Analytics
    • Develop financial and economic modeling and analytic capabilities in order to develop a market cycle strategy and quantify risk/returns at the asset and portfolio levels, including the development of and reporting for PVA measures for the company as well as the profitability of each business vertical.
    • Develop a liquidity strategy for company, including cash flow reporting, forecasting, and management plan.
    • Complete all required reporting for 3rd parties.
  • Accounting and Reporting
    • Design, develop, and implement governance, performance, management and financial reporting systems and capabilities.
    • Ensure timely and accurate accounting and reporting of our financial results at the line of business level as well as on a consolidated basis.
    • Oversee and manage outsourced finance and accounting functions, as applicable.
    • Design monthly reporting dashboards and management reports. Monitor key performance indicators and recommend and implement improvements.
    • Manage accounts receivables, collections and accounts payables.
    • Manage Payroll and other statutory compliances
  • Tax
    • Ensure that the company’s legal structure optimizes tax, operational, and reporting efficiencies.
    • Develop tax strategy, and compliance functions. Meet all tax filing and reporting requirements for the company and investors.
  • Risk Management / Controls and Compliance
    • Work closely with legal to support the documentation and review of legal documents, including contracts, agreements, acquisition and sales documents, loan documents, and joint venture agreements.
    • Work with legal to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
    • Design and maintain effective financial controls. Understand and implement Sarbanes Oxley as it relates to Private Companies and best-practices related to financial controls.
  • Budget and Expense Management
    • Prepare and maintain budgets and financial forecasting models.
    • Develop monthly budget-to-actual reporting (summary and detail) to promote active management of the budget by all departments within the company.
    • Perform budget analysis (with trends and forecasts) and recommend areas for potential cost reduction throughout the company. Champion cost reduction efforts as identified.
    • Maintain and exhibit exemplary ethics, and preserve the company’s culture of honesty and integrity.

The ideal candidate:

  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACA, CPA or equivalent)
  • 10+ years of experience in senior/executive finance management roles with small-to-mid size entrepreneurial organizations.
  • Previous experience in tech/online gaming businesses or with an Entrepreneurial Venture Capital firm or family office
  • Experienced in fast pace, high stress, high growth entrepreneurial environment — working with boards, raising capital, and building the financial, accounting, and administrative infrastructure that allows a company to grow exponential.
  • Advanced understanding of accounting and tax matters internationally.
  • Hands-on enough to require no help yet have the judgment to have successfully navigate complex negotiations.
  • Will deploy future state systems, processes and reporting (for a variety of audiences – BAU, Board and Investors) – in a thoughtful, simplified and integrated fashion.
  • Understands the need for rigor around financial analysis and strategic modeling, budgeting, forecasting, meeting margins and targeted deployment of working capital.
  • Works well with other team members to improve efficiencies and anticipates financial issues before they occur.
  • Represent company to banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, auditors and the like.
  • Has a proactive approach with vendors and can negotiate favorable terms.
  • Is experienced in creating and managing comprehensive financial models.
  • Will lead audit plans, and review/document internal controls.
  • Can identify and highlight business risks and opportunities.
  • Is able to collaborate with a diverse entrepreneurial team.

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