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Our client is a well-established independent mid-market buyout firm. The firm has a long and successful track record of investing into the DACH region across a variety of sectors. They are now looking to hire a Finance Director to lead the fund's finance function. The position will be based in Frankfurt.
As a Finance Director, you will lead the firm's finance function including reporting; fund administration and investor relations; treasury; regulatory, compliance and legal as well as portfolio work
Reporting: quarterly fair value analysis; preparation of quarterly investor reporting; year-end (HGB & IFRS) reporting and coordination of audits of the funds' financial statements
Fund administration and investor relations: preparation of investor presentations and meetings; determination of performance indicators; provision of all relevant data for investor reporting purposes; ensuring continuous and transparent investor communication, coordination of tax advisors for tax declarations
Treasury: liquidity planning and cash flow management for the funds and the GP; management of capital calls and capital distributions; invoice processing
Regulatory, compliance and legal: review and ensure compliance with common formalities, including ensuring that reporting obligations to the respective authorities are met; contact person for tax-related and legal issues; responsible for the coordination of external providers, preparation and management of contracts (NDAs, Els, Fee Letters, etc.) in consultation with legal advisors
Responsible contact person for auditors, tax advisors, banks and other external contacts
Involvement in portfolio work, where appropriate: support in parts of the due diligence process; in the on-boarding of new portfolio companies with a focus on reporting and transparency; in the implementation of 180-day plans; monitoring and continuous development of best practices and in the structuring of acquisition financings or recaps
Strong academic credentials, ideally with a focus on business administration, accounting, finance or controlling
Significant relevant work experience in fund controlling, investment controlling, the audit department of a professional services firm or leverage finance, partly in a leadership position
Strong accounting know-how (HGB / IFRS)
Past experience working with private equity investors is helpful
Strong analytical skills with an affinity to numbers
Pro-active, hands-on approach. Accustomed to working independent