Company Bio:

Our client is an ambitious start-up operating at the forefront of environmental innovation, specializing in the development of bioplastics and sustainable packaging solutions. They are dedicated to creating eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastics and packaging materials, playing a vital role in the global movement towards sustainability. As they navigate their journey towards fundraising and an IPO slated for 2025, they are seeking a hands-on CFO to lead their financial strategy and operations within their dynamic, start-up environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the financial strategy and planning of the company, aligning with the start-up’s goals of fundraising and preparing for an IPO in 2025.
  • Manage all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning, risk management, record-keeping, and financial reporting.
  • Play a pivotal role in fundraising activities, engaging with investors, venture capitalists, and other financial stakeholders to secure funding for the company’s growth.
  • Prepare the company for the IPO process, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements and overseeing the due diligence process.
  • Work closely with the CEO and other senior leaders to develop and implement business strategies that drive growth and profitability.
  • Provide hands-on leadership in managing a small financial team, ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain robust financial models and forecasting tools to support decision-making and business planning.
  • Oversee the management of the company’s cash flow and financial transactions.
  • Collaborate with different departments to embed financial considerations in all aspects of the business.
  • Provide insights and recommendations to optimize the company’s financial performance and strategic position.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a Director of Finance or CFO, preferably in a start-up environment, with experience in fundraising and preparing a company for an IPO.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing financial strategies, investor relations, and corporate financial planning.
  • Hands-on experience in financial modeling and analysis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. An MBA or CPA is highly advantageous.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with investors, board members, and financial institutions.
  • Innovative and strategic thinker with a passion for sustainability and environmental solutions.

If you think you would be a good match, we would love to meet you. Please fill out our application form.