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.
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.
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.