Chief Financial Officer UK

Lead change and transformation in a market leading professional services firm

Mazars is a global, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, advisory, accounting and tax services.

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    Ideally London based

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The position

The incumbent CFO is retiring in August of this year, and a dynamic successor with a proven track record at this level in a relevant environment is needed. Priorities include improving and optimising the profitability of the UK firm, developing a business partnering ethos, driving innovation, change and transformation, and aligning capabilities with the future needs of the UK firm.

Responsibilities and tasks

Core responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Build a vision and strategy for the finance function in the UK

  • Contribute as a senior leader beyond finance

  • Support and influence key investment decisions

  • Challenge the status quo and inspire innovation

  • Inspire, engage and motivate a team of c.30

  • Optimise operational excellence within finance

  • Develop a business partnering ethos within the finance function

  • Align the structure of the team to meet the future needs of the firm

  • Build strong relationships at all levels of the firm

  • Communicate at all levels with clarity, transparency and impact

  • Collaborate proactively with other business leaders

  • External stakeholder management (particularly the banks and external auditors)

Your skills

  • Degree in a relevant discipline, and either ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent

  • Experience in a finance leadership role in a similar environment

  • Experience of improving and ideally implementing finance systems and process

  • Experience influencing strategic investment decisions

  • Current knowledge of the technology landscape within the finance domain

  • Experience leading change and transformation, improving efficiency and profitability

  • A proven track record improving the fundamentals of a comparable finance function

What we offer
Reporting directly to the COO and to the Executive, this is an outstanding opportunity to lead a finance function, lead change and transformation, and influence strategy and decision making at the highest level within a major professional services firm.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter quoting reference GB-03032.  Applications can be submitted by following the ‘Apply’ function.

About the company

 Mazars is a global, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, advisory, accounting and tax services. Mazars has 310 offices in 89 countries and 23,000 professionals worldwide. The firm is a top 10 accountancy firm in the UK, employing over 1,700 employees with approximately 140 Partners, with revenues currently split between  advisory (41%), (audit and accounting 38%) and tax (21%). In 2017 the overall fee income in the UK increased from £160million to £174million, representing 8.5% growth; a sixth successive year of growth.