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CFO, Marketplace Specialist Backed By Private Investors, Frankfurt Region, Germany

About our client

Our client is an established e-commerce company focused on marketplace services, backed by successful private investors from the PE and M&A world. They facilitate brands to seamlessly access, manage, and expand their presence across all relevant online marketplaces through a single integrated solution. Now, they are seeking to hire a CFO to join their ambitious team and support them on their growth journey. The position can be based in either Frankfurt (preferred) or Hamburg, Germany. What the job involves

• Being a business partner to the CEO and the rest of the management team
• Responsibilities: accounting, controlling, investor relations, tax and legal
• Developing and executing financial strategies in alignment with the company's objectives and growth initiatives
• Designing a best-in-class finance function, with overall leadership responsibility for the company-wide finance... team
• Providing relevant information, detailed analysis, and background to underlying business performance, external benchmarks, and insights to support decision-making
• Reporting accurate financial results to the management and shareholders, as well as preparing ad-hoc analyses
• Managing budget preparation and controls, while also providing accurate forecasts and financial statement reporting
• Identifying, implementing, and optimizing cutting-edge management-information systems and KPI steering
• Managing cash, liquidity and working capital, as well as the capital structure
• Assisting and driving further financing rounds
• Continuously improving and optimizing finance processes as well as controlling instruments and tools
• Steering of service partners, such as logistics and data administration
• Serving as the main point of contact for auditors, tax advisors, and the investors Who we are looking for

• University degree in business administration, finance, or related disciplines
• Significant work experience as a CFO, Finance Director, or Head of Finance in a small- to medium-sized company
• Previous experience in the commerce sector is beneficial
• Experience within international companies and organizations is appreciated
• Outstanding finance skill set with strong controlling and accounting capabilities
• Solid knowledge in HGB accounting
• Ideally previous exposure to DATEV
• Highly strategic and commercially minded, with sound judgment and a hands-on approach
• Detail-oriented while maintaining focus on the big picture
• Results-driven and goal-oriented, with a constant drive for improvement
• Strong analytical skills, highly data-driven with an affinity for numbers
• Modern, inclusive, and empathetic leadership style
• Persuasive communication and presentation skills with fluency in both German and English
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