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Chief Financial Officer

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    City of London

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    Georgina Housden

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    about 1 month ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a successful international Crypto Currency broker, is currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join their rapidly expanding business. The company is part of a larger international financial services group with over 150 employees, with the position reporting directly into the Group of co-CEOs/Founders and the Group CFO.

The ideal candidate should be a CPA or ACA with a strong background in finance and management and be willing to get involved in the details if necessary. Significant experience in FX and/or crypto currency trading and custody is essential.

Main Duties

  • Initially managing the existing accounting team with a view to creating your own team of accountants and controller

  • Preparing monthly Pnls and Balance sheets all reconciled to third party statements and back-office system

  • Designing and implementing a full set of controls and daily processes working with operations and risk management team

  • Assessing which accounting package to use going forward

  • Overseeing cash flows, cash management, working capital and budgeting

  • Managing relationships with banks and local auditors and advisors

  • Initially helping produce reliable financial statements as at Dec 2020

Your Profile

  • ACA or equivalent

  • 5 -8 years' experience as CFO/Financial director type roles

  • 3-5 years’ experience in FX and Crypto currency trading businesses

  • Strong finance-based analytical skills - ability to see the big picture and drill down into the detail where required

  • Excellent decision making – proven ability to make decisions and take action

Salary: circa £150,000 + benefits but there will be flexibility on this for the right candidate.

Offices are based in Mayfair, but there will be a considerable amount of flexibility to work from home.

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Compliance professionals from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim working from home basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.