a.i. CFO Netherlands
Headquartered in Switzerland, it is a private-equity-backed health care with operations in 20 countries. The company is positioned as a leading in their business with one of the broadest geographic coverages in Europe.
Some key figures per 2020 are: Revenues > €1 billion, number of employees > 10,000, number of and still growing.
In short, the company is a sizeable force within the European market with the most comprehensive portfolio of services, serving public and private healthcare providers, the general public, insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and Research Organizations.
A focus on fast growth, driving a successful M&A strategy, customer centricity, a keen eye on excellent execution are basic drivers in a market where volume is increasing while margins are under pressure.
The company is the Dutch subsidiary, consisting of three acquired companies. Combined revenues, of some €150 million, realized by total number of employees of more than 1,000.
This concerns a crucial role in the further development of the organization in The Netherlands. Being part of a new leadership team in The Netherlands, the CFO:
– is responsibility for the integration of 3 businesses, including tracking performance against business cases including but not limited to specific synergy targets;
– actively contributes to the further development of a healthy Dutch business as part of the Group.
– CFO, providing assurance on the financial well-being of the company;
– is part of the Senior Finance Community in the Group, engages with Group Accounting, Treasury, Tax and Controlling and works in partnership and within the overall framework for the Group;
– setting the contours of new financial leadership within the company;
– defining and implementing the basic financial/operational model and ways of working for the company;
– further improvement of the key business value drivers;
– aligning different characteristics and systems of acquired companies;
– managing healthy margins;
– consolidation of the financial systems and processes;
– Increasing the financial awareness (cost control) and creative/innovative thinking to break the traditional thought barriers in relationship to the external stakeholders (hospitals and insurance companies).
The CFO ensures credibility by providing accurate and timely analysis of budgets, forecasts, and financial trends for access by the entire business. In this perspective, leading the finance department in various financial analyses (including profitability and costing analyses) and directing recommendations back to the business is crucial.
The ideal CFO is an international business-minded and driven Finance leader with a proven track record in leading a relatively complex Finance function. The main focus is in combining strong finance knowledge and expertise with the ability to be a strategic business partner and addressing integration, growth and transformation topics.
The CFO thrives in a results-oriented, global and purpose-driven environment. He/she will be an engaged, action oriented with both a passion and track record for helping build great companies with strong cultures. This executive needs to be highly inquisitive, smart, agile and innovative in his/her thinking and a team player who is passionate about enabling business success, while simultaneously demonstrating excellent leadership and management skills in building the Finance function. The successful candidate has a tamed ego, yet he/she is determined to be one of the key drivers of the Group’s Finance function and the companies future.
– 15+ years of experience across the entire finance function, including leading finance teams with focus on business control, cashflow management, integration, consolidation, M&A and strategy evolution;
– ideally experience in early years at either a Big Four accounting firm and/or at a major Corporate Finance advisory;
– leadership experience in a multi-stakeholder and matrix reporting setting: being able to connect, motivate and inspire while establishing a clear framework leading towards concrete results is crucial;
– experience in leading at least one large (financial) transformation/ restructuring and integration program in a multistakeholder setting;
– thorough understanding of and experience in leading entrepreneurial, privately backed business(es);
– process oriented, high-volume and small-margin industries;
– health-sector experience and knowledge on healthcare regulations/governance is an advantage;
– global mindset and cultural sensitivity. Familiar with the Dutch culture and regulations;
– comfortable working collaboratively, cross-functionally and internationally;
– master’s degree in finance & Economics, a postgraduate qualification such as RA or RC is a strong advantage.
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