Financial Controller (Private Equity Backed Expanding Commodities Business - CFO Progression)

Location: London   Sectors Finance  

My client is a highly successful boutique commodities business that span out of one of the global commodities houses a few years ago. The team was backed heavily by a large private equity firm and whilst technically a start-up the team has worked together for a number of years and the strategy highly profitable with excellent track record.

The business has recently received additional private equity backing to launch a commodities trading business and insurance business that complement the current strategy. This expansion is imminent and has therefore created the need for a newly created hire.

The firm currently outsources their entire finance function, which is overseen by the COO. They are looking to bring in a Financial Controller, who will oversee all of finance. Initially managing the third parties before managing the process of bringing the function completely in house. I have more information on the specifics of the role itself that I can share.

Given this individual will have ownership of finance, the expectation is this individual will grow with the business and will assume the CFO title and responsibilities in 2-3 years. The team is young, hungry and ambitious and they are looking for a similar profile.

This is an exciting time to join a well financed and expanding business offering the opportunity to be autonomous. There is defined progression and competitive compensation on offer.


  • Qualified Accountant (Ideally ACA but would consider ACCA/CIMA)
  • Commodities experience (preferably product control/trade accounting)
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic and ready to roll up your sleeves