Dartmouth Partners have been retained by a high growth leisure and hospitality business based in Manchester to find a Head of Corporate Finance. The company which took Private Equity investment last year has remained profitable despite challenging trading conditions over the past few months. Capitalising on this success they have ambition plans to open a number of new sites around the UK as well as continually develop revenues within their existing portfolio.
To achieve this, a strong commercial leader is required for the business. Reporting to the CFO, the Head of Corporate Finance will be a key liaison between the wider business and investors as well as taking a lead on both analysis and development activity.
Providing senior stakeholders with bespoke commercial analysis and recommendations
Assessing new opportunities including preparing investment appraisals for existing sites, new sites and M&A opportunities
Building an efficient forecasting and re-forecasting process (rolling forecast)
Leading on Cash-flow forecasting and liquidity management
Developing long term strategic plans in conjunction with the CEO and CFO
Preparation and presentation of monthly board packs for both executive management and investors
Assistance with equity and debt Fundraising (full three-statement financial modelling and preparation of due diligence materials)
Working closely with other functions within the Finance Team, in particular the Group Financial Controller
Ad-hoc projects and analysis as required, e.g. pricing strategy or margin expansion initiatives
Prior experience from either a multi-site hospitality business, corporate finance or private equity in the leisure sector
Minimum 3 years post qualification work experience
Advanced Excel and financial modelling skills
Strong MI and business intelligence reporting skills