For many FDs wanting to get into Private Equity, it's already too late.
In the eyes of investors, they didn't make the right choices at FC level and have never had exposure to the model.
The truth is, PE houses want FDs who already have PE exposure and so the question is often asked, "how do I get it then?".
The answer, obviously, is at FC level.
Get this under your belt, learn from a top-notch FD who has that PE experience, let them expose you more and more to the strategic side of life and then when you're ready, you can start applying for the top jobs.
Easier said than done though… These roles hardly grow on trees.
The business I'm recruiting for can offer you all of the above.
You're already an excellent Financial Controller, you've worked in a gritty environment, "making" things or "moving" things. You know all about the level of detail that goes into these types of businesses.
And with the right mentor, you're ready to push on.
- Acquisitions are on the horizon with this business. You don't need corporate finance experience but you'll be getting involved in integrating businesses - one of the hardest boxes to tick and yet an important pre-requisite for your future in PE.
- This is a profitable company with a strong and growing client base - so your role won't be dominated by cash flow forecasting and awkward conversations with suppliers.
- Work with an experienced management team with collective experience both in the sector and in PE-led businesses - networking the right way here will lead to some very useful contacts.
- Speak proudly about the strong and recognisable brand you represent - and it's always nice to read about your achievements in the press too.
If you've got the drive and talent to succeed in one of the most demanding areas of business available, then please click apply or call me on 0113 457 9990 to discuss in more detail.