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We are always managing a number of executive level recruitment projects with a variety of businesses globally, below is a selection of some of the opportunities we have available.  A number of our clients will request we work confidentially so not all work will be listed.  If you do not see anything that matches what you are looking for but still want to enquire about opportunities, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Financial Director

Digital Logistics SAAS Business

location-logo Warwickshire, UK

£75,000 – £80,000 + Bonus + Share Options

The Company
MA Executive is pleased to be exclusively retained by this Venture Capital backed, high growth, digital logistics SAAS business which manages the entire Sales & Distribution wholesale value chain within the Gaming sector. The Company’s unique proposition and data platform is an industry disruptor and has enabled the business to attract investment permitting them to build out its resources, infrastructure, further enhance its platform and solidify key relationships with multi-national partners across the gaming industry. The business is now poised to embark on the next stage of its growth trajectory and has targeted International markets in the Americas and Asia.

 

The Opportunity
The business has reached a key stage of its growth and development that now requires financial stewardship and support to realise the next phase of its exciting growth strategy.
The Board therefore wishes to appoint an energetic, higly motivated and driven FD to act as “business partner” to the CEO/Board and provide financial subject matter expertise to a high quality Senior Management Team and play a key role in supporting and influencing the profitable development and proactive International expansion of the business. This will entail improving on and developing further a high quality robust financial and operational infrastructure within the business to support and facilitate the ongoing fast paced growth journey. The FD will also be the financial driving force in the development of the company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

 

About You
Ideally you will hold a Bachelor degree in business, economics, accountancy, maths or equivalent and be a qualified accountant. You will be an energetic, higly motivated and driven FD with existing experience of a similar type of role within another high growth Start-Up or SME, ideally with experience of working with a SAAS, Digital or IT/Software Services business. Alternatively, you have experience in leading a high growth business at early stage funding and understand the commercial and strategic challenges.
You must be able to demonstrate confidence, surety, high integrity, honesty and openness combined with a strong commitment to good governance. The role, culture and values would suit an individual with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.
Overall, you will be a technically strong and commercially astute FD with excellent business acumen to be capable of truly “making a difference” in achieving this challenging and exciting growth strategy.

 

 

 

The Role
This newly created position reports directly to the CEO. The role balances the hands-on aspects of the financial affairs of the business with being a key member of the Senior Management Team contributing to the growth of the business.
The finance director will have overall responsibility for all financial aspects of the company. Aligned to this will be a broad operational remit with oversight of HR, payroll, pensions, asset registers, travel and expenses, health and safety, and property management. It is also envisaged that the FD will work closely with Commercial, Sales and Software Operational teams to manage the consistent profitable delivery Client services and new business tenders/bids.
In summary, the business requires strong financial leadership and guidance; insightful business intelligence and performance trends and incisive reporting. They desire a subject matter expert and financial leader that is able to propose choices that align with the company strategy and be able to demonstrate a much deeper understanding of the business and all potential assumptions and outcomes.

 

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  •  Responsible for the entire finance function from the day to day management of invoicing and supplier reconciliations on the data platform to the production of monthly consolidated management accounts
  • Lead the group’s budgeting and forecasting process
  • As part of the management team support future fundraising rounds and preparation for due diligence
  • Be the financial driving force in the development of the company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
  • Prepare business cases and financial models for new business initiatives and new products, and follow up on previous business cases.
  • Oversee other operational aspects of the company including HR, payroll, pensions, asset registers, travel and expenses, health and safety, and property management
  • Forecast and manage the group’s cash flows including treasury function, Forex, VAT, R&D tax credits, debtors and creditors
  • Ensure the Company is compliant and ready for any external audits including preparation of year end IGAAP financial statements
  • Analyse the financial climate and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans for the future
  • Maintain budgeting and rolling forecast processes to ensure an adequate cash position.

Financial Crime Senior Manager (MLRO)

High Growth Challenger Bank

location-logo Birmingham, UK

£120,000  + 20% Bonus + Benefits

MA Executive are partnering a high growth, ethical bank based in Birmingham who have recently embarked on a change plan to enhance and expand the Risk Function to support continued growth of the bank. Part of this plan is to strengthen its Senior Leadership Team and recruit Senior Managers responsible for functional disciplines across the Risk function.
Reporting to the Head of Conduct, Regulatory and Operational Risk, this role will provide senior leadership to the Financial Crime and KYC teams within the second line of defence. The role holder will develop, implement and embed fit for purpose frameworks and disciplines and will partner the business and be the go to subject matter expert on all Financial Crime matters including high net worth individuals.
The incumbent will support the enhancement of risk culture and will be directly responsible for the enhancement of controls and the identification, reporting and remediation of risk in respect of KYC and Financial Crime.
The role holder will be appointed and maintain the role of the Bank’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer. They will deputise for the Head of Conduct, Regulatory and Operational Risk both internally and externally in respect of KYC and Financial Crime.

 

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Develop, implement, lead and report on end to end Financial Crime and KYC Frameworks, ensuring that they are fit for purpose for the size, nature and complexity of the Bank and comply with regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Direct leadership and management of the Financial Crime Unit, minimising loss through Fraud from the effective design, implementation and maintenance of appropriate controls, policies, procedures, monitoring systems and compliance monitoring assessments.
  • Pro-actively oversight the business to provide review, challenge and effective integrated assurance to ensure the integrity of budgets, policies (inc. AML), controls, risk assessments, identification and remediation’s. Provide forward looking dash boards and strong qualitative reporting on current, emerging and thematic risks or issues.

 

 

  • Recruit, lead, manage, develop and retain/motivate people in line with the Bank’s Management Charter to ensure they know what is expected of them, maximise their performance and develop their potential.
  • Effectively manage and influence internal, secondee and third party resources and budgets to provide an efficient and proportionate risk based approach ensuring strong subject matter expertise to advise, challenge and where necessary train/educate at all levels across the organisation. Assist with ad-hoc investigations, external reporting and the regular provision of regulatory horizon scanning and associated impact assessments.
  • Work proactively with the Board and Executive in establishing and monitoring Compliance across the bank, ensuring the right ‘tone from the top’ is created and cascaded and where change may be required.
  • Undertake responsibilities for the Bank Money Laundering Reporting Officer (SMF 16) ensuring policies and procedures (e.g. AML, Financial Crime etc.) are adhered to and the Bank is compliant with FCA/PRA reporting standards and resolutions.

 

Competencies, skills, knowledge and experience to undertake the role:

  • Extensive experience as an SME and leader of a FCU/KYC function at an Officer level within a retail banking environment.
  • Proven track record or leading, motivating and developing people/teams.
  • In depth technical knowledge and practical experience of PRA/FCA requirements and standards
  • Commercial, business focussed with strong judgement and integrity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • PC skills for Excel, Word
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Calm and diplomatic
  • Capable of building effective internal and external relationships
  • The MLRO is required to be a PRA/FCA Approved person (SMF 16)
  • Familiar with sophisticated and integrated risk management processes and tools
  • Understand how to control risk and appropriate monitoring systems

For more information and for a confidential discussion please forward your CV to MA Executive.

Head of Enterprise Wide Risk Management and Prudential Risk

 

High Growth Challenger Bank

location-logo Birmingham, UK

£120,000 – £150,000 + 30% Bonus + Benefits

MA Executive are partnering a high growth, ethical bank based in Birmingham who have recently embarked on a change plan to enhance and expand the Risk Function to support continued growth of the bank. Part of this plan is to strengthen its Executive Leadership Team and recruit ‘Heads Of’ responsible for functional disciplines across the Risk function.
Reporting directly to the Chief Risk Officer, this new role will provide Executive leadership to the Enterprise Wide Risk Management and Prudential Risk Teams. The role holder will maintain a strong knowledge of the Bank and its regulations and is accountable for the development, implementation and embedding of fit for purposes frameworks and solutions across both disciplines, alongside the provision of robust and proactive composite risk reporting. The incumbent will own ICAAP and RRP delivery and partner the business and other risk functions to enhance risk culture, controls and the identification, reporting and remediation of risk.
The role holder will deputise for the CRO both internally and externally and support regulatory engagement.

 

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Develop, implement, lead and report on end to end Enterprise Wide Risk Management and Prudential risk frameworks, ensuring they are fit for purpose for the size, nature and complexity of the Bank and comply with regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Own, develop, implement and lead the Banks Risk Appetite and Risk Strategy, ensuring both are fully cascaded and implemented across the business.
  • Provide robust oversight of the ILAAP and co-ordinate the delivery of the ICAAP and RRP including alignment of the three documents.
  • Develop and own the Level 1 and 2 risk policy suite, ensuring policies are implemented and a fit for purpose control regime is in place to highlight and solve policy gaps and exceptions.
  • Own and maintain the Banks Risk Management Framework.
  • Accountable for rolling out robust Material Risk Assessments, risk integration, governance and impact assessments enhancing organisational awareness of material risk, impact and remediation’s alongside embedding and improving the Bank’s Risk Culture.
  • Driving the prudential framework and oversight of funding, liquidity and capital management.
  • Responsible for standing up a fit for purpose Enterprise and Prudential Risk function. Recruit, lead, manage, develop and retain/motivate people in line with the Bank’s Management Charter to ensure they know what is expected of them, maximise their performance and develop their potential
  • Effectively manage and influence internal, secondee and third party resources and budgets to provide an efficient and proportionate risk based approach ensuring strong subject matter expertise to advise, challenge and where necessary train/educate at all levels across the organisation. Assist with ad-hoc investigations, external reporting and the regular provision of regulatory horizon scanning and associated impact assessments.

 

 

 

  • Work proactively with the Board and Executive in establishing and monitoring a robust three lines of defence model across the bank, ensuring the right ‘tone from the top’ is created and cascaded and where change may be required.

 

Competencies, skills, knowledge and experience to undertake the role:

  • Extensive experience in Enterprise and/or Prudential function, with significant experience at Officer level within a retail banking or similar regulated environment
  • Proven track record of delivering ICAAP and RRP.
  • Proven track record or leading, motivating and developing people/teams.
  • In depth technical knowledge and practical experience of PRA/FCA requirements and standards
  • Commercial, business focussed with strong judgement and integrity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • PC skills for Excel, Word
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Calm and diplomatic
  • Capable of building effective internal and external relationships
  • Familiar with sophisticated and integrated risk management processes and tools
  • Understand how to control risk and appropriate monitoring systems • Extensive experience in Enterprise and/or Prudential function, with significant experience at Officer level within a retail banking or similar regulated environment
  • Proven track record of delivering ICAAP and RRP.
  • Proven track record or leading, motivating and developing people/teams.
  • In depth technical knowledge and practical experience of PRA/FCA requirements and standards
  • Commercial, business focussed with strong judgement and integrity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • PC skills for Excel, Word
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Calm and diplomatic
  • Capable of building effective internal and external relationships
  • Familiar with sophisticated and integrated risk management processes and tools
  • Understand how to control risk and appropriate monitoring systems

 

For more information and for a confidential discussion please forward your CV to MA Executive.

Head of Conduct, Regulatory & Operational Risk

 

High Growth Challenger Bank

location-logo Birmingham, UK

£120,000 – £150,000 + 30% Bonus + Benefits

MA Executive are partnering a high growth, ethical bank based in Birmingham who have recently embarked on a change plan to enhance and expand the Risk Function to support continued growth of the bank. Part of this plan is to strengthen its Executive Leadership Team and recruit ‘Heads Of’ responsible for functional disciplines across Risk.
Reporting directly to the Chief Risk Officer, this new role will provide Executive leadership to the combined 2nd Line Conduct and Operational Risk Teams, encompassing Financial Crime and KYC. The role holder will maintain a strong knowledge of the Bank and its regulations and is accountable for the development, implementation and embedding of fit for purposes frameworks and solutions across both disciplines. The incumbent will partner the business to enhance risk culture, controls and the identification, reporting and remediation of risk.
The role holder will maintain SMF 16 and 17 responsibilities and will chair Conduct and Op Risk Ctee, alongside being a member of the Banks Executive Risk Ctee. They will deputise for the CRO both internally and externally and support both regulatory relations and management of the SMF&CR framework.

 

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Develop, implement, lead and report on end to end Conduct Risk (inc. Compliance and Financial Crime) and Operational Risk Frameworks, ensuring that they are fit for purpose for the size, nature and complexity of the Bank and comply with regulatory and legislative requirements (e.g. FCA/PRA Handbook, AML, JMLSG, Complaints etc.).
  • Direct oversight of the Financial Crime Unit, minimising loss through Fraud from the effective design, implementation and maintenance of appropriate controls, policies, procedures, monitoring systems and compliance monitoring assessments.
  • Deploy appropriate Operational risk control (e.g. RCSA) and Conduct assessment tools partnering key business stakeholders to provide proactive advice and challenge to ensure the effective deployment of appropriate controls and processes across the Bank including demonstrating that it acts with integrity in its dealings with customers and the markets it engages in and that Conduct Risk culture is embedded throughout the organisation.
  • Pro-actively oversight the business to provide oversight and effective integrated assurance to ensure the integrity of policies (inc. AML), controls, risk assessments, identification and remediation’s., providing forward looking dash boards and strong qualitative reporting to the Executive Management on current, emerging and thematic risks or issues.

 

 

 

  • Recruit, lead, manage, develop and retain/motivate people in line with the the Bank’s Management Charter to ensure they know what is expected of them, maximise their performance and develop their potential.
  • Effectively manage and influence internal, secondee and third party resources and budgets to provide an efficient and proportionate risk based approach ensuring strong subject matter expertise to advise, challenge and where necessary train/educate at all levels across the organisation. Assist with ad-hoc investigations, external reporting and the regular provision of regulatory horizon scanning and associated impact assessments.
  • Work proactively with the Board and Executive in establishing and monitoring Compliance across the bank, ensuring the right ‘tone from the top’ is created and cascaded and where change may be required.
  • Lead teams covering Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Compliance responsibilities (SMF 16 & 17) ensuring policies and procedures (e.g. AML, Financial Crime etc.) are adhered to and the Bank is compliant with FCA/PRA reporting standards and resolutions.

 

Competencies, skills, knowledge and experience to undertake the role:

  • Extensive experience in Operational Risk and Compliance function, with significant experience at Officer level within a retail banking or similar regulated environment
  • Proven track record or leading, motivating and developing people/teams.
  • In depth technical knowledge and practical experience of PRA/FCA requirements and standards
  • Commercial, business focussed with strong judgement and integrity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • PC skills for Excel, Word
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Calm and diplomatic
  • Capable of building effective internal and external relationships
  • The Head of Compliance and MLRO is required to be a PRA/FCA Approved person (SMF 16 & 17)
  • Familiar with sophisticated and integrated risk management processes and tools
  • Understand how to control risk and appropriate monitoring systems

 

For more information and for a confidential discussion please forward your CV to MA Executive.

Interim Finance Director

location-logo West Midlands

Circa £650 per day

A well-established media/communications business with a strong client portfolio and body of work require a passionate and professional Interim Finance Director to join their leadership team for a 3-6 month contract to support them through a transitional phase.

Based in the West Midlands, our client requires an Interim FD with strong operational experience as well as a strategic mind to support the CEO on a variety of projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Interim FD who is looking for their next contract and possesses either finance experience from within media/communications and/or the aptitude and enthusiasm to ensure their transferable finance skills will make an impact on the business.

The Role

• Lead and deliver daily financial operations, ranging from budgeting and forecasting to P&L and compliance to reporting
• Evaluate systems and processes to ensure they are sufficiently robust to support financial needs
• Manage the finance team
• Feed into the CEO and support them on finance projects
• Deliver financial analysis to Senior Management
• Support business strategy by providing financial commentary
• Accountable for setting short, medium and long term objectives
• Responsible for budgeting & forecasting.

 

The ideal candidate will be:
• Pro-active, professional and personable
• Financially astute, with a highly commercial outlook
• Able to inspire those around them
• An engaging and forward-thinking leader
• Fully qualified, with at least 6 years experience
• Able to demonstrate experience across the full spectrum of financial operations
• Understand how to contribute to shaping financial strategy
The successful candidate will be highly capable at leading a team, driving forward financial operations and supporting all finance activities on a daily basis.

This is such a fantastic opportunity that we expect it to be filled with an exceptional turnaround time. We recommend applications from qualified and experienced Interim FDs as soon as possible.

 

Technical Director

location-logo Birmingham, UK

Comprehensive & Highly Competitive Remuneration Package including Significant Base Salary, Bonus and Equity participation from day one, Car, Pension and other Group Benefits.

The Company

Our client is a privately owned international SME business with ambitious growth plans for the future. Operating in a very niche market they are a technology business with hardware and software applications and managed solutions. With a recently appointed CEO who has re-energised the business with a focus on core revenue generating activities that has translated into exponential growth they now wish to strengthen their senior management team with a Technical Director.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to head up the technical department reporting into a dynamic CEO. The role will focus primarily on the core managed solutions business but will also cover many different facets of product and project management and will also have a wider strategic focus to the direction of the business as a whole.

About You

You will be an ambitious Technical Manager/Director and be educated to degree level (Possibly Computer Technology or related field) with experience in SME and niche product/solution development. An understanding of software and software development, IoT, app development or similar would be a distinct advantage. Diplomatic and challenging when required with the gravitas and experience to lead a team to effectively adapt quickly to the business’ needs and challenges. You will also be able to demonstrate a quality and results lead approach to everything you do

The Role

This role will take the lead in developing the solution offering and maximise revenue opportunities as well as project management of existing projects within the company client base. To be successful in this role you will have technical abilities that you are able to translate into commercial thinking across the business in offering definition and positioning. You will be an effective leader and manager and will recognise the benefits of cross divisional collaboration.

You will possess significant knowledge of complex database concepts; various programming languages; client/server and internet systems architecture and assist in establishing standards applied across the technical team and wider business.

Key duties will include:-

  • Provision of technical support across the business in offering and positioning.
  • Provision of alternative technical solutions to meet business requirements more efficiently and/or with greater re-usability and/or longer life.
  • Manages a small team of staff across the technical department.
    Reviews status reports of Technical Managers/Team and addresses issues as appropriate.
  • Enforces standard policies and procedures.
  • Mentors key technical staff and manages the development technical staff.
  • Promotes and coordinates technical knowledge harvesting within the business.
  • Defines, communicates and enforces coding standards.
  • Identifies reusable code required for the code library and ensures the high quality creation of the code.
  • Tracks and identifies new opportunities to improve methodology.
  • Provision of risk assessment and feasibility studies.
  • Promote and embed a culture of continuous improvement, project, quality and technical excellence.

Financial Controller

location-logo Dubai

£110,000 (Equivalent), plus benefits, plus bonus

Our client is a global manufacturing business with HQ based in the UK and Dubai. To do internal promotion they are looking for a Financial Controller to join their management team in JLT.

The Role

  • This position is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates but world-wide travel will be required.
  • The candidate would ideally be UAE based however, this is not essential.
  • Interviews will be carried out in both Dubai and/or the UK.