Building a powerful finance organisation as Interim-CFO

RoleInterim-CFO for a medium sized integrated software group
CountriesGermany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and Romania
Client profileThe group develops, distributes and implements complex content management solutions on behalf of its industry customers. It generates annual sales of about € 40 Mio. with more than 300 employees in 11 subsidiaries (development, distribution, customizing, storage solutions).
Tasks / responsibilities- directly reporting to the managing partner / CEO with 8 direct reports and a strong dotted line to the DFO of the affiliates.
Länder- in parallel supervisor of an operational branch (sales and services) with 12 direct reports
Länder- build a strong finance function capable of effectively managing both, opportunities and risk with respect to profit and liquidity on entity and group level; enable to permanent CFO to successfully act as business partner.
Länder- developing, implementing and continuously improving project controlling / project management to identify opportunities and risk (claims management) including education of the firm's staff.
- developing, implementing and operating a budgeting and reporting process to monitor and forecast profit and cash on entity and group level
- prepare group and holding financial according to the German commercial code
ResultThe finance function is empowered to effectively cope with risk and opportunities on project, entity and group level. The group operates successfully in its core markets.