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Chief Financial Officer

About the role

Our client, LIKEZERO, is a leading provider of proven, next generation intelligent data capture technology for the financial services industry which supports communities of clients trying to solve the same problems.

The Company’s unique technology helps banks, financial institutions and other regulated businesses analyse and extract insight and data from within their client contracts, enabling and enhancing their risk management and contract governance, transformation and remediation activities. LIKEZERO enables the automated capture of complex data and uses proprietary next generation data mining and matching techniques to provide a scalable process for any document type, which operates more quickly and with reduced need for human review, giving institutions deeper, more effective and efficient insight into their risk profile.

Established in 2016, LIKEZERO has grown rapidly as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ successful Contract Solutions business. On the pathway to becoming a smart content and contracts technology SaaS business, targeting the lucrative and large financial services market, the Company now counts some of the world’s largest financial institutions among its international blue-chip client base and has established strategic partnerships with market leading data and workflow players such as AcadiaSoft and IHS Markit.

The Company was formed in November 2020 when it was spun out of PwC in a management buy-out backed by two well established private equity houses. Following this successful transaction LIKEZERO are seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer to join the leadership team, sitting on the Board and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. This is a true business partnering role, working with the CEO on all commercial and financial issues and actively participating in the formulation, development and delivery of the company’s strategy in line with the organisation’s vision, mission and objectives.

The successful candidate will be a commercial leader of the business, both internally and externally, with a role extending well beyond “just” finance. Capable of leading strategically, the CFO will also be willing and able to roll up their sleeves and demonstrate the flexibility, adaptability and drive to excel in a small team driving a fast-growing business.

The CFO will provide insight and ownership of decisions on where to invest and how improvements can be made to the business, including for example around commercial and pricing models, contracting and licencing, go to market and channel strategy, and technology roadmap. The business is international, particularly US and Asia Pacific, with large, multinational blue-chip clients, so the ability to operate across multiple territories, regulatory jurisdictions and business cultures will be critical.

As the business is a newly independent, standalone company carved out of a far larger organisation, there is a clean slate from which to build the right, best in class business enabling and support functions, as well as efficient and appropriate structures of governance, systems, controls and processes. These will quickly need to be established to provide the required management information for the Board and leadership to maximise their decision-making capability; the ability to produce reliable and truly useful MI quickly and in real-time will become increasingly crucial as the business grows.

This represents a career-defining opportunity for a CFO to join a talented team and an already successful business that has huge potential.

For further information and detailed conversation please contact Adam Brown via or by phone 0131 539 7087.

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