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Chief Financial Officer

About the role

Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) makes smart platforms that deliver ideal climates for plants and people. This Totally Controlled Environment Agriculture (TCEA) is based upon a culture of continuous innovation, brilliantly simple design and a refusal to accept conventional technical thinking. Our patented technologies give customers huge competitive advantages.

Following several years of research, IGS are well funded and now in the process of commercialisation. Get this right and, in terms of food security, carbon neutrality and efficiencies in farming methods globally, we will change the world.

The team at IGS is diverse and inclusive. They have come from different backgrounds, organisations and countries, with a shared passion to make the organisation, their products, colleagues and customers, a success. They are outward looking, professional and innovative, with very high levels of engagement and commitment. Together they are creating a market leading product, at the same time as becoming an employer of choice.

Overview of the Role

IGS are looking to hire an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO). You will be a key member of the Senior Management team, reporting to the CEO. You will have a broad, strategic role in the overall management of the company, helping IGS prepare for the future and optimise current operations.

The CFO has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation and managing of all the finance and support activities of IGS, including IT, HR and administration.

The CFO will be the independent assessor of risk in the organisation providing the appropriate corporate governance.

In particular, the CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relationships, partnership compliance and private and institutional financing.

The Person

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, with considerable Finance leadership at a senior level. He or she must have experience, and an understanding of the process, of raising finance and funding through Banks and Private Equity. The CFO should also have experience of working in a high growth business with the ability to work on several different time horizons simultaneously. This is likely to have been in a manufacturing or hardware environment, dealing with complex supply chains

Experience of leading a team within an International context is also important. This specifically should include trading, treasury, contracting and currency work in several different countries.

At IGS, we support the principles of Equality and Diversity in employment and recognise the value of a diverse team. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

For an informal initial discussion, please contact Graham Burns of FWB Park Brown on 07738 182813

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