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Chief Financial Officer (AllianceBlock)

Function: Finance Manager / Finance Director / CFO AllianceBlock is building the world's first globally compliant decentralized capital market - the future of finance. About our client: AlianceBlo

Function: Finance Manager / Finance Director / CFO

AllianceBlock is building the world’s first globally compliant decentralized capital market – the future of finance.

About our client:
AlianceBlocks vision is huge, (they know) but they think big. Will they achieve it? They like to think so – but only with the right team. That’s where you come in.

Their mantra is NoMercy; this means they are bold and brave, they don’t care for convention (or egos). They are creative and pragmatic – they bring their A-game, simply get stuff done and they have fun in the process.

But hold up…

  • Do you like taking ownership and initiative (like really taking it?)
  • Are you ok with ambiguity and fast paced change? (seriously this is not for everyone)
  • Do you thrive on accountability and direct contribution?

Rolling into the CEO this role will include:

  • Determining and executing Group financial strategy
  • Leading corporate finance topics including investor communications, financing rounds, corporate transaction procedures and IPO financial roadmap
  • Assessing and developing Group prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities, acquisitions and expansion prospects
  • Advising on revenue generation models and opportunities and cost optimization
  • Running and scaling a fit-for-purpose accounting function
  • Sourcing a new accounting and payroll system and owning procedures and controls
  • Leading FP&A to ensure Group annual financial objectives are attained
  • Preparing financial reports for stakeholders
  • Overseeing annual audits and coordinating and producing tax documents
  • Monitoring and communicating potential financial, operational, and legal risks
  • Working closely with Head of HR on workforce planning and budgeting
  • Cooperating closely with the COO on implementation of key projects

Success in this role looks like:Leading a successful fund raise:

  • 5 year modeling including DCF/Chicago/VC method
  • Identify and connect with target investment community including 200+ leads
  • Advising on pros/cons on investment/investor scenarios and long term implications -> recommend “optimal path”
  • Forecasting, budgeting and tracking
  • Cashflow optimisation
  • Fast closing cycles
  • Developing key financial KPIs across the organisation (performance/insight)
  • Delivering digital and measurable and scalable solutions fit for our growth objectives (systems/apps/ERP)
  • Auditing including timely statutory reporting
  • Taking key part in setting the direction of our plan and future

Building a World Class Team

  • Merit based – reward individual and team performance
  • Seeking highest level of integrity and trust
  • Inspiring and lead from the front

The ideal profile?

  • A minimum of 10+ years in a financial leadership and operational role
  • Experience with a Fintech startup
  • Experience in successful fundraising
  • Passion for technology and ideally solid knowledge of the software industry, ideally blockchain
  • Experience working in a dynamic entrepreneurial, privately-owned organization.
  • Ability to demonstrate success in leadership roles requiring strong analytical, writing and management skills
  • Experience in the venture capital and / or startup market
  • Ability to work independently, identify issues and resolve problems
  • In depth knowledge about the accounting and tax environment in Switzerland
  • Experience in partnership building and management with various corporations, institutions and organizations
  • Proven experience in leading and performing complex tasks and prioritizing multiple projects, developing systems and applying best practices
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision
  • Proactive entrepreneur mindset with skills of a team-player
  • At least Master or MBA in Business Administration or Economics

What can you (really) expect?

  • An environment grounded in respect, fairness, tolerance, trust & yes – fun (we promise)
  • A challenging, hugely dynamic fast growing company
  • Competitive reward reflecting contribution and commitment
  • Accountability for results – we do what we say
  • Selflessness with a healthy does of self-deprecating humor & attitude – (ego’s are banned in fact)
  • An environment not too heavy on direction, but one that will require your A-Game and ultimate collaboration skills to get stuff done. Exceptional results, every time, there is no time to waste!
  • No crazy ideas are off limits any time, any place – just be sure to have the arguments and facts on the table – the best argument always wins around here
  • Solutions are expected not problems
  • Virtually zero tolerance to negativity (but we do allow the Brits an occasional moan about the weather)
  • Low probability of ever winning a dance off with our CEO – but full encouragement to try.

If you are interested in this opportunity and you have the experience and the mindset we are looking for, then please get in touch: recruitment@nordwandgroup.com

The Nordwand Group AG in Zurich and the Nordwand Group Genève SA specialise in providing IT jobs and finance jobs on a permanent, contracting and interim management basis. We also offer executive search services across a broader range of functions.

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