Chief Financial Officer (AllianceBlock)

Specialisation: Finance and Accounting
Function: Finance Manager / Finance Director / CFO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Zug
Published: 21.12.2021
Job ID: NW00001208
Consultant: Recruitment Manager

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...

  1. Do you like taking ownership and initiative (like really taking it?)
  2. Are you ok with ambiguity and fast paced change? (seriously this is not for everyone)
  3. 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"

Delivering Financial Excellence

  • 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

  • Customer focus - internal/external
  • 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 CFO opportunity and you have the experience and the mindset we are looking for, then please get in touch:

Consultant: Recruitment Manager

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Zug
Published: 21.12.2021
Job ID: NW00001208

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