Corporate Finance Manager
Wireless Infrastructure Group
Published
February 20, 2019
Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Region
- Glasgow
Sector
Industry and Commerce
Specialism
Commercial Finance

Description

Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by Wireless Infrastructure Group to recruit a newly created Corporate Finance Manager role in Glasgow.

 

Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) is an independent telecommunications infrastructure company. They build and operate communication towers and other wireless infrastructure to enable the connection between networks and the communities that rely on their services. WIG operates a portfolio of c.2,000 sites in the UK, Netherlands and Ireland. Its main customers include major mobile network providers such as 02, Vodafone, EE and Three, as well as over 100 other customers. The business is backed by infrastructure fund 3i Infrastructure plc.
WIG was launched as an independent infrastructure company in 2006. The telecoms sector is dominated by a handful of very large companies and WIG has brought competition, innovation and greater efficiency to the market. The business has grown steadily on the back of significant investment and an entrepreneurial approach to developing shared wireless infrastructure.
WIG is at an exciting time in its development. In August 2018 WIG completed a debt fund raising of £220m to accelerate its investments into neutral host, 5G- ready wireless infrastructure.
The new facilities will support a significant increase in WIG’s capital expenditure into enabling connectivity in rural and urban areas together with key transport routes across the UK. Over the last year WIG has invested in new infrastructure ranging from communication towers serving rural communities through to high capacity Distribution Antenna Systems (DAS) networks in busy city locations such as offices, shopping malls and stadiums including Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium.

A newly created Corporate Finance Manager role has been created to meet demand for financial and commercial expertise in this fast-growing organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for a confident, motivated and dynamic self-starter to take a hands-on role working at the heart of this Scottish infrastructure business backed by 3i Infrastructure plc.
Reporting to the Corporate Development Director and with significant exposure to the wider leadership team, this is a highly visible and commercial role, helping to drive the growth of the business
This represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated finance professional who wants to work in a high growth, Private Equity backed environment and within a company that can provide a firm career platform with good opportunities for personal and professional development.

 

Key Responsibilities:
The Corporate Finance Manager will be responsible for the following key deliverables:
• Investment capital expenditure
o Assessment of new investment capital expenditure across the business, including new build towers, and new indoor networks
o Prepare financial models to assess pricing, returns and sensitivities
o Preparing analysis and papers for the senior leadership team and the board
o Manage review and approval process for major capital expenditure, acting as gatekeeper for the board’s Capital Committee
o Liaise with the operational and finance teams in tracking actual spend
• Corporate Finance and commercial financial analysis
o Provide support in identifying and managing target list of potential acquisition targets
o Provide general deal/commercial diligence support, including assisting with the co-ordination of advisors
o Create and maintain deal specific operational and valuation models
o Supporting negotiation and review of acquisition documents
o Preparation of board papers
o Stakeholder engagement with investor and financing group
o Other ad hoc financial analysis and special projects as required

The role is expected to develop and expand as the successful candidate becomes more familiar with the business and the sector dynamics.

Finally, it is critical that the Corporate Finance Manager can effectively support the Corporate Development Director and Board, while consistently meeting the needs of key stakeholders both within and external to the business. Undoubtedly, this is a key appointment for WIG and the successful individual will play a key role in shaping the organisation over time.

 

The role will be based in Bellshill, with regular travel to Edinburgh, and some travel to offices in London and Solihull. Other periodic travel to meet with customers, funders and other stakeholders will also be required.

A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:

Experience
• Excellent financial modelling skills; ability to use Excel to develop complex financial forecasts, assess returns, carry out sensitivity analysis and interrogate data
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to interpret financial information to guide critical decision making and well-developed commercial awareness
• Creative thinker with excellent problem solving abilities
• Ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively
• Experience of corporate transaction processes (Corporate Finance or Transaction Services)
• Some exposure to contracts
• Ability to use Word and PowerPoint effectively Qualifications
• Degree qualified with a strong academic track record
• Professionally qualified accountant (CA, ACCA, ACMA) ideally will have trained with a large accountancy practice or corporate business Other Key Characteristics and Behaviours
• Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal
• Brings energy and naturally motivates
• High levels of drive and personal commitment to achieve success
• Remains calm when under pressure
• Commercially curious and relishes challenges
• Results driven and respect for deadlines
• Anticipates stakeholder needs
• Not afraid to challenge the status quo and evaluate/present alternatives as required
• Strong team player

There will be a competitive package on offer.

Please note Rutherford Cross is the retained advisor on this assignment and all third party applications will be forwarded on to be included in the process.

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