Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The CFO plays a crucial role in today’s executive committees. A true business partner, he helps establish and implement the corporate strategy and must ensure the company’s overall performance.

At Valtus, the CFO is a key function. We have assembled a considerable pool of executive interim CFOs so we can quickly find the most appropriate operational solution businesses’ specific needs.

Chief Financial Officer background and skills

You have extensive experience of working with SMEs or mid-caps (turnover €50-400m), particularly in the context of LBOs or crisis situations.

You have already encountered challenges related to cash flow management and cash optimization: cash flow projections and, when necessary, setting up financing solutions in constrained environments.

Where applicable, you have expertise in debt renegotiation and a comprehensive understanding of the complexities linked to complying with annual banking commitments.

You have successfully overseen the implementation of key performance indicators for investment funds, involving tasks such as performance monitoring, drawing up detailed forecasts and reporting on business activities. These endeavors rely on flawless accounting and robust management control.

Strengths of an executive interim CFO

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the various legal aspects 
  • Familiarity with regulatory entities
  • Ability to set up business measurement indicators 
  • Proficiency in managing cross-functional teams of various sizes 
  • Expertise in navigating distressed companies and insolvency proceedings

Charismatic, with a hands-on approach, you also have an excellent ability to summarise and a proven track record of high-level spoken and written communication. You thrive in project-oriented work environments.

Our assignments

6 to 12 months assignments



In France or abroad

managers de transition expérimentés

Using executive interim management within a Finance and Administration Department

Are you looking to structure your business abroad and want a CFO with a solid background in your sector? Do you need a CFO who has already dealt with LBOs? Do you want to leverage the expertise of a seasoned professional to improve your financial ratios or digitalize your finance department? Is it time to put management controls back into your KPIs?

These assignments, and many others, can be effectively handled by an interim manager – an experienced CFO who is familiar with all types of situations, including crisis situations, M&A, divestitures and IPO.

An assignment with Valtus

The right solution for your specific needs

Your Valtus Partner will identify your challenges and draw up a set of requirements to suggest a Chief Financial Officer who aligns with your needs.

During the assignment

The CFO you choose to work with will start by assessing your company’s specific situation and recommend a step-by-step action plan which he will then implement. Ongoing updates with the Valtus Partner and the executive interim occur throughout the assignment.

Concluding the assignment

The interim manager, along with the Valtus Partner, will present a final report, which will include his recommended next steps. He will prepare the files to be handed over to the person who might be taking over his role. We will request your feedback and invite you to take part in our client satisfaction survey.

CFO testimonials

"I intervened in a context of a general renewal of the management team with the support of the shareholder. Human relationships and the recognition by all stakeholders of the work carried out were highly appreciated."
Marc Osina
"During each assignment, I’m all in and that's truly what I love.”
Patricia Cazier
“I enjoyed working on high-impact and strategic matters.”
Estelle Mauge