(Senior) Finance Manager

(Senior) Finance Manager

  • Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Munich / Vienna
  • Published on: 24 April 2024
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience


  • 5+ years of experience in restructuring or management consulting
  • Deep experience in financial modeling and cash management processes
  • Solutions-oriented problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial and analytical
  • Stakeholder management
  • Local language skills

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Mutares is an international private equity investor focused on medium-sized companies in transitional phases. The (Senior) Finance Manager will lead the financial operations workstreams at various portfolio companies across DACH and other parts of Europe, aligning closely with local leadership and driving strategic restructuring and improvement processes throughout the turnaround process.

About Mutares

Mutares is a listed European-based private equity holding company specializing in restructuring medium-sized companies and spin-offs. They focus on acquiring parts of large corporations (carve-outs) and medium-sized companies with revenues of 100 million euros to 750 million euros during transitional phases. By leveraging the development potential of the traditionally distressed target companies within an active turnaround process, their teams of operational specialists restructure the businesses, leading them to stable and profitable growth paths.

Known as ‘the equity entrepreneurs’, Mutares actively supports its portfolio companies with its own consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The international holding company is owner-managed, with approximately thirty-seven percent of shares held by the Management and Supervisory Boards, which are closely involved in the value-creation process. The Mutares portfolio companies operate across a wide range of industries around the world, mainly in Automotive and Mobility, Engineering and Technology, Goods and Services, and Retail and Food.

Since opening its first office in Munich in 2008, Mutares has become a global player in the carve-outs and restructurings market. It now employs 27,000 professionals across its portfolio companies. Its team of 140 internal operational specialists manages the entire value-creation process from thirteen European offices. Mutares is expanding its business even further across Europe and globally, with plans to add locations in China and the US, too.

Mutares has ambitious growth plans for the future, including in their core market in Germany and Austria. To achieve this, they are expanding their local teams of operational professionals, who understand the market and speak the language, to guide new portfolio companies towards sustainable growth.

Vacancy: (Senior) Finance Manager

The (Senior) Finance Manager will take charge of the finance operations workstream at various portfolio companies in the DACH region and other parts of Europe. Collaborating closely with local C-Level executives and the TMO lead, they will prepare turnaround concepts and drive strategic restructuring and improvement processes throughout the turnaround process to increase value and enable sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio companies.

The (Senior) Finance Manager adapts swiftly to change and focuses on achieving results by solving complex problems with creative solutions. Applying an entrepreneurial mindset and continuous improvement attitude, the (Senior) Manager analyzes core business drivers and utilizes strategic data and insights to prepare integrated financial models and challenge and assess business cases. They will develop integrated financial plans and cash forecasts and implement robust cash management processes to effectively manage liquidity requirements onsite.

The candidate will also be responsible for preparing and executing financing solutions such as factoring, asset-based funding, and credit lines to optimize financial resources. They will improve financial statement closing and other finance/controlling processes and assist in the preparation of financial statements and audit and support the M&A team during the due diligence phase, after signing and with all related closing actions.

Business and people savvy, the (Senior) Finance Manager builds trust and fosters successful relationships. They know how to connect and motivate people and are an inspirational team leader. Carefully navigating social environments when working on-site at portfolio companies, they apply the right amount of empathy along with clear direction, ensuring all parties feel heard and accounted for, and stimulate buy-in and smooth transitions throughout the process. The (Senior) Manager Finance will also confidently manage various external stakeholders including auditors, financial advisers, banks, and credit insurers, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.

“The (Senior) Finance Manager will drive strategic restructuring and enhance financial performance at our portfolio companies, directly impacting our success. You’ll optimize resources, implement financing solutions, and cultivate collaborative relationships to navigate complex challenges and unlock sustainable growth.”

Mutares offers a dynamic international working environment and fosters exceptional cooperation and teamwork. The (Senior) Finance Manager will join their ambitious and diverse team of skilled operational professionals and work up to four days a week on-site at portfolio companies and one day per week in the office in Vienna or Munich. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial finance professional with a background in restructuring, for example in a management consulting or private equity environment.


Mutares is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Roland Vetten at rolandvetten@topofminds.com


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