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Business-oriented CFO with strong skills within IT management

SILVAN A/S is one of Denmark’s largest retailers of DIY building materials for private individuals. They have 42 construction markets distributed throughout Denmark and take pride in providing the ultimate customer service.

SILVAN is looking for an ambitious and business-orientated CFO for the headquarters in Aarhus. As CFO, you refer to the CEO and are part of the executive management team. You have the overall financial and IT responsibility throughout the company. You will lead a highly qualified team of approx. 50 employees organized with 3 direct reports within Finance, Audit & Business Process and IT. You act as a proactive and business-oriented sparring partner for your colleagues in the management team as well as for the board.

You ensure that growth is profitable with a high level of focus on supporting the business, guaranteeing high validity in data, accurate reporting and close follow-up on KPIs and objectives.

Among your key responsibilities are:

  • Management and organization
  • Accounting and reporting
  • Budgets
  • Financial and Business Controlling
  • External contact (accountants, bank, insurance)
  • IT Operations and Development

As a person,
you are motivated by being a part of an ambitious team. You have a structured and analytical approach and are able to inspire and motivate others so you can achieve the best possible results together. You are a good sparring partner, who participates actively with highly qualified counseling about all aspects of the financial side of the business for your management colleagues and the board.

The ideal candidate has experience for at least 5 years from a similar position as CFO within retail, combined with a relevant higher degree such as Cand.Merc.Aud., Cand.Merc. Financial Management or the equivalent. In addition, candidates with well-founded experience within IT management combined with a high business understanding will be prioritized. The right candidate speaks and writes Danish and English fluently.

You have a commercial approach and the ability to maintain an overview while focusing on the details. You work with a high degree of integrity and have a LEAN approach to tasks. You are able to create transparency in terms of costs and earnings and you take direct action on deviations.

For more details about the job please contact Unique Human Capital, Lise Holler, M +45 29 60 55 15 or Rikke Juul Dolberg, M +45 28 98 81 31. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.


SILVAN is one of Denmark’s largest retailers of DIY building materials for private individuals. There are 42 construction markets distributed throughout Denmark.

The first SILVAN construction market opened in Slagelse in 1968. Since then, SILVAN, with the ongoing opening of new stores, has become a strong brand, which in the Danes’ consciousness has become synonymous with construction and DIY work.

The SILVAN mission is to ensure customer success with the housing projects, whether it is do-it-yourself or do-it-with-help. The vision is to be the most service-oriented, made-to-own construction market for customers who need to decorate, repair and maintain their home.

The construction markets are primarily aimed at the private do-it-yourself customer, but professional craftsmen are also part of the customer base. The range consists of 12,000 regular goods, a seasonal range, as well as 6,000 order goods. The SILVAN construction markets are strategically located around major cities and have an exclusive warehouse, administration and garden center, an average sales area of 2,400 m2.

For further information, please see

Unique Human Capital A/S
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