Head of Finance

William Scott Associates
Headington, Oxford
£60,000 per annum
03 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Our client is an exciting biotech start up. Based in Oxford, the company is going through a very dynamic phase in its development.

To support the ongoing start up growth, there is a need for a talented and motivated Head of Finance.

This individual will work with the senior management team, including founders and investors. This is an extremely exciting time to be joining the business. The company received seed capital at the end of 2018 and will embark on its next phase of fundraising in second half of 2019.

The Head of Finance will take responsibility for financial and operational control. As the business positions itself for the next phase of its growth.

Head of Finance key responsibilities:
  • Manage day to day aspects of the finance function, including financial ledgers, payroll and cash management.
  • Ownership of balance sheet & reconciliations.
  • Production of monthly management accounts.
  • Production of monthly & annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Financial control of customer relationships including sales invoicing.
  • Supporting senior management on commercial activities.
  • Communicating with investors and presentation work related to investor relations, including future fund-raising.
  • Pricing & modelling linked to commercial contracts.
  • Control of Purchasing, negotiating discounts & preferred supplier arrangements.
  • Company Secretarial.
  • Tax planning and working on R&D tax credits and EMI options.

Key Attributes:
  • An ACA qualified accountant.
  • Experience of both public & private company issues.
  • Desire to work in a small, rapidly growing environment.
  • Can-do and motivated attitude.
  • Gravitas to advise senior management and attend board meetings.

This role requires a talented and exceptionally technical individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to support the ongoing development of this dynamic and growing business. As Head of Finance, you must have the ability to develop financial reporting to highlight the challenges and future needs of the business. This role requires an individual who can add considerable value to and the senior management team.

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