Finance Director

Finance Director

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

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  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + share options + benefits

  • Contact:

    Andy Myerson

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Cedar are delighted to be recruiting a Finance Director for a particularly exciting pharmaceutical start-up. The group has launched a product that is backed by a weight of scientific research and they have recently raised £6m of funding via 2 closed rounds as they seek to offer their products to a wider audience. Focusing their operations on 5 major European markets, the group is poised to grow exponentially in the coming years and this is a wonderful opportunity to join them.

The Finance Director will report into the CEO and will bring an entrepreneurial & dynamic approach to the management team. Specific duties will include the following:
-Driving the efficient financial operations of a Group operating across multiple business lines.
-Managing the Group's budget and financial forecasts, including the timely preparation of management and statutory accounts under IFRS.
-Leading on all transaction and corporate development related activities including negotiations.
-Implementing a market-leading data and FP&A strategy; participating in key business decision making by contributing commercial experience, analytical skills and other support.
-Preparing top-class investor and stakeholder communications.
-Introducing appropriate process & controls as required by a hyper-growth business.
-Recruiting and developing a finance team capable of driving the Group forward.

The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Director will be a qualified accountant who is currently leading a finance function and who has experience of closing buy-side M&A transactions (exposure to raising funds will be an added advantage). Whilst start-up experience is not key, applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement / improve processes at all levels and with both a financial control and an FP&A focus. It's a given that you will be a tenacious and driven leader; it's also expected you will be a clear communicator and will be comfortable presenting to key external as well as internal stakeholders. The business has huge potential and hence this role offers significant opportunities for personal and career advancement.

NOTE: Priority will be given to candidates who are available either immediately or on very short notice periods.