Chief Financial Officer

Updated: September 15, 2021
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 134093

Overview

Taylor Strategy Partners has been retained to search for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a growing and dynamic specialty pharmaceutical company. Our client has brought together a team of talented individuals to build an organisation that specialises in developing a range of niche healthcare products. We are looking for a CFO to take ownership of this growing European organsation through building and leading the infrastructure. You will be working directly with the CEO to take responsibility for the financial strategy and profitable growth.

Responsibilities

  • Be part of the Executive team of the company and must provide operational guidance for  the business to achieve its goals
  • Work closely with the SMT to provide guidance and strategy for the financial aspect of the business
  • Lead the business planning process, defining models that provide support for the board beyond forecasting and budgeting, and include fundraising possibilities and financial risk simulations
  • Ensure all proper financial controls are adhered to and prepare financial statements and  reporting results to the appropriate stakeholders across the business
  • Have full responsibility of tax aspects of the company including detailed R&D tax credits, patent box and more
  • Work with outside business partners (accounting and financial services) to facilitate on going  critical operations and policy development and adherence
  • Partner with the European commercial team with sales forecasting and entity-wide financial  planning and analysis
  • Be responsible for the recruitment and management of the European finance team and/or other assigned reports

Job Requirements

  • Proven track record of senior financial leadership positions within healthcare / pharmaceutical businesses
  • Demonstrate some experience and appreciation of European financial regulations
  • Pan-European role out experience in a high growth environment would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication and planning skills along with a genuine passion for standards
  • ACA qualified or equivalent
  • Strong commercial experience
  • Small company experience, ideally in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience of leading a company through scale up to exit would be advantageous

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