Financial Controller

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    £60,000 to £70,000

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    over 1 year ago

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My client, which is in the exciting biotech sphere,  is now looking for a Financial Controller to join their expanding team. Ideally, you will have worked for a major accountancy practice with experience of auditing combined with strong technical skills. It would be an advantage if you have audited in biotech or pharma clients. 

The company is undergoing a cultural shift from being a private business to preparing to be a public company and your role will be an important one in this process. You will report to the Head of Finance with a dotted line to overseeing a small team. Specifically, you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Monthly management accounts moving to quarterly accounts (P+L,  and Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statement and analysis of variances)
  • Preparing interim/annual reports and financial statements ensuring all appropriate controls and back up paperwork is in place
  • Evaluating financial activities to determine appropriate IFRS accounting treatment
  • Ensuring accuracy and compliance with all accounting regulations, preferably with experience of public company accounting
  • Accounting for collaborations, share based payments and preference shares
  • Document, assess and maintain internal control and risk assessment procedures
In order to obtain an interview, your CV will show that you are ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 2 -3 years' post qualification experience with up to date IFRS technical knowledge. It would be an advantage to have had experience of the Life Sciences /Biotech sphere either through auditing such firms or having worked for them. SEC reporting and SOX compliance would also be an advantage but is not essential.  You will have strong IT skills coupled with first class communication abilities.

In return the company offers a superb benefits package which includes:

  • 25 days holiday per annum, in addition to public holidays
  • Pension contribution equal to 8% of basic annual salary
  • Life Assurance of four times salary
  • Group income protection at 75% salary
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Eligibility to participate in Company discretionary annual performance related bonus scheme to a maximum value of 10% of earned salary