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Our client is a highly entrepreneurial, international pharmaceutical start-up. The company focuses on development, manufacture and distribution of specialised pharmaceuticals and is establishing itself as the leader in its field across Europe. Combining scientific leadership, state of the art production and a network of strategic supply and distribution agreements, the business is capitalising on the increasing demand for its products. A highly experienced group of established investors will lead an IPO in early 2020, providing further capital to continue growing the business.
We are seeking a qualified accountant who can demonstrate proven experience working with high-growth, entrepreneurial businesses. Reporting to the CEO & Co-Founder, the role will take overall responsibility for all aspects of finance, leading and developing an established team. The Finance Director will act as a trusted business partner to the senior management team, advising on all financial, commercial and strategic issues. In preparation for the IPO, the Finance Director is expected to establish a best in class finance department that is able to meet all of the requirements of a growing plc.
The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, will be naturally inquisitive and must be motivated by the opportunity to join a highly entrepreneurial business in a new and high profile market. You will need the ability to balance complex detail with wider commercial matters, have experience establishing new processes & procedures, and demonstrate first class communication skills. Strong leadership skills are essential, as is the confidence to challenge when necessary, along with the emotional intelligence to successfully interact and influence with a wide variety of stakeholders.
To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Mark Richards or Justin Dünner on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference MR50730.
Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.
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