Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Head of Finance & Operations

£60,000 to £70,000 / Newcastle upon Tyne / Jun 10, 2019

Our client is a truly pioneering, VC-backed Health Technology company, now entering a new and tremendously exciting phase of its development, having very recently secured significant Series A funding to accelerate its growth to a long term sales target of £1.5bn, marketing a suite of early diagnostic tests via insurers and an ecosystem of partners.  It’s an amazing time to join a company with incredible potential to improve the lives of many millions of people globally, playing a key role in its development as Head of Finance & Operations.

You will be a key member of a highly experienced, very lean and visionary team aiming to transform lives by diagnosing disease early. 

Reporting to the CEO your responsibilities as Head of Finance & Operations will include:

  • Production of management accounts from trial balance
  • Cash management and cash forecasting
  • Approval of purchase orders and supplier invoices
  • Review and approval of payroll and payments
  • Negotiation with suppliers, cost and contract management
  • Overall responsibility and control of annual budgeting process
  • Ensuring excellent relationships and relevant compliance with bankers, finance providers, auditors, tax and legal advisers plus relevant statutory bodies
  • Corporate finance - managing investor and potential investor relations
  • General management of a small, successful sister business, leading a team of four
  • A range of IT, Legal, Corporate Governance, Company Secretarial, Human Resources and Property & Facilities Management responsibilities
As Head of Finance & Operations you’ll be/need:
  • A successful, forward-thinking and exceptionally hands-on Financial Controller, Head of Finance or Finance Manager looking to breadthen and develop their scope of responsibilities, skills and knowledge and make a positive impact on the world
  • Experience of working in a dynamic, close-knit, start up or early stage company desirable – practice and/or Corporate Finance experience also potentially advantageous
  • BSc/MSc degree in Accounting or related field (or equivalent) together with ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification advantageous
  • Effective communicate and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable passion for Finance and Health
  • Good organisational, IT and administrative skills
Salary range: £60,000 to £70,000 plus benefits

Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

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