Location : London
Contact : Ben Smith
Call : Ben
Email : email Ben
Reference : 1108045

Altus Partners is delighted to be partnered with a Private Equity backed Life Sciences organisation based in London. The company is a market-leader in their field with a broad product suite and international client base. They have recently made a number of key strategic acquisitions and are now looking to bolster the finance function as they gear towards a transaction. They are seeking a Group Financial Controller (number 2 in finance) to support the CFO to improve the financial insight, internal frameworks, and reporting processes. This role will play a vital part in building a best-in-class function with robust controls that stand up to growth. This role will suit someone with strong technical reporting capabilities, ideally in a PLC environment, from a Life Science or Bio-tech background.


  • Day-to-day oversight and management of the finance team, with responsibility for international teams

  • Ensuring robust financial controls and frameworks are in place that can stand up to growth

  • Lead on statutory and group reporting including all consolidation activity

  • Oversight and ownership of the group audit process

  • Presenting insightful MI, analysis and financial information to the CFO and investors

  • Full ownership of the close process for the group ensuring the month is closed in a timely manner.

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the management accounts pack to support the business growth and complexity.

  • Working with our accountants for submission of year end corporation tax returns

  • Reviewing and ensuring the financial accounting for the group ensuring the correct treatment of items regarding revenue, intercompany and share options.


  • AIM or wider PLC experience

  • Strong reporting exposure (IFRS)

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Ideally from an audit/practice background

  • Experience in working within Life Sciences or Pharmaceuticals