Director Accounting Director Accounting …

F.INSTITUTE
in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 31 Mar 21
Competitive
F.INSTITUTE
in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 31 Mar 21
Competitive
F.INSTITUTE
F.INSTITUTE is looking for an experienced accounting professional who likes to employ his/her skillset for a portfolio venture-stage companies. A relevant background in accounting, plus a proven track record within the Greater Cambridge Area venture-scene are key prerequisites. We offer a competitive package, lots of freedom/autonomy and ample room to grow with our company.

Director Accounting

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity as a Director Accounting? Come aboard this rapidly growing “new school” Finance Boutique for Life Science and Tech!

We are looking for a Director Accounting who has a minimum of seven years’ experience and wants to fulfill a role with a lot of independency during a 4 day workweek for 32 hours per week. We are a modern (and a tad rebellious) company; to enable you to perform to your best we allow flexibility in time and place to fulfill your responsibilities. You will be working with an ambitious and fun team of various financial professionals. As we are a growing company, we encourage you to develop your own ambitions as well so we can grow together!

What we offer you:

We are offering you an exciting opportunity with lots of flexibility and a competitive package. A good Work – Life balance should be important to you and we encourage this. You can work from home for a larger part of the week and working from locations abroad will be encouraged. You will be responsible for performing best-in-class accounting services for our client portfolio and will have exposure to a large number of entrepreneurs. The environment is highly innovative and competitive with all your clients being venture capital-funded life sciences ventures pushing their innovations to commercial success.  You will be enabled to enjoy an individual growth and career path and including the necessary trainings and studies.

Responsibilities: 

The Director Accounting will be active on a mixed portfolio of Dutch and UK clients. The key responsibilities include:

  • Onboarding new clients to set-up general accounting activities and processes
  • First point of client day-to-day contact
  • Working together with Associate Accounting for producing annual reports
  • Lead in audit trajectory and spokesperson for Client towards audit firms
  • Team lead for the Associates Accounting
  • Identify improvement areas and initiate improvements within our company
  • Additional ad hoc projects and assignments

The company:

F.INSTITUTE is a full service finance boutique providing state-of-the-art financial services to our clients in the life sciences sector. Currently, we service growing to 100 clients with a market share of 25% of the Dutch life sciences industry and these numbers are rapidly expanding. Key disciplines offered involve accountancy, planning and control, capital advisory incl. business development and subsidy management. Our people are not your typical consultants but entrepreneurial minds obsessed with growing businesses from ideation into tomorrow’s market leaders. For more information: www.f.institute

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience;

  • Proven track record within Life Science and Tech in Greater Cambridge UK area and driven to work for the best in class R&D start ups
  • Ability to work autonomously and focus on output/deliverables rather than flat office hours
  • Has 7+ years of proven working experience in a similar management role within Accounting/ consultancy/banking/Big-4
  • Chartered accountant, CPA  or equivalent background
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Powerpoint and preferably knowledge of BI tools and datawarehouses 
  • Confident communicator including strong business level English skills
  • Able to liaise with stakeholders both internally and externally
  • The ability to work in a stand-alone role, self-starter and high on follow-up

If you are interested in applying for this role and would like to learn more about the opportunity, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with Rik van den Berg via rik@f.institute.

Company Overview

F.INSTITUTE is a full service finance boutique providing state-of-the-art financial services to our clients in the life sciences sector. Currently, we service growing to 100 clients with a market share of 25% of the Dutch life sciences industry and these numbers are rapidly expanding. Key disciplines offered involve accountancy, planning and control, capital advisory incl. business development and subsidy management. Our people are not your typical consultants, but entrepreneurial minds obsessed with growing businesses from ideation into tomorrow’s market leaders.

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