'Series A' VC funded Health-Tech start-up role: Financial Controller / Finance Director (Industry leading business) – Chartered Accountants ONLY

  • Competitive salary + Equity
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Linear Partners
  • 16 Nov 17 2017-11-16

Our client has just closed a $10m 'Series A' Venture Capital funding round and is looking now to appoint its first financial officer. The firm is operating in a $25bn market.

This will be the go-to person internally for all financial and accounting matters with responsibility for developing and maintaining the firm’s accounting infrastructure.  The business has grown rapidly to 25+ people on a limited budget with the next phase of growth set to roll-out the firm’s technology and service across the UK and eventually Europe.

Applicants MUST be fully qualified Accountants (ACA/ACCA) and you will ideally have experience of working in-house with a corporate or another tech start-up, either as a Financial Controller or Finance Director.  Having qualified, you will likely have up to ten years’ post-qualified experience (PQE) but recently qualified accountants will also be considered. 

As well as the day-to-day responsibilities of forecasting, payroll, preparing accounts, budgeting, etc, this person will also play a key role in business development and developing strategic alliances and partnerships with specific potential stakeholders.  As such, you will need to have a commercial mind-set and outgoing character in order to sell the firm’s story and identify opportunities in the market.

Companies like this are changing rapidly and need people who can change and evolve with them.  The size of the role will increase quickly over time and you will need to be ready for new challenges every day.  Having an entrepreneurial, ‘can-do’ mentality is absolutely essential as well as the ability to communicate and engage with a range of people on all levels, be that technical, financial, strategic, scientific, and so on.  A background in healthcare and life sciences is not essential.

The firm is offering a competitive salary as well as equity. 

If you are interested in the position (or can recommend someone who might be) then please get in touch with your CV and a brief covering email about yourself and your situation.  Please send it to nick.goff@linearpartners.com.