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Head of Group Finance

Job in Cambridge - England - UK , CB1 1JN
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Company: Horizon Discovery
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-06-22
Job specializations:
  • Finance
    Accounting and Finance, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Senior Financial Analyst
  • Business
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Who we are?

Horizon Discovery, part of Perkin Elmer, has combined life science research and applied genomics portfolios to deliver an innovative suite of solutions that support scientists on their journey through drug discovery and development. Horizon’s services and reagents, which leverage gene-editing and modulation technologies, are now complemented by Perkin

Elmer’s imaging, detection, automation and LabChip platforms to better enable critical elements of the drug development and therapeutic value chain, particularly in the area of precision medicine.

It’s therefore an exciting and challenging time to join Horizon as we continue a significant scale up program.

Job Summary:
Reporting into the Discovery & Analytical Solutions finance leader for Perkin

Elmer, this role is the financial lead for Horizon with responsibility for commercial finance, business unit finance and financial planning & analysis. Taking a seat at the Horizon management table, this role will strategically guide the business towards having a greater financial conscience in the way that it operates both in the present and during the future developments the organization undertakes.  

Key

Responsibilities:

Overview of the core responsibilities:

Direct financial planning and strategy, to drive & improve financial performance, partnering directly with Horizon’s Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership team.

Lead, mentor and coach an experienced and high performing team of 5+ resources responsible for Horizon’s commercial finance, business unit finance and financial planning & analysis activities Partner with Horizon’s Group Reporting Leader and Horizon’s Tax Leader to lead the company’s monthly financial process including financial closes, business reviews and other financial operating rhythms

Develop effective and optimal financial strategies to support and guide strategic business decisions (organic and inorganic) and integration efforts including providing thought leadership on finance system infrastructure and processes

Create a leadership presence across Horizon and support ongoing projects to enhance the entire organization and the company’s future

Other ad hoc tasks as directed by finance and business leadership including independently delivering analyses as needed to support strategic business decisions

Essential Competencies &

Requirements

Qualified Finance Professional with extensive experience

Significant financial leadership in a global business, and team management experience

Broad exposure to various functions within and organization Experienced at providing financial insight and support to non-finance teams

Experienced at using complex data and models

Proven ability to perform during ambiguous situations including business transformations

Extensive merger and acquisitions experience

Desirable Competencies &

Requirements

Experience with in Biotech / Pharma organisations

Worked within a manufacturing environment

Worked within a “listed” company environment, understanding the external demands

Experience in process improvements and mapping

Summary

Location:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Type:
Full Time

Experience:

Senior Manager/Supervisor
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