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Chief Financial Officer


Masentó Search have been retained to search for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a growing and dynamic specialty Pharmaceutical/ Consumer goods company who are in an enviable position working with a unique, ground breaking formula.

This represents the opportunity to join a talented group of individuals at an early stage in this very exciting start-up. The company has huge growth plans and potential with an imminent float planned. We are looking for a very capable CFO to take ownership of this growing European organsation through building and leading the infrastructure, due to the fast growth and complexity involved this will be an exciting journey. You will be working directly with the CEO to take responsibility for the financial strategy and profitable growth.


  • Be a member of the Executive team of the company, providing operational guidance for the business to achieve its objectives
  • Work closely with Senior Management to provide guidance and strategy for the financial aspect of the business
  • Lead the business planning process, defining models that provide support for the board over and above: forecasting and budgeting, and include fundraising possibilities and financial risk simulations
  • Ensure all proper financial controls are adhered to and prepare financial statements and reporting results to the appropriate stakeholders across the business
  • Have full responsibility of tax aspects of the company including detailed R&D tax credits, etc
  • Work with outside business partners (accounting and financial services) to facilitate on going critical operations and policy development and adherence
  • Partner with the European sales organisation to facilitate accurate forecasting and entity-wide financial planning and analysis
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, growth and development of the European finance team and/or other assigned reports

Job Requirements

  • Proven track record of senior financial leadership positions within healthcare / pharmaceutical or FMCG/ Consumer Goods
  • Demonstrate experience and appreciation of European financial regulations
  • Pan-European role out experience in a high growth environment
  • Roll out of European Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Excellent communication and planning skills along with a genuine passion for standards
  • ACA qualified or equivalent
  • Strong commercial experience
  • Entrepreneurial experience/ mindset
  • Plc experience
  • Experience of leading a company through scale up to a significant event (ideally floating on the London Stock Exchange)

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