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Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance

Salary: £ DOE

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Job Purpose

At ARC Regulatory, our experienced team is passionate about supporting the advancement of high-quality biomarker testing in precision medicine research.

Our work on 40+ precision medicine programmes across oncology, autoimmune and cardiac therapy biomarkers, has helped deliver robust clinical data to expedite successful regulatory submissions and global market launches for big and small pharma, laboratory and IVD clients.

ARC Regulatory continues to create a reputation as a "Great Place to Work" offering industry-leading benefits and flexibility for our most valuable and respected resource, our people.

A Day in the Life as Head of Finance at ARC includes:

  • Accountable for day-to-day operations and long-term strategy
  • Develop and introduce robust financial systems
  • Lead the budgeting, forecasting and planning process
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal/external stakeholders
  • Provide regular updates to the Senior Leadership Team, and support the creation of growth opportunities
  • Prepare annual accounts and VAT reporting
  • Oversee all financial matters including month-end reports, cash flow management, statutory accounts, and compliance and track performance versus KPIs
  • Management of share issues and equity, shareholder reporting, and preparation of financial information for any future fundraising exercises

Qualifications/ Attainments

  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant alternative as a minimum (MSc/MBA or relevant qualification (eg: CPA, CFA) would be beneficial
  • Prior experience in a Head of Finance or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping
  • Proficiency in accounting software
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Prior knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models

    Skills and Competencies

    • To be successful in this role you will be a dynamic individual, proactive in your approach, with a commercial mindset and enjoy building lasting relationships. You will need to be adaptable, enjoy being visible in the business and continually seek to improve processes and efficiencies.
    • You will be a qualified finance professional with post-qualification experience, who has worked in a fast-growing company with a focus on people. You should be confident interacting with the Senior Leadership Team but equally able to complete routine tasks as required and be comfortable working as part of the team.
    • Importantly, the company is looking for a candidate to grow and progress with the company to help the business achieve its strategic growth objectives.
    • If you’re an aspiring Chief Financial Officer, this role will support that career trajectory.
    • You will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to deliver outstanding financial support and strategic decision-making for the business.
    • As the company continues to grow, it allows you to put your stamp on the future of the finance function, building the right foundations for the future finance framework.
    • A full job specification will be provided to shortlisted candidates

    Working at ARC

    • Competitive salary
    • 30 days of annual leave (incl. Public Holidays), increasing to 35 in 1-day annual increments
    • Employer contributory pension scheme
    • Employee Benefits Program (after probation period)
    • Office situated at the Catalyst site in Belfast at the heart of innovation in the region
    • Hybrid working model (after probation period)
    • Budget available to support training needs

    Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024 at 5PM

    We are an equal opportunity employer; applications are welcome from all and appointment will be made on the basis of merit.


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