Chief Financial Officer


Ref: DC52689

Attractive six figure salary + bonus + equity

Our client is a leading UK bioscience company that is radically enhancing crops to feed the world sustainably and promote a wilder planet. Wild plants have had half a billion years to evolve natural solutions for thriving in almost every environment on Earth. Our client’s proprietary genetics platform harnesses these wild innovations to boost farm yields and promote meaningful carbon mitigation strategies. If you’re looking for a start-up that has enormous potential for impact on growers, consumers, and the planet, please read on.


As a well-funded, fast-paced Oxford University spin-out, working from state-of-the-art molecular biology labs and offices in Oxfordshire, the business has intentionally built a high-performing and collaborative team and is now looking to further augment the senior management team with the addition of a high-quality CFO. With responsibility for all aspects of finance including financial reporting, FP&A, support on additional fundraising and providing broader financial and commercial support, you will be joining a truly special environment where individuals are encouraged to take ownership, work with each other to solve problems in creative and pragmatic ways, and take action to get the right things done. The role also offers broader exposure to legal, tax and regulatory compliance both in the UK and internationally.


Applicants should be qualified accountants and ideally have prior experience managing finance within high growth companies, particularly through scale up stages. This would ideally include experience with equity fundraising, start-up company exits, and non-dilutive funding sources. Candidates should have a hands-on, creative problem-solving attitude as this is a role that will require you to flexibly apply yourself to unforeseen challenges as they arise. You should be genuinely excited about contributing to the growth of the business, be excited to work in a dynamic team environment, building relationships, and gaining trust from others through honesty, compassion, and authenticity. You should also have a passion for the sector and in working to solve one of the biggest problems facing the world.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Louise Jeffrey: quoting reference DC52689.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. If you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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