Finance Manager

Confidential - start-up

Ref: MR50094

c£50k-£55k + benefits

Our client is a start-up business in a highly innovative market with the simple objective of establishing itself as the leader in its field across Europe. The company will combine scientific leadership with a network of strategic supply and distribution agreements to position itself at the forefront of this rapidly growing sector, driven by regulatory change and increasing demand for its products. The company has raised £10m of funds to date with further rounds of fundraising expected in the coming months.


We are seeking a recently qualified accountant with a strong technical accounting background and with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proactive mindset to help drive a start-up business on a steep growth curve. Initially, you will manage the day to day transactions of the business and support the set-up of the necessary infrastructure to support a rapidly growing business.  Over time you will play a key role in leading on internal finance recruitment as part of the shift from outsourced to insourced.

You will lead and manage all aspects of financial and management accounting and financial controls, as well as providing support to the FD in establishing and developing a finance department that meets the reporting and corporate governance standards expected of a publicly listed company.


The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, be naturally inquisitive and be motivated by the opportunity to join a highly entrepreneurial business in a new and high profile sector. You will have the ability to balance complex detail with wider commercial matters, have experience establishing new processes and procedures, and demonstrate first class communication skills and the confidence to challenge when necessary. Emotional intelligence is essential, as is the determination to learn and develop.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Mark Richards: quoting reference MR50094.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 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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