finance manager


A great opportunity has arisen for an experience financial manager to join a large pharmaceutical company in Cambridge to work on an initial 12-month contract basis. This will be a varied role offering exposure to senior stakeholders within the business as well as a strong salary & benefits package.


The Position: as finance manager you will be responsible for the day to day financial transactions, planning, reporting & analysis activities, typical duties will include:

  • Providing & interpreting financial data
  • Managing the financial accounting, monitoring & reporting systems
  • Monitoring & interpreting cash flows & cash flow forecasts
  • Developing new financial management mechanisms to minimise financial risk
  • Conduct reviews & evaluations to reduce costs
  • Liaison with annual auditors & prepare statutory accounts
  • Lead on spend tracking & monitoring
  • Monthly management account production to deadlines & performance analysis in comparison to the business plan
  • Quarterly forecasting & annual budgeting


What we’re looking for:

  • Previous experience in a financial manager role, ideally within a large pharma or tech company
  • Experience using SAP (desirable)
  • Very strong excel skills will experience manipulating large volumes of data
  • Able to manage both key stakeholders (who may not be from a financial background) & guide junior colleagues to ensure financial processes are being adhered to
  • Good working knowledge of IFRS & UK GAAP
  • Qualified accountant CIMA or ACCA
  • Degree holder – BS/MA in finance, accounting or economics (desirable)