Head of Finance - Private Equity

Posted 07 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Life Science Consulting
Contact NameZac Cisotti

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a growing Private Equity firm who specialise in investing in pharmaceutical businesses, driving growth and innovation in the healthcare sector. They are searching for a Head of Finance to lead their finance team and drive financial strategy and operations across our portfolio of pharmaceutical investments.

Head of Finance - Responsibilities:

  • Financial Strategy & Planning:

    • Develop and implement financial strategies to support the firm's investment objectives and growth plans

    • Lead the annual budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring alignment with investment goals and market trends

    • Evaluate and advise on the financial implications of potential investments, including due diligence, valuation, and deal structuring

  • Portfolio Management:

    • Oversee the financial performance of our portfolio companies, monitoring key metrics and KPIs

    • Work closely with portfolio company management teams to optimise financial performance, improve profitability, and drive value creation

    • Conduct regular financial reviews and analysis to identify opportunities and risks, and recommend actionable insights and strategies

  • Financial Reporting & Compliance:

    • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting for internal stakeholders and external investors

    • Oversee compliance with regulatory requirements, accounting standards, and best practices

    • Manage relationships with external auditors, tax advisors, and other financial service providers

  • Team Leadership & Development:

    • Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning

    • Provide guidance and support to portfolio company finance teams, promoting best practices and driving operational efficiency

    • Encourage professional growth and development opportunities for team members, ensuring a high-performing and engaged workforce

  • Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Collaborate with senior management, investment professionals, and other key stakeholders to align financial strategies with overall business objectives

    • Present financial updates, performance metrics, and investment recommendations to the executive team and board of directors

    • Build and maintain strong relationships with portfolio company management teams, investors, and external partners

Head of Finance - Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in finance, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role within private equity or pharmaceutical industry

  • Strong understanding of private equity investment processes, financial modelling, valuation techniques, and deal structuring

  • Proven track record of leading high-performing finance teams and driving financial performance in complex, fast-paced environments

  • Excellent analytical, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills

  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and leadership abilities

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, with a passion for innovation and growth


Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.