Head of Finance - Private Equity

Posted 08 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Life Science Consulting
Contact NameSiobhan Mcloughlin

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.