Deputy Head of Finance - Cambridge

Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
09 Jun 2021
Work Type
Full Time
When available
Interim To Permanent
£50 to £100 per hour

Our client based in Cambridge is looking for a qualified accountant who has had a successful career and would like to continue providing a quasi FD service to early stage technology companies.


  • From £50 per hour to £100 per hour depending on abilities for contractor
  • On target salary if employed £50k to £100k including bonus based on specific client satisfaction
  • Equity if of interest and appropriate

  • A qualified accountant who has had a successful career and would like to continue providing a quasi FD service to early stage technology companies
  • Need to have an interest in companies that are seeking solutions to unmet medical needs.
  • Must have flexibility to work daily but not for full 8 hours per day. Hours required could vary
  • May already be providing contract services but looking to add new clients or connections
  • Need to be prepared to do a complete finance function (complete, accurate and timely) basic bookkeeping to share cap modelling and forecasting
  • Provide guidance on a variety of matters relevant to early stage companies; Insurance, share option schemes, Statutory reporting, governance, audit etc
  • Ability, reliability and commitment most important

  • Accounting qualification
  • Demonstrable understanding of double entry bookkeeping by telephone interview
  • Evidenced excel ability (a 45 minute timed test) that must be done in candidates own time
  • Some audit background/ experience (does not have to be recent)
  • Happy to do up to 3 month trial as contractor which would involve physical presence in Wework office in Cambridge (If all goes well this could be weekly/ fortnightly meet at Wework office in central London)
  • Happy to not be full time and paid on work completed which would vary
  • Evidence of PI cover whilst contractor
  • Happy to accept variable hourly rate (see above) if significant time spent on lower level activity ( this shouldn’t be the norm)
  • Understanding that clients don’t have any other finance function so full responsibility is with the team, this means that work can be financial accounting through to integrated forecast modelling.
  • Demonstrable effective communication and presentation skills
  • PowerPoint experience for Board meeting slides

Nice to have but not essential

  • Nice to have but not essential
  • Xero experience. All clients on Xero
  • Online banking experience ( HSBC, SVB)
  • GUSTO ( USA payroll) experience
  • Integrated forecast modelling experience
  • Biotech sector experience
  • Desire to build portfolio and plan succession
  • BTC software

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Role: Deputy Head of Finance
Location: Cambridge