Chief Financial Officer

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Our client, a leading biotechnology company, is currently seeking an accomplished and highly skilled Chief Financial Officer who will infuse the finance team with their talent, energy and leadership skills. This is an exceptional opportunity to be a key voice in a corporate culture that is known for its innovative and growth-oriented vision. Key duties include:

1) Know and understand the company’s quality policy and work towards achieving the requirements of the Quality Management System
2) Familiarize and support the company’s annual quality system objectives through individual and departmental action plans
3) Understand the elements of company’s Quality Management System specific to areas of responsibilities
4) Supervise the preparation of external consolidated financial statements as required
5) Establish company’s accounting policies in consultation with external advisors
6) Deal with company’s financial auditors in connection with any audits of the company’s consolidated financial statements
7) Liaise with external tax professionals to ensure that company’s affairs are organized to minimize the tax obligations
8) Supervise the preparation of all tax filings, including corporate income taxes and payroll taxes within the required filing deadlines
9) Supervise the preparation of the annual budget and cash flow projections
10) Supervise the preparation of monthly internal financial statements comparing actual results to budget with explanations of material variances
11) Establish, review and evaluate company’s accounting and financial control systems
12) Supervise the preparation of the first draft of all routine public filings and shareholder information
13) Manage the company’s finance department
14) Direct the company’s Treasury/Investment/Risk Management function
15) Supervise the preparation of minutes of all directors’ meetings
16) Assist in negotiating asset acquisitions and divestitures and provide comments on any tax or accounting issues
17) Provide assistance to management in fundraising activities


  • 1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field
    2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
    3) Recent experience in the biotechnology industry is strongly preferred
    4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in financial management

    For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.


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C-level / Executive Officer
  Accounting / Finance,  General Management
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