Interim Chief Operating Officer, Oxford

Up to £150k pro rata

 

An exciting and innovative medical technology business requires an interim COO.

Based in Oxford, to support the ongoing growth of the business, there is a need for a talented and motivated COO, initially for a 3-6 month period.  This is an extremely exciting time to be joining the business, 2019 continues to be a period of scaling up the business both in the UK and internationally.

This individual will be responsible for day to day Financial Control, Financial Modelling, Risk & Compliance, including Data Protection and reviewing and managing all commercial contracts. The individual will work closely with the CEO and be a member of the senior management team. The individual must possess a commercial and general management background.

 

Responsibilities:

Reporting & Control

Complete financial reporting and Management Accounts.
Manage the relationship with the outsourced accounting function.
Maintain appropriate financial controls for the size of business.
Monitor spending and ensure business is efficient & spending cash wisely.
Tax planning and working with tax advisers in claiming R&D tax credits etc.

Modelling

Financial planning including budgets and forecasts.
Support CEO in communicating with investors & presentation work related to investor relations.
Financial & commercial analysis supporting all parts of the business.

Risk & Compliance

Oversee established data protection & data management regimes (GDPR compliance etc).
Drive through planned upgrades to proven risk management regime.

General management

Line manage three strong leaders
Manage advisors and suppliers – lawyers, banks, insurers etc

 

Key attributes:

A qualified accountant with broad commercial finance experience.
Commercially minded and a background in General Management.
Exposure and experience of working with an overseeing Commercial Contracts.
Experience of working within a fast growing, technology driven business.
Comfortable to be responsible for compliance, inc GDPR
Strong appetite to learn and support CEO broadly as CFO/COO
Exposure to an international business environment.
Passion for the business which saves lives and improves healthcare for everyone.

 

Summary

This role requires a talented and exceptionally technical individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to support the ongoing development of this dynamic and growing business. As COO, you must have the ability to work with and support the senior management team. You must have the commercial ability to highlight the challenges and future needs of the business. This role requires an individual who can add considerable value to the CEO and the senior management team.

 

For more information please contact Leo Ketchin at leo@williamscottassociates.com 

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