Head of Financial Reporting


Instem is a world leader in developing solutions for the Pharmaceutical industry with over 40 years’ experience in providing data acquisition and information management solutions for drug safety evaluation. Instem’s solutions are supplied to an international set of blue chip customers. The software we provide is designed to work in a highly regulated environment. The successful candidate will have a rewarding experience learning and developing highly marketable professional skills. Instem is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is also partnered with many other companies including Oracle, SAP and SAS.


We are looking for a Head of Finance to join our existing Finance Team,  reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working closely with the Financial Controller, this is a pivotal role in Group Finance ensuring results are delivered to time and accurately to an ambitious, growing Company.

Tasks associated with the Role:

=       Preparation, completion and filing of statutory accounts under IFRS and UK GAAP for PLC and subsidiaries

=       Preparation of Financial sections of Interim and Prelim results announcements

=       Calculation of UK corporation and deferred tax provisions for accounts purposes

=       Calculation of UK corporation tax comps for submission to tax authorities

=       Coordination of R&D tax credit claim submissions

=       Management of group transfer pricing policy

=       Management of group insurance

=       Management of plc share schemes

=       Management of group property leases

=       Assisting CFO with group bank relationship

=       Assisting CFO with group legal matters

=       Assisting CFO with group defined benefit pension scheme

=       Assisting CFO with PLC reporting matters including Nomad/Broker/Financial PR relationship

=       Project management of group restructuring/tax planning

=       Control of and reporting earn-out arrangements

=       Application of accounting policies, controls and procedures across group

=       Strategic business planning

=       Treasury reporting

=       Company secretarial responsibilities

=       Control of authorised bank signatories

=       Production of year-end & half-year schedules and files for Auditors (in conjunction with Financial Controller)

=       Ad hoc duties/projects

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

=       Qualified accountant

=       Strong technical & commercial accounting background

=       Experienced in producing statutory accounts under IFRS

=       Experienced in producing corporation tax and deferred tax computations

=       Systems implementation & project management

=       International experience

=       Experience in introducing accounting controls, policies and procedures

=       Sector experience desirable

=       City reporting experience necessary

=       Some UK and overseas travel required



Apply today and learn more about how along with us, you can help our customers bring life enhancing products to market faster.


Instem provides advanced and best-in-class IT solutions to the global health and life sciences community which improves the productivity of their processes in the discovery and development of new drugs, therapies and products.

For the more than 400 clients around the world, we are supplying breakthrough technology and services that help them efficiently access, capture, manage and enrich a wide array of data while generating new insight to advance their mission.


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