Head of Finance, R&D

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Contact:

    Alex Beadle

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Altum Consulting are partnering with a FTSE listed technology business to secure a commercially driven finance professional for a high-profile role within the organisation. Supporting the Chief Technology Officer you will provide insight and analysis of the R&D portfolio that ensures the delivery of the 10 year financial plans for the business, informing and driving the strategy. This will be a dynamic, demanding role that will put you on the radar of the senior leadership of the business and a route to divisional CFO.

Roles responsibilities will include:

  • Determine the ROI of the R&D portfolio, supporting group level strategic decision making around funding allocation
  • Detailed analysis, commentary and explanations to support the CTO
  • Managing R&D spend to deliver the annual budget, with overall group R&D budget responsibility
  • Developing the 10 year strategic plan with group and strategy teams
  • Manage the R&D forecast, broken down by sector, in collaboration with sector finance directors
  • Manage and develop the R&D finance team, with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Develop and report KPI’s to assess divisional performance against budget

Suitable candidates will match all or most of the following:

  • Excellent team management capabilities
  • Proven stakeholder management track record
  • Experience within an engineering, science or manufacturing organisation
  • Demonstrated understanding of an R&D environment
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Management reporting and budgeting expertise
  • Process improvement mindset