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Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Salary: £48-60K

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire

Cellular Agriculture Ltd produces technology that aims to make cultivated meat a widely available, sustainable, ethical, affordable protein alternative.

We are passionate about food security with an enthusiasm for next-generation solutions, innovative technologies, sustainability, and the future of food and agriculture, and are looking for like-minded people to join our growing team.

The company integrates activities across a Research and Development Department responsible for innovating, an Engineering Department that delivers scaled iterations of bioreactors and bioprocess, and the Operations Department responsible for ensuring the company runs smoothly. These Departments work seamlessly together towards delivering technology that allows a sustainable alternative protein to diversify food stuffs for food security across the world.

We are committed to being an inclusive workplace. We strongly believe in the benefits a diverse team brings, and having and equitable culture in which all our people can thrive, with everyone being able to influence our day-to-day working for the better, and encouraging growth.

What this role entails

  • Manage payroll, and timely submission of Tax & VAT returns and liabilities.

  • Manage the Budget & Forecasts process and prepare budgets & forecasts including capex. 

  • Manage company CAP table and Option Pool registers.

  • Manage preparation and delivery of statutory accounts and any internal or external audit requirements. 

  • Manage month-end close and produce accurate, timely monthly management accounts for the company and compiling monthly financial reports for senior management and quarterly reports for board.

  • Manage the financial component of grant and tender applications


  • Implement and maintain accounting & reporting systems that deliver accurate & timely financial information. Recommend other appropriate systems to improve of quality of financial information 

  • Maintain efficient financial controls for key processes, such as expenses, procurement, invoicing and recoveries and take ownership of the full financial and accounting records, ensuring external compliance and statutory reporting requirements are met (Monthly accounts, Annual Accounts, VAT, HMRC compliance, R&D tax credit etc).

  • Lead the development of advanced financial models for strategic initiatives including licensing agreement, consultancy, revenue projections and techno economical modelling. 

Selection criteria

1. Experience

ACA/AAT or equivalent qualified accountant.

Experience in a senior/management finance role.

2. Delivering for an organisation

Has developed and managed finance function previously. Has supported Senior Leadership Team in strategic financial planning.

3. Team working

Demonstrate ability to work with a diverse range of people, working towards a common goal in a multi-disciplinary environment.

4. Expertise

Essential: Experienced individual with ACA/AAT or equivalent qualified accountant.

Preferable: Experience of working in a startup/spin out/research environment. Familiarity with grant programs. Experience of fundraising.

What you will get in return 

In addition to working in a world class facility based in the Bath region with a supporting and inclusive team, you will receive a highly competitive base salary, share options in a growing biotech enterprise, competitive holiday allowance and a fantastic benefits package including pension, Bupa medical cover and life assurance. You will have access to world-class training, development, and networking with organisations across cellular agriculture, and food systems.

Closing date: Thursday 25th April

Stage one interview (online): Thursday 2nd May

On site interviews to be held on: Wednesday 15th May

Apply Here

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