Financial Director France Belgium | Pharmaceutical Company | France

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Competitive salary and benefits
Europe France
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Number
Line of Business
Accounting & Finance
Paul Jarrett

We are currently recruiting an experienced Finance Director to join our client, a leading pharmaceuticals company, in developing the finance function for France and Belgium. The position will be based in France, offering the option of a hybrid or home-based work arrangement. We are specifically looking for candidates with recent experience in the French pharmaceuticals or life sciences sector, possessing a strong background in FP&A and a solid foundation in accounting and controllership. This role presents a significant opportunity for an ambitious finance professional who is driven to contribute to the establishment of a regional finance function, while providing financial and strategic guidance to support the company’s growth and vision.

Financial Director Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop the finance, FP&A, and administrative framework to support the business.
  • Act as Finance Business Partner for the local executive and key contact for region’s finance.
  • Lead and manage the strategic planning process including financial forecasts and budgets.
  • Work with operations to develop and manage P&Ls and investigate variances.
  • Prepare analysis and presentations for regional and corporate management.
  • Review plan to ensure management buy in; provide guidelines, assumptions, and targets.
  • Assist European Accounting to establish US GAAP, statutory and local reporting. third party payroll and accounting service providers.
  • Manage all audit reviews including internal audit, US GAAP, local GAAP and SOX.
  • Assist with the procure to pay cycle, integration of 3PLs, wholesalers and other stakeholders within the supply chain.
  • Participate in the development of accounting policies and operational strategies.
  • Develop solutions and problem solve to improve business effectiveness; improve system efficiencies, business practices and undertake projects.


  • Mandatory recent experience in pharmaceuticals or life sciences within France.
  • 8 to 15 years’ relevant experience in finance.
  • Proven financial planning, accounting, and reporting experience.
  • Able to establish and build a finance function.
  • Experience with third party logistics, commercial finance, costing and pricing.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Autonomous, persistent and results orientated.
  • Degree in finance, or a related subject with expertise in Excel and SAP.
  • Fluent in French; eligible to work in France.

For further information and to register your interest in this opportunity, please click Apply Now or email your CV to Paul Jarrett at (job reference: 23113).