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Director of Administration and Finance London United Kingdom, Paris France,  

Laser (company)

Posted on : 28 April 2017

Project Description

Company Description
  • Our company is an international leader in the field of health care consulting for pharmaceutical companies and various agencies. 
  • It comprises a team of circa 150 highly-trained scientific consultants and staff who provide a wide range of evidence-based approaches, proprietary research services and healthcare economics and outcomes research services. 
  • Over the past few years, our company  has significantly grown its global presence and capabilities through key mergers.

Job Description
  •  The Director of Administration and Finance will report to the Chairman and the Board of Executives. 
  • The core areas of responsibility will include Accounting, Management Systems, Global Administration.
  •  The Director will be responsible for coordinating general support activities in the Group s 7 global offices. 
  • This position ensures the successful provision of a wide range of internal support services to the Group on all general management-related issues. 

Core duties & responsibilities:
  • Management of Accounting services in 7 countries with assistance from the Internal Controller, local accounting staff and network of external accounting firms
  •  Responsible for Management Information Systems globally with assistance from the IT department, including our  internal project management system
  •  General business administration and management including daily provision of an effective management in administration tasks, coordinating global infrastructures, local and global resources, vendors and external suppliers/ providing reports and support to senior management and staff
  •  Other ad hoc duties as required.

  • Excellent knowledge of Accounting
  • Good knowledge of management processes and systems
  • Previous relevant experience (7-10 years) in business management/general administration roles
  • Familiarity with best practice processes and experience in mentoring management through any instance where this may be appropriate
  • Previous exposure to and understanding of consulting industry (highly advantageous)

Personal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership applicable to the management of highly qualified team/s
  • Ability to operate effectively at all levels within the Group, including in several countries
  • Decision making ability based on balanced commercial reasoning
  • Good commercial acumen and an understanding of company finances in order to support managers in resource and succession planning within agreed budgets
  • Good working knowledge of relevant IT packages
  • Positive attitude and results driven
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines while delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment
  • Fluency in English (other European languages and exposure to multi-cultural environments would be advantageous)

 University Degree (Accounting/Business administration/ Management/Engineering or related). 



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