CatSci Ltd, based in Cardiff, UK, is an innovation partner to the chemical research, development, and manufacturing industries, specialising in process research and development for manufacturing drug substance and other high value materials. CatSci Ltd has extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of chemistry from discovery support through to full scale manufacturing and life-cycle management.

CatSci Ltd has recently undergone private equity investment and is entering a period of high growth and now requires a Finance Business Partner to support the CFO and Financial Controller in the running of the department.

You should have a can-do attitude and be comfortable being outside of your comfort zone. This is a new role for the group and will develop and evolve as the company continues to grow. We are ideally looking for a Big 4 trained chartered accountant who is looking for their first or second move into industry but will equally consider others who have had alternative experiences.

Your Impact as Finance Business Partner

The post will report to the Financial Controller and tasks may include:

  • Helping to roll out a business partnering approach across the group to include assistance in investment appraisal and budgeting/forecasting.
  • A number of ad hoc projects designed to enable the continued growth of the company. These are likely to include acquisitions of new businesses and integration of those businesses into the group.
  • Continued development of the ERP system focussing on key areas to achieve aims of automated processes and management of budgets in business areas.
  • Establishing group reporting processes and standard processes.
  • Risk management and corporate governance

The role will be a hybrid role with the expectation of a Monday and Wednesday in the office and the other days workings from home. As the group continues to grow, there will likely be need for some travel a few times a year, so candidates will need to be flexible in their approach. In addition, there may be times where additional hours are required to meet the needs of the business.

Requirements for Finance Business Partner

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Strong technical financial accounting skills
  • Strong modelling and excel skills
  • A desire to work in a dynamic and rapidly expanding environment
  • Committed to continuing to learn and develop
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable working outside of their comfort zone
  • Experience of a finance systems (desirable)
  • Experience of group accounting (desirable)


  • Competitive salary: £38,000 - £50,000 per annum (depending on experience + negotiable)
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday + 2 charity days
  • Company benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to prior agreement)
  • The best team to work with (even if it is us saying so!)

*As an equal opportunities employer, we will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments in order to attend/ perform in the interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.