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Jim McDonald is Finance Director at Oxford Nanopore Technologies. With both a legal and financial reporting background, Jim has over 30 years of professional experience across a wide range of businesses with a working knowledge of the financial reporting requirements and general business and tax regulatory frameworks in the US, UK and throughout the European Community.
Jim began his career as a lawyer working for a Denver law firm representing banks and other financial institutions where he had a specific interest in commercial litigation and negotiating complex legal arrangements. He then spent nine years in the US with Arthur Andersen, before transferring to London and leading accounting, business advisory and tax services to a portfolio of international high technology and bio-medical clients. There he managed a broad range of projects that included purchase investigations, London Stock Exchange flotations, private placements, management buy-outs, corporate reorganisations, profit improvement and productivity exercises. More recently, Jim was Finance Director of MediSense UK Limited providing financial management support as the company went from being venture capitalist funded to being listed on the NASDAQ exchange and ultimately being acquired by Abbott Laboratories, a multi-national pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics company.