Financial Controller - PE Backed Business - Health Sector

11 May 20222022-05-11
Wakefield, West Yorkshire

An opportunity that will appeal to the most ambitious Accountants - a chance to work within a varied and progressive role in a fast growing group within the health care sector. 

Recent growth and changes in the structure of the finance team has led to the requirement for a new Financial Controller. The role reports into the Group Finance Director with a dotted line into the Group Finance Business Partner and will take full responsibility for the finance function of a £35m t/o business within the wider group.

The business is based between Huddersfield and Wakefield but offering a hybrid and flexible working pattern and will have daily interaction with the manufacturing sites. The role will manage the transactional teams and have total ownership and responsibility for the financial reporting including monthly management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations, working capital and cash management, liaison with Group Finance, regular forecasting exercises, external audit and driving improvements across the finance function, to automate and improve process.

Specific requirement will include: 

•Full ownership of reported P&L and Balance Sheet (i.e.understand and own numbers, rather than just report them up)

•Production of management accounts internal reporting pack to Group.

•Responsibility for integrity of balance sheet and associated controls

•Supervision of accounts receivable/accounts payable headcount

•Annual Audit interface

•Annual stockcount -lead with local site management

•Liaison with site management on financial topics

•Payroll/headcount group reporting

This role would be best suited to a Qualified Accountant with one or two years post qualified experience - a proven FC or a first step into a FC position. As this is an acquisitive business, growing at pace, the role would suit an ambitious candidate with drive and enthusiasm. It will provide all of the challenges and benefits to attract the very best candidate.