Director of Finance

Date Posted:
Town/city, county:
Hythe, South East
£100000 - £120000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus, Private Medical Cover, Car Allowance

Job Description:

Our Client
My client is an established residential care home provider for a mixture of older and specialist care. The provider is privately owned with significant growth plans with a focus on an exit in medium term.
The Role
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Finance professional with a proven track record of leading, empowering, supporting and motivating successful finance function. The aim is to have clear visibility of the financial position of the company.
This will be achieved by:

  • Providing consistent and in-depth financial and management reporting, covenant reporting, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Providing commercial support and strategic guidance to members of the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Ensure that the cost and revenue strategy is aligned with the company vision.
  • Oversight and direction of Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Credit Control, Payroll and IT
  • Review, design and implement robust processes to ensure the consistency with the financial control function.
  • Be actively involved in providing financial expertise to aid with the business’ growth strategy.
  • Providing leadership in budgeting and ensure each division is held accountable for their own budget.
The Candidate
We are looking for:
  • An inspirational and innovative Finance Professional who has operated at a senior level within a social care, healthcare or related industry.
  • Someone who is comfortable in a growth SME environment where you need to be hands on
  • An entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Proven track record of leading, empowering, supporting and motivating successful teams
  • Someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment
  • A broad commercial perspective
  • Exposure to an industry that has been through fundamental change.
  • A comprehensive understanding of compliance and risk
  • Ability to challenge clinical / operational opinions in a sensitive way and provide solutions that don't conflict with the values of care
  • Ability to connect with colleagues at all levels, especially people who are genuinely interested in improvement and are trying to do their best in a difficult environment
  • Previous experience with Mergers and Acquisitions is desirable.
  • Educated to a degree standard and holding a professional accounting qualification with significant post qualification experience.
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