Interim Finance Consultant

Recruiter
ResourceBank
Location
Birmingham
Salary
600.00 GBP Daily + - Outsider IR35 - 6 months
Posted
17 Oct 2019
Closes
14 Nov 2019
Job Type
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent

My client are a fast-growing Private Equity-backed business operating in multi-site healthcare who are looking to engage the support of a seasoned finance consultant for a period of 6 months.

Having completed 45 acquisitions in the past 28 months - the business expect to complete a further 20+ before the end of the financial year as it continues its very ambitious "buy and build" growth strategy.

Reporting to the Group CFO the successfully appointed Interim will head up a 10-strong finance team for the next 6 months whilst the client make a permanent appointment at FD level.

To be engaged on this assignment you must be a fully-qualified accountant (ideally ACA) with extensive experience of leading a finance team in a busy multi-site business. Appropriate experience in a healthcare environment or private equity backed environment would be an advantage.

Current run rate turnover of this business is GBP38m, EBITDA GBP6m; rising to GBP60m and GBP13m in the short term -so experience of operating in a similar size business on an aggressive growth trajectory would be beneficial.

Skills Required:

  • Must be a fully-qualified accountant (ideally ACA) with extensive experience of leading a finance team in a busy multi-site business;
  • Demonstrable experience of building and developing teams and improving the quality and timeliness of financial reporting;
  • Demonstrable experience of leading profit performance improvement, largely through cost reduction and control;
  • Track record in implementing new financial systems and processes;
  • Appropriate experience in a healthcare environment or private equity backed environment would be an advantage;
  • Personal qualities must include enthusiasm, adaptability, tenacity, self-starter and an absolute commitment to achieve objectives and meet deadlines in a demanding environment;
  • It is vital that the Finance Consultant has a direct positive impact on bottom line and doesn't merely report performance.

Day to day:

  • Fundamental responsibilities are timely financial reporting, financial performance improvement, treasury management, process and control improvement and back office integration of acquisitions;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate production of monthly Management Accounts and Financial KPI's, analysing and reporting on performance on a site and consolidated basis;
  • Providing detailed analysis and benchmarking of P&L performance and driving improvement through the operations team, identifying revenue enhancement and cost reduction opportunities;
  • Build financial controls and processes to ensure the security of assets and maximise profit performance;
  • Implementation of improved financial systems and processes;
  • Timely integration of newly acquired businesses back office functions (e.g. purchase ledger, payroll etc) and the implementation of standard controls and information flows across the group;
  • Development and management of annual Budget and regular re-forecasts;
  • Reporting to strict timetable to Private Equity investors of weekly/monthly MI as required;
  • Production of annual Financial Statements and tax returns, liaising closely with the auditors;

For further information please get in touch with Sam Alsop-Hall, Managing Director for Healthcare at ResourceBank without delay - interviews will take place before the end of October.