Head of Financial Accounting

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The Fertility Partnership We are a group of national and international fertility clinics specializing in IVF. The largest provider in Northern Europe and proud to say that we have some of the highest success rates in Europe. At the Fertility Partnership, we offer all our patients the care, understanding and expertise that help to bring dreams to life. We are passionate about what we do, which reflects our commitment to creating lives and changing lives. It is a commitment that exists in the UK and across Europe in all of our 19 clinics. Science research and innovation are key to how we work and have led to us pioneering fertility treatment for more than 33 years. Many of our clinicians are internationally renowned specialists and we regularly share knowledge across our clinics to further improve our success.  The Role Provide accurate reporting and analysis of clinic and statutory results. Working closely with the Clinic General Managers, Group HQ and Finance team to ensure reporting to Clinics and the Group is precise, efficient, compliant, and business-focused. Oversee all financial governance matters. Key Responsibilities Managing the UK Finance Team of six experienced professionals. Ensuring timely preparation of monthly UK Finance results and management information that supports and influences decision-making across the business in accordance with group guidelines. Meeting monthly deadlines for financial reporting including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, and EBITDA; having strong analytically skills to tell the story behind the numbers Ensuring preparation of all monthly balance sheet reconciliations and ability to challenge balances therein. Ensuring statutory compliance and reporting including completion of VAT returns. Ensure the highest standards of management reporting and pro-actively bring to management's attention areas of financial or operational inefficiency Cash flow management Ensuring the timely preparation of the annual statutory accounts and liaising with external auditors Assist in developing systems and processes for project appraisals, cost reporting and forecasting to improve accuracy and efficiency. Where opportunities arise, involvement in M&A activity including due diligence, preparation of working capital analyses, and subsequent involvement in integration of any new acquisitions. Support and participate in activities that develop and improve central services at Group level. Maintain up-to-date knowledge in own area of expertise. Key user for Navision Act in full compliance with the letter and spirit of national and company legal, ethical and regulatory laws and standards. Ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times in line with Group policies, current HFEA Code of Practice, Information Governance guidelines and the Data Protection Act. Provide team leadership and oversee the development of the team Responsible for ensuring suitable financial controls are in place to reliably mitigate risk and support governance. Undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business Qualifications and experience Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) At least 7 years post qualification experience ICAW/ICAS Qualified Accountant Demonstrable track record of technical competence and experienced in meeting IFRS requirements Experience of working in the finance department of fast paced demanding commercial business Solid working knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS and Tax Rules Experience of using Navision (Desirable) Highly analytical Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and external parties Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Strong financial acumen with the ability to see the bigger picture and become hands-on when required Ability to work effectively under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail Protects confidentiality of business information across the Group Competent using MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook High level of resilience, and strong work ethic Highly motivated, driven to deliver, takes ownership of tasks through to completion Location: Oxford Salary: £65,000 Closing date: 20/01/2021

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