Head of Finance and Business Administration

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Livingston
Salary
50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP60000/annum
Posted
10 Apr 2017
Closes
24 Apr 2017
Category
Accounting
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
FINANCE CONTROLLER / HEAD OF FINANCE
BASED LIVINGSTON - GBP50-60,000 PER ANNUM PLUS EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

Based in Livingston, Hyaltech (part of Carl Zeiss) is a well-known and high successful life sciences and medical device business. From their GMP design and manufacturing site in Livingston, the company supports medical and life science products in a range of markets including; orthopaedics, aesthetic dermatology and ophthalmology. The business is going through unprecedented growth in terms of demand, output and new staff. In order to continue their development as a site, they now need to make the key hire of Finance Controller / Head of Finance.

Reporting into the Site Leader / MD, the Head of Finance plays a key role as part of the site leadership team, providing financial governance, data and support to a manufacturing site with R&D and operations. You will play a key role in helping control operating costs, support lean and CI initiatives to drive cost out of the business, and pull together necessary finance intelligence and reports to monitor the health of the business. Other key responsibilities will include:

• Lead and develop existing direct reports within Finance, with the objective aim assume responsibility for the Quality Assurance and Procurement departments once established within the company.
• Perform holistic analysis of processes using financial tools, as well as quality tools, to identify improvement potentials throughout the business.
• Cover all aspects of financial accounting including monthly, quarterly and year end closings, budget planning and externa reporting.
• Manage initiatives for cost reduction in close cooperation with operations
• Have strategic and tactical responsibility for implementation/optimisation of management systems and processes
• Foster and sustain close cooperation with the respective departments of the other competence centres throughout ZEISS

The relevant candidate will be CA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent qualified with proven senior finance operations experience. You have a well-developed commercial acumen and understanding of key business drivers, excellent IT skills with an advanced knowledge of MS Excel and preferably experience of SAGE Line 50. We would be especially keen to hear from candidates with experience of quality management systems and knowledge of EFQM or similar.

We will consider candidates from a range of industries. However, this will really suit candidates who have worked in a life science, pharma, med-tech, engineering, FMCG or manufacturing environment.

Alongside the challenge and excellent job security and development, the chosen candidate can expect a base salary of GBP50-60,000 up to 10% performance related bonus, inclusion into the site wide profit bonus scheme, pension and healthcare.

To apply to this role please contact our retained recruitment partner Alastair Edwards at Edgar Stewart Selection