Head of Finance (Fully Qualified Chartered Accountant) in Barking, Essex, UK

Employer: International SOS

Location: Barking, Essex, UK


Salary: Salary negotiable

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Company Description

L.E. West International (Medsupply) is a leading supplier of pharmaceuticals, surgical and medical equipment, medical consumables and first-aid supplies worldwide. We have the ability to source and supply high quality products from manufacturers worldwide and dispatch using the most economical and reliable methods available.

Job Description

The Head of Finance takes responsibility for all accounting, finance activities and commercial planning for MedSupply Europe, an International SOS company, including the overall achievement of the financial, governance and efficiency objectives. This is a permanent contract role based in Barking, East London.

The position leads a team of 4 including an FP&A Manager, Working Capital Manager, Finance Manager - France and Finance Manager - UK with overall annual revenues of c. $50 million. The role leads the provision of financial strategy and planning, takes responsibility for overseeing all the financial aspects of the business, including cash management, working capital, balance sheet management, debt, taxation, acquisitions, leading budget cycles, regulatory and compliance and management reporting. The post-holder must be able to balance financial acumen with strong commercial awareness, challenging assumptions and decision-making where appropriate whilst providing robust financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers. The position will also be responsible for all commercial planning activities for MedSupply Europe.

The Head of Finance is a full member of the Leadership team for MedSupply Europe and plays an important business partnering role with the Managing Director on commercial, risk management and business development activities. He or she will also participate in special projects such as assessment and integration of successful acquisitions, or small-scale divestments.


Required Work Experience

  • Clear track record in all aspects of Financial Management and accounting.
  • Previous experience with Legal entity set ups in Europe as a minimum, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Asquisition, Due diligence etc.
  • Proven experience as a Head of Finance or equivalent with day-to-day finance team leadership experience
  • Experience in highly regulated environment such as Pharmaceutical Wholesale/Distribution would be preferred
  • Multinational company experience in a fast-paced service environment, ideally in supply chain
  • Exposure to dealing at senior level with customers, banks, auditors, legal advisors and suppliers
  • Executive management experience and track record in budget management, strategy setting and execution
  • Experience of working in a matrix organization

Required Qualifications

  • Qualified Chartered or Certified Accountant (CA or ACCA) or international accounting equivalent

Required Languages

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Additional European language skills would be preferable

Travel / Rotation Requirements

  • Occasional international travel is required
Additional Information

Here at LE West International we will offer you an interesting, varied and challenging career, where you will have the opportunity to experience working within a multicultural environment

Please apply online now attaching your CV.


Required Skills:

Budget Management Finance Manager Financial Analysis Financial Strategy Team Leadership

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