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Financial Controller - Peterlee, Co Durham



IntraHealth Head Office

Financial Controller at IntraHealth

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking individual who’s looking for a new challenge within a company who makes a difference to patient care and values their staff.

IntraHealth Ltd is one of the UK’s leading providers of NHS Primary and Community Care services.  We pride ourselves on providing a quality service against the tight financial resources available.  We employ over 500 staff across three divisions of Primary Care, Clinical Services and Pharmacy.  Over the years the business has grown to a turnover of £24m, servicing over 100,000 patients across the UK and further growth is expected.  In order to service this growth we are looking for an ambitious, appropriately qualified Financial Controller (FC) to work with the Director of Finance (DoF) to shape and support the strategic vision of the company.

As the FC you’ll work directly with the DoF, heading up the day to day financial activities of the company including; preparation of month end accounts, budget variance analysis, bank and balance sheet reconciliations, accruals and prepayments, overseeing the payroll, management of the book debts, internal audits and assistance in the preparation of the year end statutory accounts.

The FC will work with the DoF to set targets and will be responsible for checking and monitoring the performance of each department within the business in line with their set budgets.

The FC role will implement and maintain all financial controls and systems within the business, identifying and recommending potential operational efficiencies and improvements to working practices and procedures.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Lead and participate in the financial operations of the company including reporting, forecasting, invoicing and cash management, accounts payable/receivable and payroll
  • Lead and participate in the monthly management accounts ensuring timely, accurate and complete information is available (P&L and Balance Sheet)
  • Report on variances to the relevant managers and Directors
  • Recommend changes that will improve the company’s financial performance
  • Benchmark data against internal and external information
  • Consolidation of month end accounts
  • Ensure the ERP system is accurate and up to date including the chart of accounts
  • Design usable reports within the ERP system making full use of the Business Intelligence modules and automating as much of the periodic reporting as possible.
  • Oversee the preparation of month end payroll processes ensuring staff are paid on time with minimal errors and compliance with HMRC deadlines for NI/PAYE
  • Overseeing pension requirements to allow deadlines to be met
  • Prepare and submit information to statutory authorities including HMRC
  • Ensure compliance with regards to VAT returns and Corporation Tax
  • Liaise with the external auditors on the preparation of statutory financial information
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Manage insurance claims
  • Assist the DoF in the development of forecasting models (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow)
  • Review company internal controls
  • Assistance in the annual budget setting process
  • Management of the Finance team (6 direct reports) with regards to managing workloads, annual objective setting exercises and personal development reviews.
  • Coaching, developing and mentoring team members to allow them to achieve their full potential
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances
  • Support the implementation of new processes, controls and systems into the divisions
  • Ensure accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards
  • Ad hoc tasks to meet the needs of the business

Skills/Attributes required

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • A minimum of five years PQE
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • A minimum of three years experience using an ERP system
  • Good communication skills
  • Hands on approach and proven ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • A minimum of three years experience of managing a team in a dynamic environment
  • The ability to think outside the box
  • A team player
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to advise managers/clinicians of differing financial understandings
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Full UK driving license and willing to travel to company sites across the UK for meetings as required


Skills/Attributes desired but not essential

  • Experience of using Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP system
  • An understanding of Sage payroll
  • Knowledge of company accounts production



  • Circa £40k dependent on experience
  • NHS Pension
  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays

Application and referees by CV and covering letter to Lesley Auston, Executive Assistant, 1st Floor, William Brown Centre, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 5TW or via email on lesley.auston@intrahealth.co.uk

Closing date 23rd January 2018 (midnight).

We will be looking to hold interviews between 24th to 26th January 2018 so early applications are encouraged.

To find out more about us please visit our website at www.intrahealth.co.uk