Finance Manager
London, GB
1d ago

About Us

Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.

We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently.

By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.

Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.

In Smiths Medical, one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, we touch the lives of millions of people every day. Our colleagues are focused on providing innovative, lifesaving solutions for patients around the world.

So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues.

There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the accounting records of Smiths Medical in line with divisional policy and procedure
  • Participate in and contribute to all major business decisions in respect to financial issues
  • Advise local management in major financial issues, accounting and administrative procedures by analysis and recommendations and contribute to profit development
  • Participate actively in management activities
  • Participate in Global initiatives
  • Report specific ad hoc financials matters upon request
  • Exercise effective control over the assets of the business, including stocks, debtors and fixed assets and optimize cash flow
  • Take responsibility for the timely preparation and submission of all internal consolidated periodical reporting
  • Prepare yearly internal and external statutory accounts and coordinate fiscal declarations with tax consultants
  • Manage the planning process of forward plans, annual budgets and quarterly reviews
  • Prepare monthly management accounts to meet the needs of local management
  • Write accountants reports for the various internal reporting
  • Manage internal help-desk / internet Manage insurance portfolio (both employers and employees) and contracts (lease, maintenance, etc)
  • Manage and develop finance staff
  • This position is required to assure compliance of Company operations to all applicable laws, regulations and standards, good business practices and company documented procedures (including knowledge of all standards, government occupational health and environmental regulations and statutes related to the site).
  • Engage others, promote, and participate in Environmental, Health, and Safety initiatives, focusing on continuous improvement.
  • The Individual

  • University Degree (BA degree) required. CA and / or MBA plus
  • Controllers education
  • High skills in MS office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • At least 10 years practical accounting experience in a commercial organization
  • At least 5 years line management experience
  • Experience of IFRS or US GAAP
  • Practical hands-on experience of modern computer-based accounting systems
  • Expertise in accounting and legislation
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Dedicated to combine high skills tasks with hands-on daily accounting with other members of the Financial department
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics.

    We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

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