Financial Controller

Location: Dudley, Northumberland, UKDepartment: FinanceReference: VN193
Summary of the Financial Controller role

As the Financial Controller you will be a member of the Site Leadership Team reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller. The main purpose of your role will be to manage the SPSL Finances and Accounting through the Dudley site team and provide the necessary financial information to contribute to strategic decision-making within SPSL.

  • Provision of regular and ad-hoc financial information to the Group Financial Controller, Group Financial Director, Chief Financial Officer, Dudley and Executive Management teams.
  • Production of financial and management reports including cash-flow projections, rolling revenue, profit and capital expenditure forecasts, annual budgets and statutory accounts for the Company.
  • Active hands-on management of the Company cash cycle to ensure that the best use is made of the Company’s funds.
  • Design and implementation of financial systems/controls and financial models for forecasting and reporting.
  • As a SAP user you will carry out assigned SAP transactions in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Responsibility for UK tax reporting.
  • Review of product profitability and of capital expenditure projects together with making recommendations for future strategy.
  • Promote a culture of enhanced commercial and financial awareness, continuous improvement, cost control and focus on value-added activity.
  • Reviewing the opportunities for business process re-engineering to improve productivity, efficiency and profitability within the Company.
  • Utilisation of standard accounting policies and procedures, under UK GAAP and adoption of recognised management accounting technique.
  • Line management responsibility for the Dudley finance team, developing and motivating the team in order to maximise their contribution to the function and the Company.
  • Embodying our company values, which are: be reliable, be caring, be transparent and be willing.

Requirements for the role
  • Qualified ACA or ACMA Accountant with at least 5 years post-qualification industry experience.
  • Must be very knowledgeable about UK GAAP, taxation and financial reporting requirements.
  • US GAAP experience is not essential but would be beneficial.
  • Computer literate with advanced experience of ERP software systems, finance packages and MS Office applications.
  • Commercial experience of dealing with third parties is desirable.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-finance staff clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to promote a culture of developed budgetary control, enhanced financial and commercial awareness, continuous improvement and cost control.
  • Able to support and coach managers during the budget setting process to ensure realistic and meaningful budgets are established.

How you will be rewarded

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare, Perkbox, cycle to work scheme, death in service coverage, on-site health and wellbeing support including medical consultations and physiotherapy, 24/7 employee assistance programme, employee referral scheme, sports and social club as well as opportunity for training and further career development.

Why consider Sterling?

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complemented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) R&D bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK and the US, where we employ more than 800 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 

Sterling is an equal opportunity employer. 

Be caring. Be transparent. Be willing. Be reliable.
Deadline for applications: 03 Jul 2022