Advanced Medical Solutions seeks a Business Unit Financial Controller in Winsford, UK.

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Business Unit Director facing
Commercial Finance, Business Partnering, German speaker

About Our Client

Advanced Medical Solutions Group Plc

We are a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative and technologically advanced products for the global advanced wound care, surgical and wound closure markets, focused on value for our customers and quality outcomes for patients.

We manufacture a wide range of products and materials that include silver alginates, alginates, foams, tissue adhesives, sutures and haemostats, marketed under our own brands ActivHeal®, LiquiBand® and RESORBA® and supplied to customers under their own brand labels.

We manufacture products and materials out of two sites in the U.K., one in the Netherlands, two in Germany and one in the Czech Republic. Our products are sold in 65 countries via a network of multinational or regional partners and distributors, as well as via our own direct sales forces in the U.K., Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia. Established in 1991, we employ over 500 employees.

Job Description

The role has arisen due to several factors including an expansion of the operational business thanks to positive performance. This is a broad ranging role, partnering with senior stakeholders both in and outside of finance.

Key Purpose Areas:

Financial control and monitoring of the Business Units.
Business partner to BUDs and their teams.
To provide support to GFC, as required.

Key Results Areas:

Financial support to business units to drive delivery of budget and forecasts.
Identification and analysis of risks and issues in each business unit (especially if impacting actual/forecast results/future business) and communication to BUDs and GFC.
Timely preparation of budgets and strategic plans.

Decision Making & Working Relationships:

Financial modelling to aid commercial decision making in business units, including consideration of risk.
Prioritising work with regards to deadlines for budgets, cost centres, management accounts and annual accounts.
Day to day interaction with Senior Managers, Directors, Commercial teams etc
Required to meet directly with customers, as support to commercial team.
International travel (including regular Germany and occasional US visits) to support business unit teams.

This role plays a key role in current and future business performance. The successful candidate will be expected to attend regular meetings providing valuable insights and influence. One of the Business Units has significant dealings in Germany and so it is essential that the successful candidate can speak fluent German and is open to international travel.

The Successful Applicant


Commercially minded
Customer facing
Excellent Communicator
Strategic, Influential, Adaptable Style

Knowledge & Skills

Commercially focused finance experience.
ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified.
German language skills.
Strong systems skills (Excel, Access, BI, ERP)
The ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
Ability to communicate with, challenge and influence senior managers and others.
Problem solving ability.
Analytical approach.
Attention to detail.
Completer/finisher approach.
Manufacturing background, desirable
Understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards.
Understanding of Tax issues

What's on Offer

£60,000 - £70,000 plus bonus up to 15% and other benefits

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