Head of Finance

The Hamlet , Hornbeam Park, Harrogate, HG2 8RE
The Hamlet , Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8RE
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Head of Finance

Orchard Care Homes are on an exciting journey of growth and due to an internal change, we are keen to appoint a Head of Finance. As part of the senior management team, The Head of Finance will be an advocate for our business, pro-actively identify commercial and strategic opportunities for efficiency and growth, whilst providing leadership and mentorship to the finance team driving a culture of high performance. 

Orchard Care Homes are proud winners of the 2023 LaingBuisson award for Excellence in Large Residential Care. We operate 23 care homes across the UK with each of our homes delivering excellent standards in care.

Responsibilities include:
•    Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Group’s accounting records and financial systems including responsibility for all journals and final General Ledger balances including review of month end balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts 
•    Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for operational management
•    Provision of high quality information to the Board which provides a balanced assessment of performance vs objectives and identifies opportunities for strategic improvement
•    Production of statutory accounts for the Group and its various subsidiary companies as and when required in accordance with the relevant accounting principles and legislation
•    Responsible for the payroll function and ensuring a robust framework and process for the timely payment of c.1,400 employees across five different payrolls.
•    Management of sales ledger/credit control function, navigating complex recovery matters such as power of attorney, deputyships and probate
•    Support the acquisition and integration of new business units into the group
•    Management of finance systems, including the identification and mitigation of potential systems risk and development of a finance systems roadmap

About you...

You'll have a relevant accounting qualification together with a significant amount of experience in a similar role. Strong interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude. You’ll be a strategic thinker with good commercial and financial acumen and first-class communication skills. An analytical thinker who can project management and deliver positive results.

What we offer…
•    Competitive Salary.
•    25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
•    Hybrid working.
•    Access to company supported pension scheme.
•    Access to Blue Light Discount Card.

At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.
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