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Finance Manager

Date: 10-Mar-2023

Location: Derby, DBY, GB, DE21 6LY

Company: Steris Corporation

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.


About you:

Do you want to spend your working time making a difference in the world around you? Are you motivated by impactful work? Do you have a passion for reporting and forecasting, working within a team, and participating in process improvement projects? If so, then a career with STERIS in our Finance team could be a great fit for you.

About Us:

At STERIS we are a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention. Our mission is to help our customers create a healthier and safer world. Working at STERIS, you GROW, LEARN and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We are currently recruiting for a General Ledger Finance Manager vacancy to cover maternity leave on a Fixed Term Contract for 18 months. This is an excellent opportunity to join us at a skilled level in a division that is critical to the smooth functioning of the business.


What you will do:

The General Ledger Finance Manager’ role sits within the Financial Accounting process for UK & International Finance. Based in Derby this is a key role responsible for review, controls, compliance to accounting standards, SOX, audit as well as producing analytical reports.

The role is both internally and externally customer focussed requiring attendance in the office working. As a key member of the business there is a considerable amount of interaction with business partners as well internal stakeholders.

The person will need to have a strong financial accounting background and Line Manager experience

Duties - cont'd

•    Full management responsibility for a team of Financial Accountants.
•    Review work produced by the Financial Accountants to ensure compliance to accounting principles and standards.
•    Ensure transactional data and controls embedded in producing data comply to SOX principles.
•    Review and approve Balance Sheet Reconciliations produced by the Financial Accountants excluding any business specific accounts which will be reviewed by the Business Line Finance Manager.
•    Work with Business Line Finance Managers to ensure transactional data is correctly accounted for in both P&L and Balance Sheet.
•    Key contact for Tax, Statutory and SOX audits. This will entail, liaison with internal and external auditors and Tax Department. Act as key conduit to distribute audit timetable, issue requests for evidence or support, collation of data, monitor completion of audit.
•    Responsible for completion of annual tax packs to timetable issued by Tax Department.
•    Ensure accurate completion of cashflow forecasts. Work with Treasury to improve the content and accuracy.
•    Review and sign off VAT, IPR, PSA and P11d returns.
•    Work with Accounts Payable, Business Analysts, Business Line Finance Managers to co-ordinate periodic review and cleanse of GRNI.
•    Review and sign off Payroll Control Accounts. Work with Payroll, HRSSC, other Finance teams to improve the process.
•    Produce and review BS variance analytics at entity level.
•    Extract data required for SOX and Audit and consult with internal and external auditors where necessary.
•    Create analytical tools, reports from Khalix and Cognos to assist with accounting reviews or presentation of results.
•    Produce monthly reports or ad-hoc detail from supporting ledgers as requested.
•    Produce data analysis for Business Analysts, Business Line Finance Managers as requested.
•    Assist with development and review of appropriate technology/software to improve process or functionality of current systems
•    Work with Financial Accounting and Treasury teams to improve the accuracy of cashflow forecasting.
•    Review feedback from tax, statutory and SOX audits. Make recommendations to improve the efficiency or content to the business and other Finance teams.
•    Provide any information that is requested from Finance and Operational Management in a timely manner.
•    Ensure compliance with SOX principles and procedures within the Finance function

Education Degree

  • in Accounting

Required Experience

•    Fully qualified ACCA, ACA, CIMA, ACMA.
•    Advanced competency in software packages, to include Excel, Word and other Microsoft applications.
•    Proven report writing ability including data analysis, graphics and key financial indicators.
•    Full Balance Sheet knowledge
•    Previous experience with UK VAT preferable
•    Self motivated and enthusiastic.
•    Good communicator.
•    Excellent attention to detail.
•    Excellent planning and organisational skills.
•    Exposure in international operations 
•    Audit experience 

Preferred Experience



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.