Financial Controller – Financial Shared Services
Whitley, Yorkshire


We are recruiting a Financial Controller to join our Team based in West Yorkshire (Whitley, DN14 0HR). We offer a hybrid working pattern with a mix of office and remote working.

What will you be doing in this role?

As Financial Controller – Financial Shared Services at Tunstall, you will have overall responsibility for Financial Accounts, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. This role is pivotal in driving the financial success of the organization by providing financial leadership and ensuring the financial integrity of the organization, whilst also driving performance, identifying efficiencies, and implementing robust controls.

The Ideal candidate:

We’re looking for someone with experience of continuous development of systems & processes to drive efficiency, improve financial controls, safeguard company assets and minimise financial risk.

Key skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant with several years of progressive experience in finance and accounting roles, with a focus on leadership, continous improvement and change management.
  • Results driven, with demonstrable experience of delivering process improvement.
  • Significant experience of leading and developing high performing teams.
  • Strong leadership knowledge and experience, developing people through delegation, coaching and empowerment.
  • Customer focused, delivering a high level of customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and reporting standards.
  • Good understanding of accounting for foreign currencies.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and financial software.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel, experience in use of database and financial modelling software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of effectively coordinating multiple activities and stakeholders.

Required competencies

  • Ability to interpret financial data and trends.
  • Ability to think strategically and contribute to the organization's overall business strategy.
  • Ability to navigate complex structures and processes
  • Highly resilient, confident in challenging and making critical decisions
  • Ability to manage and influence a diverse group of key stakeholders

Desirable skills and experience

  • Previous experience in a Senior Finance role, with the ability to convey Financial information to non-Finance colleagues.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and influence key stakeholders, both peers and senior leaders.
  • Good commercial acumen, able to balance commercial decision making with financial risk.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + public holidays (pro rata)
  • Holiday purchase scheme,
  • Contributory pension,
  • Paid volunteer day to support a cause you are passionate about,
  • Car benefit scheme,
  • Healthcare,
  • Dedicated 24/7 employee benefits platform ‘Verlingue’ that include things like: free eye tests, retail discounts,
  • EAP WeCare service - including a 24/7 online GP and mental health counselling service,
  • Boost your learning and growth through access to a Talent Library with over 800 courses, covering subjects from business skills to project management essentials,
  • Subsidised on-site canteen, serving hot and cold meals for breakfast and lunch, vending machines available all day every day plus free vend hot drinks available for all,
  • Free car parking,
  • A warm and welcoming team environment,
  • Development and a chance to build a rewarding career.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

Financial & Statutory Reporting

  • Pursue and implement improvements to month end close process, ensuring all KPIs, SLAs and deadlines are achieved across the team.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, standards, and regulatory requirements, including VAT, CIS and statistical reporting.
  • Oversee the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual statutory accounts, ensuring accuracy and delivered to deadline.
  • Lead and co-ordinate annual statutory audit.
  • Present financial reports to senior management, stakeholders, and external parties as required.

Internal Controls

  • Take ownership of financial processes and controls to ensure transactional integrity of all FSS business units and legal entities, safeguard company assets and ensure compliance.
  • Implement systems improvements and controls as required to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial processes and reporting.
  • Ensure all balance sheet and control accounts reconciliations requirements across the team are met, conducting monthly reviews to ensure accuracy of the financial data and highlight any areas of risk and/or opportunity.
  • Ensure the team have fully documented processes and procedures to secure ongoing control and compliance.

Cash Management

  • Lead the preparation of short term and long term cashflow forecasts, working with AP/AR Manager and Finance Manager to reconcile any variances to budget.
  • Optimise cash and treasury management processes to maximise liquidity and minimize financial risk.
  • Review and approve the monthly working capital bridges.

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Produce the balance sheet and cash flow 3 year plan for the annual budget and reforecast submission, together with variance analysis for all FSS business units.

Tax Compliance

  • Manage tax compliance activities, ensuring timely and accurate filing of tax returns.
  • Stay updated on tax laws and regulations to minimize tax liabilities.


  • Oversee the FSS Payroll function, ensuring that employees are compensated accurately and on time while complying with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with Payroll Manager to drive continuous process improvement.

Team Leadership

  • Lead and mentor the FSS team, providing guidance and fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and maintain a highly skilled and motivated team.

A bit about us:

Tunstall is a market-leading health and care technology provider.

We’re passionate about ensuring our team reflects the brilliant and unique qualities of the people and communities we support. Our incredible team of more than 3,000 colleagues provides lifesaving and life changing technology and services to millions of people in 18 different countries.

At Tunstall you’ll find a place where you’re valued and celebrated for being yourself. We empower our people to deliver the very best teamwork, innovation and thought leadership by creating an environment where we champion diversity and inclusion. We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion at each step. From our open, fair, and transparent recruitment processes, through to the many development and career growth opportunities we provide.

Each Tunstall colleague has a superpower… they’re unique. No one else is them, and we think that’s special. Come and join our mission and be part of our team, our One Tunstall team.