Grace Oforiokuma

Grace Oforiokuma

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Company: The FD Centre

Job Title: Financial Director

Website: https://www.thefdcentre.co.uk/

Grace is a commercially focused CFO with significant experience partnering with businesses to deliver efficiencies, growth and transformation. Her strategic focus means that she quickly identifies the big picture and the pieces of the puzzle necessary to deliver value added and sustainable solutions. Improving profitability, achieving returns on investment and cash management are just a few of the areas that Grace supports businesses with.

She has significant experience in Health and Education sectors, as well as Leisure and Wellbeing.

Education
Grace worked as CFO and Company Secretary for a Multi-Academy Trust with 13 schools, providing education services to over 9000 students, from nursery through to A Level. In addition, she spent almost 4 years working for a large Education Trust which provides education services for children and adults across the UK and internationally.

Health, Leisure & Wellbeing
Having worked as CFO for a private group of hospitals and clinics for 5 years, her skills include the strategic financial management of multi-specialist healthcare service provision (primary through tertiary) as well as Phlebotomy & Laboratory services, Radiology, Pharmacy, Medical Equipment & Consumables. She has also worked in the preventative health sector as the Finance & Corporate Resources Director for a Leisure, Health & Wellbeing organisation with over 40 sites across the UK.

A qualified accountant with an MBA and MSc in Accounting & Finance, she is also a Chartered Company Secretary, with an advanced certificate in health service governance. Her governance and risk background means that she well understands compliance and seeks to embed best practice in the way businesses work. Driving best practice and value, she received an award for 100% excellence in Administration & Financial Management as part of an international healthcare quality award and maintained this over the three-year measurement period.

Grace is passionate about making a difference; utilising her skills and experience to help drive the success of SMEs.