Financial Controller

Hampshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 80,000.00 per year
26 Jun 2022
20 Jul 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Financial Controller
Remote/Travel to the office in Hook, Hampshire may be required
Full Time, Permanent
Up to £80,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Here at Serco, we are seeking an experienced Financial Controller to work across a diverse range of business units to deliver key projects, ensure integrity of financial information and provide key support to the Chief Finance Officer, Head of Finance and Business Unit Finance Directors.

Working across six business units covering several market sectors, comprising of over one hundred individual contracts, you will play a critical role in supporting the finance function to fulfil deliverables for the business.

You will be a self-starter who can own and drive consistent delivery of regular and recurring activities and drive financial process change through the Division. You will be expected to have a passion for the quality of their output, an intolerance for inefficiencies and the ability to drive process excellence.

As part of this you'll:

  • Ensure the effectiveness of the financial control environment across the Division and therefore the integrity of the financial information of the Division
  • Drive, own and embed the changes of process and supporting the culture required to achieve reduction in variation across the end-to-end financial process set
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and process excellence to improve the quality and efficiency of the process that sit within that control environment
  • Build strong working relationships across the business and particularly with Serco's BPO supplier, the UK&E finance team, the Global process owners and the Senior Finance team within UK&E
  • Drive the Strategic Plan and Budget process to meet all required deadlines including presentation packs
  • Maintain the smooth running of the External audit process and the minimisation of audit issues

What you'll need to do the role:

  • You will need to be a qualified Accountant with experience of working in a large and complex environment
  • Up to date knowledge of international accounting standards and industry best practices and accounting skills
  • Experience of delivering change across a multi stakeholder matrix environment
  • Process improvement and shared service centre experience is highly desirable
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills

Why Serco:

Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.

What we offer:

  • Company car
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits and bonus package

About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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