Head of Finance Shared Services

Michael Page
£65000 - £70000 per annum + great benefits
20 Mar 2019
20 Apr 2019
Richard Hailey
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

Head of Finance Shared Services

South Oxfordshire

Client Details

In this role you will be working for a fast growing organisation who have a very strong presence in their area of expertise. They are a business who truly value their employees and very committed to ensuring their customers receive the best service possible.


* Strong Financial Management ensuring the efficient, accurate and timely processing and recording of transactions whilst maintaining a high level of financial control and governance
* Have ultimate responsibility for accurate accounting records and provide financial reports
* Identify and implement changes to improve working capital
* Develop and comply with corporate timetables and policies
* Ensure that an excellent service is provided through quality input e.g. accurate and timely processing of invoices, banking and payroll transactions
* Ensure the Balance Sheets are an accurate reflection of all the assets and liabilities of the group
* Create and maintain process workflow documentation for all areas under SSC responsibility
* Manage the Accounts Payable and Payroll teams including management of all HMRC related queries
* Oversee daily bank reconciliations and ensure all items are cleared on a timely basis
* Investigate and evaluate integration of other functions into the shared service environment
* Provide focused, innovative and value-adding Management Reporting and Analysis
* Deliver high quality management information and performance measurement that is accurate and relevant
* Develop robust cashflow reporting and management system
* Deliver reporting packs and focused commentary
* Support all external audit requirements
* Ensure national statistics data is delivered in a timely and accurate manner
* Lead the integration of new acquisitions into the shared services function efficiently and effectively
* Optimise and develop systems and processes to improve efficiency and information
* Support the implementation of any Financial Systems
* Ensure proper use and maintenance of Financial Systems
* Ensure training takes place for users; challenge processes to eliminate non-value adding tasks
* Work with colleagues to ensure that errors are corrected at source and processes amended as required, eliminating rather than correcting errors
* Lead, develop and inspire a high-quality Finance Team
* Recruit and retain the best people for the job
* Actively plan for succession to develop and replace individuals effectively
* Aim to maximise efficiency in the Finance function
* Develop effectiveness of the Finance function through continuous training and development of the team. Lead and motivate the team to high levels of performance


* ACA/CIMA/ACCA Qualified
* Expert in use of Excel, Word and Outlook
* Strong management, leadership and communication skills
* Comfortable creating and implementing financial control frameworks from scratch

Personal Qualities:
* Ability to influence at all levels
* Confident, assertive & resilient
* Able to develop culture of continuous improvement, identify and implement improvement
* Desire to ensure tasks seen through to completion
* Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
* High level of attention to detail, ability to helicopter to the big picture

Job Offer

What's on Offer
* £65,000 - £70,000 basic salary
* Bonus
* Private Medical Care
* Competitive Pension