Interim Financial Controller / Head of Shared Service Centre

Michael Page
Kent, Beckenham
£500 - £600 per day
30 May 2019
30 Jun 2019
Maria Hallford
Contract type
Part time

As Interim Financial Controller you will be responsible for overseeing the Accounts Payable and Bank Reconciliations functions. You will also take a lead role in the continuing systems implementation.

Client Details

Leading business that operates across the UK and Europe.


Initially for 12 months, this role will involve the following responsibilities:

  • 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 Shared Service Centre (SCC) accounting records and the provision financial reports.
  • Ensure that an excellent service is provided through quality output e.g. accurate and timely processing of invoices in accordance with SLA's.
  • Comply with corporate timetables and policies.
  • Ensure the ongoing system developments is done according to best practice, and in doing so captures and delivers on requirements and controls, whilst optimising efficiency and information.
  • Ensure that there are appropriate financials controls in place and procedures developed to periodically check operations. Responsible for implementing audit actions in a timely manner.
  • Maintain process workflows, procedures and MI for all areas under SSC responsibility.
  • Lead the integration of new acquisitions/disposals into/out of the SSC efficiently and effectively
  • Optimise and develop systems and processes to improve efficiency and information
  • Support the implementation of any 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.


My client is looking for someone with the following experience:

  • Experienced shared services leader - someone that is able to demonstrate a track record of successfully shaping and implementing end to end processes
  • Experience of designing, implementing and operating robust financial controls
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Experience of working with AP Bank Reconciliations and Bank Postings

To be considered for this role you MUST be a Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) and be able to start at short notice.

Job Offer

Up to £600 per day dependent on experience

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