Finance Director – Shared Services

Location Guildford, United Kingdom
Sector Retail
Type Permanent
Pay Details £100000 - £120000 per annum + Exec Bens and Bonus
Reference GF-SSFD-23_1619011913
Start Date ASAP
Status Active

The role is responsible for owning and delivering the strategy & financial shared services for our client during a period of significant change and transformation. This individual will be leading the consolidation of transactional activities, the implementation and execution of process improvements and technological advancements.

You will have experience of leading a highly motivated and fast-paced shared service centre in a corporate setting driving process efficiency and developing a culture of continuous improvement, as well as having experience of new systems/ERP implementations and business integrations.

Key Responsabilities:
* Consolidating a range of activities into one, cohesive financial shared services centre where knowledge can be shared and individuals cross-trained to provide support in different areas
* Oversight of the different teams, setting clear objectives and driving improvements in the relevant KPIs
* Leading the development and implementation of policies, processes and controls
* Driving process understanding, awareness and compliance across the business
* Preparing the shared services team for future growth
* Play a central role in new system implementations, including testing, training and post go-live support (e.g. P2P, Finance system)

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours and Experience Required:
* Relevant accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
* A proven track record in the delivery of process improvements and operational excellence
* Experience in leading, motivating and developing a high-performing customer focused team, including the ability to develop and progress individuals
* Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, particularly with senior stakeholders
* Strong people manager with the ability to develop and progress individuals
* Experience of implementing a new P2P and/or Finance system is essential
* Experience of business integrations and adding new teams/activities into the financial shared services team is essential

This is a key role within a very strong core team and will have constant daily integration with the senior leadership team to provide a best in class SSC.

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