Head of Finance SSC

Michael Page
Birmingham, England, West Midlands
GBP70000 - GBP80000 per annum
07 Aug 2022
04 Sep 2022
JN -082022-5711947
Jacob Omueda
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Full Time

This newly created SSC Head of Finance role that offers excellent benefits. This is ideal for an individual with previous experience as a Transactions Manager or Head of Transactional Services.

Client Details

A Private Equity backed organisation with a rich history and market leading reputation.


  • Initially this role will require someone with the ability to drive and manage this transformation process and implement the necessary processes and controls.
  • This person will need to think and act quickly in a fast moving environment in order to deliver a key strategic project for the business
  • Along with this project leadership responsibility is the ongoing management of the SSC function:
  • Manage full Shared Service Centre reporting to the Group Finance Director including receivable, payable and cash allocation teams (20+ people)
  • Ensure that all supplier invoices are coded correctly and are paid to terms
  • Ensure that cash collection from customers is maintained at agreed target levels, and cash is allocated as received
  • Develop KPIs that can be reported regularly to wider business with recommendation for areas to continuously improve
  • Responsibility for timely and accurate management of month end process across all ledgers
  • Identify, build, and maintain controls around key processes to ensure accurate reporting
  • Develop strategic plans for Shared Service Centre, continually challenging scope and efficiency of what can be covered by the function. This should include bench marking against other SSC functions
  • Drive opportunities with support of IT to identify system improvements to process including utilising RPA
  • Manage company expense process ensuring timely and accurate response to claims
  • Ensure that we maintain compliance with key relevant regulatory requirements i.e. Data Protection, and Anti-Bribery & Corruption laws


  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified Accountant
  • 8-10 years of experience in Accounts and Finance
  • Previous Shared Service Centre experience - Demonstrated Financial Management & Leadership skills
  • Excellent influencing & negotiating skills
  • Strong communication skills across all levels of the organisation and within a multicultural environment
  • Team player with high level of Customer Service orientation and Integrity

Job Offer

Fantastic Salary

Career Progression