Head of Finance Shared Services

Job Title: Head of Finance Shared Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + great benefits
Start Date: 20/03/2019
Reference: 14002150/001_1558711081
Contact Name: Richard Hailey
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2019 16:18

Job Description

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