Interim Financial Controller / Head of Shared Service Centre

Job Title: Interim Financial Controller / Head of Shared Service Centre
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Beckenham, Kent
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14020225/001_1559209328
Contact Name: Maria Hallford
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 30, 2019 10:42

Job Description

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