Financial Controller - Shared Service Center

£60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
02 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Rob Simpson - A & F
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Elevation Senior Finance is delighted to be partnering with a global business in Bradford as they seek to appoint a Financial Controller to lead their international shared service center. As a key member of the senior management team, this is a pivotal role where you can really make an impact supporting the Financial Shared Services Director in the generation and implementation of the Finance shared service strategy. This is a rare and unique opportunity to join a market leader in their specialist field at a time of significant change and business growth.

Key Responsibilities:

*Leadership and development of a team delivering accounting and financial control activities across multiple international subsidiaries
*Overseeing the month-end close process and provision of timely and accurate reporting and analysis to the business
*Lead on balance sheet discipline and ensure all financial considerations are clearly articulated and joined up with the forecasting process
*Lead on all relevant accounting standards and global accounting policy requirements; proficient in US GAAP, IFRS and UK GAAP
*Responsible for timely and accurate statutory reporting ensuring any new technical accounting & governance requirements are considered; effectively manage the audit relationship.
*Lead on cash flow forecasting and reporting
*Working collaboratively with other teams in finance globally and with other local business teams, to identify and realise improvement opportunities and resolve issues
*Ongoing development of a Service Management Framework including KPI definition and target setting, and delivery of services aligned to SLA that meet agreed KPIs and budget
*Instigating a service culture and customer experience orientation in the team
*Ensuring that business and working processes are documented, standardised, modified in a controlled manner, waste eliminated and the documentation for the area updated to reflect any changes
*Playing a full and active part in driving the success of the International Shared Service
*Support the Financial Shared Services Director in the ownership of the UK financial business processes, financial governance and organisational design of the shared service Financial Accounting and Reporting team

The successful candidate will require the following:

*Fully qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA )
*Relevant post qualification as a Financial Controller / Finance Manager within a large organisation
*Shared service experience is an advantage
*Have proven experience in financial leadership, financial strategy and supporting the achievement of business objectives
*Strong technical accounting knowledge
*Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
*Experience in systems improvement/implementation programs
*Excellent organisational, time management and workload management skills

Elevation Accountancy & Finance is a specialist division of Elevation Recruitment Group focusing on the recruitment of talented Accountancy & Finance professionals across all levels, from Ledger Clerks through to Financial Directors. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would love to hear from you.