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Head of Shared Services Finance - SH/6910/SL


Job Title: Head of Shared Services Finance

Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits

Location: England, Surrey, Guildford

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: SH/6910/SL


A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Head of Shared Services for a leading Private Equity backed business in the heart of Surrey.

My client is looking to build out a new Finance Shared Service Centre in the UK and is recruiting an experienced Senior Professional to take on the leadership and management of the UK Transactions team. This role will transition into a best in class shared service centre with responsibility for:

* Management Accounting
* Accounts Receivable
* Accounts Payable
* Fixed Assets & Master Data
* Project Accounting

To successfully deliver in this high-profile position, you will need to:

* Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with experience working with senior stakeholders.
* Have a strong academic background to degree level.
* Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to have a positive influence on colleagues across the board.
* Be proactive and self-motivated in your approach to your work.
* Have previous experience in running a Shared Service Function
* Have excellent analytical skills with the ability to really add value to both the commercial side of the business but also to drive forward the technical side as well.

A little more information about the role:

* Ensure a timely and accurate cut-off of all sub-ledgers and general ledger accounts
* Building a strong, stable and motivated team within the Shared Service Centre. Making sure that the team are focused on delivering a quality product in an efficient way
* Setting clear strategic objectives for the SSC. These will be worked out in conjunction with the Group Finance team
* Setting policies that the SSC will be working towards, and ensuring the SSC meets all statutory reporting requirements
* Negotiate Service Level Agreements and Performance Targets, for the Centre to meet
* Ensuring processes are consistent and efficient across all the areas within the SSC, and look at ways to automate and make improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness improvements