Director of Finance
Director of Finance - Support Services This is a rare opportunity for a financial professional to obtain a senior management position within a prestigious international brand with over 200 years of proud British heritage on which to build. Our client is passionate and ambitious for their people, as they have shaped their past and will form their future. They are committed to attracting, retaining and growing the very best talent in the industry to help achieve their expansion goals in the UK, internationally and online. The Role As Director of Finance you will take overall responsibility for the Support Services teams (up to 150 employees) within our clients Head Office, based in the South West. This role oversees the shared service centre which handles all of their transaction processing and financial accounting, including all statutory reporting for Group and subsidiary Companies. This is an important role which ensures the following; Production of key externally reported financial documents (e.g. Group Annual Report and Accounts) on an accurate & timely basisFinancial records are complete and accurateFinance operational processing is highly efficient and effectiveBusiness and financial risk is minimised by process and systems changes only being implemented in a controlled and effective way. Key accountabilities To be the main contact internally and externally for anything which impacts, or is impacted by, the Taunton Head Office, with specific responsibility for shared service centre Finance operations. Set the Financial Service centre strategy & deliver excellent customer service and efficient transaction processing.Accountable for the delivery of the back end of the Annual Report and Accounts and statutory accounts for all Group subsidiariesEnsure all financial accounting and reporting (including P&L, Balance Sheet and cash flow) is recorded completely, accurately and on a timely basisLeading and developing highly effective teams to deliver business objectivesSupporting, advising and influencing the business on how to financially/operationally account for and control new business initiatives including specifying requirements to amend Finance systems. Candidate specification This role is a fantastic opportunity for an existing Senior Executive level Manager / Director looking for their next career move. You'll be a qualified accountant, with broad finance experience including transaction processing experience.Strong interpersonal, leadership and change management skills are essential.Youll have a clear understanding of finance systems and how they integrate to support the division as well as an understanding of business systems and how they interface with finance systems, especially regarding business projects. Benefits Competitive salary plus flexible reward packageUp to 40% discount (after qualifying period)34 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)Generous company pension scheme If you are interested in finding out more information on this opportunity, please contact us today. The closing date is 30 November 2016.