Head of Shared Services

One of the UK's leading listed automotive service companies is looking to recruit a Head of Shared Services - as part of the senior management team, and reporting to the Group Finance Director, you will manage the large finance division (50 strong) to include Accounts, Credit Control, Invoicing and Ledger. To develop and manage a highly efficient, flexible and responsive accounting, reporting and finance processing operation for a large national multi site organisation with various operating requirements, multiple lines of business, and growth objectives.

This is a highly visible role within the UK Senior Management team, which represents an excellent opportunity for you to make a real impact within this dynamic organisation. Key to your success will be your ability to lead and empower your team, driving a high performance and continuous improvement culture to enhance the delivery within the Shared Services teams.

Skills and Personal Qualities:
Highly developed leadership skills
Experience of empowering, motivating, coaching and directing a team
Excellent communication skills with the ability to prioritise and build strong relationships across a multisite business
Able to organise, coordinate and deliver projects
Relationship builder, with a strong customer service focus
Ability to influence at all levels of an organisation

Ideally you will be a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / ACMA or equivalent)

Knowledge & Experience:
Experience of managing a finance shared service centre, for a multi-site operation.
Proven track record of delivering significant process improvements within a SSC environment Experience of driving change and developing a high performance culture
Delivering technology enhancements within a SSC
Good understanding of finance SSC best practice
Experience of working within the insurance / automotive sector
Strong financial and accounting background and knowledge.
Ability to manage teams and individuals
Sound attention to detail

Please apply in the first instance with a covering note, a current CV, availability and current remuneration.

To apply for this position visit: http://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/head-of-shared-services/21701935#/jobs?keywords=shared%20services&direct=True