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Head of Finance


Amey PLC
Location: Liverpool
Job type: Permanent
Category: Cost Jobs
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About Amey

We’re committed to creating better places for everyone. We take pride in making a difference, but also in being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining, managing and investing in our country’s services and infrastructures we create better places to live, work and travel.

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You’re surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your well being. There’ll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You’ll be stretched but always supported. To bring out the better in you. To shine as a better team player or self starter. To help you commit to better each day, delivering whatever steps it takes, great or small, to create better places for

everyone.

We believe that we are what we do.

It’s more than just wanting to do better.

Purpose of the role

The post holder will be expected to act as an ambassador for the newly created Shared service Centre, with accountability for management of the current Finance and Procurement transactional processes, including Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable, PO processing and Contract services.

They will be accountable for service delivery, offering a timely, accurate, efficient and cost effective service to business units and functional stakeholders which will be managed via Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The ability to develop and implement a best in class customer service, quality and a performance culture within the SSC finance & Procurement team is a must for this role.

The postholder will also be responsible for setting the future roadmap for the transition of further transactional finance/ procurement processes. Critical is the ability to be able to transition the service areas in a way which is effective, minimises risk and impact on the business, and promotes a positive perception of the SSC with key stakeholders.

About the role

Management - Culture & Team

* Manage the Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, PO processing and contract services process whilst enforcing the company’s credit, procurement, bad debt policies and providing accurate reporting

* Leading the transition of activity in and out re contract mobilisations/demobilisations, including changes needed in the size/structure of the teams.

* Ensure all master data input is in compliance with company policies and procedures

* Build relationships and interface with internal groups (i.e. Business unit, & Finance CoE) and external

Management and Ongoing Monitoring of Service Delivery

* Development of Service Level Agreements and other performance measures which assess the performance of Finance in line with stakeholder requirements

* Interact and work closely with the relevant members of the finance team to identify gaps and performance issues and develop solutions

* Keep up-to-date with Amey customers to ensure issues are identified and resolved quickly

* Ensure integration with other process areas.

Continuous Improvement

* Continuously drive improvements within the Finance shared services team (and in line with improvements being made in the SSC as a whole) in services, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, customer service and the quality of the working environment

* Seek, share and incorporate/implement best practices both within finance and the SSC and with other externally run finance shared service centres

* Keep informed of finance functional and statutory changes and prepare the FSS team to respond effectively to the changing business environment

* Working with IT and in line with other SSC requirements, establish a long-range technology plan for finance which improves efficiency, cost-effectiveness, customer service and the quality of the work environment

What we are looking for

Qualifications

* Degree level qualification in either business management or accounting

* Professional Accounting qualification

Skills

* Leadership skills – ability to lead a team through change whilst continuing to deliver SLA’s.

* Teamwork – listens and relates well to others.

* Compliance – strong knowledge of accounting and audit concepts.

* Communication skills – ability to clearly express ideas both written and verbal in a logical manner, with the ability to influence and at times persuade stakeholders to accept and/or embrace a way forward sometimes dealing with and overcoming resistance to change.

* Commercial and negotiation skills – ability to negotiate and agree a course of action which satisfies the interests of both internal and external customers.

* Analytical and problem solving skills – ability to recognise problems and identify root cause and choose best alternative to take corrective actions.

* Highly IT literate, preferably with SAP experience

* Process analysis and improvement skills – ability to identify continuous improvement ideas to drive efficiency across all finance/ procurement processes.

* High level of planning & prioritisation skills

* Assertiveness – ability to tactfully assert preferences, needs, opinions and feelings.

* Customer Focus - The position will require a customer (internal) focus to establish a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the Customer and the SSC. They must be engaging and collaborative and work to build confidence in the SSC capabilities across all of Amey.

* Working together: The role holder will ensure a collaborative relationship is established with each of their peers in the leadership team as well as stakeholders across Amey. The role holder will strive to establish relationships throughout the SSC to understand coalface challenges and work with SSC team at all levels to develop solutions which work for all.

Experience

* At least 5 years operational Finance/ Procurement shared service centre leadership experience

* Experience of designing and implementing process improvements and leading departmental change

* Experience of team management and creating high performing teams which deliver KPI’s.

* Experience of leading and driving a continuous improvement culture.

* Experience of setting up and the transitioning activities into a finance shared service centre.
About Amey

We’re committed to creating better places for everyone. We take pride in making a difference, but also in being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining, managing and investing in our country’s services and infrastructures we create better places to live, work and travel.

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You’re surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your well being. There’ll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You’ll be stretched but always supported. To bring out the better in you. To shine as a better team player or self starter. To help you commit to better each day, delivering whatever steps it takes, great or small, to create better places for

everyone.

We believe that we are what we do.

It’s more than just wanting to do better.

Purpose of the role

The post holder will be expected to act as an ambassador for the newly created Shared service Centre, with accountability for management of the current Finance and Procurement transactional processes, including Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable, PO processing and Contract services.

They will be accountable for service delivery, offering a timely, accurate, efficient and cost effective service to business units and functional stakeholders which will be managed via Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The ability to develop and implement a best in class customer service, quality and a performance culture within the SSC finance & Procurement team is a must for this role.

The postholder will also be responsible for setting the future roadmap for the transition of further transactional finance/ procurement processes. Critical is the ability to be able to transition the service areas in a way which is effective, minimises risk and impact on the business, and promotes a positive perception of the SSC with key stakeholders.

About the role

Management - Culture & Team

* Manage the Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, PO processing and contract services process whilst enforcing the company’s credit, procurement, bad debt policies and providing accurate reporting

* Leading the transition of activity in and out re contract mobilisations/demobilisations, including changes needed in the size/structure of the teams.

* Ensure all master data input is in compliance with company policies and procedures

* Build relationships and interface with internal groups (i.e. Business unit, & Finance CoE) and external

Management and Ongoing Monitoring of Service Delivery

* Development of Service Level Agreements and other performance measures which assess the performance of Finance in line with stakeholder requirements

* Interact and work closely with the relevant members of the finance team to identify gaps and performance issues and develop solutions

* Keep up-to-date with Amey customers to ensure issues are identified and resolved quickly

* Ensure integration with other process areas.

Continuous Improvement

* Continuously drive improvements within the Finance shared services team (and in line with improvements being made in the SSC as a whole) in services, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, customer service and the quality of the working environment

* Seek, share and incorporate/implement best practices both within finance and the SSC and with other externally run finance shared service centres

* Keep informed of finance functional and statutory changes and prepare the FSS team to respond effectively to the changing business environment

* Working with IT and in line with other SSC requirements, establish a long-range technology plan for finance which improves efficiency, cost-effectiveness, customer service and the quality of the work environment

What we are looking for

Qualifications

* Degree level qualification in either business management or accounting

* Professional Accounting qualification

Skills

* Leadership skills – ability to lead a team through change whilst continuing to deliver SLA’s.

* Teamwork – listens and relates well to others.

* Compliance – strong knowledge of accounting and audit concepts.

* Communication skills – ability to clearly express ideas both written and verbal in a logical manner, with the ability to influence and at times persuade stakeholders to accept and/or embrace a way forward sometimes dealing with and overcoming resistance to change.

* Commercial and negotiation skills – ability to negotiate and agree a course of action which satisfies the interests of both internal and external customers.

* Analytical and problem solving skills – ability to recognise problems and identify root cause and choose best alternative to take corrective actions.

* Highly IT literate, preferably with SAP experience

* Process analysis and improvement skills – ability to identify continuous improvement ideas to drive efficiency across all finance/ procurement processes.

* High level of planning & prioritisation skills

* Assertiveness – ability to tactfully assert preferences, needs, opinions and feelings.

* Customer Focus - The position will require a customer (internal) focus to establish a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the Customer and the SSC. They must be engaging and collaborative and work to build confidence in the SSC capabilities across all of Amey.

* Working together: The role holder will ensure a collaborative relationship is established with each of their peers in the leadership team as well as stakeholders across Amey. The role holder will strive to establish relationships throughout the SSC to understand coalface challenges and work with SSC team at all levels to develop solutions which work for all.

Experience

* At least 5 years operational Finance/ Procurement shared service centre leadership experience

* Experience of designing and implementing process improvements and leading departmental change

* Experience of team management and creating high performing teams which deliver KPI’s.

* Experience of leading and driving a continuous improvement culture.

* Experience of setting up and the transitioning activities into a finance shared service centre.
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