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Head of Finance & Commercial


Amey PLC
Location: Liverpool
Job type: Permanent
Category: Commercial Jobs
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About us:

At Amey we like making a difference, but also like being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining and investing in our country’s services and infrastructure we take personal pride in the public service we offer.

As part of our business you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You will be 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 wellbeing. 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 and with our ‘Freedom to Perform’ culture you will be given the tools to empower, engage and excel in your career.

Main purpose of the role:

The main purpose of the role will be to act as an ambassador for the Finance and Commercial Hub, with accountability for the management of finance, commercial and administration activities within the hub. This will include goods / materials management, transactional accounting, subcontractor management and timesheet / payroll allocation.

Responsibility will also be held for the set-up of the hub, developing, and designing new and improved operational processes and building the structure and capability of the hub. The hub will deliver services to major contracts, providing timely, accurate, efficient, and effective service managed via SLA’s. The ability to develop and implement a best in class service, quality and a performance culture within the team is a must for this role.

Key accountabilities:

Management:

Provide day to day management of the Financial and Commercial Hub in accordance with company policies, accounting and other relevant functional practices, processes, and procedures.

Hire and manage a team capable of sustainably delivering the services required which are reliable, accurate, efficient, and cost effective in line with agreed SLA’s.

Work with the Transport Infrastructure leadership team to deliver an operational culture with a strong best in class service mindset.

Manage the performance of the team in accordance with relevant company policies.

Delivery of services:

Manage the delivery of services whilst enforcing the company’s Finance and Commercial policies and provide accurate reporting.

Lead the transition of contracts in and out re contract mobilisations / demobilisations, including changes needed in the size and structures of teams.

Ensure compliance with accounting standards, policies, and procedures by managing month end close activities, including general and capital accounting activities.

Ensure all audit deliverable are met.

Finance activities:

Actuals integrity, journal creation and processing and contract forecast assurance.

Application of accounting standards to contracts.

Preparation and review of contract P&L.

Performing balance sheet recs.

Financial accounting / book-keeping activities.

Recharges and intercompany.

Commercial activities:

Ensuring compliance with transactional finance processes Raise Purchase Orders / Requisitions for plant, materials, manage GRN.

Subcontractor administration.

Weekly timesheets allocation.

Transactional finance reporting (actuals, PO status)

Skills and experience we are looking for:

Qualifications:

Degree qualified in either Business Management or Accounting.

Professional Commercial / Accounting abilities.

Skills:

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

Compliance – strong knowledge of accounting and audit concepts.

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

Highly IT literate, preferably with SAP S/4HANA experience.

Experience:

Strong operational Finance / Commercial leadership experience in a contract led environment.

Experience of operating in a hub / shared services model.

Designing and implementing process improvements and leading and driving change.

Teams management and creating high performing teams which deliver KPI’s.

Leading and driving a continuous improvement culture.

Experience of setting up and the transitioning activities into shared services hub.

In return:

Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary, company pension contribution, Life assurance, bonus scheme, private medical and a generous holiday entitlement.

You will also be invited to join the Amey Choices scheme which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits throughout the year.

Amey is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages diversity and inclusion.
About us:

At Amey we like making a difference, but also like being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining and investing in our country’s services and infrastructure we take personal pride in the public service we offer.

As part of our business you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You will be 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 wellbeing. 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 and with our ‘Freedom to Perform’ culture you will be given the tools to empower, engage and excel in your career.

Main purpose of the role:

The main purpose of the role will be to act as an ambassador for the Finance and Commercial Hub, with accountability for the management of finance, commercial and administration activities within the hub. This will include goods / materials management, transactional accounting, subcontractor management and timesheet / payroll allocation.

Responsibility will also be held for the set-up of the hub, developing, and designing new and improved operational processes and building the structure and capability of the hub. The hub will deliver services to major contracts, providing timely, accurate, efficient, and effective service managed via SLA’s. The ability to develop and implement a best in class service, quality and a performance culture within the team is a must for this role.

Key accountabilities:

Management:

Provide day to day management of the Financial and Commercial Hub in accordance with company policies, accounting and other relevant functional practices, processes, and procedures.

Hire and manage a team capable of sustainably delivering the services required which are reliable, accurate, efficient, and cost effective in line with agreed SLA’s.

Work with the Transport Infrastructure leadership team to deliver an operational culture with a strong best in class service mindset.

Manage the performance of the team in accordance with relevant company policies.

Delivery of services:

Manage the delivery of services whilst enforcing the company’s Finance and Commercial policies and provide accurate reporting.

Lead the transition of contracts in and out re contract mobilisations / demobilisations, including changes needed in the size and structures of teams.

Ensure compliance with accounting standards, policies, and procedures by managing month end close activities, including general and capital accounting activities.

Ensure all audit deliverable are met.

Finance activities:

Actuals integrity, journal creation and processing and contract forecast assurance.

Application of accounting standards to contracts.

Preparation and review of contract P&L.

Performing balance sheet recs.

Financial accounting / book-keeping activities.

Recharges and intercompany.

Commercial activities:

Ensuring compliance with transactional finance processes Raise Purchase Orders / Requisitions for plant, materials, manage GRN.

Subcontractor administration.

Weekly timesheets allocation.

Transactional finance reporting (actuals, PO status)

Skills and experience we are looking for:

Qualifications:

Degree qualified in either Business Management or Accounting.

Professional Commercial / Accounting abilities.

Skills:

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

Compliance – strong knowledge of accounting and audit concepts.

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

Highly IT literate, preferably with SAP S/4HANA experience.

Experience:

Strong operational Finance / Commercial leadership experience in a contract led environment.

Experience of operating in a hub / shared services model.

Designing and implementing process improvements and leading and driving change.

Teams management and creating high performing teams which deliver KPI’s.

Leading and driving a continuous improvement culture.

Experience of setting up and the transitioning activities into shared services hub.

In return:

Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary, company pension contribution, Life assurance, bonus scheme, private medical and a generous holiday entitlement.

You will also be invited to join the Amey Choices scheme which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits throughout the year.

Amey is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages diversity and inclusion.
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