F&A Director

30 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Competitive + car + bonus + 10% pension

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos. We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner with a solid track-record of providing assured service excellence. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aerospace, defence, education, health, justice and immigration, local government, science, technology, transport and the commercial sectors.

We are looking to appoint an F&A Director to join a busy team in Hook. The role will report into the MD Serco Business Services and CFO.

Key purpose:

  • Form part of the Finance and Serco Business Services (SBS) leadership team.

Oversee the performance and quality of service delivery of the outsourced and offshored CoE/SBS, working collaboratively with the BPO partner.
Ensure the shared finance transformation agenda is delivered, working closely with Serco business units and key stakeholders to effectively implement the enabling onshore changes required.
Maintain best in class governance arrangements, delivering an open, transparent relationship with the BPO Partner and working collaboratively to resolve operational issues while ensuring a focus on the strategic agenda.
Ensure that internal customers receive an effective and efficient service, delivers accurate, right first time reporting and analysis which is insightful, timely and supports the business to develop accurate plans in a strong controls and assurance environment.
Delivers seamless transaction processing activities across P2P and O2C.
Ensure business customers work collaboratively with the BPO partner, enabling effective working relationships and enabling the provision of high quality off-shored reporting support.
The role is key to deliver the Finance vision of a “high performing finance function recognised by industry, the profession and our people” which underpins the Serco vision of being “the best run business in our sector” as “a superb provider of public services”.
Supports and demonstrates our Serco values of Pride, Care, Trust and Innovation.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant, extensive post qualification experience, critically in a shared services leadership role or deep finance operational leadership experience. preferably within a similar operating model, size of organisation and sector.

Finance Transformation and programme delivery experience.
Experience of delivering effective partnering with the newly appointed BPO provider or a similar Tier 1 provider critical.
Skilled and effective change leader, able to work positively with senior stakeholders to drive change.
Possess clear leadership capabilities with a strong sense of personal gravitas.
Deep analytical skills.
Customer centric: commercially minded, strategic, committed to delivering high quality service Proactive individual with the ability to both operate strategically and tactically and able to effectively manage multiple challenges whilst maintaining high quality throughout.
Evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships with key business stakeholders.
Experience of leading and developing teams.
SAP experience desirable.
Credible experience of effectively utilising operational metrics to track and drive performance and quality in a consistent manner.
Experience of leading financial reporting and planning via a shared services operating model including an offshored and outsourced element, for a large global business with a defined governance structure.
Experience of delivering change in culturally challenging and matrix environment.
Proven capability to step change quality and delivery of financial operations through continuous improvement.

What we hope you will do next:

If you think you meet our requirements please submit a CV .

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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