Head of Shared Services - Interim Head of Shared Services - Interim …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 25 Sep 19
GBP500 - GBP600 per day
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 25 Sep 19
GBP500 - GBP600 per day
My client, a leading asset manager based in South East London is looking for an Interim head of shared services.
  • Strong financial management ensuring the efficient, accurate and timely processing and recording of transactions whilst maintaining a high level of financial control and governance.
  • Have ultimate responsibility for accurate Shared Service Centre (SCC) accounting records and the provision financial reports.
  • Ensure that an excellent service is provided through quality output e.g. accurate and timely processing of invoices in accordance with SLA's.
  • Comply with corporate timetables and policies.
  • Ensure the ongoing system developments is done according to best practice, and in doing so captures and delivers on requirements and controls, whilst optimising efficiency and information.
  • Ensure that there are appropriate financials controls in place and procedures developed to periodically check operations. Responsible for implementing audit actions in a timely manner.
  • Maintain process workflows, procedures and MI for all areas under SSC responsibility.
  • Lead the integration of new acquisitions/disposals into/out of the SSC efficiently and effectively
  • Optimise and develop systems and processes to improve efficiency and information
  • Support the implementation of any financial systems
  • Ensure training takes place for users; challenge processes to eliminate non-value adding tasks
  • Work with colleagues to ensure that errors are corrected at source and processes amended as required, eliminating rather than correcting errors.
  • Lead, develop and inspire a high-quality Finance Team.


  • An, experienced shared services leader with a demonstrable track record of successfully shaping and implementing end to end processes and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Experience of designing, implementing and operating robust financial controls.
  • Experience of being part of the leadership team for system implementations.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Proven track record of delivering services in a fast paced, continually improving shared service environment.
  • Experienced with AP Bank reconciliations and bank postings
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst still maintaining attention to detail and effective controls.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). Extensive Accounting experience.