Shared Services Director
Exclusive Finance position with my Aberdeen based client. Heading up the Shared Services function, you will assume overall financial controllership of the Regional business units, and ensure the following deliverables are met: Delivery of timely and accurate financial information to the business on a monthly basis in accordance with group financial policies and applicable accounting standards. Monitoring and reporting actual results v plan, identifying opportunities for cost savings, efficiencies, etc. Ensure compliance with local financial reporting and taxation requirements. Ensuring preparation and filing of local stat accounts and tax returns in line with local regulatory requirements. Regional ownership of local accounting and tax support, ensuring the cost of third party advisory firms is controlled. Regional ownership of the local audit process, ensuring local audit fees are managed and audit over-runs are controlled. Managing the balance sheet, identifying and managing financial risks and opportunities accordingly. Payroll Management - To ensure employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner. To ensure payroll taxes, pension contributions and other payroll related obligations are correctly calculated and promptly paid in accordance with local rules and regulations thereby avoiding late payment fees, penalty interest, etc. Regional ownership of local payroll firms, ensuring the cost of third party support is controlled. Working to deliver Regional DSO/Cash Collection targets. Working to ensure Accounts Payable services are being delivered in an effective and efficient manner. Manage the migration of Accounting/Finance tasks from “local” functions into the Shared Service Model Focus on process improvement, use of technology and automation to drive efficiencies in working practices. While working with Group Finance you will also assist with driving improvement in the month end close process, and to do so effectively you should ideally have the following: Qualified Accountant – strong technician Proved track record of leadership at a senior level Effective Change Manager Effective Communicator Shared Services Experience Experience of operating in a multinational business Please get in touch for a confidential chat if interested.