Head Of Finance

Nottinghamshire, UK
10 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Capita IT Services

Delivering complex IT solutions and services to over 3,000 organisations across the UK.

Our focus is split into two key areas; IT services and network solutions, offering an exceptional range of capabilities, delivered flexibly in line with your needs.
IT services
We deliver infrastructure, technology and application support services to customers with complex and demanding business requirements. Our portfolio covers core IT services such as data and application management, service management and data centre and cloud capabilities, as well as strategic and technical consultancy.
An exceptional opportunity has arisen due to Internal Promotion for a Head Of Finance to join the Team.

Role Purpose: To provide financial and commercial guidance to the IT Professional Services business unit

Reports to: FD ITS Operations

Reports: 6 direct reports and total team of 10


* Responsible for effective management, control and reporting of IT Professional Services within IT Services

o Support the 9 Business Unit leads to deliver their financial and commercial obligations

o Support the development of the project control environment, including use of new Capita project ledger

o Assisting in the creation of MI reporting including revenue security analysis, planning utilisation of workforce and headcount control

o Advise on the commercial terms of trading with internal and external clients

* Financial stewardship of P&L and Balance Sheet including:

o Partner with operational staff to data led and accurate forecasts

o Improvement of the client billing process to enable more effective income collection

o Lead Month End and Business Plan in preparation for consolidation within IT Operations and ITS BU

* Leading continuous improvement in the Professional Services Business Unit:

o Assisting in the control and governance of financial operations to ensure standard processes and systems are used consistently.

o Work closely with wider Finance team to engender robust and data led financial controls

o Support build and implementation of new Capita systems (Sap 4 Hana / Workday / Project ledgers etc)

Key Performance Measures

Relevant areas of MI / business plans / reforecast prepared in accordance with guidelines

* Regular meetings held with the business to drive actions forward with pace / focus

* Production of MI with recommended actions

* Accuracy & timeliness of key responsibilities.

* Accuracy of all financial predictions.

* Control and management of key balance sheet values e.g. debtors / WIP / Accruals & Prepayments

Skills & Experience
  • ACA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent) preferred
  • Experience of balance sheet control and reconciliation.
  • Proven ability to support non-finance staff in the management of cost centres
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Ability to identify the key financial and service risks from financial data.
  • Experience of fast paced, changing environment.
  • Flexible and Innovative person willing to drive forward change to the business
  • Experience of SAP 4 Hana desirable

Our values

Our values - open, ingenious, collaborative and effective - are at the heart of our business. We're looking for honest, straight-talking people who are highly intelligent and creative, who work brilliantly as part of a team or leading a team, and who never accept mediocrity. We're looking for people that personify these values, who get involved in different things, deliver what they promise, take responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect their colleagues. In return we can offer you excellent career progression and a salary and benefits package to match, along with the opportunity to expand your horizons, shape our future, make an impact and be yourself.

Capita Resourcing operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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