Finance & Administration Supervisor

London, UK
Closing date
8 Oct 2020

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance & Administration Supervisor to join our team on the prestigious University College London contract, based in central London.

In this position, you will support the Commercial Finance Controller in delivering an efficient and accurate commercial, finance and administration service to support delivery of services to the client and our consumers. You will have responsibility for a small team, so we're looking for you to have fantastic leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Our partnership with UCL has a rich history and will continue in its current form until at least 2025. We have strong growth plans and exciting developments are coming which will see the evolution of services we deliver at the various UCL sites across London.

This position would suit someone who enjoys thinking "outside the box" and working in an agile way to deliver transformation, strong financial management and continuous commercial improvement across all activities in the contract.

Job Description£32,000 - £34,000 + benefits

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more!

Main Responsibilities
Lead your team to deliver first-class commercial & financial administration, payroll, client billing and month-end activities
Supporting the contract management team to deliver against KPIs by providing sound guidance on managing finances and administration
Playing a key role in delivering payroll and labour management to ensure cost optimisation in line with pre-defined budgets
Analysing costs, investigating trends and anomalies then highlighting these to key stakeholders
Pro-actively identifying and implementing better ways of working
Ensuring compliance with financial, HR and administrative processes and ensuring controls are implemented to drive compliance
Deliver a fully integrated administration function across the contractThe Ideal CandidateEssential

Educated to degree level in business management, accountancy or finance, or a related field
Experience of working in an administrative-focussed commercial finance role
Sound knowledge of cost control principals and how to apply interventions
Good understanding of basic accounting principals
Proven experience of leading a small, successful team
Excellent IT proficiency, with particular emphasis on Microsoft Office applications, financial and payroll systems
Solution oriented with can-do attitude and the ability to work with agility to balance multiple conflicting prioritiesDesirable

Experience of project management within an administration/finance setting
Desire to obtain an accounting and finance qualification (support is available)
Experience in presenting information to, and influencing people of all levels in an organisationAbout The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process
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