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Accounting Services Manager

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4 Dec 2021

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The Ultra Finance function leads the budgeting and forecasting processes and supports the strategy process, as well as managing performance against budget. In addition, it ensures that effective financial controls are in operation in all businesses to ensure stewardship of the Group's assets. It ensures compliance with best professional standards, statutory financial requirements and fiscal provision and undertakes tax planning activities and ensure that the Group's tax reporting duties are discharged. It ensures that the Group has adequate long-term funding to meet the requirements of its Strategic Plan and supports M&A.

The Accounting Services Manager will be accountable for managing a team providing Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable services within GBS. This includes processing and monitoring Supplier invoices and payments and Customer invoices and payments.

He/she will be accountable for ensuring both employees and suppliers are paid on a timely basis. He/She will also be accountable for ensuring customer invoices are processed and incoming payments are received and processed.

Key Responsibilities:

* Manage a full end to end processing of R2P

* Manage a full end to end processing of O2C

* Identify key changes required to ensure best practice and work with the GPO (Global Process Owner)-R2P and GPO-O2C to create a roadmap of how and when they will be implemented, measured, and maintained. Consider any dependencies, taking account of current transformation activity

* Enhance existing suite of KPIs and ensure appropriate exception reports are used to monitor activity and compliance.

* Identify training gaps and needs and work with the business to address these

* Oversee and drive productivity through the R2P and O2C team

* Develop the people within the team

* Ensure core activities; including the on-boarding of suppliers meets regulation and audit requirements

* Ensure payment terms are in line with Ultra standards and any changes or deviations are managed in conjunction with agreed processes

* Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as buyers, Internal Audit, External suppliers and Card Scheme providers


* Experience in working in a Shared Service environment

* Significant working knowledge and experience of processes within a finance environment such as expenses and payments, combined with an extensive knowledge of facilitating payment runs both domestic and international

* Significant experience using a Financial system to process invoices for R2P and processing invoices and cash applications for O2C

* Ability to accurately analyse and interpret complex quantitative and qualitative data. Presenting summary information in a clear and concise format

* Ability to make effective use of standard office computer systems including Word and Excel

* Solid experience work of managing R2P and O2C processes

* Strong numerical, written and verbal communication skills

* People management and influencing skills, with proven ability to 'lead from the front'


* Skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NCQ3

Here at Ultra we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusivity. Underpinned by our values, behaviours and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself. We also believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures will increase our diversity of thinking, ensuring we successfully deliver to our customers.

We therefore do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible
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