Shared Services Organisation, Client & Control Accounting Manager – Open to flexibility

Recruiter
Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
27 Apr 2017
Closes
27 May 2017
Ref
134395
Role
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent

Shared Services Organisation, Client & Control Accounting Manager – Open to flexibility

The Opportunity

The Shared Services Organisation requires a Manager to lead the Client and Control Accounting Teams.  The role involves overall ownership of all services, SLA’s and KPI’s, within the remit of the Client and Control Accounting teams.

Role description

The role is multi-disciplinary and is responsible for customer accounting, bad debt recovery, client monies, managing the Firms bank reconciliations and management of the key control accounts for the purchase and sales ledgers.  This role is essential in supporting our compliance both with legislation and the internal Financial Controls memorandum.

Location

Milton Keynes with some travel (2-3 days per month) to London, Belfast & Cambridge.

Hours

Permanent, full-time role with possibility of flexible hours and working from home.

Responsibilities

Excellent Service and Relationship Management

  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including Contact to Cash Managers, Procure to Pay Manager, Finance and others as appropriate.
  • Identify and understand customer needs beyond what has been requested
  • Provide high quality advice and guidance on a wide range of queries covering the whole range of Client and Control Accounting.

Team Development and Management

  • Supervision of teams to establish workloads and manage resource.
  • Responsible for performance management of direct reports, including regular check ins, development and feedback
  • Play a key coaching role with all team members by providing support as appropriate
  • Be a role model and advocate of the SSO operating model to all team members

Compliance & Risk Management

  • Ensure compliance with the Firm’s financial controls
  • Manage and understand risk to the business for all areas of the Firm, liaising with risk teams as appropriate
  • Responsibility for ensuring all processes and procedures within UK remit are documented as per the guidelines, are adhered to and up to date.
  • Keep abreast of Deloitte policy and process developments and ensure knowledge management systems are updated to reflect this.

Continuous Service Improvement

  • Produce and review weekly/monthly management information for discussion with other manager/team leaders in order to identify process improvement issues or learning needs.
  • Contribute to on-going process improvement activities, and other projects arising.
  • Proactively seek process improvements and establish agreed best practice going forward

Requirements

  • CIMA/ACCA Qualified
  • Good understanding of SAP, specifically in General Ledger accounting
  • Previous experience of working within an accounting function
  • Demonstrate a methodical, analytical and clear approach to problems
  • Experience of Continuous Service Improvement
  • Excellent numerical/analytical skills
  • Strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Excellent customer service skills showing attention to detail and customer focus, actively seeks to understand client’s needs and priorities
  • Takes a strategic view on advising clients, proactively identifying solutions
  • A professional, friendly and approachable manner coupled with the ability to communicate with staff at all levels, especially when under pressure
  • Good listener with a calm manner, and the ability to ask effective questions
  • Promotes mentoring and coaching and can realise the potential of others
  • Encourages a culture of innovation and inspires others to improve working methods of the team; is open, receptive and adaptable to change
  • Has the ability to monitor and apply department budget
  • Previous experience of managing a team within a finance function

You are here

The team comprises 10 people (including a Manager and an Assistant Manager) all of whom are based in Milton Keynes in the Shared Services Organisation (SSO). The SSO provides Finance, HR, Customer Service, Tax and Pensions services, supporting the UK and Swiss Firms comprising 17,500 Partners and staff including 24 UK Offices and 5 Swiss offices.

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