Shared Services Manager

Location Exeter
Job type: Permanent: Full Time
Salary: £37,000
Contact name: Toni Kemble

Contact email: careers@sarahwest.co.uk
Job ref: VR/44
Published: 23 days ago

Are you a qualified accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA looking for your next opportunity within a well establish, highly successful, fast-paced global eCommerce business within the Southwest? If yes, read on….

Business: We are representing a client who’s enjoyed exceptional growth and a business plan set for strong, albeit realistic expansion over the next two/three years. Selling to the B2B market, with in excess of 70,000 skus, including own and name-branded products, shipping to thousands of customers across the UK and world-wide.

The role: Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you’ll be responsible for the Business Credit Lead, Finance Assistant, Accounts Payable Team Lead and Trainee Management Accountants.

The main purpose of the role is to manage the shared service team for UK, Ireland, France, Spain (and any further subsidiaries) using reporting functionality available in SAP, BI and excel thus ensuring that the teams provide timely and accurate information to support the production of monthly/annual accounts.

  • Establish standard processes across the team, entities managed and systems (SAP and Sage).

  • Provide a link between the shared service team and entity accountant for financial accounting matters.

  • Use reporting functionality of SAP/SAP BI and excel to effectively analyse key data, and establish KPI’s to ensure effective and accurate operation of the purchase ledger/sales ledger functions.

  • Use SAP/SAP BI/Excel for the reporting of Aged Debts and work with sales functions to support the collection of open balances.

  • Support the resolution of outstanding purchase ledger queries by liaising with internal departments (purchasing, procurement, and warehouse) and external vendors to ensure successful completion.

  • Management of purchase ledger tasks to include the GRNI app, Stock in transit process and SPX Suspense.

  • Ensure the FEBAN process is managed correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations to ensure accuracy of the financial statements.

  • Assist with both internal and external auditors.

You: You will be a Qualified accountant either in ACA, ACCA or CIMA with good verbal and written communication and excellent attention to detail. You’ll be flexible, organised and have the proven ability to manage good client relationships with ease. Be a team player, with a polite and friendly manner. Able to work under pressure and to a set deadline is key so you’ll need to be a master at managing time effectively. Some leadership experience would be highly desirable.

If you have industry experience this would be a real bonus.

In return: Salary: £37,000 p.a. 37.50 hours p.w., Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:15pm, with a daily 45-minute break, plus……

  • 25 days paid annual leave + bank holidays

  • Company Pension Plan (Salary Sacrifice) - Employer contributions of 6% (with min of 3% employee contributions)

  • Life assurance cover 2 x basic salary (rising to 3 x basic salary for company pension scheme members)

  • BUPA Critical Illness Plan (80% subsidised by the Company)*

  • Cycle scheme (www.cyclescheme.co.uk)*

  • Staff purchases (cost +10%)*

  • Company profit share scheme following 2 years’ service

* Available upon completion of the probationary period

Other facilities include:

  • On site free parking (subject to availability)

  • Hot showers

  • Staff rest area with vending machines and microwaves

  • Free tea and coffee

If this sounds like your next opportunity, then please get in touch with Toni on 01392 873813.