My client is a retail company based in London, they are seeking to appoint a Shared Service Manager into the business on a temporary basis until February.
You will be responsible for the transactional Finance processing functions (Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable ) to ensure that these functions operate efficiently and is constantly improving to the best of its ability.
·Managing the Accounts Payable team of 4 and the end-to end Accounts Payable process to ensure that Vendors are paid according to payment terms and that the business is fully supported.
·Managing the Accounts Receivable team of 4 and the end-to end process to ensure that all credit card and cash receipts are correctly allocated, and that discrepancies are investigated and resolved in a timely manner.
·Manage queries and escalations related to the above processes. Assist with operational tasks as required.
·Team Management which will include: the recruitment of staff, managing performance and conducting employee assessments, mentoring, motivating and developing staff.
·Process management will be key is this position. Documenting and reviewing the processes on an ongoing basis, identifying improvement areas, and implementing improvements.
·Reviewing and preparing reports and KPI's on a regular basis to measure the health of the processes, and identifying any problem areas and resolving them.
·Working with third parties and Business Managers to improve the process.
·Ensure that all SOX, Internal audit controls and local compliance requirements for the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes are followed, documented and reported as required.
·Extensive people management experience is essential.
·Shared Service environment experience is essential.
·Experience in KPI reporting is essential.
·Proven track record of process improvement initiatives.
·Must be organized, analytical, pro-active and good with people.
·Experience with JD Edwards would be desirable.
·Strong attention to detail.
·Excellent communication skills