Shared Services Manager

Interim/Temporary/Contract
London,
£350-400 per day

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Description

Our client is seeking an Interim Shared Services Manager to join their team on a temporary basis. This role is for 4 months and you will report into Head of Operations.
Duties will include, but not be limited to;

Duties

Key Accountabilities:

  • Relationship management across the organisation to ensure there is interaction between business areas and stakeholders
  • Lead on all training around purchase ordering, invoice processing and related web cycle and cockpit processing to ensure the Purchase to Pay function is operating effectively
  • Keep abreast of system and process developments. Having identified areas of innovation, work with IBM and IT to investigate and implement the required changes to deliver exceptional transaction processing
  • Work with the Director of Financial Operations on any outsourcing projects, domestically or for the international offices, to ensure we apply best practice across the business.
  • Ensure disputes or any failure in the process is resolved quickly as per company and business policy
  • Ensure best practice is adopted in respect of the selling and purchasing functions across the company with a view to optimising cash flow and working capital management.
  • Responsible for processing all emergency payment and one-time vendor payment requests to the satisfaction of the business and suppliers
  • Support the business in raising accurate purchase orders
  • Support the Director of Financial Operations on relevant internal and external audits to ensure we are able to get the appropriate sign-off by the company’s auditors
  • Support the Director of Financial Operations on all relevant Acquisitions/Disposals/new offices & lines of business to facilitate the appropriate review, re-design and implementation of processes from an Accounts Payables/Accounts Receivables perspective and roll out of relevant accounting policies and procedures to conform to local statutory and operational requirements.

Key Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of the mechanics of Accounts Payables/Accounts Receivables functions, preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations, sales tax legislation, accounting entries.
  • Experienced in a commercial environment preferably in the media industry
  • Experienced in a transactional finance field would be highly advantageous
  • Confident and flexible team player with the ability to influence and persuade at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and organisational skills.