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Business Unit Controller (Outsourcing)

Business Unit Controller (Outsourcing)

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  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £63000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi bens

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Business Unit Controller

This global outsource accounting firm with UK offices based in Reading are looking to secure the talents of proven leader with strong accounting skills, experience development internal team and an eye for the commercial development of both the department and wider business.

Our diverse expertise means we can support any company who wishes to outsource their finance, accounting, payroll,

Job Specification

  • Client Relationship Management for named Business Unit Clients
  • Co-ordinating involvement of other service lines or specialists to meet specific client needs and taking the lead where required
  • Brand enhancement and promotion (networking/PR, attending internal functions and industry seminars)
  • New business and existing client development
  • Formulating Business Unit business plan and budget
  • Managing Business Unit revenues and direct costs
  • Responsibility for long terms capacity planning and forecasting
  • Accountable for service delivery on accounting/financial regulatory matters
  • Accountable for ensuring all operational routines take place within accounting teams
  • Active involvement, ownership and an advocate for strategic improvement projects
  • Technical involvement within strategic improvement projects
  • Accountable for ensuring appropriate Accounts resource is provided
  • Co-ordinating shared resources with other Business Unit Leaders and our Spartan offices
  • Monitoring the contribution and effectiveness of technical resources from other lines of service impacting the accounting work.
  • Accountable for Business Unit billing and debt (emphasis on recovery and net investment)
  • Undertaking fee reviews for Business Unit clients
  • Responsible for most senior detailed review of all accounting output
  • Managing the development of direct reports and accountable for other accounting staff
  • Recruitment
  • Managing HR matters
  • Identifying client related risks and implement appropriate solutions
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date process documentation exists and is disseminated
  • Collaborating with other Business Unit Leaders to ensure, identify and implement best practice
  • Ensuring processes are adhered to and carried out consistently across your teams with necessary mechanisms in place to identify non-conformity
  • Implementing change to control risks

Skills Required

  • You will be ACA/ACCA qualified with a strong understanding of accounting and related areas and have in excess of 5 years post qualification experience
  • Excellent technical and practical accounting knowledge with the ability to apply it in practical situations
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build relationships across disciplines to positively influence people at all levels, and to develop staff through motivation and coaching
  • Capable of managing a team with diverse experience and views and having the ability and confidence to challenge colleagues to improve performance
  • Excellent client management skills, client service and results orientated
  • Ability to identify and suggest procedural improvements
  • Confidence to walk the floor and understand current state

What you will get in return:

  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding global business and to grow with the business
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business
  • Working directly with an external client portfolio, maintaining client relationships
  • The ability to apply all technical knowledge to practical scenarios
  • Opportunity to manage a team and people management
  • Getting involved in business development

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