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Head of Financial Shared Services - 6month FTC - Newcastle upon Tyne


Parkdean
Basic Salary: £65,000- £85,000
Location: Newcastle
Job type: Permanent
Category: Financial Sales Jobs
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Newcastle upon Tyne

One of our Central Support Offices is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and is a bustling hub of Parkdean Resorts. This exciting place to work houses all the essential supporting functions for our 71 award-winning holiday parks.

This modern office has a great feel, a mix of energetic knowledgeable professionals all working as one unified team to achieve Parkdean Resorts objectives. Based near the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, it has great transport links.

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Head of Financial Shared Services - 6month FTC

Are you an inspirational leader and can drive employee engagement towards product excellence? Have you developed a Finance Shared Service Function to create a centre of excellence for finance services with exceptional levels of customer service? Have you the passion to work for a business that Creates Amazing Memories?

JOB ROLE

Parkdean Resorts are recruiting a Head of Financial Shared Services to develop, lead and manage a centre of excellence servicing our £450M turnover business with 71 award-winning holiday parks throughout the UK.

Reporting into the Director of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of five direct reports in Inventory, Accounts Receivable, Treasury, Accounts Payable & Payroll based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Developing performance and results indicators to drive and monitor team output to the highest levels

* Managing a team of five direct reports including fortnightly 1-2-1, monthly team meetings, three times per annum personal impact reviews and succession planning

* Engineering process improvements to drive increased effectiveness and efficiency as part of finance’s overall goal of delivering two day management accounts and live performance reporting

* Ensuring all processes are documented in an online accounting manual and have been signed off for legal, regulatory and tax compliance

* Delivering 100% completeness of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for areas under control and an agreed proportion of supplier statement reconciliations

* Partnering with IT, finance systems and other areas of the business to develop seamless and automated processes over the next 2-3 years

* Developing a training framework for team members and a training framework for end users of the processes and systems

* Developing a Finance Business Partner Relationship with one of the Directors within the business

* Managing the budget for the service centre

* Being an influential member of the Finance Executive Team to drive continual improvements within and outwardly market the Finance Team

* Developing and then delivering (when necessary) a plan for embedding bolt on acquisitions of single or small groups of holiday parks within the service centre

* Monthly formal reporting to the Director of Finance on progress within the team and continuous updates of issues as they arise

PERSON

The successful candidate will:

* Be a qualified accountant with a number of years in PQE preferably industry – ideally in leisure or hospitality

* Be experienced in managing a complex finance function

* Have significant IT and accounting system experience particularly in the automation of processes

* Have experience driving process improvements and improving service level agreements

* Have significant experience in leadership and management.

*Please note this is a 6 month fixed term contract*

Benefits

* £65,000 - £85,000 (depending on skills and experience)

* Discretionary bonus packages

* Fantastic team environment

* 25% discount on holidays for yourself, friends and family

* Stand-by breaks available at a discounted rate
Newcastle upon Tyne

One of our Central Support Offices is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and is a bustling hub of Parkdean Resorts. This exciting place to work houses all the essential supporting functions for our 71 award-winning holiday parks.

This modern office has a great feel, a mix of energetic knowledgeable professionals all working as one unified team to achieve Parkdean Resorts objectives. Based near the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, it has great transport links.

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Head of Financial Shared Services - 6month FTC

Are you an inspirational leader and can drive employee engagement towards product excellence? Have you developed a Finance Shared Service Function to create a centre of excellence for finance services with exceptional levels of customer service? Have you the passion to work for a business that Creates Amazing Memories?

JOB ROLE

Parkdean Resorts are recruiting a Head of Financial Shared Services to develop, lead and manage a centre of excellence servicing our £450M turnover business with 71 award-winning holiday parks throughout the UK.

Reporting into the Director of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of five direct reports in Inventory, Accounts Receivable, Treasury, Accounts Payable & Payroll based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Developing performance and results indicators to drive and monitor team output to the highest levels

* Managing a team of five direct reports including fortnightly 1-2-1, monthly team meetings, three times per annum personal impact reviews and succession planning

* Engineering process improvements to drive increased effectiveness and efficiency as part of finance’s overall goal of delivering two day management accounts and live performance reporting

* Ensuring all processes are documented in an online accounting manual and have been signed off for legal, regulatory and tax compliance

* Delivering 100% completeness of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for areas under control and an agreed proportion of supplier statement reconciliations

* Partnering with IT, finance systems and other areas of the business to develop seamless and automated processes over the next 2-3 years

* Developing a training framework for team members and a training framework for end users of the processes and systems

* Developing a Finance Business Partner Relationship with one of the Directors within the business

* Managing the budget for the service centre

* Being an influential member of the Finance Executive Team to drive continual improvements within and outwardly market the Finance Team

* Developing and then delivering (when necessary) a plan for embedding bolt on acquisitions of single or small groups of holiday parks within the service centre

* Monthly formal reporting to the Director of Finance on progress within the team and continuous updates of issues as they arise

PERSON

The successful candidate will:

* Be a qualified accountant with a number of years in PQE preferably industry – ideally in leisure or hospitality

* Be experienced in managing a complex finance function

* Have significant IT and accounting system experience particularly in the automation of processes

* Have experience driving process improvements and improving service level agreements

* Have significant experience in leadership and management.

*Please note this is a 6 month fixed term contract*

Benefits

* £65,000 - £85,000 (depending on skills and experience)

* Discretionary bonus packages

* Fantastic team environment

* 25% discount on holidays for yourself, friends and family

* Stand-by breaks available at a discounted rate
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