Head of Finance - SSC

EG Group
83600.00 - 83600.00 GBP Annual
06 May 2024
31 May 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Head of Finance – Shared Service Centre

Location: Blackburn, BB1 2FA – Office Based

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Salary: GBP83,600+ Dependent on experience & bonus scheme

Company: EG Group

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity at our Waterside Head office for an experienced Head of Finance to join our Group Finance team.

The Head of Finance – SSC is responsible for leading the SSC Finance Team across both Financial Control and Commercial Finance for the shared service centre business costs, covering departments such as Finance, HR, IT, and centralised operations teams across multiple geographies. The successful candidate would be reporting to the Group Financial Controller, and will help to develop a new team, rationalise and standardise processes, prepare monthly management accounts and business partner with senior business stakeholders.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a seasoned finance professional who exhibits strengths in both technical and commercial accounting. They will possess strong analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis, budgeting and forecasting. As well as this, they will excel in communication as this will be important when conveying complex financial information to various stakeholders.

If you are seeking a stimulating challenge, and extensive exposure that comes with a role at EG Group, this opportunity might be just what you are looking for!

This is a permanent office based position; we offer flexibility with preferred starting times between 8am–10am Monday–Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and Lead and SSC Finance Team including Management Accounts and Commercial Finance
  • Standardise and rationalise processes and ensure they are documented and satisfy the relevant financial control requirements
  • Ensure the team prepare monthly managements accounts using the relevant SAP systems and perform associated balance sheet reconciliations. Ensuring cost centre and GL posting accuracy across departments and entities, improving visibility of spend
  • Ensure the team prepare P&L visibility to department budget holders and hold regular meetings to discuss variance analysis and financial planning
  • Highlight potential cost saving opportunities and work with relevant departments on modelling and business cases to support controlling business costs
  • Feed into group consolidation of actuals, budget and forecast
  • Oversee the purchase order process across departments with associated training, policy and approval matrix
  • Support the Group Financial Controller with ad–hoc duties as required
  • Continued development of finance staff
  • Assist in continuous improvements in month end controls and improvement to a SOX level

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Candidate Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Technically strong
  • Previous industry experience in a Group accounting function (desirable)
  • Extensive experience in leadership & management
  • Experience in compliance & audit management
  • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships
  • Experience in process mapping & improvements
  • Previous risk management experience
  • Finance Systems Expertise

Benefits & Rewards

  • Private Medical Healthcare
  • Discretionary Performance Based Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Life Assurance
  • EG Group Discounts – up to 15% off at our stores and food to go restaurants
  • ASDA Discount Card – 10% off all ASDA stores
  • EG Cares Benefits – exclusive discounts across 900 retailers
  • Smart Health – 24/7 online GP access, health checks and health and wellbeing support
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to our Wellbeing Centre which offers emotional & practical support including free financial advice
  • Learning & Development – access to our Learning Hub, the most extensive online course library in the world to support you with every step of your career at EG Group
  • Waterside Café – freshly prepared meals at affordable prices
  • Free Secure Car Parking
  • Dress Down Fridays
  • Flexi–Time
  • Prayer and Ablution Facilities
  • Cycle to Work / Shower Facilities
  • Sit / Stand Desk Facilities
  • Work Anniversary Rewards
  • Free Eye Test

Who are EG Group?

EG Group is one of the world's leading independent convenience retailers with an extensive network of sites across international markets in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Continental Europe, Australia and the United States of America.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa family with the acquisition of a single site in the UK, today the company is at the forefront of delivering an innovative approach to forecourt convenience retail.

At EG Group, we pride ourselves on being recognised for our investment model, trading performance and more importantly, providing a best–in–class customer experience in Grocery & Merchandise, Foodservice and Fuel.

Our transformational convenience retail business model has been built upon excellent relationships with an extensive portfolio of leading retail brands, and through strategic network acquisitions supported by a program of new–to–industry developments.

Every day, our committed workforce tirelessly delivers our products and services to millions of customers alongside supporting the local communities in which we operate.

Please note – the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check which will be funded by EG Group.

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