Finance Integration Lead

England, Berkshire
15 May 2018
29 May 2018
Tom Barlow
Professional / Specialist
Accounting, Asset Management, Finance, M&A
Contract Type

My client is a multinational tech business with their UK Head Office based in Berkshire. Due sustained growth, they are looking to appoint a Finance Integration Track Lead to effectively plan and execute the integration of finance operation functions for the Company's EMEA acquisitions. This could cover one or more of the following areas: P2P, Billing, Credit and Collections, Payroll, Fixed Assets or G/L functions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic, vibrant environment with great exposure to senior management.

Duties of the Finance Integration Track Lead will include:

  • Manage the integration for one or more finance operation functions to the EMEA Shared Service Centre.
  • Develop detailed work plans, end to end integration plans and assessment questionnaires for the specific finance operation function(s).
  • Conduct assessments of acquired company to determine integration approach (travel will be required).
  • Execute against plans within agreed time frame.
  • Perform data validation to ensure transfer of clean transactional and financial data to the EMEA Shared Service Centre.
  • Establish trust with new acquisition finance leadership, and develop strong working relationship.
  • Identify cross functional dependencies and work with relevant department stakeholders to co-ordinate and prioritise activities.
  • Regular management reporting on the status of the specific finance function(s) integration.
  • Provide post integration support as necessary.
  • Provide input to the development of key learnings from the integration.

The successful candidate should ideally be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or overseas equivalent).

  • Solid understanding of one or more of the following finance operations: P2P, G/L, Billing and Credit and collections, Payroll
  • Awareness of relevant USGAAP requirements
  • Must be able to "engineer" solutions based on the facts and circumstances on the ground
  • Experience of end to end finance operations acquisition integration
  • Must be "hands on" but also able to summarise complex issues and communicate to management
  • Must be flexible and react to what will be a constantly changing environment
  • Must be able to earn the respect of internal and external customers/vendors
  • The ability to engage with multiple stakeholders across a number of financial and non-financial disciplines

Our client is a market leader that has a reputation for nurturing and developing their employees and providing long term career opportunities.

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