Head of Shared Services

Ted Baker
Competitive Salary
15 Apr 2021
13 May 2021
Department Head
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type

Our Mission is to build a successful company through the creation of a leading designer brand. By conducting ourselves in an efficient and courteous manner and by maintaining Ted’s high standards and integrity, we pride ourselves in always being in a position to satisfy the needs of our customer. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: ‘Would Ted do it that way?’**

Where does this role fit within Ted's Team?

As a key member of the Group finance team, you will build a finance shared services function covering both the UK and international operations, using common processes and procedures in the AX system to deliver timely, efficient and controlled business processes.

Reports to: Group Financial Controller

Main responsibilities

  • Integrate the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and payroll functions into a customer focused International shared service.
  • Develop KPIs to indicate how performance levels
  • To consider other areas to integrate into the shared service function and, if approved, plan and deliver the integration of these units.
  • To improve processes throughout the shared service function
  • Reconcile in Blackline, any TB balances relating to the shared service functions
  • Train, develop and motivate the team members
  • Introduce a culture of continuous improvement into the shared service teams

Tools of the Trade…

  • Qualified accountant with considerable experience of shared services
  • Experience of building shared service teams
  •  Experience of integrating units into a shared service
  • Multi-legislative region experience
  • Proven system and process design experience

Personal traits…

  • Drive, enthusiasm and a proactive nature
  • Highly motivated and able to meet deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills, with proven ability to build teams
  • Able to multi-task in a very fast paced environment
  • Has a quality focus and attention to detail with delivery to a high standard
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • An excellent communicator

Ted’s Core Competencies…

  • Satisfy the needs of our customer, always
  • Pursue growth and opportunities through initiative and proactivity
  • Build open and honest relationships with clear communication
  • Create a positive team environment, encourage collaboration
  • Be proud, passionate, motivated, committed
  • Take ownership, be accountable
  • Encourage organisation, high standards and efficiencies

Ted Baker is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

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