Divisional Finance Manager
Capita plc
9d ago

Overview of the company :

Capita is a FTSE 250 company that delivers better outcomes on behalf of its customers ranging across both the government and private sector.

Capita Specialist Services Division T / O £1bn and Profit £150m is made up of 18 separate businesses ranging from Life and Pensions BPO contracts to Real Estate and Infrastructure.

The division was formed in May 2018 and brought together several separate businesses into a division focussed on value optimisation.

Given the diverse nature of the businesses across the division, there is an immediate need for a talented divisional finance manager self-

starter and experienced controller in supporting group / divisional reporting requirements whilst also working with businesses & division by providing critical business partnering support.

The role will lead the individual businesses on the month end reporting and work closely with the Divisional FP&A Manager with annual planning process including providing accurate and timely reporting and analysis.

The job holder will be a key member of the CSS finance team and report into the Divisional Financial Controller. The role holder will also support Divisional Transformation team and work directly with Central Group Finance on various monthly initiatives.

The business is currently seeking a qualified accountant to undertake an assignment until the end of the year with responsibility for overall accounting operations of the divisional finance team, financial / management reporting and ensuring comprehensive financial controls in place to mitigate financial reporting risks.

Your role includes but is not limited to :

  • Supporting divisional senior management and central group finance to ensure business objectives & strategy are delivered.
  • Overseeing and managing the CSS Divisional Finance team of 3 direct reports including supporting and contributing to the continuous improvement of the finance team.

    Managing group reporting requirements incl. consolidating divisional financial reportingProviding financial integrity to month end process incl.

    meeting all financial reporting deadlines.Develop and drive an outstanding set of periodic management information / KPI’s across the division with focus on supporting the CSS Senior leadership decision-

    making.Driving monthly operational review of financial & commercial performance to assist in meeting divisional targets & KPIs'.

    Provide support to overheads cost centre managers in managing, understanding and controlling their cost base.Challenge businesses to explain material variances, understanding real issues to highlight to senior management.

    Ensuring robust financial controls & governance are implemented & aligned to Group controls.Be the SME and first point of contact for the divisional finance teams

    Working with the FP&A manager, responsibilities may include some or all off the following :

  • Cash flow : preparation of cash flow forecasts for divisional overheads departmentanalysis of consolidated divisional cashflow forecasts
  • Working Capital - analysis of consolidated divisional working capital forecasts
  • Support CSS financial planningConsolidate, review and challenge Business Unit forecastsEnsure consistency and accuracy of Business Unit forecastsManage CSS cash and working capital forecastingBP cost forecasting & analysis for overheadsConsolidating divisional reportingWork alongside the Smarter Faster Finance on SAP implementation projectsAd-
  • hoc analysis as requested by Divisional Financial Controller

    Contacts :

    External - Customers, suppliers and external auditors.

    Internal - Communication with all areas of CSS business, Divisional CSS leadership and Group Finance.

    Our Values

  • Capita’s values are at the heart of our business. We believe that our colleagues should be Open, Ingenious, Collaborative and Effective;
  • honest, straight-talking people who are highly intelligent and creative, who work brilliantly as part of a team or leading a team, and who never accept mediocrity.

    We’re looking for people that personify Capita’s values, who get involved in different things, deliver what they promise, take responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect their colleagues.

    And, most importantly, have fun!

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