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Divisional Head of Finance

Eingestellt von WorldPay

Gesuchte Skills: Design



The Deputy CFO is a new high profile role that will have regular contact with the MD, members of the UK Executive Board, Group CEO and CFO and representatives of the private equity owners. The central purpose of the role is delivery of predictable and reliable periodic financial results of the business including forecasting variance analysis via a stable control environment.

The role ensures best practice financial management, policies, procedures and controls for Worldpay UK are established and applied, ensuring compliance with relevant standards and frameworks and shaping the effectiveness of the finance function across Worldpay UK.

The Deputy CFO influences strategic decisions by providing accurate, timely and insightful management information and analysis, including all consolidated management reporting, budgeting, forecasting and five-year plan.

The Deputy CFO will be responsible for embedding of a new operational and financial management system across the business which will include both technical aspects (such as data accuracy, reconciliation and reporting) and driving necessary culture change such that rapid and enduring adoption occurs across the business.

The Deputy CFO is a pivotal role for the business. Critical is the need to be an evangelist for quality and best practice who inspires confidence through control and predictability and running a "no-surprises" operation. The successful candidate will have a thirst for change and bring market leading insight and practice to the role. He or she will develop a detailed command of the economic hydraulics of the business through rigorous insight and analysis and will be comfortable participating in the key strategic debates. The successful candidate will also be experienced in successfully presenting complex financial information and concepts at board level.


- Identify, and drive to implementation, radical improvements to the (performance of) management information, and financial processes and systems across Worldpay UK, including development of the FP&A function and monthly/quarterly financial close process.
- Implement a best practice financial and operational control environment which medium term will satisfy SOX requirements. Including but not limited to monthly balance sheet reconciliations, AP and AR operational processes, provisioning, risk management and legislative compliance (FAC, ACB).
- Specifically assure completeness of revenue and cost, identifying opportunities for EBITDA improvement due to under/over/incorrect billing (ingress and egress).
- Oversee establishment of a local 5yr business planning process, dovetailing with Group as part of the normal financial cycle including functionality for scenario modelling model of the core business as well as disruptive overlay opportunities.
- In partnership with BSS, responsible for co-ordinating Worldpay UK monthly results reporting including variance analysis and business insight. Preparation of all financial material (monthly, quarterly, annual management accounts and executive summaries) for the board or owners including ad hoc.
- Oversee preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets to be presented to the Board. Ensure these are subject to appropriate challenge and analysis, and that there is clear accountability in delivery.
- In conjunction with the Head of Cost Transformation, implement a new reporting suite for all WorldpayUK costs and for cost transformation project benefit tracking.
- Build strong working relationships with the MD, UK executive Board and key Group Stakeholders including Group Finance, BSS and specialist functions including Tax and Treasury.
- Manage adherence to financial governance and IFRS for Worldpay UK, ensuring all accounting policy application is in line with Group policies.
- Develop the internal control environment and drive associated mind-set change across the business. Represent finance in all risk management activities. Initiate the process of documenting key Worldpay UK finance internal controls, design associated control and compliance models and managed implementation with continuous improvement.
- Transform Worldpay UK's balance sheet review process to best in class. Develop assurance models across key balance sheet line items. Develop divisional cash reporting and understanding across Worldpay UK.
- Own KPI reporting and monitor performance of the business against KPI's.
- Recruit, lead, motivate, develop and manage the performance of direct reports, building a high performance team.


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Worldpay UK the Deputy CFO manages a team of [four]. The role provides leadership for the 'numbers' function of the division including operational KPIs through financial reporting to forecasting and planning.


- Delivery of timely, accurate and relevant management reporting and analysis, reflecting operational and strategic needs. Reduced variance volatility.
- Develop cohort based reporting and planning methodologies improving insight and supporting economic transformation of the business. Design and delivery of long range plans model.
- Deliver all financial information on improved lead times, right first time based on implementation and adoption of the new operational and finance reporting and forecasting tool.
- Delivery of internal controls documentation and related implementation/compliance program for Worldpay UK.
- Measurable improvements to bad debt write-offs, recoveries, DPO/DSO management and improvement in overall working capital
- Elimination of finance process fails and delivery of associated cost transformation outcomes
- Team performance, reputation and morale.


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

- Leadership
- Influencing & networking
- Commercial acumen
- Strategic thinking
- Complex problem solving
- Project Management
- Communication and presentation skills
- People management and coaching
- Numerical and analytical skills
- Strong technical finance, management accounting and controls know how


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

- A collaborative approach with strong influencing skills
- Can do will do attitude, relentlessly committed to quality right first time.
- Change leadership: resilience - listen, respond and hold the course
- Making tough decisions: robust - have courage of conviction to always do the right thing
- Energetic: relentless - go the extra mile to deliver a quality outcome and defy the odds
- Empowering others with a strong coaching mind-set
- Create shared understanding (being transparent)
- Professional credibility
- PQE at FD or Head of Finance in a large scale environment
- Experience working extensively at executive board level essential
- Deep financial services or tech based recurring annuity income experience essential (Telco, IT)
- Excellent academic record
- Experience of developing/transforming finance in a large complex business 'in-flight'
- Experience working/optimising against a backdrop of imperfect systems and data
- Experience of leading, or managing the audit of, a Sarbanes-Oxley or similar compliance project
- Experience of dealing with plc style accounts and annual review desirable


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