Head of Finance

Warsaw Permanent
  • Globally recognized and established company
  • Driving change in financial transformation

About Our Client

Our client is an international professional services firm with its center for shared services located in Warsaw. Renowned for its global expertise, the company excels in providing a spectrum of professional services, including M&A, banking, capital markets, energy & infrastructure and real estate.

Job Description

  • Engage proactively with finance stakeholders to understand and address their perspectives, feedback, and opportunities
  • Collaborate with various teams to provide input and gain oversight on proposals and projects that may impact the finance team
  • Provide advice on queries related to finance team operations, policies, processes, and plans
  • Actively promote understanding of differences in behaviors and norms across locations
  • Work closely with key points of contact in the finance function to understand their requirements and offer support and guidance for performance improvement
  • Serve as a point of escalation for local and subject matter queries
  • Act as a finance function ambassador within the organization
  • Participate in reviews related to processes, teams, the organization, and model design
  • Take responsibility for the life cycle of Finance Team Members
  • Promote adherence to organizational values and foster company culture within the team
  • Champion collaboration across teams and functions, and encourage innovative thinking and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with Business Teams and HR to drive initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and corporate social responsibility
  • Support talent development within the finance team by providing feedback and championing Performance and Career Development principles
  • Mentor direct reports to enhance their operational skills, oversee training and development
  • Ensure top performers have access to stretch development opportunities
  • Develop individual objectives aligned with finance function and organizational objectives and manage against them
  • Foster a culture of trust and empowerment to maximize cooperation and exchange of ideas and experiences
  • Adjust team structure as needed to ensure the right level of seniority, retention, and cost management
  • Assume accountability and responsibility for the finance function within the organization
  • Benchmark quality and productivity
  • Manage, measure, report on SLAs/KPIs, improve, and automate processes
  • Set clear and measurable goals to enhance operational performance
  • Elevate organizational brand by delivering excellent performance results

The Successful Applicant

  • Over 10 years of successful management in a shared service center, specifically in Finance & Accounting operations within a world-class organization
  • Holds a diploma in Finance and Accounting and possesses professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, MBA, or equivalent
  • Proven experience in managing teams of 40+, particularly in professional services environments
  • Proven track record of effectively overseeing and improving shared service operations
  • Experience in smoothly transitioning services, ensuring minimal disruptions and optimal efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability in achieving performance improvements in shared services through strategic initiatives
  • Proficient in end-to-end process management, ensuring comprehensive oversight of operational workflows
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills to effectively communicate complex ideas
  • Highly competent in using Microsoft desktop productivity tools
  • Demonstrable strong business and commercial acumen
  • Experience in strategic and tactical planning and execution
  • Ability to think strategically and provide valuable advice on complex matters
  • Fluent in English (C1 level), with proficiency in other languages considered a benefit
  • Skilled in managing people and resources to achieve desired results
  • Desire to work in a service-oriented environment, with a deep understanding of customer-centric organizations
  • Strong influencing skills at all levels, inspiring confidence in proposals
  • Inclusive team player with a collaborative style, sensitive to team dynamics and stakeholder needs
  • Good communicator at all levels within the organization

What's on Offer

  • Exciting role in a rapidly expanding international company
  • Competitive salary package
Izabela Leszczynska
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CFO & Financial Management
CFO & Financial Management Subsector
Professional Services & Consultancy
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Izabela Leszczynska
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