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    Coventry, West Midlands

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    £300 - £415 per day

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    Experis UK

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    about 2 months ago

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    6 Months

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Role: UK FSSC Lead

Location: Coventry

Duration: 6 Months

Rate: Up to £415/day (PAYE only)

About Meggitt:

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets.
We believe in our vision of "Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live". At Meggitt, we truly enable the extraordinary. We're good at what we do and that's why customers come back to us. We are constantly working to improve our processes and performance, striving for excellence.
By working together, we bring extraordinary technology to our customers, building trusted global relationships and successful collaborations through strong teamwork. Our teams are passionate about what we do and how we do it.
We pride ourselves on doing the right thing, in the right way wherever we operate. Our colleagues, customers and the communities we are part of can count on us to act with integrity, honesty and respect.
These core values - teamwork, integrity and excellence - are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 11,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Purpose: Meggitt's Finance Shared Service function operates from 2 locations, Ansty in the West Midlands, UK and Akron, Ohio in the US. The team support 17 businesses across North America and Europe.

As a key member of the Finance Shared Service leadership team, the UK FSSC Lead will manage a team of 26 (of which 3 are based in the US) through 4 direct reports. They will manage all aspects of business as usual of the UK FSSC and be passionate about their role adding value through the development and continuous improvement of controls, process, systems and teams.


  • Manage the periodic processing and key controls for multiple company ledgers including but not limited to
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Expenses
    • Month end close
    • Fixed assets
    • VAT returns and Intrastat submissions
    • Intercompany
    • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
    • Journals
  • Undertake an end to end review of the above processes, making recommendations and implementing improvements in line with Meggitt FSSC and Group strategy
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement through control, process and system improvement projects
  • Manage all relevant SLA's and production of KPI's
  • Ensure the timely resolution of queries and disputes
  • Manage 4 direct reports including objective setting, performance reviews and development planning
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by the Group Head of Finance Shared Services

Key skills and experience required:

  • Qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience of managing core financial processes in a shared service environment
  • Significant management experience within of a large PLC or limited company
  • Significant experience of delivery process improvement initiatives
  • Significant experience of imbedding best practice control environments
  • Experience managing teams remotely (captive or outsourced)
  • Working in a continuous improvement mind set
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel


  • Willing to travel internationally on an as required basis (when allowed)
  • Working knowledge of SAP

To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.