The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, celebrating continued growth as recognised in the Sunday Times Top Track 250.
Through our brands, we specialise in managing employment, tax, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.
As part of our continued growth and success, we are looking to recruit a ‘Director of Accountancy Services’ who will report into our COO and join our senior management team.
We are looking to appoint a highly experienced individual with a strong operational background. This candidate will lead large teams on a multi-site basis and provide strategical direction.
Please see below a brief of the main responsibilities required for this position.
Overview of the role:
The Director of Accountancy Services will demonstrate business acumen to drive business performance to exceed financial budget requirements.
The right candidate will embed a performance culture of service excellence through a framework of quality and timely service outputs.
Delivery of financial objectives – through ownership and control of the business unit P&L, requirement forecasting, prepare annual/monthly budgets, scheduling expenditure, analyse variances, initiate corrective action
Provision of strategic direction and leadership of all areas under operational control
Translating goals and vision of the Optionis Group into service and team specific objectives and priorities and set the same within all areas of operational control
Defining and delivering the necessary strategies for achieving these objectives, ensuring that these are suitably documented and communicated to staff
Provision of advice and guidance to members of the senior management team and executive management team
Demonstrating an in depth knowledge and expertise for all areas of operational control
Provision of a customer focused service to employees, clients, agencies, staff and other internal teams
Influencing and persuading to bring about change in own and business wide departments in a collaborative environment
Implementing appropriate solutions to introduce, maintain and develop enhanced services and systems
Direct management responsibility for multiple teams across several locations UK wide
Develop, lead and motivate the teams to deliver high standards of operational and performance excellence with a culture of best practice
Provision of guidance, advice and support to team managers in both a managerial and technical capacity.
Skills and Experience Required:
Suitable candidates must demonstrate senior leadership experience leading multiple teams from transactional level to senior management.
Exceptional people skills and leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and engage employees
Ability to initiate, take ownership and drive change.
Structural thinker and planner with strong business acumen and an analytical approach to problem solving
Highly organised, self-motivated, collaborative, persuasive
Practical experience of leading and delivering significant process and system changes
Knowledge of the Accountancy / Umbrella industry would demonstrate an advantage within this selection process.