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Finance Operations Controller

whitbread Job no: 527262
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Dunstable
Categories: Finance

Finance Operations Controller – Costa Finance – Permanent – Dunstable Based 

 New role due to ambitious growth plans in the business and the start of a system led finance transformation! 

  • Passionate about developing teams and people
  • Implementing leading practice and optimising processes, challenging the status quo
  • Responsible for defining, implementing and maintaining a 'best in class' accounting services 

We're Costa, the nation's favourite coffee shop brand*, pouring our heart and soul into everything we do and creating moments to remember for our customers, our communities and for each other. Together we turn sips into smiles, choices into opportunities and passions into careers. Help us spread a little happiness. 

Who we're looking for 

Due to ambitious growth plans a new role has been created. You will lead and develop a team of 20 offering challenge and support along the way in order to drive performance. You will be curious about current processes and ways of working and be comfortable to challenge in order to bring about incremental change. You will bring a wealth of experience and have the ability to provide insight and robust recommendations. You will possess a blend of determination and fun along with a strategic mind as you form part of the finance transformation team asking all the right questions in order to formulate recommendations. High analytical skills with the ability to make informed data driven decisions. The ideal candidate will have proven experience of international operations. If you want career progression this role will give you high visibility and potential for leadership roles within the business. 

About the role 

This is a broad role that deals with three accounting service functions and offers great opportunity to optimise processes and action recommendations aligned to strategic growth. It will incorporate delivering the global direction of equivalent accounting services as well as day to day operational management.  Ensuring compliance with all stated controls without exception and continuously assessing the relevancy of finance policies and controls and you are happy to challenge and make changes if necessary.  As the business lead for all Finance transactional teams and management of AP, AR, Cash and Banking you will drive continued systems improvements ensuring operational matters are maintained as well as envisioning target operating models.  

In order to deliver the above you must have experience as well as drive and commercial acumen to ensure the high standards are maintained and ensuring processes are changed in line with the changing business requirements. 

So bring us the passion, pride and commitment that just has to be shared, and in return we'll give you a competitive salary, plenty of benefits, and a whole lot of opportunity to develop and progress. 

*Independent survey of 5000 people published in December 2014 by Allegra Strategies. For further details see www.costa.co.uk/terms

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