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Full-time Divisional Finance Director

at Capita Symonds (Anywhere)

Job Description


I am looking for a heavyweight Finance Professional who combines the gravitas to lead, management skills to harness a geographically dispersed team, and technical competence to ensure the basics are being done right. The measure of success will be a combination of avoiding egregious controls failures and helping drive long-term growth and profitability of the business overall.



  • Prime responsibility, and direct reporting line, is as Business Partner to 1-2 Executive Board member(s) (each of whom has responsibility for c. one third of Capita Symonds operations)
  • Functional reporting line to, and very close working relationship with Capita Symonds Finance Director
  • Functional line management responsibility for 3-5 Business Unit Finance Directors
  • Close working relationship with counterpart for other Capita Symonds division(s) and Deputy Finance Director
  • Close working relationship with Operations leads for Businesses within relevant division(s)
  • Main location is London with some UK travel


Internal Focus

  • Mentoring of Business Unit Finance Directors
  • Business Improvement Initiatives
  • Indentifying, remedying and reporting red flags
  • Overview of working capital management and elevating the importance of this throughout the business
  • Assessment and improvement of systems and Management Information
  • Congruence within and across the divisions of Capita Symonds
  • Driver of innovation at all levels
  • Guidance and interaction with Capita Symonds commercially led internal audit team
  • Increased rigour to management accounts, budgeting and forecasting with a focus on risks and opportunities
  • Financial and commercial involvement / ownership of all major tenders
  • Some technical focus: IAS / Pensions / Tax / Treasury / Audit
  • Succession planning

The Individual

External Focus

  • Understand breadth of Capita Symonds market offering
  • Leadership role for M&A: identifying targets through due diligence, acquisition and integration
  • Competitor analysis and consideration of market-facing strategies
  • Customer relationship management
  • Ambassador for Capita Symonds


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