Financial Controller

Hook | Accountancy

Financial Controller - Transport & Community Services   
Hybrid - Attached to Hook, Hampshire  
Full Time, Permanent   

£65,000 - £85,000 (dependent on experience)  


Here at Serco, we are seeking an experienced Financial Controller to support with ensuring rigour, efficiency, and harmony in our processes to underpin our financial control environment.


In this key role you will be accountable for the integrity of the financial information within the Transport & Community Services business unit (BU) through the maintenance of an effective control environment. This will encompass ensuring that the financial data and metrics for the BU are correct and adhere to Serco policies and that the processes that support the production and reporting of those figures are robust, efficient, and applied consistently across the BU. This BU consists of Transport, Leisure, Environmental Services and Micro-Mobility.

As part of this you'll:


  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and process excellence to improve the quality and efficiency of the processes that sit within the BU control environment
  • Reduce variation and embed change to enable the generation of accurate data in our financial systems
  • Maintain and periodically review the Delegated Authority Matrix
  • Ensure the smooth running of the External audit process
  • Drive the strategic plan and budget process within the BU to meet all required deadlines including presentation packs
  • Provide Business Partner support to BU overhead budget holders
  • Build strong working relationships across the business and particularly with Serco's BPO supplier, the Global process owners, the BU and UK & Europe Divisional finance team

What you'll need to do the role:


  • You will need to be a Qualified accountant with experience of working in a large and complex environment
  • Experience of delivering change across a multi stakeholder matrix environment
  • Experience of coordinating external audit cycles for a large business
  • Ability to influence when recommending a course of action and build consensus
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Good understanding of finance systems and standardised processes
  • An understanding of an Outsourcing environment is highly desirable


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors. You will find many opportunities for personal growth and development and will  work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.


What we offer:


  • Company car / £4200 cash alternative
  • Bonus scheme - 10% on target, 20% exceeding targets
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Growth and development opportunities - Serco will support with a range of qualifications
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Bupa Anytime HealthLine, Simply Health Plans and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure and Hospitality discounts
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase more
  • Life assurance



About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.



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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.


We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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