Finance Operations Lead

  • Job Reference: 12354
  • Date Posted: 2 November 2020
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description




At QinetiQ, we're dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives, and securing the vital interests of our customers.

We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve, and advance their vital interests.

We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.

The full benefits package includes - Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


We are a world-leading security and technology service provider who have invested billions of pounds in their services working with the most high profile clients on the most cutting edge projects. This role is available as the company is expanding.


The Finance Operations Lead will be responsible for the delivery of the Record-to-Report process operations (Global process levels 3-5) across all QinetiQ sites in Europe, ensuring;

* Compliance with the Global process level 1 & 2 definitions / principles as defined in the upcoming global process mapping.

* The full range of process operations are provided to the organisation in a professional, effective and efficient manner, against an agreed performance level and internal control framework and appropriate functioning financial systems (excluding core ERP system).

* Development of a highly engaged and customer focused team partnering with business finance to provide quality support to the businesses and functions

* A continuous improvement mind-set & collaborative approach to maximise the benefit at QinetiQ level.


The Finance Operations lead will run the finance shared services team, providing strong leadership to a team of 20 staff. They will be the functional lead, ensuring the services operates effectively and that the processes in place meet the needs of the business so that finance supports the business to deliver to their clients. In this partially hands on Finance Operations Lead position, you will have an overview of accounts preparation, final accounts and external postings, however the primary role is the provision of leadership and ensuring the service meets the needs of the business.

The Finance Operations Lead will have broad finance experience, with management skills and the vision to deliver a high quality/performing service. They will be able to implement new ways of working and ensure the team are able to adapt to the processes set out. In addition there is currently a major investment to overhaul back office systems so the successful candidate will play a key role in how technology is used to provide services in the future.


You must have leadership qualities, The Finance Operational Lead should be able to effectively lead shared a team of 20.

You should have broad finance experience to provide full understanding of the finance lifecycle and operational processes that ensure the service works well.

You must have some Operational Finance Experience (some shared services experience would be nice but is not essential).


We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decision-makers, influencers, and excellent communicators. Join us today.