Financial Control Tester - 12 month fixed term contract

  • Job Reference: 130641
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
  • Website: https://www.serco.com/careers
  • Location: Hampshire (RG27 9UY), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

Job title: Financial Control Tester - 12-month fixed term contract

Reporting to: Systems Assurance Manager

Base location: Currently work from home, Hook based 2-3 days weekly on safe return to offices

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000

 

 

As a global FTSE 250 company with over 500 contracts across 20 countries we rely on the support of our Finance Assurance Team to keep the business running smoothly and efficiently.

 

 

Due to expected legislation, Serco has embarked on a financial control framework programme to implement processes and procedures for assessing the performance of financial controls and implementing an application to facilitate this.

 

 

The Financial Control Tester role within Serco UK Group Finance will work with the Financial Controls Manager to support the Group Finance Assurance Team and Global Process Owners initially perform process walkthroughs and control design effectiveness testing against detailed risk and control matrices for key financial processes.

 

 

Once completed the role will take responsibility to assist colleagues in undertaking a programme of testing to assess the effectiveness of the operation of those controls and ensuring they meet Serco Group Standards for internal controls for financial reporting (ICFR) which is similar to that required for Sarbanes Oxley control assessments. This will require clear understanding of these standards and need to interpret, explain, and apply them to the financial processes.

 

 

In return we can offer a supportive and collaborative environment that respects work/life balance and a great opportunity to drive significant improvements for Serco while developing your knowledge of the operations of this large diverse business.

 

 

What you'll need to do the role

 

This role requires someone who is a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA CIMA, CMIIA or equivalent) or qualified by experience. Candidates will need at least 3 years' experience in an auditing or financial controls environment to be a successful applicant. It is essential for this role that you have a good understanding of finance processes, risks, and controls. You must have up to date knowledge of IFRS accounting standards. Experience of documenting business and operational processes and controls is also essential, along with experience of design and operational effectiveness testing of financial controls. You should be able to demonstrate prior experience of financial audits or financial control testing programmes such as Sarbanes Oxley.

 

 

 

Why Serco?

 

Meaningful and vital work: As part of the Service Delivery team, you'll be able to strongly influence the finance divisions' efforts that help Serco to deliver essential public services, making a real difference to society.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, you can build a fulfilling career doing work aligned to your strengths and interests.

Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.

 

What we offer

  • Up to £65,000 basic salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • An autonomous and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to public sector services