Vacancy posted: Thursday, 1 September 2016

Senior Team Manager Glasgow   competitive

Shell Business Operations Glasgow was the first in a chain of service centres providing a wide range of finance, accounting and other business or customer services to Shell operating companies globally. The centre was started as a key component of the Group's vision to enable the delivery of common business operations and services for Shell, at world-class standards and costs. The main focus in Glasgow is on Finance Operations which supports delivery of the global Finance functional plan.
There are now over 500 employees servicing a wide range of Finance customers and other business functions. Common Infrastructure Management manages the centre facilities and supports business partners' operations on site.

Job Description:

Corporate, Holdings and Treasury Reporting and Analysis (CHT R&A) require a 12 month contract position for the position of Senior Team Manager who will primarily focus on specific levers to drive operational excellence in the delivery of the financial reporting process. They will build a deep knowledge of the outputs required and ways of working to deliver these, along with the tools and systems that are an integral enabler of the process. They will work collaboratively with their peers within R&A and other processes where operational excellence or data integrity impact on R&A delivery. He or she will drive a rigor for accounting standards, controls and data accuracy in R&A processes, while collaboratively addressing performance and data integrity at the touch points with other processes within FO and beyond. The role also requires an ability to manage the appropriate metrics and drive interventions either directly or with escalation.

R&A Senior Team Managers will display excellent supervisory skills and also technical knowledge of the process and its outputs. They ensure their staff have the right skills (functional, Continuous Improvement, Process & Data) to perform their role and will help their teams to prioritize and remove blockers when necessary. All team members will seek an understanding of how their role contributes to the bottom line for that business, and this needs to be addressed in the day to day operations and context for the team.

Due to recent business change we require a 12 month contract Senior Team Manager to lead a community of between 11 and 13 FTEs ranging from JG7 to JG5 playing a key role in managing and overseeing the financial reporting for their area of accountability.

The R&A Senior Team Manager will be required to collaborate with Group Reporting, Controllers, Finance Operations (FO) and Finance Managers in order to drive operational excellence across FO (inside and outside of R&A).  This collaborative effort will drive accuracy and completeness of financial reporting to the external markets.


  • Graduate and Professional Qualification  (ACCA/CIMA/CA) Accountant with 5 to 8 years of post-qualification experience or can demonstrate qualification through experience.

  • Experience of ERP systems, Microsoft Excel and business intelligence tools is a must.

  • Good Communication skills and experience of stakeholder engagement. 

  • Experience of working in a virtual environment is required.

  • Network with other Senior Team Managers in SBO on a regular basis to review controls and processes. 

  • Network with the Business to ensure adequate business understanding is maintained. Connectivity will help align the role with the underlying business and will ensure that the Finance and Business objectives are addressed appropriately.

We look for:

  • Delivers Results - Take personal accountability to ensure timely and first time right delivery of commitments of own and team output

  • Strong communication and analytical skills

  • Champions Customer Focus - establish strong working relationships within team and with individual stakeholders

  • Maximize Business Opportunities – Lead process to identify and embed within team and implement Continuous Improvement/simplification opportunities

  • Collaboration – as part of Network of Senior Team Managers across Process and Business share best practice

Job Reference:   33822BR

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