Team Manager Ref. No: 6681

Kingfisher plc is an international home improvement company with approximately 1,380 stores, supported by a team of 79,000 colleagues. We operate in eight countries across Europe under retail banners including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, TradePoint and Koçtaş. We offer home improvement products and services to consumers and trade professionals who shop in our stores and via our e-commerce channels. At Kingfisher, our purpose is to make home improvement accessible for everyone.

Over 3 years ago Kingfisher opened a Finance Shared Service Centre in Krakow, to which we are looking for candidates for the position below.

Region: Kraków, małopolskie


Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in various financial/accounting positions
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience
  • University degree or qualifications in Economy, Accountancy or Finance
  • Proficiency in the domain of Accounts Payable and thorough understanding of financial accounting and reporting
  • Good knowledge of accounting controls • Being able to work under tight operational deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and cooperation attitude
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to build relationship across various stakeholders
  • Business focus and understanding key business processes within an organization
  • Being strongly achievement-oriented person, motivated & able to deliver quality results under pressure
  • Team-oriented individual who possesses strong leadership skills proven with previous experience
  • Being able to create learning atmosphere among team members
  • Being able to create and leverage networks within the organization
  • Possessing good working knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Excellent command of written and spoken business English
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system (considered an asset)


Responsibilities:

People:

  • Leading a functional work team within Accounts Payable focused on full, accurate and timely completion of accounting transactions
  • Assuring people development by providing regular coaching and training to team members and acting as a Subject Matter Expert for the assigned Finance Services
  • Aligning team & individual objectives to achieve company’s goals
  • Reviewing and assessing team members’ performance
  • Supporting and motivating the team, acting as a point of reference for all personal and performance related issues, ensuring prompt and professional resolution
  • Taking part in creating the team by active participation in the recruitment processes


Process:

  • Performing analysis of accounts and highlighting discrepancies for correction
  • Conducting investigations and reconciliations of accounts as necessary
  • Leading the internal control over Financial Reporting compliance and reporting for Accounts Payable testing
  • Managing the period/quarter/year end processes and delivering all required activities accurately and on time
  • Ensuring that KPIs for accounts payable are in line with SLAs
  • Cooperating with various stakeholders
  • Effectively and promptly identifying and resolving problems
  • Working on different tasks concurrently, often under tight deadlines
  • Setting right priorities regarding multiple work and demands
  • Identifying, recommending and assisting in implementation of best practices to gain efficiency and driving productivity gains
  • Ensuring delivery of training in the area of expertise and proper execution of hand-over procedure within the team
  • Working for European companies within the Group


We offer:

  • A fantastic opportunity to join the organization where you can build your career together with the development of the company
  • The opportunity to develop your skills by working in a multi-cultural team
  • Competitive benefit package (incl. sports card, private healthcare, life insurance and co-financing of monthly tickets for the public transport)
  • Possibility to work in a highly professional, stimulating, and challenging work environment with great and long-term career prospective
  • Opportunity to participate in training and development programs
  • Attractive office location in A-class building within a 5-minute walk from public communication
  • Comfortable working environment
  • Friendly and supportive company culture