Job details

Head of Transaction Processing

Job reference: 002528

Closing date: 24/03/2019

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

N Brown group is a leading digital home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience. Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we generated revenues of over £922 million in 2017/2018, with (adjusted)pre-tax profits of £81.6 million. Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 10 brands.

As the Head of Transaction Processing, you will be responsible for leading and directing +20 team members of the transaction processing teams including purchase ledger and cash management and ensures compliance with corporate policies. This role overseas the planning, operations and administration of these teams and maintains an environment of ongoing continuous improvement.  In addition, by collaborating effectively with business stakeholders to assess and interpret business requirements to design and execute processes supporting new business initiatives.



  • Responsible for the overall management of the staff within the Transactional Processing teams, with direct focus on the management team, promoting effective delegation and staff utilisation, professional development, cross training and talent succession planning
  • Oversee the teams, ensuring all transactions and analysis are completed on time and accurately to support the monthly financial close.
  • Continuously work to manage and reduce operating costs through process and technology efficiencies
  • Monitor compliance of accounting policies and internal controls and support internal and external audits
  • Ensure strong protections against fraud and abuse in transaction processing

Process Improvement / Project Management

  • Leads or contributes on finance systems projects in the design, implementations, enhancements, and continuous improvements by reviewing flow of transactions through source systems; monitoring configuration decisions; and ensuring new systems, upgrades, and other system maintenance activities do not impact operations, financial statements, or leadership decision making
  • Promote and strengthen process and controls by executing projects and leading a team to identify, develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of process improvement projects focused on Procure to Pay.
  • Review performance indicators to detect process improvement opportunities; develop a business plan to deploy actions to automate, re-engineer, or improve processes

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Extensive demonstrated experience and expertise managing and overseeing all functions of Transactional Accounting including but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management
  • Experience in building business cases to pitch new concepts or systems to include but not limited to, process documenting
  • Experience in building and integrating processes supporting new business models and business strategies
  • Project management, process automation, process re-engineering
  • Adapt communication style to variety of audiences; present technical information to non-technical audiences

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown.


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