Finance Transformation Lead 9 month Fixed Term Contract

  • Full-time

Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge, and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s largest publishers of high-quality, peer reviewed scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works. We empower learners, thinkers and doers with trusted knowledge that advances research and enriches lives. We bring together diverse people, ideas and opinions to validate and publish the experts, theories and truths that matter. And we’ve been doing this in an unbroken arc since 1798.

Our purpose is to foster human progress through knowledge.  We strongly believe that this requires us to encourage and examine different ideas and voices, so that any work that meets our exacting levels of quality deserves to be included in our publications. This requires open minds, the opportunity for robust debate, and the courage to defend perspectives that stand up to scrutiny, even if they conflict with our personal beliefs or values. Because that’s the only way to find the best obtainable version of the truth and, ultimately, foster human progress. If you agree, then we’d love to hear from you.

Job Description

Taylor & Francis are looking to bring on a Transformation Lead for a 9 month fixed term contract to support a change management process within the current Finance Operations team.  A technically minded individual with strong accounting knowledge who is interested in combining the analytical intelligence from data and developing technical solutions to systematically automate month end activities. The two key applications are of TM1 (Reporting and Calculation Engine) and Alteryx (Automation).  With a background in project work, they will be able to demonstrate the ability to meeting tight deadlines and have transformation experience.

This is hybrid role with approximately 2 days per week spent in our office in Milton Park, Oxfordshire, with the rest of your time spent working remotely from home. 

This role is for a fixed term contract of 9 months. 

Closing date for applications: 23rd of September 2023

What you’ll be doing:

The Finance Transformation lead is responsible for evaluating and streamlining existing T&F month end processes through maximising the TM1 and Alteryx applications. They need to engage with both existing team members and internal stakeholders to evaluate the existing processes and implement process improvement to significantly reduce the manual effort in provisioning reporting requirements. This includes utilsing existing team members and technologies to create a step change in the workig model of Finance Operations in support of business needs and strategy.

What we’re looking for:

Tasks are likely to include:

  • Evaluation and negotiation with stakeholders to reduce the existing reporting estate into a streamlined delivery platform.
  • Understanding project initiatives and how they feed into forecasting, budgeting and planning activities.
  • Challenges current processes and ways of working, striving for an optimal level of output which both delivers on requirements in a timely fashion
  • Engaging with key stakeholders and implementing process orientated improvements with tangible efficiency and timeliness savings.
  • Leading on technical modelling in Alteryx / TM1 to realise identified benefits.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS Degree or equivalent professional qualifications
  • significant experience in a systematically led finance transformation role
  • Has a good knowledge of a wide area of information systems concepts within a Finance environment, both within and beyond own organization.
  • Can demonstrate a rational and organized approach to the tasks undertaken and an awareness of the need to achieve quality
  • Experience of running agile project management based small teams.
  • Familiarity with either TM1 or Alteryx applications would be ideal, but full training will be provided for the right candidate.
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Good analytical ability, attention to detail, and understanding of the importance of commercial constraints
  • Can demonstrate good problem-solving abilities

Additional Information

This is hybrid role with approximately 2 days per week spent in our office in Milton Park, Oxfordshire, with the rest of your time spent working remotely from home. 

You must have the right to work and live in United Kingdom

What we offer in return

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (3 additional days at Christmas)
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development


We’re passionate about ensuring you have all the tools and resources at your fingertips to reach your short and long-term career goals. We’ll support you in your journey by working together on your own bespoke Taylor & Francis Development Plan, ensuring you have the resources, tools, support and coaching that will get you where you want to be. 

Interview process: 

Once you have submitted your application, we may get in touch with you for an initial screening conversation or ask you to complete a short video interview to enable us to better understand your skills, experience, and motivation. Following this, you will be invited to attend a competency-based interview, either virtually or in person. Typically, we’d then finish the interview process with a final, 2nd stage interview before extending an offer to the successful applicant.  

We want all our candidates to shine in our recruitment process. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to ensure you are able to show us your best self. This could include having the application form in a different format, more time for questions, or anything else – please ask us, we are happy to be flexible! Please contact [email protected]  

Being Yourself at Taylor & Francis: 

 If you’re excited about working with Taylor & Francis to foster human progress through knowledge, we invite you to apply even if your existing skills and experience don’t fit every item listed above. At Taylor & Francis, we are at our best and most successful when colleagues can be themselves and make a contribution regardless of their identity or background. As a colleague, you will have the opportunity to further innovate and develop in areas that you are passionate about. Our goal is to empower you with the resources, incentives, and flexibility you need to enjoy success at work and to live a healthy, balanced life. 

Taylor & Francis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in and value diversity of people and thought, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where all colleagues can learn and succeed as their true selves. Taylor & Francis recruits, develops, and retains colleagues without regard to any protected personal characteristics or other non-merit based factor. 

We genuinely care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing, and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site: 

Or better yet check out our LinkedIn ‘Life’ Page, highlighting our accomplishments, employees, and company culture. It’s also a good way of meeting our recruitment team, who will be happy to advise you on your journey here at T&F. 

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