R2R Process Owner

Cognitive (London)
City Of London
£70k - £80k pa
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Media & Creative
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a Global Media Agency, employing over 30,000 people across 120 countries that are going through a Finance Transformation Programme.

They are based in central London and are currently looking to recruit a Global Process Owner in R2R with a focus on process excellence across finance operations. In particular, you will drive processes consistency across all markets.

This role sits within Finance Operations and reports directly into the Global Process owner for R2R.

- Promote global processes across all markets using the AX platform.
- Ensure that processes are designed so as to provide an adequate control environment.
- Engage with regional FTP counterparts during localisation, create, prepare, go-live and operate phases to ensure adherence to the global model and understand causes of potential localisations.
- Assist applying agreed governance procedures around proposed localisations to the global model agreeing with need for the change and taking proposals through the Design Authority process.

- Work with local & regional finance leadership (CFO's) and operational finance leadership in markets / regions / outsource centres to drive process standardisation and effectiveness across the core finance processes. Owns global chart of accounts and associated dimensions.
- Controls governance over requests for new GL account codes minimising changes to those with a specific analysis or reporting requirement.
- Understands cost centre and profit centre models and their underlying principles, flagging where these principles are not being adhered to and articulating potential risks or impacts.
- Owns all documentation around specified data objects (GL account codes and associated dimensions, cost centres, profit centres) and ensures it remains current.
- Defines and maintains cross validation rules to ensure required dimensions are populated for transactions posted to each GL account.
- Responsible for role security and segregation of duties and for maintenance of these as global processes are amended.

- Advise and contribute to change management and business readiness requirements for markets as part of the localisation process.
- Work with Genpact (third party process outsource partner) in preparation of Standard Operating Procedures and alignment to AX process documentation.
- Contribute to market deployment activity as appropriate.
- Work with other Programme streams as required to ensure the successful deployment of the AX solution.
- Drive a culture of customer / client service in all processes and interactions.

Key Accountabilities & Outcomes

- Drive process consistency across AX markets both within the system and in connected processes.
- Facilitates and enforces consistent use of global chart of accounts across all business units.
- Facilitates month end submissions operating smoothly and to agreed time frames.
- Ensures consistent use of cost centre and profit centre models across regions.
- Maintains security profiles as process changes are made.
- Contribute to successful deployment of AX into markets in line with the Programme roadmap.

About you:

- Qualified accountant with a strong technical background
- Experience of global ERP implementations
- Experience of process improvement in a large multinational organisation

- Experience of working in a highly fluid matrix organisation
- Significant understanding of ERP systems
- Ability to articulate complex issues to less technically minded stakeholders
- Has a clear eye for detail
- Ability to drive out simple solutions to complex problems

- Positive "can-do" attitude and comfortable managing ambiguity
- Self starter able to deliver agreed objectives with minimal oversight
- Excellent stakeholder management skills
- Excellent communication, both written and verbal

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