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News | 28 May 2010
SAP Procure to Pay Team Lead
Little Rock, AR, USA
The team lead is responsible for delivery of technology/process deliverables focused on the SAP MM module. This role uses consulting skills, business knowledge, and solution expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into the clients’ business. They will understand, establish and manage the scope and quality of the areas of their responsibility. The team lead is expected to provide guidance for design alternatives; communicate with his/her team and across other functional and technical teams of the project; surfacing, documenting and resolving issues in a timely basis; coaching teams and setting expectations for area of responsibility, establishing priorities, and documenting potential scope changes that may impact project budget & timetable.
Supply Chain Manager
The candidate will be an experienced Supply Chain Manager, reporting directly to CEO. They will be responsible for overseeing of all supply chain process; planning, development, manufacturing, logistics and distribution. Main responsibilities include: directing the planning of procurement, logistics & distribution; ensuring the efficiency while avoiding delays in a cost effective manner; implementing group guidelines and best practices in supply chain; managing the annual tendering process to select and contract preferred suppliers for the Business Unit; and evaluating the functional efficiency through establishing and monitoring KPIs for various supply chain processes.
Supply Chain - Sourcing and Procurement Purchase to Pay Consultant
Manchester, London, UK
This role offers the opportunity to spend the majority of time operating as part of engagement teams, and will be responsible for the content and quality of delivery of major portions the firm's client-facing work on those engagements. The company is now looking for Purchase to Pay (P2P) consultants to strengthen their UK Sourcing & Procurement team. Key responsibilities may include: analysis of clients existing sourcing and procurement processes and systems; design and definition of new Procure to Pay processes; identification of opportunities for improved business outcomes through changes in the above areas, and contribution to client proposals; design of new strategies using existing best practice and company assets; value and impact analysis of proposed changes to the clients' existing sourcing and procurement processes; vendor selection and analysis of appropriate automation/effectiveness tools; preparation of plans to achieve successful execution of the strategies recommended; assistance with internal development of sourcing & procurement best practice and assets; and to work seamlessly with clients' own resources to ensure that sourcing and procurement solutions that are implemented will address their business requirements.
A leading medical device organisation based in the South East has an interim assignment for a Purchasing Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and development of the Purchasing Department, the development of supplier relationships and the management of raw material inventory. It is essential that you have experience with business planning, inventory management, KPI analysis, systems development and supply chain management. In addition you will have experience within the medical device or Pharmaceutical industries.
SAP Purchase To Pay Business Analyst
Ridgefield, CT, USA
As a Principal Business Analyst, you will Work in the Central Functions IS & ERP Services Finance group supporting the Strategic Sourcing Organisation. Partner with the client community and IT colleagues to identify, specify, develop, and implement technology solutions and applications that address specific business requirements. Responsibilities will include application support of existing and new systems, definition and development of specifications for new systems, and management of all project activities. The main focus of this position will be in the area of PTP, Tax and Treasury, with a background in SAP Configuration and SAP BW. Key responsibilities are to: support and further enhance the Purchase to Pay setup, including a possible deployment of this functionality to two US affiliates that are not yet on SAP; support the Tax and Treasury Departments; play a key role in the implementation of a new system (i.e. requisitioning system); further design and enhance SAP Business Warehouse Reporting for Strategic Sourcing including the creation of KPI's reporting and Dashboards; build and maintain strong partnerships with Strategic Sourcing business clients; contribute to and manage technology projects in support of established business objectives; define, track and manage project objectives, roles and responsibilities, schedule, and project plans; identify opportunities for improvement and recommend technology solutions; work with other IT groups to obtain infrastructure, database, and communication support for the supported applications; and keep abreast of current and new technologies and related concepts.
Procure To Pay Process Lead
As part of the global outsourcing implementation project team, you will act as a Business Process Owner (BPO) for the direct and indirect 3rd party spend pay process. As the subject matter expert and design owner regarding the end-to-end P2P process, your main responsibilities are to: ensure tight links to the global procurement organisation (BPO for the purchase to pay process); provide detailed training to Subject Matter Experts (SME's) & Transition team members; liaise with Business Process Analyst's (BPA's) regarding system requirements and support; ensure with SOX & Compliance Experts that the control framework is correctly implemented; define and maintain best practice global finance and procurement process standards; develop & own process and control documentation, in accordance with local GAAP/IFRS; and identify process improvement opportunities within designated finance processes.
Purchase to Pay Supervisor
The successful candidate will have previous Purchase to Pay and hands on people management experience and be able to work in fast-paced forever changing environment. The role requires someone who is able to lead, coach and develop the team to drive performance improvement and deliver objectives. You will have good knowledge and understanding of processes and a high degree of business awareness. Effective organisation and planning skills are essential for the role with high levels of commitment to deliver results. SAP/Shared Service experience would also be advantageous. Core duties include: supervision of team; training, coaching, one-to-ones, appraisals; delegate work load; and monitor work. You will also provide support for the PTP Manager and support Finance activities within the team.
Process Specialist, Purchase to Pay (P2P)
Houston, TX, USA
The role is to ensure the integrity of the P2P process design and the integrated design of all functions involved in the end to end solution for the BP E&P Business. Maintain and define process maps, policies, procedures, verification of job roles and training & coaching materials. The candidate will be responsible for working with delivery teams to achieve process update and results. They must deliver the detailed functional design, test and assist with implementations throughout E&P. End to end process for Purchase to Pay includes integrating of internal functions and external stakeholders in support of BP’s day to day business.
Business Analyst - Purchase to Pay
Tyne & Wear, UK
The role is to provide analysis services to a Purchase to Pay project. The project will deliver transformed services for requisitioning and payment of goods and services with re-engineered standard business processes. It will also support technology delivered from Finance Shared Services. Experience required for this role includes: substantial experience of process analysis including work in service environments; an understanding of project lifecycles and the importance of business analysis within the initiation phase; an understanding of the key requirements for successful delivery of the design, construct and implement phases of a change project; an awareness of how technology can support or constrain processes and experience in working with packaged technology solutions; an awareness of how organisational change can support process re-design and experience in working with specialists in this area; experience of service and process design where successful implementation brings about business change; and an ability to work closely with colleagues in the business, managing workshops, gaining sign-off of proposed solutions and planning the introduction of changes.
Finance Effectiveness Senior Consultant
The candidate should have experience in Finance Shared Service Centres or Corporate Performance Management (planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting). If candidates can show skills in both areas then this will be highly valued. Corporate Performance Management (CPM) skills and experience covers: understanding Performance Management frameworks; links to corporate strategy; planning, budgeting and forecasting; reporting (statutory, regulatory, management); links to remuneration. Finance Shared Services skills and experience covers: Finance Target Operating Models; FSSC Design and Build, both in-country and offshore experience is relevant; and knowledge of sourcing options, for example Business Process Outsourcing. Within the field of Finance Effectiveness this is a Director level appointment whose responsibilities will be: building relationships with our key Financial Services clients; identifying client needs and proposing solutions to them; leading the delivery of projects; developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you; being part of the leadership team in the Finance Effectiveness practice; and maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile.
Assistant Vice President - Financial Shared Services
Highly visible finance shared services leadership position for a UK PLC. You will be working for a top 30 FTSE 100 company in the UK. The Assistant Vice President of Financial Shared Services will report into the Vice President (VP). The role will be responsible for management of two outsourced BPOs based in Pune, India covering 150 FTE. FSS are responsible for a number of financial processes which cover British Gas and the broader Centrica UK group. These activities include Accounts payable, Financial Accounting and Payment Processing. The role involves contract management to ensure KPIs and SLA's are met, quality control activities, MI development and delivery, and co-ordination of all audit activities. The successful applicant will take a proactive approach to delivering each of these and will develop a clear road map to make us into a best in class provider of financial services to the Centrica UK business. To succeed in this role the individual must be proactive, intelligent and commercially aware with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly at all levels. They must also have an eye for process and be able to work with managers to adapt and re-engineer processes to drive out efficiencies.
Finance & Accounting Team Leads
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
The team of leads and analysts will initially be responsible for assisting in the transition and migration of financial transactions from the Asia Pacific offices. This would involve working closely with the ERP team in the gathering of user requirements and subsequent support in the daily operational activities that include: supervising and managing a team of analysts to provide finance and accounting services; ensuring quality and accurate delivery of services within agreed key performance indicators (KPIs) and as defined in the Service Level Agreement (SLA); and resolving transition/migration and daily operational issues in a timely manner.
Revenue Accountant - Finance Shared Services
As a member of the accounting team, you will provide timely and accurate financial information to the U.S. parent company, internal management and relevant regulatory authorities. Candidates will provide cash application and revenue accounting services to various SunGard business units in Europe. Specific responsibilities are to: post various journal entries (e.g. accruals, deferred income, bad debt provisions, unbilled); prepare and post invoices for various revenue types by ledger by currency (e.g. maintenance, license, professional services); assist in collating information and finalising of travel expense billing; ensure cash is applied and bad debt provisions are calculated correctly; ensure all deferred and unbilled balances are analysed monthly and their related reconciliations are prepared correctly; meet all monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines; prepare and file European VAT Sales Listings per Legal Entity; assist with Sarbanes Oxley testing; and comply with all relevant corporate finance policies and Sarbanes Oxley controls.
Senior Finance Assistant — Team Leader
Milton Keynes, UK
The Finance Shared Services Centre requires an Assistant to work in the Engagement Management Finance team. The primary function of this role will be the maintenance of existing engagement data and the processing of credit notes and billing within the SAP database. The role is working within a team of 6 in the Milton Keynes office but within a larger finance function that operates across more than 20 other locations including Europe and Offshore. The Accounts Receivable team totals 40 staff. Main responsibilities will be to: process changes to engagement data via the SAP system; produce credit notes for the firm; handle detailed billing tasks (credit balances); manage product sales billing tasks (adhoc billing for seminars/training courses); manage consolidated billing tasks (cross service line transactions); manage queries from all areas of the firm to partner level; and act as a point of contact and become a specialist within a team for specific job related queries.
Manager of Shared Service Accounting
As part of the Finance Shared Services function, you'll lead the Divisional Financial Accounting team to ensure the delivery of accurate & timely management accounts to European & US management for all EMEA divisions prepared under US GAAP. You will provide insightful analysis to the Commercial Finance teams, working closely to identify opportunities and risks to the division forecasts. This role is proactively adaptable to the changing needs of the business as it continues to evolve. Key responsibilities include: preparation and review for all the European Trading division's management accounts results, including a full analysis of material variances within the P&L and balance sheet; leading the opportunities and risks process, ensuring that the Commercial Finance teams at all times have adjusted where appropriate their business forecasts; establish a Centre of Excellence for providing robust and accurate accounting advice for all non-routine transactions to the Trading divisions; preparation of the European Group's statutory accounts in local GAAP; ensure that the management accounts and supporting schedules continually meets the changing needs of the business through proactively identifying requirements; ensure all corporate accounting requirements are met; preparation of balance sheet reconciliations as required; preparation and submission of Sarbanes-Oxley schedules into the Central-Shared Services Finance team.
Shared Service Accounting Manager
You will ultimately be responsible for the production and distribution of the management accounts for the company’s international divisions. This role will ideally suit a highly ambitious and motivated individual who can react decisively in relation to business needs, producing innovative analysis to ensure the company capitalises on commercial opportunities and minimises potential risks based on detailed forecast reports. Aside from producing and overseeing the divisions’ accounting processes and procedures (including inventory, budget and forecasting reporting), you will prepare and distribute quarterly reporting packs for shareholders. Within this diverse role, you will not only be responsible for group consolidation of statutory accounts but also play a pivotal role in ensuring accounting and legislative compliance with acquisitions. The role will require you to continually contribute to increasing the efficiency of financial reporting, liaising with department head and ensuring that the production of management accounts are update and relevant to evolving business needs. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) and possess excellent presentation and communication skills, applicants must have an acute commercial awareness and have experience of managing teams. You will have demonstrable European experience and ideally speak a second language. Excellent opportunities exist within this demanding role.
Manager - Finance (General Ledger)
Selangor - Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
As a Manager of Sunway’s Finance Shared Services Centre (FSSC), this person will be to introduce framework, systems and facilities solutions, contributing to cost savings and competitive flexibility to the organisation. They will interact with the Business Units, SSC Management, external parties and other teams within FSSC. They must demonstrate the ability to identify and solve problems, analyse activities and recommend/implement improvements. The candidate must manage teams to ensure optimal service level provision, emphasising timeliness, accuracy, quality and value add. They will address and manage customers’ concerns and request on a timely and effective manner. Other responsibilities are to: manage, streamline and seek continuous improvements to service level Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s); plan and monitor workload, capacity and productivity in order to meet customers’ service level expectations; champion and oversee the simplification/streamlining/re-engineering of business processes to ensure improvement in terms of efficiency and internal controls based on, at least, the existing system’s capabilities and infrastructure; continuously seek and survey technology options for recommendations to ensure simplicity, efficiency, accuracy, standardisation, integration and internal controls; plan, oversee and involve in interim and year-end audits to ensure achievement of zero audit issues; and ensure self-driven/active participation in the practice of the Knowledge Management journey in FSSC.
Supervisor, Finance Operations
Dublin, OH, USA
Finance Operations is responsible for finance operations such as customer and vendor contract administration; customer and vendor pricing, rebates, billing and chargebacks; processing vendor invoices and employee expense reports for payment; fixed asset accounting for book and tax records; cash application; and journal entries. The candidate must coordinate and supervise the daily activities of business support, technical or production staff in an assigned area. They will set priorities for the team to ensure task completion. They must also coordinate work activities with other supervisors. The candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of work processes and tools within their own area and apply their expertise to solve standard and non-standard problems within this area. They will be making decisions, often difficult and/or unpopular, by carefully weighing pros and cons and acting for the benefit of the work team. The role involves coaching/supporting subordinates in their decision-making efforts. Other responsibilities include: working within budgetary/ financial objectives set by manager, applying knowledge of profit drivers to work processes within own area; awareness of internal/external business issues; identifying specific opportunities for long-term change within own work team or product/service; building customer relationships, interprets customer needs and assesses their business requirements; leveraging customer knowledge to develop alternative solutions and sharing key learnings with others; resolving day-to-day or routine problems using defined processes; working/brainstorming with work team and providing suggestions for solutions that contain the appropriate level of risk; ensuring work team understands and supports the focus on operational excellence; actively building relationships across functions/businesses that bring value to the company, encouraging the participation and perspectives of all team members, regardless of background; mentoring and empowering others to achieve success; and effectively listening to and explaining difficult issues to reach shared understanding and build alignment.
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