Group FSR Manager

Brakes Group
18 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Financial Systems & Reporting (FSR) Manager
Job purpose
The Group Financial Systems & Reporting Team is a newly created team responsible for managing the processes and administration of the European consolidation and planning system (SAP BPC). BPC is used to gather accurate data, from all regions, to be used in the weekly and monthly close cycles and the annual budget process.
The Group FSR Manager is responsible for ensuring the weekly, monthly and annual close and planning cycles are completed in a timely manner. In addition, this role will have overall responsibility for data validation, data collection template improvements, developing & embedding processes and controls, creating and maintaining end user training schemes, report building and providing support to all BPC users across the group. The Group FSR Manager is the system owner of the European BPC models for both consolidation and FP&A.
Role context
The role will be based at Enterprise House and is the lead BPC point of contact for the business. The role is responsible for one Analyst and will support the Group Finance functions, reporting into the Head of Group Reporting & Projects.
In addition to routine tasks, the role will also be focused on improvements to packages and data collection, delivery of end user training, creating a governance structure around the Finance systems, developing and embedding processes across the group and ensuring the FSR Team become the key system super users.
Principal accountabilities

• Ensuring monthly administration tasks are maintained and executed in a timely fashion, including rolling over the system periods, running the BPC consolidation and eliminations and locking packages after submission to Group.

• Overall responsibility for the validation of consolidated data in BPC.

• Provide support to Group Finance to ensure the accurate and timely submission of data to the US.

• Work towards the elimination of manual forms and the full transition to data capture within BPC.

• Review, enhance, develop & maintain Financial, Supplementary, HR and Credit packages to ensure all are fully functional and data requests are adequate for the UK and the US.

• Ensure consistent and adequate levels of detail are collected from all entities across Europe.

• Implementation of robust system processes to remove manual processes so that we are fully reliant on BPC.

• Responsible for the accurate creation and completion of management reports that can also be used and refreshed for users across the group.

• Enhance and develop annual disclosure packages (reducing time taken to prepare manually) whilst ensuring adequacy for both US GAAP and IFRS annual external reporting requirements.

• Manage the enhancement and maintenance of the BPC hierarchies across the group so they include more detailed information, the aim being to improve cost centre reporting and variance analysis.

• Develop policies to drive consistencies in data classification for reporting across the group.

• Develop and manage an on-going training scheme across the group to ensure competent and accurate completion of BPC packages, including holding post close calls where necessary.

• Develop & manage the weekly and monthly close processes (with critical attention given to the Monthly Consolidation & Supplementary packages) and ensure adequate communication across the group along with KPI reporting.

• Manage the chart of accounts governance process across Europe.

• Manage the on-boarding of newly acquired companies incl. data mappings, financial integration and training.

• Manage the BPC intercompany matching process and work with all entities to reduce differences by ensuring the accurate recording of balances and completion of packages.

• Business partner with BT departments & outsourced BPC support for performance improvements & system updates and ensure defects/issues raised by users are logged & resolved in an adequate and timely manner to avoid data flow interruption.

• Lead contact for the US and third party support on any ad-hoc BPC projects.
Knowledge, skills, experience and competencies

• ACA or equivalent with at least 3 years post qualified experience.

• Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment.

• Good technical accounting knowledge with IFRS/US GAAP experience essential.

• Very high level of accuracy & attention to detail required.

• Experience with manual and system driven consolidations essential.

• Finance systems experience beneficial.

• Previous experience of SAP/BPC (or other consolidation system) essential.

• Experience of managing a team.

• Ability to participate in multiple projects in a fast paced environment an advantage.

• Strong Excel skills.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Here at Brakes Group, we have a simple mission - to help businesses who serve food to thrive. And as we have been serving chefs across the food industry for nearly 60 years, with a business built on quality, reliability, innovation and trust, it's no surprise that we know what we're doing.
And with a culture where everyone works together as one team to be the best we can be, with a real focus on our brilliant people, there is no doubt that we have the right ingredients to make your career a successful one. If you're looking for development we can help you achieve your aspirations. We have clear career paths and learning programmes which will support you at every step of the way. We also have a whole range of Apprenticeships and a Graduate Programme so there really is something for you at every level of your career whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional. And being part of Sysco - the Global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products; the opportunities really are endless.
If this isn't enough, we offer a whole realm of fantastic benefits and incentives including

• Discounts on products and services

• Clear career pathways and development

• Excellent rewards and recognition schemes

• Pension plan

• Additional holiday purchase
Brakes UK uses a third party to undertake a number of checks. Any offer of employment made by Brakes UK would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory; reference, identity document(s), basic DBS certificate and basic credit check.

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