Finance Transformation Lead

Robert Walters
Solihull, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Robert Walters: Finance Transformation Lead

I am currently recruiting for a Finance Transformation Lead, on a permanent basis within the South Birmingham area, the role is for a FTSE listed business going through a large transformation and change project.

This is an exciting opportunity to put your own stamp on the company, please review the below and if this sounds like you please email me your CV and I will call you to discuss your application.

Please note:

Essential Requirements of the Finance Transformation Lead:
  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA - Qualified Accountant
  • Prince 2 Qualification or 6 years plus project management experience
  • Systems Transformation Experience
  • Strong Consulting and program management skills and demonstrated experience in managing teams across functions and geographies
  • Expertise In: F&A - AP/ AR/ GL/ Fixed Assets along with Budgeting Forecasting and Reporting
  • Experience working within a Global market

Highly Desirable Requirements of Finance Transformation Lead:
  • Shared Service Experience
  • SAP Fico Systems Experience

Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus package

Requirements of the Finance Transformation lEAD:

· Lead and manage large and complex Innovation and Transformation engagements in understanding 'as is' business processes, design 'to-be' processes, analyse and capture client requirements and pain areas by conducting workshops if necessary, perform fit gap analysis, carry out benchmarking studies, resolve complex requirements, in order to develop diagnostic report, benchmark report, process documents, fit gap analysis documentation, requirements documents

· Participate in client meetings, engage with senior level stakeholders effectively in a dialogue, review the alternative options, approach along with the pros and cons including risks in order to define and develop an optimal option for the customer

· Develop real world solutions to resolve client business needs

· Execute the transformation project, closely work with IT, Clients, and operations during testing, migration, cut over, go live and provide process support for post implementation

· Understand the systems set up, gain business process knowledge from customer and ensure the new process meeting up customer expectations

· As a test lead, ensure operations testing completed successfully, on time and bring the issues to IT for necessary resolution, Migration and Cut over - follow up with IT and Operations for the right data loaded, validated, work and manage any escalations from clients

· Regular updates to management on the Progress, Issues, Concerns and Risks to the management team

· Develop methodologies to support transformation projects, creates tools, templates, frameworks and other knowledge artefacts' in order to increase our market credibility/ differentiation and ability to re-use the same

· Supports creation of domain specific knowledge in areas of expertise in order to have a practitioner-based approach
  • Develop and articulate proof of concept for clients including strategy, scope, staffing, engagement setup and execution and also supervise transformation projects

Additional Requirements of the Finance Transformation Manager:

  • Ability to comprehend technology, Quality frameworks; Process Knowledge; frameworks and approaches to drive end-to-end transformation, Proficiency in one or more of Transformation methodologies
  • Skills: Strong client Interfacing and relationship skills, Depth of Finance and Accounts, handled transformation projects, expert in reengineering the F&A process
  • ERP - SAP FICO Functional Analyst, knowledge on IFRS Accounting and Group reporting, working knowledge on the Investment business
  • Project management skills, ability to manage/ work in ambiguity, ability to synthesize data and trends from multiple sources, problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and articulate the problem statements and convert them into valid hypothesis

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