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Senior Finance Transformation Analyst

Global Accounting Network
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Next generation global energy/utilities organisation going through an exciting period of growth, require a Senior Finance Transformation Analyst (£75k+bonus & great benefits) to join the London based HQ ASAP. This is a new role reporting into the Head of Transformation and will suit experienced analysts with strong data and systems skills (ideally SAP).

The Role-

  • Assist in the development of a finance transformation project plan.
  • Ensuring there are fully documented accountabilities/ reconciliation of key financial data as it moves from one IT system to another.
  • Improvements in the usability/ configuration of the current SAP and its integration with other systems, and act as point of contact for SAP user training. (and PO system V1)
  • Preparation for a migration to new Finance system.
  • Working with the Head of Transformation/ VP Finance to develop the detailed 12-month finance transformation project plan and update (as necessary) the existing Transformation business case and benefits statement and align it with the Finance Transformation roadmap.
  • Track and monitor progress and identify/ escalate risks and issues for resolution, developing progress reporting aligned to KPIs and metrics within the finance transformation business case to enable tracking of efficiencies gained across all Finance Transformation projects.
  • Development of a governance framework and project management programme to ensure the right oversight and management of the finance transformation programme with key dependencies and the critical path identified.
  • Engagement with Senior Stakeholders to provide updates on progress and priorities..
  • Assist with SAP finance system and its interfaces implementation, upgrade and enhancement.
  • Design and lead on training and upskilling of cross-functional SAP users.
  • Act as a point of contact for finance system "how to" queries to help teams with their daily operations.
  • Work with the users of finance systems to understand current and future business and technical requirements.
  • Continually review, re-design and improve current financial processes and reporting reliant on the finance system and its interfaces.
  • Look at ways to optimise finance system usage to ensure that its functionality is being used to its full potential.

The Person-

  • Deep knowledge of data analytics, querying large data sets, reconciliations, getting to the 'heart' of the issue.
  • Experience of delivering a large-scale finance change and transformation project.
  • Previous Project Management experience across large scale transformation programmes.
  • Experience of operating in large finance organisations, with strong knowledge of financial processes including controls and accounting and key finance systems.
  • Ability to understand finance, leverage systems and technology to make processes more efficient and effective and lead the implementation of these projects.
  • Ability to influence at exec level (namely CFO, CIO).
  • End-to-end transformation delivery, including change management, supplier management, business engagement etc.
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification (nice to have)
  • Experience in maintaining of financial data, improving reporting and adding value to the business.
  • Involvement in ERP system implementation projects, delivering change and improving processes.
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