Master Data Standards Lead S/4 Finance - 12 Month Contract

Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.

Finance at AstraZeneca has a clear vision to drive growth through innovation by being trusted partners who add value through connection and innovation in support of the company's purpose and ambition:


We're trusted partners: we are more than an enabling function or service provider, we're a true and trusted partner who works with the business to unlock value for our stakeholders and patients.

We're connecting: we connect with each other across geographies - breaking down silos and acting as one team. Our leaders are connected to our people. We leverage ideas, systems and data, connect knowledge and create actionable insights and predictions.

We're innovating: we identify new opportunities to introduce, adopt or modify effective ideas to solve problems. We find solutions to both existing challenges and anticipated changing needs. We use innovation to simplify, to make a bigger impact and to give us a competitive advantage.

We're adding value: We know what it takes to deliver value, a laser focus on our strategic priorities and key enablers.

The Finance Architecture, Change and Transformation (FACT) has an important part to play in delivering this vision through leading the integration and effective management of Finance processes, information, organisation, and technology.

Looking forward to our vision for 2025, this role is one of a number of permanent and fixed term opportunities to play an important part in building and delivering the strategy for Finance, including our move to the next generation of SAP.

If you can bring ideas and fresh thinking to the table, embrace the thought of taking ownership of the Finance vision, and can imagine yourself playing a key part in making it a reality, then we want to hear from you.

What you'll do

Acting as part of FACT, this role will manage the development of the master data standards for the SAP S/4 and Central Finance (CFIN) Data Model. The role will own the elements within the data model, define the standard SAP usage and establish governance in order to avoid deviations within the project.


Working with the process architects, develop the data model standards for S/4 Finance - future state. Iterate and test the design against the current state and develop the mapping principles

Leads identification of gaps and solutions related to the deployment of the SAP S/4 data model

Definition of global finance/business performance KPIs, data sets and dimensions to meet business performance and statutory requirements

Working closely with the project team and the Global Data Office (GDO), develop the governance required to deliver SAP S/4

Create and sustain key artefacts for the SAP S/4 data model to ensure successful delivery of business outcomes / benefits and addressing gaps

Provide input in to the integration discussion for the Finance and Operations S/4 data models

Essential for the role


Qualified Finance professional e.g. ACA / ACCA or CIMA

Knowledge and understanding of reporting and data applications in an SAP environment

Deep knowledge of Finance information and data (structures, data flows, data sources)

Ability to influence leaders and teams. Excellent networking, collaboration and communication skills

Proven track record of delivery and ability to effectively prioritise to ensure goals and outcomes are achieved

Analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to get to root cause.

Desirable for the role


Project and programme management, project lifecycle experience

Familiar with key business documentation requirements as they relate to SAP or other Finance systems

Deep knowledge of using standard SAP data objects as designed

Closing Date: 31/05/2022

Location: Luton, Warsaw

Competitive salary and benefits

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
Duration: 12 months

Skills: "S/4HANA" "Finance Transformation" "SAP" "Project Manager"

Salary: Negotiable

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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