Finance Manager Systems

Recruiter
BAE Systems.
Location
Guildford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Mar 2019
Closes
18 Mar 2019
Ref
72169
Sector
Consultancy
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About the role
 
As the Finance Manager for Finance Systems you will be responsible for the day-to-day support and development of SAP and BPC from a finance function perspective. This is a 12 month fixed term contract opportunity where you will be responsible for ensuring the finance systems meet the needs of the finance function and the wider business in its current and future strategic needs. You will also work alongside multiple stakeholders in Finance, FSS, Sales and IT helping to increase the use and understanding of the system. There is a separate Enterprise Architecture team with responsibilities across all functions and systems so this role will have a key link into that team and will have access to their resources for larger changes as appropriate. The core base ERP system and system of record for this role is SAP, but the role will necessitate interaction with other systems within a changing landscape of modern integrated business applications
 
Key Accountabilities
 
  • Ensure SAP is "fit-for-purpose" to meet business management information and reporting requirements efficiently, monitoring performance for the systems and their support
  • Take an active role in driving & delivering new developments to improve SAP including defining requirements for enhancements/changes, managing testing and stakeholder communication.
  • Help to identify inefficient processes and data issues across the Finance department and wider business. Where possible work with the affected area to help implement the changes required including utilising financial tools.
  • Work with IM&T team to ensure system processes and reporting are completed and reconciled on time.
  • Providing expert technical support to end users including delivering training, enhancement of training materials and periodic newsletters
  • Development and coaching of SAP SuperUser community, driving a best practice shared approach
  • Ensure that appropriate controls and procedures are maintained and updated.
  • Provide business / finance support and advice to the data warehouse team around management information requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with the Finance team, IT and the wider business and be seen as the SME who delivers real improvements.
  • Ensure all finance owned system projects are delivered on schedule to the required specification.
  • Act as Functional Support Lead for larger application developments run by the Architecture team
  • Plan/conduct/co-ordinate user acceptance testing for all system developments impacting financial systems, including the creation of test plans / scripts.
 
Qualifications / Experience
 
  • Qualified Accountant (post 3 years experience)
  • SAP Technical Super User
  • Understanding the ERP business cycle and integration of core processes
  • Knowledge of the ERP Organisation Structures applicable to a global business
  • Recognition of how master data structures interlock, and of the necessity of accurate and confidential data to drive business processes efficiently and safely
  • Knowledge of how core processes function efficiently and securely in an SAP environment. This should include Financial Accounting (AP/AR/intercompany etc), Management Accounting (cost centres, cost reallocation etc), Projects (timesheets, cost planning etc).
  • An effective communicator in presenting system issues and solutions to key stakeholders and creating an appetite for improvements amongst teams
Company information

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