GFS Super User Cost Accounting (18 months opportunity)

Warsaw, Poland
Competitive salary
18 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
Job role
GFS Super User for Cost Accounting for a global Manufacturing Accounting Project, where the key objective is to improve and standardise the end-to-end manufacturing accounting processes, delivering more granular level of details to enable better decision making.

This role will be the key point of contact between the project, the Cost Accounting Process Lead and the GFS organisation, for all of AZ's new functional global processes and policies in manufacturing cost accounting.

The processes in-scope include the following:
  • Cost Centre Accounting
  • Production Order Accounting
  • New Product Introduction Accounting
  • Cost Allocations
  • Third Party Supplier
  • Sub-Contracting (GES/BES/Toll)
  • Primary Distribution Costs

To be successful candidates will need to have experience in working with shared service centre organisation, designing best practise cost accounting processes in pharma industry, solid working knowledge of SAP & BI, influencing capabilities, change management capability and ability to lead a team.

Typical Accountabilities

The role will:
  • Be the key focal point between the project team, the Cost Accounting Process Lead and the GFS organisation
  • Support the Cost Accounting Process Lead in capturing and documenting as-is regional cost accounting processes, identifying weak spots and opportunities for standardisation, paying attention to: Regional or country specific exceptions, Regional or country specific Tax, legal and statutory requirements, Business critical exceptions, which must be supported by value materiality and transactions volume
  • Assist the Cost Accounting Process Lead in designing, building and implementing standardised best practise global cost accounting processes delivering efficiency and effectiveness
  • Support the GFS Leads in adopting standard global Cost Accounting processes & policies to ensure regional compliance
  • Assist the Cost Accounting Process Lead in defending and driving the adoption of global cost accounting processes, approving deviations or localisation only where there is valid and approved justification reasons for: Tax, Legal, Statutory
  • Contribute and validate in the design of integrated and standardized Cost Accounting SAP & BI system configurations
  • Write work instructions related to GFS piece
  • Work closely with MAP resources on site to implement a successful project design solution and move into BAU
  • Provide input into Cost Accounting processes related communications and training materials
  • Partake in cost accounting Train The Trainer (TTT) training and deliver end-user training sessions
  • Partake in Cost Accounting UAT and validate test results
  • Assist where possible, in the resolution of testing defects in Cost Accounting
  • Be the GFS and Regional change champion and assisting in the governance of change management

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Expert in cost accounting with best practise standards in pharma industry
  • Proven solid working knowledge of SAP and BI
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated success building cross-functional global networks and stakeholder management
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Experience of implementing significant business change across different national and business boundaries
  • Up to date knowledge of developments within the wider Finance function and understanding of how changes may affect the function (or be leveraged to drive continuous improvement).
  • Ideal candidates will have specific pharma industry and process experience including benchmarking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Oral and written fluency in Business English
  • Ability to use a range of influencing techniques

  • Broad process experience (development, management and application of)
  • Significant work experience in relevant functional area
  • Specific Expert knowledge in specialist process area
  • Oral and written fluency in other European languages, in particular Spanish or Mandarin

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)Relevant Leadership Team(s)
  • AZ IS Function
  • Key customer groups, such as:
    • GFS
    • Site Finance
    • GPOs

External (to AZ)
  • External System Implementer

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