Finance Systems & Transformation Lead

Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
03 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
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Financial Systems and Transformation Lead

Purpose of role

As the Financial Systems and Transformation lead, you'll be working closely with the Global Process Owner – Financial Reporting in identifying and rolling out automation opportunities for the Financial Reporting team. You will play a lead role in challenging existing processes and driving a culture of change to ensure our financial systems are utilised to their full capacity. You will be responsible for proactively identifying system solutions in advance of business change and upskilling relevant users via change training programmes.

Reports to

Global Process Owner Lead R2R

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify key areas of automation opportunity within Financial Reporting (e.g. accruals templates etc.) and develop vision and roadmap to deliver report automation & dashboard creation
  • Ensure best practice system solutions are considered and addressed in advance of significant finance transformation projects that impact financial reporting (e.g. Epos, New Markets, IFRS 16 etc.)
  • Overall custodian for business data within Financial Reporting, providing context to business users on how best to use data and drive insights
  • Responsible for working with other areas of the business and 3rd parties to ensure on-going system support is in place across relevant systems
  • Maximise our current systems capabilities to ensure people are utilising our systems to full use, delivering agreed efficiencies
  • Proactively develop systems capability and insights within the Financial Reporting function
  • Roll out of a training and upskilling programme for Financial Reporting on all finance systems to ensure systems capabilities are being fully utilised
  • Working in conjunction with IT and rest of finance to identify the vision and systems roadmap
  • Trusted advisor for IT and finance (R2R, ER etc.) for any system changes e.g. new markets, new products & services
  • Responsible for successful implementation of any system changes
  • Act as the main Financial Reporting contact for all global reporting and analysis projects
  • Develop effective working relationships within the business to identify changing business needs
  • Act as the Financial Reporting spokesperson for BI and analysis.
  • Support ad-hoc requests for deep dive financial analysis
  • Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level
  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent) advantageous
  • Excellent engagement and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience in enabling solutions to address training needs/gaps
  • Excellent technical and financial systems skills are a pre-requisite combined with strong financial acumen and project management skills
  • Successful candidates will meet the following criteria

  • 5+ years experience in a finance and/IT/change environment
  • Experience in transformation and change programmes
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in Systems Implementations
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales
  • Demonstrate initiative with strong work ethic
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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