AstraZeneca

GFS Super User Cost Accounting (18-month opportunity)

Recruiter
AstraZeneca
Location
Warsaw, Poland
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
04 May 2021
Closes
07 May 2021
Ref
R-104878
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
We are looking forward to your application and are open to a variety of candidates with different levels of experience, depending on the level of your experience and competencies.

GFS Super User for Cost Accounting for a global Manufacturing Accounting Project (MAP), where the key objective is to improve and standardize the end-to-end manufacturing actual accounting processes, delivering more granular level of details to enable better decision making. The project will be implemented in AZ EMEA sites as part of Wave 3 delivery.

This role will be the key point of contact between the project team, the Cost Accounting Business Process Lead, Embedded Finance 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
  • Process Order Accounting
  • Cost Allocations
  • Variance Reporting and Analysis
  • New Product Introduction Accounting
  • 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, Embedded Finance 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 standardized best practice 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 are 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


Essential
  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Expert in cost accounting with best practice standards in pharma industry
  • Proven solid working knowledge of SAP and BI
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Solid understanding of operation finance and accounting principles
  • 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).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Oral and written fluency in Business English
  • Great work organization and ability to work under time pressure
  • High degree of accuracy with attention to detail


Desirable
  • Broad process experience (development, management and application of)
  • Significant work experience in relevant functional area
  • Specific Expert knowledge in specialist process area
  • Ideal candidates will have specific pharma industry and process experience including benchmarking
  • Ability to use a range of influencing techniques
  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams Demonstrated success working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated success building cross-functional global networks and stakeholder management

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