Finance Process Analyst

Badenoch & Clark Birmingham.
13 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017
Job role
The purpose of the Finance Process Manager is to work closely with the Finance functions and Cross Functional stakeholders to understand and document the current systems / business processes, so Finance retain knowledge and are capable of assessing change impacts and provide suitable requirements to ensure Data integrity, resolution of problems and drive operational performance.

The Finance Process Manager will need to be able to identify issues, understand the end to end impacts, communicate to stakeholders and work with the appropriate teams to deliver new solutions / change, in a controlled, timely manner.

This role involves working closely with Finance stakeholders, Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance and a variety of IT Support teams.

What You'll Be Doing...
Develop, enhance and Manage the process catalogue for the Finance P2P landscape
Working with the various business functions and IT stakeholders (including third parties) to define and implement timely solutions for business evolution or problems.
To develop a sound knowledge of logistics, supply chain, B&M and Finance and the effect of any requested changes in these areas for Finance, taking primary responsibility for understanding and representing requirements for these areas to the Finance Systems team and IT.
Understand requirements and processes of Finance and Business Users and ensure these are documented appropriately
To facilitate requirements gathering workshops with multiple stakeholders and facilitate consensus regarding competing requirements
Identify and manage risks to the integrity of the finance systems data and coordinate the resolution of issues with cross functional teams
Identify opportunities and oversee delivery of Continuous Improvement (CI) of finance systems and supporting business systems and processes
Promotion of a (CI) culture driven by a change agent mind-set to reinforce CI with employees and create a climate for understanding and adoption.
Operational responsibility for the solutions implemented, ensuring that each solution continues to operate and maintains accuracy
Act as a 'Finance gateway' for new business initiative across our P2P landscape and undertake the appropriate Finance requirements, initial change impact assessments and change readiness.
Support the governance of business change, ensuring that business and IT issues and associated risks are effectively raised, managed and escalated appropriately
Build constructive relationships with Finance, IT and wider business and manage stakeholder expectations.
Feed into reports for stakeholders showing progress against outstanding milestones, status, resource requirements, issues, risks and dependencies.
Communicate the effectiveness of process Ownership and plan the evolution of the roles to include advanced methodologies like Lean and Six Sigma
Delegates appropriately and looks for opportunities to transfer knowledge and develop others

We'd like to meet...

Ideally a Qualified Accountant
Financial and Retail systems experience, ideally Dynamics AX and Oracle Retail
Experience of working in the Finance domain is essential, as the candidate needs to have a strong grasp of finance concepts and terminology from the outset.
Good understanding of logistics, supply chain, B&M, Finance and Procurement
Experience of modelling and communicating business process and solution design to varying audiences (including business stakeholders and IT delivery teams).
Experience driving Continuous Improvement and managing deliverables within a cross functional team.
Experience of working as a Business Analyst or SME in an Retail environment

Strong process re-engineering, process mapping and documentation skills
Gathering and documenting high quality business requirements (including both functional and non-functional). This includes interacting with business stakeholders through workshops, interviews, meetings and written communication.
Advanced problem solving skills
Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to listen and understand business needs
Organisational skills - ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
Well-developed influencing and decision making skills, showing clear leadership when it comes to driving out the definition of a problem and its solution.

Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.
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