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Financial Systems & Strategy Lead

  • Job reference: 923082
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 17/12/2018
Orion Group are recruiting a Financial Systems & Strategy Lead on behalf of our Multinational Medical Device Client for a contract role located in Berkshire
The Ideal Candidate will be a Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant and have strong BI/BW skills and will need to be available outside of normal working hours during critical quarter end times to support if there is an issue.


Key Responsibilities

o Ensure that Data Integrity reports correctly frame the workload activity performed by the team and present a fair synopsis
 Resolving issues at draft review stage
 Work with Corporate to correct/rephrasing dialogue within reports
 Ensure all issues are logged and represented correctly
 Lead conversations around reconciliations of cubes and systems
 Active lead in bi-weekly calls
 Analyse data/root cause, make recommendation (raise ticket if req'd)
o Adopt the Appian tool and be responsible for its success in EMEA
 All work intake is covered and framed accurately
o Be a BW Super User - maintain the BW End User Programme, supporting and training BW Enhanced Users (bringing expertise into the business making them self-reliant and BW self-serve)
o Strive for maximised budget allocation and set expectations, building business case to demonstrate benefits for escalation
o Support StF implementations from a BW perspective whilst understanding role of IT and ensure that the IT team can deliver
o Liaise with finance to understand process requirement and work with BUIT to ensure that optimal solution within BW is viable and delivery will be timely
 Guiding business with requirements and support the technical team with ideas for reporting solutions
 Guide business requirements towards a quick fix, via Enhanced User, where possible
 Seek cost analysis and feasibility assessment for all URS's expediting progress from idea to deployment
 Drive documentation of existing and new reports
o Active participant in Project Team as required when new technology is proposed (ie. S4HANA, TM1 BRAVO)
o Ad hoc as per manager
o Evolve requirements above as business evolves and present ideas for improvement in team processes

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SOFT SKILLS & TRAVEL

o A good working knowledge of SAP in FI and CO module ideally with Super User skills
o A recognised accounting qualification and/or solid understanding of finance processes
o Good understanding and working knowledge of SAP reporting tools like BW, Bex.
o Knowledge and understanding of the financial business processes and SOX compliance
o Ability to lead and influence change.
o Strong and effective communication & interpersonal skills. Calming presence and patience
o Ability to connect across cultures and communicate effectively with technical teams, users and management
o Continuous process improvement orientation with a curious mindset
o Adaptable to change with a love of learning
o Ability to plan and manage projects
o Ability to document processes




Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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