Senior Specialist, AtR Governance

Job Description

Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation.

This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.

Our Company’s Global Business Services organization is responsible for the design, governance and execution of global financial processes.

The Global Process Owner - Account to Report (GPO - AtR) organization within the Global Business Services is responsible for the definition, optimization and governance of the Account to Report processes globally.

The GPO AtR organization will work closely with our Company's Business Services Centers (BSC), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia) to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the AtR processes...

Position Description :

As part of the GPO- AtR team, the position will be responsible for the design, sustainment, governance and continuous improvement of AtR local and above market processes globally.

They will assist with the examination of business processes, information, technology, and roles & responsibilities within Finance in order to simplify, streamline and standardize how Finance delivers quality financial information to its stakeholders.

The work will involve applying business process analysis and project management skills in the execution of project activities.

The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain positive business relationships across the organization, be an effective problem solver, and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following :

Develops vision, strategy, design, metrics and objectives for the end-to-end local market AtR process

Align with stakeholders (Business unit leaders, Management) on global AtR process direction

Takes a proactive role in understanding business roadmaps and requirements to ensure AtR process effectively supports the business

Develops and maintains accurate current state expression of the AtR process

Designs, develops, documents and manages AtR process procedures, including Roles & Responsibilities

Supports definition of key performance metrics for the execution of standard AtR processes and manages execution of AtR processes

Process governance and ensures adherence to standard methods and monitors implementation of standard requirements and AtR process performance, in alignment with MCAAS

Collaborate with BSC AtR leadership to ensure consistent, high quality delivery of centralized element of the AtR process

Regular and relevant communication to the customers and stakeholder groups to secure engagement, alignment, accountability

Support identification, definition and development of strategy for continuous improvements

Defines process strategy and key improvement levers / drivers,

Identifies, prioritizes and governs changes to the process and initiates process redesign when appropriate

Resolves issues within current process to ensure process stabilization

Leads the implementation of new, changed processes and continuous improvement activities (project management)

Defines and monitors metrics to evaluate process health and provide for ongoing process control and sustainability

Advise on the deployment of COMET and ATLAS technologies to local markets

  • Ensures all process participants understand their role in the end-to-end design; Assures development and maintenance of process documentation and training materials;
  • make available to all process participants

    Support ownership of tools which support local market AtR Processes.

    Manages / updates control documentation

    Supports process training delivery and content development

    Develop a good understanding of the overall Finance organization and broader Company business; build and develop network and partnerships with key Finance and business leaders across our Company.

    Evaluates external benchmarks (how do we compare to best in class?) to identify gaps in performance

    Position Qualifications :

    Education Minimum Requirement :

    Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance

    SAP experience required

    Required Experience and Skills :

    Minimum of 5 years of AtR or equivalent Finance or Shared Services experience required

    Fluency in English required

    Professional experience at an organization with both local and US requirements required

    Well-versed in both US and local GAAP preferred

    Strong knowledge of our Company's financial information, AtR processes and systems

    Knowledge of the legal and fiscal reporting and Finance and Controlling processes (IFRS)

    Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes

    Willingness to challenge current thinking / processes related to AtR

    Solid experience leading change initiatives

    Strong knowledge of business processes supported by transaction processing capabilities

    Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously

    Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required

    Demonstrated ability to build, lead, and manage an effective team of highly-qualified and culturally diverse professionals

    Ability to interact with all levels of the organization senior leaders through working teams

    Technical Skill Requirements

    Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required

    Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development

    Strong organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple projects

    Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management

    Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty

    Willingness to travel for meetings and projects

    Strong customer service mind-set

    Position can be remote.

    Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization.

    Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

    Publicada el 03/03/2021

    Finaliza el 11/06/2021

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