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Manager - Accounting Business Process Improvement

Сфера деятельности: Finance

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Saint Petersburg, FL

Страна: United States

ACCOUNTING PROJECT MANAGER, BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

 L'Oreal Accounting Shared Services - St. Petersburg, FL

 

This role is located in St. Petersburg, FL. This is a hybrid role, 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.

 

Job Summary

  • Report to the Director - Business Process Improvement (BPI)
  • Ensure continuous improvement within the SSC and work closely with SSC managers
  • Analyze the differences, propose, initiate, lead and drive any process improvements: defining, supervising and leading the project plan and roll-out of necessary initiatives
  • Organize and lead trainings for accounting and/or Treasury teams relating to process changes and improvements
  • Manage and organize the relationship and the communication with IT department
  • Liaise with Group and Division project teams
  • Be in charge of group projects implementation within the SSC
  • Manage impacts of local projects on the SSC
  • Be in charge of SOPs, KPIs and SLAs update

 

 Business Process improvement

  • Be actively involved in accounting projects to ensure continuous improvement:
    • Define with managers the planning for projects implementation within the SSC
    • Prepare action plans to be reviewed with the Director - BPI
    • Follow the budget allocated to accounting projects
    • Estimate the workload for each accountant in collaboration with managers and chief accountant
    • Prepare status meetings and other committees related to accounting projects
  • Responsible for project communication within the SSC
  • Responsible for User Acceptance Tests (UAT)
  • Ensure project implementation follow-up
  • Manage the relationship with IT department: planning organization, resources, budget, communication
  • Ensure that appropriate accounting standards are applied
  • Update standard operating procedures (SOPs) before submitting to Director - BPI for validation
  • If applicable, be in contact with external consultants that could participate to projects implementation in the SSC
  • KPIs management
  • Monitor with other managers Group KPIs and propose action plans
  • Produce SSC KPIs and liaise with managers to define/ review action plans
  • Interpret, explain and drive performance for assigned projects
  • Facilitate ad-hoc analyses and insights on specific project issues

 

 Accounting internal control

  • Make sure that internal control rules are applied in projects
  • Ensure legal requirements respect and service quality

 

 IT management

  • Supervise the proper functioning of SSC IT systems and the master databases maintenance
  • Supervise any SSC IT related issue and coordinate with the Group IT Department for resolution
  • Supervise IT needs and IT initiatives provided by SSC operations and coordinate, with the Group IT Department, solution prioritization and implementation (business needs, testing)

 

 Requirements:

  • BA / BS degree required, preferably in Accounting or computer science, engineering, Finance
  • 3-5 Years of experience supporting Business Improvement Initiatives and Project Management
  • Proficiency in Finance & Accounting, IT Project Management
  • Managerial experience
  • Experience in shared service center desirable
  • Experience in a multinational company desirable
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies (incl. process design, lean, 6 sigma)
  • Good knowledge of accounting rules, standards and regulations
  • Good knowledge of accounting processes and internal control principles
  • Respects deadlines and manages priorities
  • Effective communication - comfortable in presenting and explaining results to several counterparts (CFOs, Chief accountant)
  • Analyze monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
  • Ability to manipulate a large amount of data
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills; business acumen; leadership skills; oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative and fast-paced work environment
  • Consumer products company background preferred
  • Special projects as required
  • Travel to New Jersey and Montreal, Canada is required (Approx. 5%)

 

 Systems

  • Strong Knowledge of ERP (SAP)
  • Project Management tools & methodology
  • Process Improvement methodologies
  • Solutions & Technology knowledge (Automation, PowerBI, Readsoft)
  • Change Management
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Mastering)

 

 Management

  • SSC experience is appreciated
  • Team management experience is mandatory
  • Teamwork and knowledge sharing
  • Ability to perform appropriate controls
  • Ability to communicate (coach teams, mentor and guide)
  • Service Management experience is appreciated
  • Ability to work in groups and delegate tasks
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to enforce compliance on processes and accounting rules
  • Change management experience / Growth mindset

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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