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Finance Process Implementation Lead - MADJV

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Job ID 180040 Date posted 04/13/2022 Location : Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Bengaluru, India | Shanghai, China

Job Purpose and Impact

The Finance Process Implementation Lead (PIL) for MADJV’s (Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Joint Ventures) will lead the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system evaluation and implementation for all areas of Finance, including A&F, Tax, Treasury, FP&A, etc. to represent a One Finance view.  The PIL will coordinate efforts to define Finance specific requirements, implement standard finance processes, ensure successful deployment of the ERP systems and enhancements, coordinate complex systems and process testing and assists with functional stabilization efforts with an insight to the global impacts and implications. In this role, you will require global collaboration and teamwork across business groups, global information technology and corporate functions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the evaluation and implementation of complex system and process deployment for Finance and ensure consistent implementation of system configuration and processes throughout the organization are reviewed and approved by process sponsors.
  • Identify and lead complex optimization activities, partnering with subject matter experts and business leaders across the product line and promote process change in the organization.
  • Use deep knowledge of business and accounting principles and practices, to define the strategic plans and improve processes to meet specific business functional area requirements during the deployment of new enterprise resource planning systems and enhancements.  
  • Ensure that implemented design and process changes are aligned with the internal control framework and the global process organization and identify places where synergies can be aligned globally. Document and review with Finance ERP Governance Team to remedy any gaps from global target architecture.
  • Partner within the FTO, with the Reporting and Analytics Team, to understand and represent the data and analytics and make the connections to the deployment with respect to data standards and analytic products
  • Develop, with the Project Team, an integrated project plan and ensure Finance organizational readiness and commitment to ongoing enhancements, optimization and realization activities.
  • Define deployment objectives and scope, measure and monitor project progress to identify variances from the plan and make needed corrections for implementation, resolving issues independently.
  • Implement, maintain and communicate metrics to track solution stabilization and value gained through optimization initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other functional and business PILs to ensure that downstream impacts to finance processes are understood
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Strong analytical skills capable of breaking down complex issue to identify key drivers and global upstream and downstream impacts
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10-15 years of relevant Finance IT project experiences with implementation involvement in at least 5-10 SAP project cycles
  • CA or CPA and/or PMP certified, with Project Management experience, and SAP FICO implementation knowledge
  • Experienced in leading change management activities in MADJV initiatives
  • Demonstrated strong stakeholder engagement skills to manage and partner with key internal stakeholders including users, senior leaders, IT teams, project teams
  • Familiar with Cargill business and IT environment
  • Ability to work in a VUCA environment, stays calm under pressure
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, maybe more during peak project periods (Post COVID travel restrictions)
  • Fluent in English and one other native Asian language to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

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