Saint Petersburg, FL, Florida
Finance & Controlling
Full - Time


Manager, Accounting - Business Process Improvement

L’Oreal Accounting Shared Services – St. Petersburg, FL

L’Oréal leads the world of beauty with 36 global renowned brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Lancôme, Ralph Lauren, Matrix, Redken, Carol’s Daughter, SkinCeuticals, Essie, Kiehl’s, YSL, NYX Professional Make Up, Urban Decay, and Mizani.  With €29.87 billion in annual sales and record operating margin in 2019 at 18.6% of sales. We have a presence in 150 countries, over 497 registered patents, launching over 500 products a year and 3.3% of its consolidated sales invested into its world-wide research facilities, L’Oréal is a technologically advanced company which manufactures and supplies over 4.5 billion units annually to the world. 

We are the Accounting team at the L’Oreal Shared Services located in St. Petersburg, FL. We lead the completion of all the critical accounting transactions. We ensure the compliance of our methods and processes, and develop the reports that are used to share our results globally. We are always aiming to reach even greater heights in terms of accuracy and timing and are looking for exceptional Accounting professionals like you.  Opportunity: Come join our dynamic team! We are currently actively looking for a:


We are looking for a strong Accountant profile with a passion for technology and process improvement. Specifically, SAP FICO super user experience and that can train others. 

This is NOT an IT role.

Job Summary

  • Report to the Director, Business Process Improvement (BPI)
  • Provides SAP ongoing expertise & support to the North America accounting teams
  • Supports and resolves SAP FICO user queries and issues
  • Leverages best learning practices, standards, and processes to ensure that value is created through development and deployment of training materials
  • Organizes and leads SAP user trainings for accounting teams related to process changes and improvements
  • Gatekeeper for the accounting processes group standards
  • Responsible for FICO master data process & creation
  • Assists in testing processes in order to discover errors and issues in business processes, documentation or user’s lack of experience
  • Using data analysis tools, create queries and reports
  • Monitors interfaces & applications impacting the accounting teams
  • Assist on creation of SOPs, KPIs and SLAs update

Business Process Improvement

  • Be actively involved in Accounting projects to ensure continuous improvement
  • Provides ongoing SAP expertise/support to the user SSC accounting community
  • Prepare action plans to be reviewed with the Director - BPI
  • Prepare status meetings and other committees related to accounting projects
  • Be in charge of User Acceptance Tests (UAT)
  • Provides ongoing Go Live user support
  • Delivers training to users ready to advance their SAP skills
  • 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

Information Technology

  • 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)


  • BA / BS degree required, preferably in Accounting and/or Finance with graduate degree in computer science, IT
  • 5 + years of work experience in Accounting or Finance with strong technical expertise
  • 5-8 Years of experience supporting SAP FICO and Project Management
  • Proficiency in
    • Finance & Accounting
    • IT
    • Project Management
  • Experience in shared service center desirable
  • Experience in a multinational company desirable
  • Consumer products company background preferred
  • Good knowledge of accounting rules, processes and internal control principles
  • Respects deadlines and manages priorities
  • Business skills and excellent people & communication skills are a must
  • 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
  • Special projects as required
  • Travel to New Jersey and Montreal, Canada is required (Approx. 5%)


  • Experience in SAP FI and CO modules as a super user – General ledger (GL), Accounts payable (AP), Fixed Assets (FA), Cost and Profit center accounting and internal orders, etc.
  • Understand the integration and relationship between SAP modules, especially as they relate to FICO & COPA
  • Project Management tools/ Process Improvement & methodology
  • Solutions & Technology knowledge (Automation, PowerBI, Readsoft)
  • SAP FICO certification a plus, but not required


  • Teamwork and knowledge sharing
  • Ability to perform appropriate controls
  • Ability to communicate (coach teams, mentor and guide)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to enforce compliance on processes and accounting rules
  • Change management experience / Growth mindset


We offer excellent benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, profit sharing bonus, 401K, pension plan, summer hours, free goods allowance, work from home benefits and many more. We are looking for strong accountants interested in a long-term career with the #1 beauty company in the world!

 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. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email  [email protected]. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered. #DDIR

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