Clichy
Finance & Controlling
Full - Time
19-Mar-2021

Global Process Owner – Cash to Accounting (H/F)

As part of the Finance Excellence Program launched by the Group a few years ago, the Accounting Team in charge of Process Excellence is expanding and open a new position: Global Process Owner for Cash-to-Accounting.

The Global Governance of the Order to Cash process is under the Operations with their Customer Care and logistic departments, however the role of Finance is key for cash collection. The Cash-to-Accounting process embraces all business models: E-Commerce, Retail and B2B, and covers two main activities:

  • Accounting Reconciliation of all cash flows (bank statement integration & reconciliation)
  • Client and Bank Reconciliation for Retail and E-commerce flows

In 2020, the e-commerce business represented more than 25% of Group’s sales, and the business is constantly growing. Accounting is a key stakeholder to build an efficient and secured End to End process.

In this position, the Cash to Accounting Process Owner will have to:

1 – Lead Process Governance

  • Ensure that the Target Accounting Process are properly deployed worldwide, and work closely with our Business Services Centers and zone coordinators to implement updates / new features to achieve harmonization
  • Provide guidance to entities with process expertise
  • Identify, qualify, develop & drive implementation of process improvements in order to achieve simplification & efficiency
  • Ensure best-in class ways of working
  • Monitor efficiency of the process in the operational day-to-day of Accounting Teams by defining, and analyzing operational KPIs
  • Develop & contribute to Learning Path
  • Ensure process documentation is up to date

2 – Lead & be the Group Finance Referent

  • Coordinate & work closely with all Cash Accounting Managers of our 5 Business Services Centers across the world
  • Create & animate the process tribe to share common issues & best practices
  • Ensure smooth change management
  • Be the Group Finance Referent for all other stakeholders: Finance Transformation, Customer Department, Logistic Department, Treasury, Internal Audit, Internal Control ….
  • Be involved in all Group Projects having impact on your business process to ensure & drive  alignment
  • Make the link with NEO (SAP 4 Hana) project and ensure that all key principles and business rules from Accounting are taken into account

3 – Innovation Driver

  • Keep abreast of market trends
  • Identify opportunities for system changes to drive digitalization and automation
  • Interact with other stakeholders to support your projects
  • Ensure expertise and global design key principles for your ongoing projects

In addition to the processes mentioned above, the GPO could also contribute to the documentation and animation of other accounting processes, such as Record to Report.

Profile:

At least 8 years’ experience, either in a Consulting/Audit firm, or in a Finance or Accounting Department

Good knowledge of E-commerce business

Good knowledge in SAP

Demonstrated understanding and interest in process design, adoption of new tools, continuous improvement, …

Fluent in English

Excellent communication & presentation skills


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