SAP BPC Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting Lead

Job type:
on-site
Start date:
n.a
Duration:
6 months
From:
Morson International (IT)
Location:
London
Published at:
04/08/2021
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
Project ID:
2086435

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This role will support the Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (PB&F) lead within the Plan to Report Process Tower, working with the virtual team from within a major finance transformation program, across the wider business, and with the Transformation Partners. Supporting the definition of the end-to-end planning, budgeting and forecast process, the driver-based modelling design and leveraging SAP capabilities to move toward a fully integrated PB&F platform across functional, geographic and business unit boundaries to achieve efficient PB&F process.
Accountabilities:
. Act as core planning, budgeting and forecast subject matter expert.
. Support the relationships necessary to implement the PB&F deliverables both across the business and with the Transformation partner teams where required, demonstrating understanding of the financial and operational consequences of performance.
. Collaborate with the Plan to Report transformation members in the CFU/CUs to define PB&F best practices for the Plan to Report Tower.
. Support the PB&F Lead in creating the PB&F process design (with GPO accountable for overall delivery of Tower's outcomes)
o Partner business stakeholders to determine their input into detailed designs and requirements the PB&F requirements
o Support PB&F lead in developing policy and process changes required for overall design.
o Support driver-based modelling, scenario planning initiatives and ensure the fully integrated end-to-end PB&F solution is being considered.
o Flag any process exceptions (eg regulatory or exceptional item) to the PB&F Lead and capture in agreed template such as RICEFW.
o Ensure all necessary controls are Embedded into the design.
o Support PB&F Lead with short term PB&F initiatives.
. Support the PB&F Lead to ensure the business requirements are fully reflected in the end-to-end design, exceptions to standard are minimised, best practices/use cases fully leveraged and implications for new ways of working are fully understood.
. Testing & quality management
o Translate requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product performance, and user acceptance testing.
o Assess the designs, prototypes, and other requirements work products to ensure they fulfil the requirements.
o Review of test scripts and execution of testing to ensure requirements are met in the end solution.
. Partner with the business and Transformation Partner teams to ensure PB&F activities are carried out in accordance with MFB Governance, framework and agreed ways of working.
. Assist in identifying critical path dependencies as part of supporting the development of the overall Plan to Report roadmap.
. Work with the PB&F Lead and the technical and change teams and business to define the cutover and business readiness plans.
. Work with programme team and CFU/CU teams to transition processes into the business as part of deployment and ensure business adoption.
. Assist with defining detailed plans to meet programme and transformation milestones, mitigating risks, clarifying ambiguity, and when appropriate escalating issues to the PB&F Lead.
. Support continuing transformation of Plan to Report to best in class, applying ongoing continuous improvement to identify and implement changes (as agreed with the Finance Design Authority).
. Ensure the PB&F processes are fully compliant to standards and financial controls.
Experience required:
Mandatory:
. Qualified Accountant
. Demonstrable knowledge and expertise of PB&F ideally within previous FP&A and Business Partner roles
. Experience of design and implementation of SAP BPC planning models with strong SAP technical skills.
. Understanding of best practices and improvement enablers
. Experience of delivering successful transformation projects where activities are managed in a Matrix structure
. Experience working with global teams
. Culturally aligned
Preferred:
. Telco and/or experience in similar industry
. Process improvement qualifications eg 6 sigma
. Track record of delivering similar multiyear programmes in multiple companies
. Operational experience of delivering PB&F solution to multiple business units across multiple geographies
. Design and implementation of SAC models.