Senior BPO Accounting Job

Arkema Inc.

Reference #: 889798F2-000F-4
TheSr. BPO Accounting reports directly to the Sr. Manger AMAS Finance Optimization. Regular interaction with Executive members and country CFOs, BU and Staff Department Heads, iTeam, and BPOs in various domains – local, regional and global.

Cross functional working environment: CFOs/SSC managers, FP&A site & BU, IT experts, Other BPOs (CORE Team and Local Teams) and internal/external auditors

Functional scope: Finance Functional & Organizational Core Model running on SAP PRD, NICE and BEST

Organizational scope: AMAS entities but also WW projects/initiatives (global optimization of resources)

Finance Process: Accounting (FI)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
General responsibilities (Functional & Organizational Core Model) (35%)

Identify & analyze future needs and design organizations, processes, and SAP solutions to create a Finance Core Model that meet both legal and business requirements

Manage Major Evolution requests: create and present Gap Sheet to Arbitration Committee

Lead in process design, organize data and analyze the pro and cons of each alternative solution

Partner with other domain BPOs to design integrated finance flows fulfilling AK management framework

Identify all potential cross company analysis and reporting to leverage capabilities of a global system

Create and document detailed FI/CO controlling flows in an end-to-end perspective (in compliance with IFRS & local GAAP)

Define procedures for periodic integrity verification for integrated processes (i.e. sales book SD, production closing, purchase book MM versus revenue or cost recorded in FI/CO)

Contribute to build KPI in coordination with SSC managers to monitor SSC performance

Perform all necessary tests to validate functional efficiency of the system (new process, upgrade, roll out, etc.)

Roll out phase (35%)

Lead Gap Analysis workshops; collect any legal/business gaps and organize workshops to design a compliant solution in coordination with Core Team

Ensure Adoption of Finance Organizational Core Model (FTOM) of Arkema through effective change management strategies Perform Detailed Organization Impacts analysis & assist local management to build an action plan to mitigates risk

Define organizational restrictions to be applied to derived functional Business Roles

Manage user role matrix (internal control clear off), including authorization approvals

Lead training activities including training identification and execution, material creation and training organization

Build test plans and validate completeness of tests (including from operations integrated in Finance)

Execute cycle tests and lead key users in UAT; analyse defects and liaise with Core team to fix bugs

Lead controlling cutover activities including the adaption and follow up of Cut over

Ensure adoption through reinforcement activities and support post implementation through 1st quarterly closing

Recurrent activities (30%)

Provide support at regional level during month end closing and monitor successful completion of critical closing operations. This includes oversight of the production accounting close and running of material ledger and facilitation of the SAP technical activities

Controls annual/monthly updates & release of standard cost

Provides technical support during budgeting and manages year-end material transfer activities

Support AMAS Finance Optimization Manager, in coordination with IBM competency center to service various internal customers for questions/issues regarding SAP functionality and processes

Create and maintain and release the process documentation (work instructions) with a process-oriented approach

Closely monitor and update the progress of the activities and alert of any delay in delivery

Update any Regional Finance master data timely and accurately (ex.profit centers, cost centers, G/L accounts, tax codes etc.)

Support AMAS Finance Optimization Manager with technical issues requiring subject matter expertise

Lead a Training Academy program for roll out, new comers & knowledge improvement by organizing, planning and delivering training sessions (Academy & webinar)

Manage change activities including change impact identification and implementation of mitigating strategies

Create WISP, follow the progress, test and approve release in production system

Identify process and system improvements including further leverage of SAP Functionality that can be enhanced to ensure the best use of SAP, and ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial data

Design organizational roles and organize periodic Roles & Authorization review

Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements:

BA/BS in Accounting/Finance; MBA/CPA strongly preferred

10 years of Accounting/Finance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the Chemical industry.

5-10 years of working with ERP solutions as a business subject matter expert, an implementation leader or process owner

Competencies- Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

SAP experience required

Proven level of expertise in SAP Accounting and/or Controlling processes

Strong interest and interaction with IT systems

Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills required

Global experience preferred

Project / Change Management experience

Good communication skills

Demonstrated experience improving business processes

Ability to work in a fast paced & multi task project environment

HES Requirement:

Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements

Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)

Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Will occasionally require working additional hours outside of normal workday/workweek to meet certain deadlines throughout the year. This may include some holidays to ensure compliance with deadline requirements.

Hybrid Schedule – 3 days in the office

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of

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