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Financial Operations Manager

Job Description

Financial Operations Manager

Our client is a multinational company who is currently looking for a people-oriented, customer centric and forward-thinking Financial Operations Manager, to join its growing team in Cork. This individual will be an exceptional professional, who consistently exceeds expectations, thrives in a challenging and dynamic work environment, and will be an active contributor to the team. The Financial Operations Manager, will work cross-functionally and have regular interaction with key business partners.

Roles and Responsibilities include Recognize, exemplify and adhere to the company`s values which centre around our commitment to People, Excellence and Compliance. As a key member of staff, the Manager is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of continuous improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting customer/stakeholder needs.


Key Responsibilities


·         Manage a Purchase to Pay (P2P) team of 8-10 individuals.

·         Actively connect with your people and drive engagement by holding regular 1-1’s and team meetings.

·         Coaching and developing a team to its fullest potential to contribute to overall GBS performance

·         Develop top talent by participating in regular succession planning and having robust performance conversations.

·         Recognise and reward excellent performance within the team.

Create, Promote and Maintain Operational Excellence


·         Work as part of the GBS management team to make the GBS a great place to work for all employees.

·         Work in partnership with various cross-functional stakeholders to maintain efficient and compliant processes.

·         Ensure the culture of compliance is reinforced continuously within the team.

·         Actively develop and maintain trusted relationships internally & externally with all business partners, while providing thoughtful and candid insights into key business matters.

·         Leads where possible continuous improvement initiatives including standardization and/or re-engineering of processes and controls.

·         Continuously look for ways to improve our service level for our customers /stakeholders

·         At all times provide input and recommendations into current process and ways in which it can be improved in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

·         Ensure best practices are in place to achieve highest standards within daily operations.

·         Drive and contribute to cross-functional projects where opportunity arises.

·         Demonstrate excellent project management abilities and strong understanding of financial systems.

·         Support organizational changes.

·         Analyse and translate data into key strategic inputs and insights to drive decision making.

·         Proven ability to work on high level value-add ad hoc projects while continuing to achieve routine goals

·         Coordination and oversight of key Purchase to Pay processes within GBS for all EMEA affiliates.

·         Build Strong Working Relationships with:

 -  CFO’s, Controller and all stake holders for supported affiliates

 -  Other GBS functions: GA, O2C, CMS, etc.

 -  Working with Global P2P Teams ensuring alignment on Global process

·         Review Key performance metrics with impacted stakeholders

·         Governance of the Outsourced Business Partner for Purchase to Pay and ensuring that service delivery meets SLA metrics.

Basic Qualifications      

·         ACA, ACCA, ACMA accountant or equivalent

·         Strong People Management & Leadership Skills

·         Demonstrated knowledge of Financial work stream with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a multinational environment.

·         Self-motivated professional with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills

·         Proven interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all levels of an organization

·         Demonstrates good judgment and is solution orientated

·         Ability to work independently and within a team environment

·         Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities

·         Attentive to details to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.

·         Clear and concise written skills.

·         Experience of working to tight deadlines and analysing multiple entities.

·         Flexibility in adapting to a non-routine and fast paced environment.

·         Systems Experience especially SAP is a plus

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