Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Finance Process Improvement Manager at Guinness Nigeria Plc

Guinness Nigeria Plc is a continually growing organization that requires every aspect of the business to be ahead of the game in supporting the business’s ambitious growth strategy. The Company has implemented Systems Applications Products (SAP), a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system covering Purchase To Pay (PTP), Order To Cash (OTC), Record To Report (RTR), Data management and Manufacturing. 

It also included outsourcing of back office operations to the Shared Services Centre operated by Accenture in Manila, as well as adoption of support systems such as Demand Solutions, Business Warehouse and Concur. These are also supported by the paying platforms of Remita, Citi-direct and such like. 

We are recruiting to fill the below position: 

Job Title: Finance Process Improvement Manager - PTP & RTR

Level: L5 (M1)

AutoReqId: 32953BR

Function: Commercial

Type of Job: Full Time - Exempt

Reports To: Controls and Governance Manager

Key Relationships

The Finance Process Improvement Manager - PTP & RTR works closely with the following internal and external stakeholders:

  • Orderers, end users and Super users

  • Global Diageo Business Services (GDBS) - Nigeria team

  • Data Manager 

  • IT application support team members

  • PTP & RTR Global Work streams, Business System Transformation (BST) for Africa

  • Diageo Segregation Of Duties (SOD) Community.

  • Commercial Leadership team

  • External Consultants

Key Accountabilities

  • Drives effective controls and process adherence for RTR and PTP through in-market Key Performance indicators (KPIs) tracking and effective engagement of stakeholders, escalating exception reports, etc

  • Ensures adequate system access for users in SAP through implementation of Schedule of limits and Authority

  • Ensures full & updated documentation of policies, procedures and processes in RTR/PTP and ensures that they are readily available to relevant users

  • Coordinates and works with a network of Global Process Owners, End-users, outsourced Global Diageo Business Services/Accenture Manila teams, Orderers and in market Super Users to achieve their targeted process performance and outcomes

  • Drives controls in anti-money laundering initiatives

  • Monitors the performance of key controls through the Finance Department (FD) control checklist

  • Ensures that Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans for Finance are in place

  • Co-ordinates the SAP implementation of new policies, procedures or controls pertaining to authority and limits in RTR & PTP  as well as segregation of duties

  • Ensures that relevant, accurate, and timely process management information is available

  • The role holder is a process expert and co-ordinates training interventions as required in the market, represents the market on all Global scenes regarding RTR and PTP process improvement and governance

  • Develops, tests, documents and implements improvements to PTP and RTR processes

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required

  • Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience with proven integrity

  • Cognate experience, process and working knowledge of SAP especially procure to pay (PTP) and record to report (RTR) modules

  • Good university degree preferably in Social/Management Sciences or Engineering disciplines

  • Professional membership  of ACCA/ Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

  • CISA is an added advantage 

  • Sound knowledge of financial controls

  • Proven Project management skills

  • Ability to effectively manage and track Key Performance indicators (KPIs)

  • Proven ability to facilitate, persuade, influence and build credibility with all levels and all functions with good communication and presentation skills

  • Strong analytical, interpretative, solution finding and decision-making skills

  • Ability to take commercial insights and translate into the Organisation & People Agenda including good customer service

  • Sound IT knowledge in the use of Microsoft office tools

  • Barriers to Success in Role

  • Ineffective engagement and inability to drive process adherence and system based controls

Application Closing Date

5th July, 2012

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should: