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Manager - Finance Operations Business Partnering

10-13 years
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Job Description

As a Finance Operations Business Partner, the candidate will work with customer-centric, and entrepreneurial teams to drive financial results, scalable processes and improvement initiatives. The functional domain will be Accounts Payable, Procurement, Forecast of business growth and volume to identify impact on Finance Operations and driving technology adoption for suppliers in existing and new initiatives. The candidate exemplifies ownership and holds self, stakeholders and partner teams to high standards of accountability, quality and precision in communication, alignment and execution. The role will require consistent focus on defect reduction and prioritization of business outcomes. The primary audience for this role is Executive / Senior Leaders in Business Operations, Finance, Technology and other groups such as Accounting and Tax.
The ideal candidate will be able to envision and lead impactful, strategic long-term business and Finance Operations results, but have necessary tactical skills to drive day-to-day implementation. The role will require calculated risk-taking, and willingness to experiment. The candidate will use complex but collaborative problem solving skills, manage multiple, parallel high visibility priorities, and have the ability to dive-deep at necessary intervals. The role will require the ability to be make decisions in ambiguous business situations with scarcity of data points, ability to work independently requiring minimal supervision and to thrive in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities.To drive improved results, the role may require participation in areas outside of direct scope, but with opportunity to influence decision-making. The candidate will use a programmatic approach to focus on timely execution of critical improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance related timelines.
Key Responsibilities:
. Set customer-centric goals, define programs to translate goal-statements into incremental progressive actions, schedule and achieve implementation milestones, develop processes, documentation and communications for launches and ongoing support that reinforces learning and customer experience.
. Owns financial reporting for related business area understands input drivers and validates integrity of reports. When stakeholders are faced with difficult business problems, the candidate fosters constructive dialogues, harmonize conflicting views, lead the resolution of issues, and earn trust.
. Build scalable processes through technology that addresses volume, complexity, regulatory frameworks and expansion. Work backwards from customer through high quality and effective whitepapers or business requirements document.
. Define measures of success, methods to validate measurement of the right parameters, but does not engage in optics. Schedule periodic reviews to assess progress, identify risks or blockers timely and implement agreed resolutions for core programs such as Vendor Experience initiatives, Payments to Critical suppliers and compliance.
. Communicate new program launches, revisions and enhancements to programs, changes to policies, and processes to leaders, employees, and cross functional organizations and prevent adverse surprises due to delayed or missed communication. Alignment with stakeholders, partner teams and internal customers in regards to change management practices is an essential part of the role.
. Quantify financial and operational risks and opportunities both internal to Finance Operations and to Leaders in business and finance and prioritizing initiatives as necessary to address these risks and opportunities.
. Professional Qualification such as CA, CMA or an MBA in Finance from a Tier I Institute
. 10+ years of experience in business, accounting, finance or consulting
. 7+ years of experience defining program requirements, finance process controls, policies to mitigate operational risk and using data to determine improvements
. 7+ years of experience delivering impactful, cross functional projects on time against stringent deadlines in a high pressure environment and ability to influence technology, accounting, tax, business and finance teams
. 7+ years of experience in writing compelling business-cases for justifying technology investment and implement changes for process improvements.
. 7+ years of experience managing teams and ability to develop individuals and teams
. 5+ years experience in presentations to Executive/Senior Leadership based on precise communication skills and interpersonal skills
. Experience in Construction, Transportation industries or other Engineering or Technology start-up organizations
. Experience in working with Accounting and Tax related compliance projects
. Experience in providing support for internal and external audit teams
. Familiarity with Accounting controls, understanding Accounting and Tax Reporting impact of upstream process defects that result from delayed accounting of transactions.
. Familiarity with accounts payable, receivable, import payments and vendor contact management
. Experience in data analytics, Six Sigma Green Belt or Kaizen initiatives

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