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Financial Controller | ERP Implementation Finance Lead

Temp-to-perm opportunity. Lead the ERP implementation in the first six-to-nine months and transition into a Financial Controller role.

  • Be the ERP Implementation Finance Lead
  • Brand New Offices | Stable Business | Leading Distribution Brand
  • Become the Financial Controller of a Business Undergoing Growth and Expansion

With a global footprint in more than 50 countries, join a leading distributor who have enjoyed one of their most successful years in 2020.

An opportunity has arisen for a senior finance professional to act as the Finance Lead in an ERP Implementation and then transition into the Financial Controller role.

Intrigued? Please do read on.

For the first six-to-nine months with the business, you will play a key role in the roll-out of the new ERP system, from planning through to go-live. After the project is well in progress, a permanent Financial Controller role is on offer.

Key Accountabilities During the Project:

  • Lead the end to end implementation of the new ERP system.
  • Partner with the ERP Vendor and internal stakeholders across the business to upgrade and decommission legacy processes and systems.
  • Define and support the build out of the Finance systems landscape.
  • Manage project level governance activities including working group; steering group and stage gates.
  • Ensure clarity of project scope and priorities in line with stakeholder expectations.
  • Establish and maintain project planning, benefits tracking, project actions tracking and reporting in-line with organisational requirements.
  • Present to executive leadership in support of key project decisions.
  • Manage project level budget and change control.
  • Ensure timely communication with stakeholders around key risks, issues and milestones.
  • Manage the working relationship with vendor(s) and third party implementation partners.
  • Responsible for conducting of work groups, defining process outcomes determined to be the single, best practice approach for the new system.
  • Lead data mapping / migration planning and implementation activities.
  • Scope and ensure all relevant processes and controls are adequately covered by the new system.
  • Map out with stakeholders the new system hierarchy and migrate the Finance GL.
  • Maintaining the integrity of financial information with other systems and integrations.
  • Lead User Acceptance Testing activities.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of role-based access control mapping.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legislation, standards and taxation requirements.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Proven hands on experience during the end to end delivery of a finance focused ERP system implementation is essential.
  • Project management experience.
  • Finance transformation project experience.
  • Strong Financial Accounting background.
  • Exceptional communication skills and strong stakeholder management experience.
  • Outcomes focused approach and personal drive to succeed.
  • Problem solver.
  • Solid skills in negotiation, paired with an ability to develop trust, confidence, and consensus.
  • Provide critical thinking and a fresh perspective on process improvement & change management
  • Strong understanding of financial data management and reporting requirements.

If you have a strong Financial Accounting background and can provide critical thinking and a fresh perspective on process improvement and change management, please get in touch for a confidential discussion today.

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