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Cost Accounting Process Design Manager

Central London   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time


Cost Accounting Process Design Manager

An opportunity has arisen for a Cost Accounting Manager to join a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company.

This role supports the Cost Accounting Process Design Lead and Business Process Lead for a global manufacturing accounting project where the key objective is to improve and standardise the end-to-end manufacturing accounting processes, delivering more granular cost performance reporting and insights to enable better decision-making. The full set of processes covered within this project are Standard Product Costing, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Performance Measurement, split across SPC (Standard Product Costing) and APC (Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Performance Measurement).

Location: Remote working with 3-4 days in the Luton office per month

Pay rate: 400 - 550 per day LTD company

Duration: 12 months

Role Summary:

Support in the development and implementation of standardised best practise global cost accounting processes delivering efficiency and effectiveness, including defining and running workshops, capturing outputs and interpreting to ensure clear requirements are defined

Support GFS (finance shared services) in adapting globally standardised cost accounting processes & policies to ensure regional compliance

Support the Business Process Lead and Process Design Lead in defending and driving the adoption of the solution, analysing deviations or localisation to determine where there is valid justification driven by business criticality or statutory requirements

Provide analysis to support the definition of the SAP ECC and SAP BW solutions, based on defined requirements ensuring the end deliverable meets the requirements laid out by the Design team

Support in the development and implementation of global cost accounting policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), KPIs and month-end-close processes

Support the development of global standardised inventory accounting reports (identifying standard SAP ECC reports, defining SAP BW reports, Fiori and 3rd party tooling reports populated through SAP data) and providing knowledge transfer and training to end users on interpreting reports

Support the development of process and systems roles according to segregation of duties

Contribute into required master data definitions, usage and policies including analysis of business scenarios and their impact on master data

Support UAT and validation of test results, including analysis to support defect resolution

Support the production of communications and training materials

Be the change champion and assisting in the governance of change management

Experience/ Qualifications Required:

Fully qualified accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA or CIMA)

Candidates must have recent experience of working on SAP finance transformation projects

Candidates must have strong working knowledge with global manufacturing (cost accounting, inventory reporting, operational costing etc)

Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred if not then other FMCG will be considered.

Some knowledge of cost accounting process design and relevant controls

Able to support Leads in client workshops to drive design decisions, solutioning and system demonstration, including defining, drafting, facilitating and gathering outputs for workshops

Strong Excel modelling and analytical skills

Hands on experience of SAP ECC and BW systems including providing functional expertise, hands-on delivery, customization, guidance, presentation, and instruction

Experience of at least 1 SAP full implementation project lifecycle (from a functional perspective), preferably from scoping and planning through to post go live support

Experience of working in large projects with a multivendor environment

Experience of developing project plans and project management

Possess and apply strong written and oral communication skills together with effective negotiation, influencing and presentation skills

Proven ability to understand, prioritise and execute multiple projects/tasks effectively

Experience of change management and change management processes

Process design experience

Please apply by sending your CVs to oliver.pizzey@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Contact: Oliver Pizzey
  • Reference: JO-2109-477134
  • Posted: 27th September 2021
  • Expires: 25th October 2021

Cpl Life Sciences

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