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Global Finance Process Improvement, FA/SFA
Ref No.: 18-06531
Location: El Segundo, California
Job Title: Global Finance Process Improvement, FA/SFA
Job Company: Consumer Goods
Job Location: El Segundo, CA
Job Duration: 6+ months contract (Temp to Perm!)

Job Description:

We are seeking a Program Analyst that will serve as a member of the Finance Process Improvement Team based in El Segundo, CA, and reporting directly to the Director of Finance Process Improvement. This role will be integral in supporting the overall Finance Process Improvement Program.
The Program Analyst will be responsible for supporting multiple transformation and optimization initiatives across global Accounting and Finance functions (OTC, P2P, R2R and FP&A). He/She will play an integral role in developing and maintaining key reporting and deliverables, such a business cases and key performance metrics, at both program and individual project level.
This role drive improvement results in existing processes and toolsets by partnering/collaborating with internal customers and external Business Partners to effectively and efficiently:
  • Develop and maintain project business cases (including baseline metrics, budget progress and burn rates, benefit realization metrics, operational performance measures)
  • Optimize existing toolsets via implementation of improved data structures, advanced macros, VBA scripts, and enhance system/application integration (e.g., Hyperion, Cognos, Tableau, Smartsheet, think-cell, etc.)
  • Develop/Communicate reporting and presentation materials for Key Stakeholders
  • Support process design and transformation activities as required
Job Responsiblities:
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis, business impact analysis, and plan engagement, communications, and training activities to ensure effective communication and adoption throughout the project lifecycle
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the business and its functions, processes, operations, customers, and competitive environment
  • Lead/Actively participate in data mapping and business requirement sessions
  • Mine data to connect/optimize underlying processes to system data
  • Validate output to ensure accuracy and integrity
  • Create and maintain effective and complete documentation pertaining to solution creation/maintenance, processes and outputs
  • Perform basic ad hoc analyses to support business decisions. Provide analysis and recommendations to management regarding results
  • Provide regular and timely reporting of project progress to the Project Team, Stakeholders and Sponsors
  • Provide post go-live support to the Stakeholders as needed to ensure the adoption of processes and tools by end-users
  • Act as a Change Agent for various process improvement initiatives across the Finance organization
  • Train and coach operational team members on project methodologies and continuous improvement techniques (e.g. Lean)
  • Lead ad-hoc projects and analyses as required
Key Success Factors:
To be successful our ideal candidate must be able to:
  • Serve as an internal consultant/advisor to Finance Leadership by applying technical expertise in Finance and Accounting to diagnose gaps, bottlenecks, and opportunities for process improvement
  • Drive development of detailed improvement proposals and presentation of business case to demonstrate ROI to gain buy-in of key stakeholders
  • Apply superior project and resource management skills to execute project implementations and deliver results on time and within budget
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in related field (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, IT, or related analytical field)
  • Minimum of 3 years of Project Management (leading or coordinating projects or portions of a project)
  • Experience managing multiple small to mid-size projects from project definition through program governance, monitoring and close out
  • Ability to gain and maintain the trust and support of all levels of leadership and team members
  • Strong client relationship and team building skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possesses excellent demonstrated customer interaction, collaboration, negotiation and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite (with deep proficiency/skills in Excel and Access)
  • Proficiency in SQL and VBA
  • Experience working with process mapping, project management and other PM and CI related tools
  • Experience creating and maintaining project plans with dependencies
Desired Qualifications:
  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) preferred
  • Big 4 consulting experience preferred
  • Experience in working in a Global Shared Services Operating Model; F&A preferred
  • Proven ability to deliver successful projects implementing complex systems projects, preferably in an FDA regulated, Fortune global company with operations in at least two of the following: EMEA, APAC, and Americas
  • Talent Management: Demonstrated capability to facilitate groups of senior resources, provide candid feedback, ability to train people on complex tools sets, and excellence in working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Experience working with cloud based applications (e.g., Smartsheet, think-cell and Lucid Charts)
Education:
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) preferred
  • BA required
Certification:
Six Sigma certification

Additional Information:
Temp to Perm opportunity. Ideal candidate is pulling data that is from various programs and assembling them into one format to analyze how a policy change will drive cost savings and reduce time to process.  Common sense is needed to create a story and see the big picture.  Ability to present and communicate with the Executive Leadership team is very important.
Required
  • ACCOUNTING
  • AUDIT
  • BUDGET
  • CUSTOMER INTERACTION
  • FDA
Additional
  • FINANCE
  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
  • INTERNAL AUDIT
  • METRICS
  • OPERATIONS
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • ROI
  • SFA
  • WORK FLOW
  • ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
  • APPLICATION INTEGRATION
  • BIG 4
  • BIG 5
  • BUSINESS CASE
  • BUSINESS CASES
  • CHANGE AGENT
  • CODA
  • COGNOS
  • DATA MAPPING
  • DATA STRUCTURES
  • DOCUMENTATION
  • ENTERPRISE APPLICATION
  • EXCEL
  • EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS
  • FP&A
  • GOVERNANCE
  • HYPERION
  • IBM COGNOS
  • INTEGRATION
  • INTEGRATOR
  • MAINTENANCE
  • MAPPING
  • MBA