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Digital Finance Transformation Director (S/4HANA)

EY

EY

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Are you passionate about digital innovation, advanced analytics, and developing creative solutions within Finance Consulting?

The opportunity

Finance Consulting works with clients to address mission critical issues for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) creating value and delivering world-class future finance capabilities, leveraging the EY brand as impartial, trusted advisors.

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams for some of the biggest and most recognised brands in the world, applying the latest technologies and analytical methods to help drive their business performance and digital finance transformation agendas that make a real difference to our working world. Currently we are looking for a Director to join our team to win & deliver Finance Transformation programmes enabled by S/4HANA.

Your key responsibilities

You will build relationships at senior levels within client organisations, working with them to understand their most critical business problems and priorities, consulting with your EY peers to evaluate, design, and deliver solution options that leverage cutting edge technologies.

You will motivate and manage high performing diverse teams, aligned to EY’s values. delivering exceptional client service preparing our clients for a digital future.

Skills and attributes for success We are looking for professionals who are great communicators, team players, relationship builders with a real desire to learn.

Professional in your approach, you will have a natural ability to establish personal credibility with clients. You will also be highly organised, capable of coordinating your own workload and that of other team members, meeting deadlines, proactively managing risks and delivering quality outcomes.

A role model to those around you, you will live the values of the Firm through coaching and supporting the development of others.

You are innovative and resourceful with an ability to use your market knowledge to create solutions to technical problems.

You will add measurable value to your clients by delivering work that addresses their biggest problems and priorities, including the need to:

· Contribute to continued growth and profitability for EY, by identifying and capitalising on business development opportunities in existing and potential clients for Finance Transformation enabled by S/4HANA for own and other areas of the firm

Engage new and existing clients to build and foster trusted long-term relationships, gaining trusted-advisor status, with a focus on key decision-makers in your sector (GHI – Government, Health and Infrastructure, ERI – Energy, Resources and Industrials, CRL – Consumer, Retail and Life Sciences, TMT – Technology, Media and Telecoms)

· Sell & deliver leading practice Digital Finance solutions such as:

o Lead Finance Transformation enabled by S/4HANA programmes of a large size and complexity, with respect to planning, managing, and executing the delivery of engagements, including overseeing the review and quality assurance of work products

o Apply a strong knowledge of S/4HANA finance & complimentary technologies, the business value they deliver, and the dependencies on client systems and business architecture for them to be value add

o Lead and advise on the finance transformation enabled by S/4HANA strategy, navigating the dependencies on other corporate and cross functional back-office systems

o Lead the development of finance transformation enabled by S/4HANA finance systems roadmaps that are aligned with wider organisation and finance transformation programmes and priorities

o Collaborate with vendors and with other lines of service and global territories to deliver EY best practice to clients

o Lead the establishment and development of relationships both internally and with clients, as well as leading business development activity (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/bids for future work)

o Take a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business and achieving our aims for Digital Finance

· Adopt “digital” ways of working to increase flexibility and accelerate delivery:

o Plan, design, and execute design-led thinking process re-engineering workshops

o Process design grounded in customer outcomes and user experience adopting LEAN methodologies and automation technologies

o Structure and implement Agile delivery methods

· Understand and apply relevant technologies such as:

o SAP S/4HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud or SAP ECC

o Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

o Machine Learning and Deep Learning

o Intelligent Automation (IA) (including IA enabled chatbots)

o Microsoft Dynamics 365

o Blackline

o Blockchain

o Process mining and or process re-engineering

o NetSuite

o Oracle Fusion

o Oracle Hyperion

o OneStream

o Anaplan

To qualify for the role you must have

· Experience of managing and leading end to end finance transformation enabled by S/4HANA programmes (from strategy to implementation)

· A consulting background, with experience of business development and solution design for complex multi-national businesses

· Cross functional finance expertise, with knowledge of various business functions and their interdependencies with Finance

· A network of client relationships across your market sector (such as GHI – Government, Health and Infrastructure, ERI – Energy, Resources and Industrials, CRL – Consumer, Retail and Life Sciences, TMT – Technology, Media and Telecoms), and potentially beyond the UK, with a strong sales track record

· Extensive experience of being fully accountable for project / programme delivery across a range of finance technology projects, with the ability to align traditional management techniques with agile ways of working

· Detailed knowledge of account management, business development and the consulting sales cycle, with demonstrable experience of large scale, complex accounts / sectors

· Have a proven track record of building lasting relationships and influence senior colleagues and clients in leading roles.

· Have a proven track record for identifying and capitalising on new revenue streams and generating new business

· Specific Technical skills: A comprehensive understanding of SAP S/4HANA suite with mastery of Finance. This includes a general understanding of the capabilities of various SAP S/4HANA modules like Finance, Sales, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and more including

o Knowledge of core Finance s/4 solution, products, SAP Signavio, SAP RISE and implementation options (Brownfield, Greenfield, Bluefield)

o Knowledge of SAP Fiori, the user interface of SAP S/4HANA including intelligent solutions based on S/4 and BTP

o Understanding of the enterprise structure and data model and reporting architecture

o Knowledge of SAP ACTIVATE delivery methodology

o Understanding of the SAP landscape including development, quality assurance, and production systems.

o Knowledge of SAP security principles

o Understanding of data migration tools and strategies is essential for moving data from legacy systems to SAP S/4HANA.

o Understand common best practice SAP solution extensions

o Understanding of integration technologies both internal (e.g. SD to FICO and MM) and external

o Understanding across different process areas e.g. R2R, P2P, O2C, Tax & Treasury, FP&A

Ideally, you'll also have

· Strong attention to detail, with the ability to storyboard and create high quality outputs

· Excellent problem solving, facilitation, and presentation skills

· Track record of line managing professional services staff, including coaching and developing staff

· A valid and certified professional accounting qualification

What we look for

· Core consulting skills: client management, analysis, presentation and facilitation, commerciality

· Technical skills: strong delivery experience for Finance Transformation engagements enabled by S/4HANA

· Versatility: proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment

· Market / sector knowledge: demonstrable market/sector expertise in your field such as GHI – Government, Health and Infrastructure, ERI – Energy, Resources and Industrials, CRL – Consumer, Retail and Life Sciences, TMT – Technology, Media and Telecoms

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

· Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

· Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

· Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

· Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

What we offer
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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