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Director - Record to Report (R2R)

Director - Record to Report (R2R)
Europe; Middle East; Africa
Company Overview
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at


The member of the GBS Business leadership teams owns global R2R service delivery, with resposniblity for the Global Process and execution of R2R processes (including month-end close, reconciliations, Gross to Net processing, JV entry and processing, etc). The R2R Director will manage teams to deliver the service within the agreed upon Service Level Agreement (SLA’s) and play a significant role in the client/customer escalation protocols.

This role is to be located at the Elanco Global Business Services Center in Warsaw, Poland.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables
Process Expertise and Business Partnership
-Leadership of the Record to Report organization within the GBS.
-Appropriate resource allocation and organizational design.
-Be a champion to drive standardization across the R2R process
-Lead a team of Regional Controllers to execute R2R process.
-Establish strong relationships with Business, Operations, GBS, and IT leaders, including a structured cadence for regular interaction and two-way feedback
-Understand Business and Operations needs, structure, expectations of internal and external customers, and be the bridge between the Business and process design and execution
-Understand system architecture, including ERP, add-ons, enablers, and interfaces, and be the voice of the GBS, Business, and Operations with IT
-Determine the strategic balance between service levels and process efficiency
-Define / design the standard global process during implementation
Process Governance:
-Demonstrate a strong Continuous Improvement oriented approach & help to build a strong Continuous Improvement culture
-Establish and manage a governance process to evaluate and approve process localization / customization requests
-Ensure adequate process documentation and training materials are developed and maintained, and provide user education and training
-Proactively monitor and anticipate changing business, regulatory, and financial requirements, processes, and practice
-Drive process compliance at both business and execution levels and establish processes to monitor and address non-standard activities
-Establish, monitor, and report end-to-end process metrics and KPIs to measure service levels, operational effectiveness, process health, and process compliance
-Identify, implement, and monitor projects for ongoing process improvement intiatives, utilizing leading business processes and technologies
-Ensure prioritization and encourage a culture of compliance to SOx and other internal controls requirements
-Coordinate with SOx leaders to ensure process design appropriately addresses key control requirements and risk mitigation
-Integrate controls into process documentation and training materials
-Support internal and external auditors and own coordination of action plans where audit procedures identify areas of potential risk or control weakness
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelors Degree or equivalent Degree in Finance or Accounting
Minimum of 10 years experience in General Accounting
Proven analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
Proven control orientation based on prior operational business roles
Ability to travel globally at least once a quarter
Ability to work across cultures and across diverse management styles
Fluency in English
• CPA certification, CA or equivalent
• Master's Degree / MBA qualification
• Experience with SAP
• Prior experience as part of an ERP implementation team
• Prior experience with GBS Operations
• Fluency in European language(s) is a plus