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Senior Accountant, Global P2P System Administration

Senior Accountant, Global P2P System Administration
Europe; Middle East; Africa
Minimum Requirements:
  • University Degree in Business and/or Accounting (or equivalent work experience)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in PTP or Finance function in SSC/BPO environment,
  • Ability to work in global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external team members
  • Ability to proactively & effectively resolve people, process and technology problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables
  • Able to respond flexibly to customer needs, effectively managing expectations
  • Proven control orientation based on prior operational business roles
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, ServiceNow, SAP, and Ariba Procurement
  • Proficient in English is mandatory; multi-lingual is a plus
Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:
  • Process, Governance, Stakeholder Management
    • Experienced business analyst / solution architect with a detailed knowledge in Ariba P2P in the hosted Ariba application (Saas) integrated with SAP S4 HANA
    • High proficiency with Ariba P2P – Procure to Pay, CIF catalogs set up (internal and external), direct punch out catalogs with suppliers and services procurement.
    • A minimum of 3 years' experience in the following skills (preferably in an on-demand version):
      • System Management – Testing and Troubleshooting
      • Master Data Management / Integrations
      • Configuration / Service / Enhancement Requests
      • Dashboard Development
      • Scheduled Reporting
      • Workflow Management
      • Experience as a liaison between the users and the IT team; ability to explain business issues and liaise with the IT team when required to correct the issue; experience developing use cases in a fast-paced dynamic environment
      • Closely align with divisional teams to drive early upstream procurement system penetration (requisition to PO). Develop a complete understanding of divisional teams requirements and provide an appropriate solution to meet the end user's needs
      • Takes accountability for working with divisional teams to evaluate their business processes and build a better business model for purchase order (PO) penetration across Regions, Business Units, and expense categories
      • Ability to work with professional services firms to execute an implementation plan with best in class S2P methodologies with emphasis on ensuring the quality of the procurement and sourcing process
    • Supports and implements process change improvements and system upgrades/updates
    • Supports the Global Sourcing team in supplier identificiation, analysis, and maintenance
    • Executes the governance process to evaluate and implement localization / customization
    • Supports internal and external auditors during audits and other data inquiries
  • Skills & Capabilities
  • Experience: 3 to 5 years' experience in commercial, business, operations function utilizing Ariba P2P in the role of P2P Core Administrator
  • Procurement base knowledge
  • Ariba P2P integrated faced with SAP S4 HANA. Complete understanding of the interface process between the ERP systems and Ariba
  • Ability to work with professional services firms to provide the best end user experience
  • Strong skills in critical thinking and analysis, verbal and written communications, and interpersonal interactions (e.g., collaborating, conflict management, consulting, etc.)
  • Proven experience in developing customer relationships at all levels of an organization
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to think about business problems in new ways and clarify key issues in complex situations
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business issues
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive in an extremely fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to drive change across the enterprise and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to think strategically and improve the long term road map / strategy to support business objectives
  • Team player with experience working with 3rd party partner(s) to drive strategy and execution
  • Strong influencing & interpersonal skills