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Business Process Expert Finance

Business Process Expert Finance

  • Location Malaysia - Central - Kuala Lumpur
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138430BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

This role will focus on the upkeep, optimisation and change management of end-to-end master data business process. A key part of this will be driving data standards and strong data governance to enable data quality improvement.

The scope of this role covers data at the point of creation through to its enrichment and consumption within reporting and analytics. It is critical this role is executed collaboratively with other discipline leads within the Data Management function.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES :

  • Manages (create & maintain) the master data business process design at all levels from concept (master process) down to level 5 detailed process
  • Defines, designs and approves deviations to master process designs based upon regional, market or system demands
  • Supports operational functions with specialist advice which enables creation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) covering level 6+
  • Supports IT and service delivery teams, as SME, during major transformation work advising on business impacts of proposed IT changes
  • Drives continuous improvements within the team through process and digitisation
  • Manages (create & maintain) documented field level Create, Review, Update, Delete (CRUD) process step documentation for all master processes
  • Supports creation of CRUD documentation for agreed local deviations to master process
  • Upholds definition of the data quality ruleset as part of the CRUD design
  • Supports data modelling teams, as SME, in creating overarching data models which cover the scope of their specialist data domain
  • Supports data governance teams, as SME, with identifying suitable data owners
  • Owns the creation, maintenance and upkeep of data standards including valid values, authoritative sources for reference data
  • Provides guidance on valid values, mandatory, conditional mandatory and optional field data content and any associated process impacts of non-compliance
  • Supports data governance teams, as SME, with establishment of data quality rules
  • Recommends applicability of passive and active data governance approaches in support of data quality
  • Drives the design and execution of data quality improvement plans
  • Keeps up to date with changes and provides (Finance) domain expertise across all core Finance processes (e.g. Accounting, Reporting and Control (ARC)) having sufficient knowledge to provide guidance on associated tertiary sub-processes
  • Owns the straight-through processing agenda which identifies and co-ordinates the introduction of digital enablement opportunities delivering speed, ease & certainty of data processing
  • Defines & implements analytic requirements needed to monitor or expose deficiency in business process design; executes and drives improvements accordingly
  • Supports others as an SME in creating requirements for broader analytic consumption
  • SME for Finance master data and escalation point for issue resolution
  • Takes responsibility for definition and upkeep of business process related work products as part of the data change methodology, championing its value and ensuring its usage across data change projects and initiatives

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION :
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or recognized professional accounting qualification or related fields

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS :
  • Minimum 8 - 10 years of experience in general accounting or Group & MI reporting or data management.
  • Minimum 6 - 8 years of experience in leading, developing & coaching a team
  • Business analysis & requirements elicitation
  • Core systems experience incl. SAP, SAP Information Stewart, MDG
  • Digital and technology innovation
  • Solid understanding of SAP FI CO, data governance best practice (incl. modelling, ownership, quality & integration)
  • Solid understanding of analytics enablement
  • Performance management of business process through analytics
  • Change lifecycle management experience
  • Persuading and influencing at all levels (strategic to operational execution)
  • Ability to prioritize workload, work under pressure & meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of internal control which includes proper Segregation of Duties (SOD).
  • Able to work shift whenever needed.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA
  • Lean/Six Sigma process design
  • Experience of one or more process documentation technologies (e.g. Aris)

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