Customer Transformation Manager - Finance
Location: Reading, England
Start: Oct 2021
Duration: until July 2022
The Customer Transformation Manager will need to develop their knowledge of the new system, Business processes and data model, and understand the impact on the existing Finance processes, to support a successful transition of a legacy BE system.
They are required to support the Customer Transformation Manager, as a Finance expert, working across the Programme, ensuring integrity of the Financial ledger, supporting data readiness activities, completing functional and integration testing, supporting transition to the new financial processes and reporting across Customer UK. They must ensure continuity of the finance processes for accounts preparation, financial planning and decision making by the Leadership group. All financial reporting must be delivered and tested ahead of the initial Pilot phase in 2022 and throughout the Customer migration.
Given the intended pace of this programme the successful candidate will be expected to take an agile approach to the role.
Participate across the remaining CPR Programme lifecycle, data readiness, data migration, functional and integration testing, documentation of processes, training, cutover planning, implementation and transition to business as usual.
Complete financial reconciliations throughout the planned Customer releases to validate the integrity of the data.
Work with the Business to ensure dependencies on Financial processes and reporting will meet requirements. Highlight any implications of approach, ensuring any impacts are identified in a timely manner so that informed decisions can be made.
Complete testing across the system, reporting, new financial models, and integration to SSE's Financial systems. Ensure all impacts of transition, dual running and transition are considered as part of testing and business readiness checks.
Support the definition of historic data reporting requirements for data from existing BE systems that will not be migrated to the new Core Platform.
Support the remaining planning of the programme deliverables, including cutover planning, ensuring all impacts on Finance processes are identified.
Support training on the Financial ledger within new Core Platform for the BE Finance team and Group Tax team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Analytical mind, strong communication and presentational skills, highly organised. Accustomed to working in large complex organisations to challenging deadlines.
Understanding of ERP systems, processes and workflow technology.
Understanding of Financial Control and Governance framework related to Systems.
Ability to make a positive impact in a cross-functional environment
Ability to understand complex issues and communicate them in simple terms * Able to support business change, questioning the status quo Essential Functional / Technical Skills
Qualified Accountant with at least 5 years' experience in General Accounting
Background in systems change and new systems implementation
Experience in working in environments with significant level of Business change
Confident in interpreting and documenting logical data structures to support accounting, analysis, reporting and integration requirements
Accustomed to handling large quantities of data, high attention to detail, proficient in financial reconciliations, able to identify data quality issues and anomalies
Proficient in the use of MS Office suite, advanced Excel skills.
Highly organised, with strong communication skills; verbal, written and presentation