The British Council has invited for the post of SME – Regional Lead (SSC Finance).
British Council operates across the globe in 8 regions including the UK. Regional Lead in GSS Finance hub will primarily be the key contact person between the region and the finance hub and will be responsible to ensuring that all queries and service level requirements met in time.
SME – Regional Lead in GSSC Finance Transactional services and this function provides finance support to regions across British council. This is an individual contributor role to support Sr Manager Transactional Services in delivering of services to countries. They are responsible for building relationship and seeking feedback from countries for sharing it with Transactional Teams .They will also be accountable for compiling FCCF returns for submission to Countries/ Regions.
Maintaining the key service level requirements & KPI targets between the GSSC and a specific region
Key contact between the region and the transaction processing Finance hub
Provide oversight and direction to Shared Service Center intercompany team supporting the intercompany accounting, operations and projects
Final reviewer of complex intercompany transactions and responsible for the monthly Intercompany close process
Outlining and maintaining the key service level requirements & KPI targets between the GSSC and a specific region
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities to improve and standardize accounting processes including the Intercompany closing process (i.e. reduce mismatches, reducing close cycle, automate manual processes) while not sacrificing the quality of the resulting financial data.
Proactively track inter-company issues, and coordinate with other functional owners to ensure timely resolution of identified issues.
Establish highly collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including tax, treasury, IT, statutory reporting team, and SSC and other operational teams.
Ensure SSC is able to meet agreed service levels and targets regularly and any anomaly either raised by RL or by the served region are resolved with required timeline
RL reports to Sr Manager Transactional Services on existing issues with remediation status and take guidance on resolutions,
To take assistance from process Lead & Team members in resolving process performance issues
Ensuring support and compliance for all kinds of audit.
Initiating on process improvements there by improving the overall efficiency.
Experience of 5 years in a Finance Shared Service function specialising in F&A related customer service, delivery as per agreed service levels. Experience of Financial Control and Compliance in a SAP environment
Has worked in a General Accounting function, as part of a Captive or Outsourced Finance service centre, with experience of presenting monthly trial balance to overseas Finance and non-Finance managers.
Financial accounting skills including book-keeping.
Understanding the organisation and working pattern.