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Project Manager - Finance Systems and Processes, Paris



Paris, France 

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This Project Manager - Finance Systems and Processes role will sit within Group Finance team in Paris as part of the Finance Systems division, which oversees both functional and technical responsibility of the reporting systems including EPM, BI and DWH. The team is split between application specialists to maintain and administer each solution, developing the applications as necessary under the guidance of the team of functional Business Analysts, who analyze the ever-changing business requirements with the finance team as well hold responsibility for as document processes, trainings and dashboarding.

The Project Manager - Finance Systems and Processes is responsible for group financial systems' projects and the wider transformation programmes within the global organization. You will be involved in a range of projects related to; new systems implementations, changes to reporting processes, IFRS changes, closing process improvement, data governance and business process improvement.

This role may be particularly suitable for an ex-Big4 consultant with a strong functional finance understanding or EPM professional with strengths in management consultancy. It may also be relevant for an ex-Controller with experience of leading finance systems and reporting projects internally within a large international organization.

Key Responsibilities:

* To prepare the budget for the full project lifecycle
* Create the project plan and document all stages, identify key items such deliverables, bottlenecks, resources, local and global constraints etc.
* Manage all stakeholder relationships and ensure authorization is secured at each relevant point
* Responsible for project governance
* Manage all project communication locally and globally at the group level, ensure proper updates and correspondence to relevant project teams
* Ensure sign-off for each delivery phase of the project
* Assume the lead role in all project meetings
* Implement any necessary project management of project planning tools within the business
* Regularly provide summaries of ongoing tasks and project deliverables for key decision makers
* Ensure compliance of processes with governance principles.

Candidate Profile:

* Master’s degree preferably in a field related Business, Finance or IT
* 5+ years of professional experience in an international environment either in Big4, EPM/ Finance Consultancy or Controlling
* Must have at least one Project Management or Project Lead role on an end to end project in finance systems, ideally implementing a new EPM or BI solution.
* Project management qualifications are highly preferred although not necessary
* Ideally previous functional and technical experience on EPM solutions such as HFM, Essbase, Tagetik or similar tools
* Strong finance knowledge around group reporting; consolidation, budgeting and planning, management reporting
* Has worked in redefining business and reporting processes
* Strong communication skills and the ability to influence change in a large multicultural environment
* Ability to work with autonomy and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
* Fully fluent in English and ideally fluent French

For further information on this Project Manager - Finance Systems and Processes and similar opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Geoff Coleman at SystemsAccountants, the leading EPM, BI and Finance Systems recruitment firm. Please send any inquiries to geoff@systemsaccountants.com.
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Systems Accountants
28/29 The Point
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 7584213579
Web Site: www.systemsaccountants.com
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