Manager, Finance Transformation and Cloud ERP



Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

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The Finance Automation and Cloud ERP team is currently seeking a successful, creative professional to join the Cloud ERP Initiative, focused primarily on the Record to Report value stream. The Finance Automation and Cloud ERP is a team embedded within our Controllership organization that represents all collaborators across Finance on our transformation journey. This transformation includes the implementation of Workday Financials, a complement to our existing Workday HCM footprint. It also includes optimization and modernization of our Coupa platform to include vendor invoicing functionality as well as the implementation of a new indirect tax engine. This team supports Method 3 of our Corporate Strategy Initiatives to build streamlined, automated, hard-working, and efficient processes with modern technology.

As a member of the Record to Report scrum team, this position will work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with bold timelines and often contending priorities. The candidate must havea provend foundation and understanding of accounting principles as well as familiarity with month-end close, account reconciliation, intercompany and consolidation activities. This position will be asked to challenge the status quo and envision “the art of the possible” through out-of-the-box functionality as we drive toward our goals of simplified technology architecture and reduced manual controls. The position will work across functional teams to identify dependencies and bring attention to Record to Report risks associated with the work of other functional teams. Business partnerships and communication will be important across the Global Controllership department, Business Technologies, and the SOX/Compliance organizations. The position will also work with external business integrators and systems integrators within the Record to Report workstream.

Success in this role will require creativity to re-imagine possible future processes with “out-of-the-box functionality” that will enable our ability to scale through automation. The scope will include a range of GL Accounting requirements that will improve operational processes and automate key SOX controls. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Finance Automation and Cloud ERP overseeing all Core Accounting Close activities for the overall Cloud ERP initiative.


  • Coordinates timing of process owner testing efforts and implements unit testing and end-to-end testing including test scenario creation. Provides support for user acceptance testing
  • Coordinates and collaborates with global accounting, revenue recognition, external reporting, tax, business technology, and integration partner teams to meet business needs
  • Represents the business point of view when designing and collaborating with a business integrator, system integrator, and business technology team
  • Work with various business advisors to assist in delivering elite solutions that are highly scalable, secure, and flexible
  • Develop “to be” processes considering Workday out-of-the-box functionality. Provide recommendations and follow through with communication and implementation of new processes.
  • Provide critical input and insight into accounting system requirements based on process knowledge and future state vision
  • Identify and prioritize Core Accounting use cases
  • Influences decision-making and outcomes to support Core Accounting interests
  • Communicates and calls out blockers in a timely manner and proposes possible remedies to overcome
  • Communicate the status of the project to cross-functional team members and management
  • Participate in internal process improvement initiatives to improve reporting, analytical tools, and technical aspects of accounting procedures and practices
  • Ensure financial statement and operational risks are mitigated in process design
  • Design, document and implement controls associated with Accounting Center processes in order to improve our SOX environment

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Ability to work with remote management and business partners
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Business. B.S. in Accounting preferred
  • 2-3+ years of operational experience in leading financial business processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial
  • Ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, solve problems, scope business requirements, and prioritize
  • Ability to identify gaps between desired future state and system functionality and recommend viable alternative options and solutions
  • Experience in a highly complex global organizations operating within large-scale ERP systems
  • Experience in SOX control design and knowledge of SOX documentation and execution
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills required
  • Remains adaptable and flexible. Open to continuous change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and working in an ambiguous business environment
  • Ability to approach responsibilities with a beginner’s mind and serve as Change Champion for the Finance Automation and Cloud ERP team by communicating, advocating, and championing upcoming changes to impacted collaborators.

Experience/Skills Desired:

  • CPA, or eligible, candidate preferred
  • Workday Financials experience preferred


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