Finance Commercial Reporting Lead

Finance Commercial Reporting Lead required by Whitehall Resources for a 6 month initial contract based in Cambridgeshire.

Candidate Focus and Challenge

To build and stabilize the function and to partner with the Commercial Markets, Regions and Group to support the management reporting work.
To manage the Reporting Pack creation process together with IS teams. Proactively seek to prevent any faults on the process and act accordingly to rectify any issues.
Support the Users in the business by providing guidance and training when needed.
Handle the issues and queries from the users together with IS teams by identifying appropriate actions to address them. Raise issues with the IS on behalf of the business and co-ordinate the actions until remediated.
Manage and plan the principles for the MRHT Finance Portal and other communication channels to our Customer base.
Capture and evaluate changes requested from the business for new, improved / enhanced reports / channels and feed into change governance process as well as proactively identifying areas for improvement and enhancement within the system.
Produce Key Performance Indicator reporting for MRHT Reporting Tool.
To identify and promote opportunities to improve and standardize processes in the team and Finance in general. Improvements in controls and efficiency are continually being sought through Process or System enhancements.
Provide input to impact assessment of changes to hierarchies and finance data model.
If appropriate to provide support and advice/expertise to other transitions / projects.

Candidate knowledge, skills and experience

The candidate should:

Qualified Accountant, preferably ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
Excellent and current technical skills and knowledge are absolutely essential from practice or industry.
Microsoft office skills are prerequisite.
Extensive experience of Management / Internal Reporting processes and systems who can demonstrate the appropriate leadership capabilities.
Analytical and attention to detail when addressing issues / data quality issues.
Experience of reporting for Group consolidations in a large group or shared service centre using a major ERP system and a consolidation toolkit such as Hyperion. SAP experience is preferable.
Excellent communication skills with ability to reflect the style according to the audience.
Strong coordination skills with ability to get into the detail when required.
Experience of combining process development with focus on business needs.
Problem solving skills.

Existing relationships and knowledge of Regions/Marketing Areas or Ability to build strong relationships quickly.
SAP & Oracle experience is preferable.
Processes, timelines and customers.
Previous experience in product costing & manufacturing, experience in Inventories/Stock accounting will be a plus.

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