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Senior Finance and Accounting Analyst

Date: Oct 27, 2020

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia


Glanbia Business Services Inc

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Senior Finance and Accounting Analyst/Project Specialist


<span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Finance and Accounting Analyst/Project Specialist at Glanbia Business Services based in Aurora, IL. This position will report to the Shared Services Director, NA.  


<span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Status<span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Exempt


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Role Summary

<span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Senior Finance and Accounting Analyst/Project Specialist supports the operations of Shared Services through analytics and reporting of Shared Services activities to improve efficiency, recognize technological opportunities, ensure compliance and controls, and report performance of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and other Shared Service functions. This role leads integration projects and initiatives and across the functions and shifts focus based on where most needed. This role coordinate activities with parent operations and EMEA shared services offices to develop common and consistent practices in both regions. This role builds and maintains relationships with all key stakeholders and works to identify and address opportunities. Additional focus includes rolling out and delivering training internally, integration, troubleshooting, and maintenance on an on-going basis.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Key Deliverables of the Role

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support Shared Services operations and process optimization by m<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">eeting with <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Glanbia Nutritionals and Glanbia Performance Nutrition teams to resolve invoice and supplier on-boarding issues and share insights with the shared services team <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">to facilitate application of concepts and processes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure company policies are followed and SLAs are met as well as coordinating internally on the annual 1099 processing and reporting to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist in Concur system travel cards, P-cards and report management and plan for expansion of program.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participate in and support of function-specific projects, M&A integrations, and any internal growth or changes to current processes and practices.
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Document and communicate new process flows and update SOP’s that support Shared Services, Business Units, and Vendor Community. 
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Serve as the systems Subject Matter Expert including the planning for, design, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of training for Ariba, Concur, and SAP.
    • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participate in and coordinate blueprinting, system, and user acceptance testing as defined by project timelines.  Submit defects to the development team and perform subsequent retesting pending final and acceptable outcomes.
    • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide project updates and progress to various stakeholders.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs gap analysis for current and future processes, making recommendations on areas for continual process improvement.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Own the month-end and quarterly reporting preparation and review including analyzing group activity to support Business Unit recharges. Provide support for business unit recharges by utilizing the following reports:
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Regularly run additional reports consisting of cash forecast report, discount report, backup review of duplicate invoice, debit balance report, AP trail balance and vendor aging, and additional ad hoc reports and analysis.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Proactively identify new reporting requirements based on feedback from stakeholders and develop partnerships through functions such as monthly Service Delivery Report and quarterly Business Unit shared service center updates.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Analyze and interpret data and recommend actions for optimization of reporting for automation where reasonable as part of the continuous assessment of shared service center activities, technology and process improvements, enhance reporting, and compliance and control.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Qualifications

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Skills & Experience

  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">5 – 7 years of experience in a Shared Service or related accounting environment focused on integrations, projects, and analysis/reporting.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must have prior experience with SAP ERP Systems. Prior experience with Ariba a plus.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people at all levels of the organization.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong MS Office Suite knowledge, including the ability to complete advanced functions in Excel including pivot tables and v-look ups.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be able to prioritize and organize assignments.
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Competencies

  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Shows insight and interest in self-development, pro-actively seeking learning opportunities and feedback from others in order to develop and apply learnings.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Is flexible and responsive to changing work priorities and issues, willing to work through challenges to deliver results.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Understands the importance of representing the function to the business in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Actively seeks solutions to problems to ensure delivery of goals.
  • <span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Understands the value and importance of collaboration, building internal network of relationships with peers, supervisors, and mentors; Develops rapport with others by demonstrating an understanding of their concerns, needs and issues.

<span lang="EN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Closing date for internal applicants: cob 6th November 2020

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago