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Finance Business Analyst (management accounting & reporting)

Job Purpose: For the CORE Programme, the Finance Business Analyst (BA) will be the subject matter expert (SME) and is the source of knowledge, technique, or expertise in a specific Finance stream, i.e., Record to Report (RtR), Market to Cash (MtC), Source to Pay (StP) and Business Performance Management (BPM). The Finance BA understands, articulates and implements the global standard processes and controls related to the area of expertise. Pro-actively contributes to integration topics with the other Finance streams and other Functional domains in scope of the CORE Global Template.

Experience & profile:

  • Education: Bachelor or Master's degree
  • Understanding of key related domains (MDM, controls, authorizations) Understanding of functional areas linked to their areas (Sales, Logistics, Production, Procurement)
  • Flexible, proactive, quick learning and team player
  • End to end mind-set - understanding of the E2E processes, the business and the interactions/dependencies with other streams (other Finance streams as well as other functions)
  • Strong analytical (e.g. gaps identification, business impact analysis,..) and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong and effective communication and project management skills, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Effective time management (capable of managing multiple priorities and meet closely-spaced, ambitious timelines) and being able to deal with ambiguity
  • Strong stakeholder management, assertiveness and influencing skills
  • Working under pressure, in a dynamic and international environment

Functional Competencies BPM:

  • Understanding of business control and management accounting & reporting in context of the Heineken environment
  • Good command of Cost Accounting methodology
  • Experience in Manufacturing and Commercial Accounting is preferred
  • CIL Reporting and consolidation
  • Mastering data analytics

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Co-responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Global Template solution- following the CORE transition approach
  • Participates in deployment phase, by reviewing the solution documentation, such as user guides, training manuals and system specifications, prior to distribution to OpCo key-users & end-users, and ensures that the subject area is accurately represented.
  • Identification and analysis of business impacts of implementing the CORE Global Template
  • Work with the Solution Consultant to gather, document and challenge specific local requirements (tax, legal, compliance related) following a zero-gap approach
  • Provide expert knowledge of the subject area and the transition methodology
  • Be responsible for the successful closing of gaps between “as-is” and “to-be” situation
  • Be a change agent and support the OpCo on their change journey
  • Work with opCo users to develop necessary processes or procedural changes to accommodate the CORE Global Template solution
  • Ensure a proper and effective knowledge transfer (e.g. documentation, key-user training, etc.)
  • Thoroughly perform functional testing and support user acceptance testing of the solution and associated procedures to confirm that the primary business requirements are met
  • Log issues and risks that surface during configuration, training or other team activities and follow-through on resolution of those issues
  • Complete and improve test scenarios
  • Support roles and responsibilities mapping vs. positions
  • Continuous improvement and keeping up-to-date of documentation (SOPs, process descriptions, sol ID materials, etc.).
  • Support on On-boarding new team members in the functional area
  • Adequate handover to Business As Usual after stabilization phase of the transition
  • Contribute to project status reporting


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