ERP Finance Lead - AP & Expenses

West Midlands, Birmingham, England
GBP500.00 - GBP550.00 per day
29 Jun 2022
27 Jul 2022
Jacqueline Grieve
Where will they be working?
Salary band
over £450 per day
Full Time

ERP Finance Lead - AP & Expenses - Interim role for 12-18 months

Your new company

You will be working with a local government organisation who are going through a organisational transformation programme and who are looking to implement a new ERP system.

Your new role

You will be working as a Finance Lead / Subject Matter Expert and have experience of working on ERP projects.

The Functional Subject Matter Expert (SME) (Payables and Expenses) role is designated to represent the business requirements in the design and implementation of the Payables and Expenses aspects of the ERP system. They will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Contributing to the completion of key Finance programme deliverables as defined for each phase of the implementation
  • Inputting to the design and configuration of the Payables and Expenses components of the solution on behalf of the Council, ensuring all decisions are consistent with the defined design principles and ensuring the solution delivers to the requirements set out in the ITT
  • Attending solution design sessions on behalf of the business and making decisions on behalf of the business where appropriate
  • Raising any requests for customisations or exceptions to the Business Design Authority with sufficient evidence to support the recommendation
  • Attending the design authority if required, to support requests for design changes
  • Working closely with functional consultants from the appointed Systems Integrator (SI), ensuring activities are carried out following the principals of the programme. Review all documentation produced by the SI for sign-off in accordance with agreed programme process
  • Assisting in completion of all relevant project documentation and functional questionnaires e.g. design documents, role matrices etc.
  • Contributing to work to document 'as is' and 'to be' process designs including delegations, workflow, role based actions, process controls etc.
  • Defining user roles and profiles, resolve/mitigate segregation of duties issues
  • Work with the Finance and Procurement change manager(s) to identify change impacts
  • Contribute to core Change Management activity and deliverables including process mapping and review of end-to end to be process, communications, training and stakeholder engagement content
  • Contribute to Business Readiness assessments and the underpinning survey, and ensuring that end user readiness is reported accurately and fairly
  • Defining relevant reporting requirements, utilising 'out of the box' wherever possible
  • Contributing where necessary to key Data definition and mapping, cleansing, and verification
  • Creation of relevant test scenarios and test scripts for the Payables and Expenses functional area
  • Reviewing any training material related to the Payables and Expenses solution
  • Provide The Finance Functional Lead with periodic status update and progress reports, identifying and escalating risks, issues and concerns promptly
  • To contribute to Organisational readiness activities from an Payables and Expenses perspective, including but not limited to:
  • Describe and map any segregation of duty requirements that relate to ERP processes e.g. rules that you can't input and approve an expense claim
  • Prepare a full list of Supplier records, as an input to data cleansing activities
  • Compile a set of all required expense types
  • Compile a set of supplier payment terms
  • Compile a set of payment methods
  • Establish the full extent of electronic supplier invoicing
  • Collate details of Payables inbound interfaces

The role will report to the Finance Functional Lead within the Programme structure. The role will collaborate with the other SMEs within the Finance workstream. The Payables and Expenses SME will be the main point of contact for the SI Payables consultants for the life of the programme. The role is time bound to the life of the Programme. The role holder will need to ensure they are competent users of key Programme systems and tools e.g. MS Office, testing tools, file sharing systems etc. and ensure any knowledge gaps on these are filled

What you'll need to succeed

You will need to have experience on Oracle Fusion implementation and have strong finance experience in AP & Expenses processes

You don't need to be a qualified accountant

What you'll get in return

In return there is a long term assignment for 12-18 months, a strong day rate outside of IR35. Remote working and the opportunity to shape the new ways of working for the organisation

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