Finance Transformation Manager

Job Description

Together we make the difference

SPPAL is a leading provider of innovative products and solutions in mail and parcel logistics and automation as well as in airport logistics with baggage and cargo handling. Software solutions and customer services along the complete product life cycle complete the portfolio. The company has an installed base in more than 60 countries worldwide. Major customers include renowned airports as well as postal and parcel service providers around the globe.

With its headquarters located in Constance, Germany, Siemens Logistics GmbH (ex Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airports Logistics GmbH) is a 100% subsidiary of Siemens AG.

Our Regional Entity for the United Kingdom, Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics Ltd (SPPAL UK), is located in London Heathrow.

Be part of our team at Siemens Logistics as Finance Transformation Manager in the United Kingdom on a 9-month fixed term contract.

Change the future with us.

As the Finance Transformation Manager, your key priority will be to manage the effective delivery and execution of a number of key finance projects. The initial focus will be on various Finance Transformation projects, e.g. IFRS 16 transition and documentation, roll-out of PP&E standard processes, development of HBI/ HB II reporting, etc. However, there is a requirement to remain flexible to take on new and on-going key projects arising within finance as required by the Finance Director or Group Head of Accounting.

  • You will be actively driving implementation of new processes and accounting tasks including continuous monitoring / tracking of the status in close, regular and pro-active alignment with Governance & Control function (Hub Europe and Headquarters)

  • Drive harmonization of accounting processes / SAP processes with IFRS accounting service provider and Governance & Control function (Hub Europe and Headquarters)

  • Strong on finance processes, understanding the links between activities (accounting, controlling, business) and ensure smooth accounting / closing processes incl. identification of process improvement potentials / necessary remedial measures

  • Pick up new technical accounting requirements based on IFRS and UK GAAP, performing impact analysis and assessing change requirements as well as required resources to deliver; drive the implementation.

  • Must be strong on finance processes, understanding the links between activities, to enable changed activity to be embedded and ensure the transition to operations is smooth; Identify critical accounting topics according to IFRS to be discussed with Governance & Control function; similar for UK-GAAP with local tax advisor;

  • Ensure adherence to Siemens Financial Reporting Guidelines and local law (e.g. UK-GAAP)

What you need to make real what matters.

  • You will be recognised as providing an excellent service by internal customers, be financially astute and have the drive to progress and succeed.

  • Ideally Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA, CIPFA) or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience in a managerial finance role

  • With the ability to work autonomously, you will have hands on knowledge of Finance processes and a clear picture of clean books and records.

  • Sound knowledge and experience in IFRS and project accounting, especially IFRS 15

  • Excellent financial modelling skills as well as business and data analysis skills

  • A proven track record of successfully implementing high profile strategic projects, managing multiple projects/deadlines and multitasking with ease

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate/ influence/ negotiate easily and effectively across stakeholders from team members to executive management

  • You have a positive, collaborative and engaging approach to reliably working with colleagues

  • You are motivated to take the lead on structuring often-ambiguous problems to enable creative, effective, and efficient solutions. This will leave to help scale our business and support the overall goal of creating a world class team.

What else do I need to know? 

We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you!

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Job ID: 194154

Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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