VP Finance Systems

  • Ascential
  • London, UK
  • Jul 20, 2021
Finance Manager Finance Director

Job Description

Brand: Ascential
Job function: Finance
Job type: Perm Full Time
Job location: London
Salary: Competitive market rate salary
Job ref: R5708
 
 

Our Client Ascential are looking for a VP, Finance Systems to join our team in London as part of our finance function.
 

Key Responsibilities 

  • You will need to quickly get to grips with the implemented solution to enable you to manage the support services model – the scope of the implemented business processes and what tasks reside within the scope of the internal support team and what tasks are performed by the support partner.

  • You will maintain a forward view of the service and of any service changes enabling service risks and issues to be managed and delivered to plan and business requirements.

  •  You will provide meaningful and regular formal updates to senior management, demonstrating the services in a measured way, you will also ensure the conversation is two way so that risks, issues and opportunities are captured, measured and reported.

  •  You will manage the internal SAP support team providing 1st and 2nd Level support to the solution as well as managing the relationship with the partner providing 3rd level and managing 4th level support from SAP.

  •  You will be the owner of the contractual relationship and day to day operational management of our 3rd party SAP support partner. You will partner with their Service Delivery Manager to ensure system issues are remediated and changes are implemented within defined service levels.

  • You will own the relationship with SAP and be accountable for tracking the usage of system licences. As part of our legal & fiscal obligations, you will need to ensure that appropriate ‘segregation of duties’ rules are applied and maintained across the global template.

  • You will provide internal reporting, aligned to an agreed schedule, ensuring that senior management are kept informed of how the services are being delivered, how services are being received, commercial tracking, all R&I are being managed and there are no surprises.

  •  You will be an active participant in the SAP user group community, maintaining good stakeholder relationships within the broader SAP community, and use insight from this extended network to shape the SAP estate development roadmap particularly for S/4HANA ERP and SAP Analytics Cloud.

 

Your Experience

  • You will need to quickly get to grips with the implemented solution to enable you to manage the support services model – the scope of the implemented business processes and what tasks reside within the scope of the internal support team and what tasks are performed by the support partner.

  • You will maintain a forward view of the service and of any service changes enabling service risks and issues to be managed and delivered to plan and business requirements.

  •  You will provide meaningful and regular formal updates to senior management, demonstrating the services in a measured way, you will also ensure the conversation is two way so that risks, issues and opportunities are captured, measured and reported.

  • You will manage the internal SAP support team providing 1st and 2nd Level support to the solution as well as managing the relationship with the partner providing 3rd level and managing 4th level support from SAP.

  • You will be the owner of the contractual relationship and day to day operational management of our 3rd party SAP support partner. You will partner with their Service Delivery Manager to ensure system issues are remediated and changes are implemented within defined service levels.

  • You will own the relationship with SAP and be accountable for tracking the usage of system licences. As part of our legal & fiscal obligations, you will need to ensure that appropriate ‘segregation of duties’ rules are applied and maintained across the global template.

  • You will provide internal reporting, aligned to an agreed schedule, ensuring that senior management are kept informed of how the services are being delivered, how services are being received, commercial tracking, all R&I are being managed and there are no surprises.

  •  You will be an active participant in the SAP user group community, maintaining good stakeholder relationships within the broader SAP community, and use insight from this extended network to shape the SAP estate development roadmap particularly for S/4HANA ERP and SAP Analytics Cloud.


 

What We Offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days 

  • Great learning and development opportunities 

  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans

  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers 

  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme 

  • Volunteering opportunities 

  • Season ticket loans 

 

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex, Health Assessments and Will Writing. 

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages. 

 

Inclusive Workforce

At Ascential, our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

If you have any accessibility requirements that would make you more comfortable during the application and interview process, please let us know so that we can support you.

For more information on our culture, visit Ascential.com.

 

About Ascential 

Ascential delivers specialist information, analytics and ecommerce optimisation platforms to the world's leading consumer brands and their ecosystems. 

Our world-class businesses improve performance and solve problems for our customers by delivering immediately actionable information combined with visionary longer-term thinking across Digital Commerce, Product Design and Marketing. We also serve customers across Retail & Financial Services. 

With more than 2,000 employees across five continents, we combine local expertise with a global footprint for clients in over 120 countries. 

Ascential is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

 

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