Role Overview :
This role is directly accountable for all Financial Compliance and Control management including adherence to Smith & Nephew MAPs (Minimum Acceptable Practices), SOX (where in scope) and to the Group Finance Manual in a cluster of countries.
To agree control ownership with local market and GBS Finance Services, to review and monitor the operation of controls that are owned by the local market, and to work with GBS Finance Services to achieve an effective control environment in the country.
The role inevitably requires that they take a lead role in managing reporting and controlling teams directly and partner with GBS Finance Services to deliver accounting activities and execute initiatives in the country.
Support the CFO APAC, country CFOs and their Finance Business Partners in the delivery of statutory and tax reporting in each country and the compliance with legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.
The final key area of responsibility for this role is to partner with GBS Finance Services and support the implementation of transactional process improvements and enhancements to the effectiveness and operation of internal controls across the various GBS centres, in line with the Finance Transformation change programme.
Responsibilities : (Please specify % amount against each responsibility)
including identification of opportunities for automation.
Education (required grade and area) :
Degree qualified & professional qualification
Licenses / Certifications (please prioritize and specify required and nice to have) :
ACA / ACCA / CA / CPA / CMA or equivalent
Experience (please prioritize and specify required and nice to have) :
11+ years of work experience in reporting and controlling with at least 3 - 5 years in a relevant senior finance role managing multiple stakeholders.
Team management experience.
Audit, Statutory, Tax computation experience in an audit firm.
Experience of working in a global business services centre.
Sound overview of end to end operational and financial controls, business processes and reporting.
Cross functional stakeholder relationship management and ability to influence and make an impact on decision making from off-shore location.
Highly talented individual with the ability and willingness to progress to more senior Finance roles.
Team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships and influence team members and wider stakeholders.
Nice to have
Relevant industry experience (manufacturing and sales) advantageous, ideally in Medical Devices or Pharmaceuticals.
Experience of SAP, AX and / or Hyperion.
Working knowledge SOx regulatory framework where applicable.
Experience of working in a listed entity with SOx requirements.
Competences (please prioritize and specify required and nice to have) :
Outstanding strategic, numerical and analytical skills with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Embody all elements of high-performing culture : focused, accountable, engaged and opportunistic.
Develop long-term relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Uphold company-wide code of conduct.
Strong leadership skills to recruit, manage, coach, train and motivate employees to achieve company objectives; delivers results personally and also from team members by setting performance expectations and holding people accountable.
Transformation, project and change management skills.
Ability to think strategically and drive continuous improvement utilizing existing and acquired knowledge / experience.
Ability to influence and communicate at a senior level.
Ability to work independently across multiple initiatives simultaneously and process complex data to generate relevant insight.
Ability to continuously learn and acquire knowledge.
Confidence to intervene and challenge the business when appropriate.
Nice to have
Fluent language experience in French, Italian, German, Spanish would be highly desirable.