Business Process Owner - General Accounting

A mutually rewarding experience.

 

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

 

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

 

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

 

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

 

Overview:

 

This role provides global expertise to transform and digitize finance processes at Mars incorporated.  This role leads the design, development, training, education and application of world class business processes and controls to resolve complex business technical issues related to the finance processes.

 

Collaborate with cross functional teams (management reporting teams, other finance process teams and IT core services team), across various segments and units globally to design lean, efficient end-to-end functionally integrated processes.  Provides direction to functional expert community across Mars about processes and controls.

 

Conduct market research to identify new technology, enhance processes and controls at Mars to automate financial operation processes

 

Sustain process knowledge, high level documentation, process maps, key global controls and training materials.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead global transformational solutions to digitize financial operations 
  • Business global owner for Mars SAP ERP FICO template Global owner for Mars Incorporated Chart of Accounts and SAP roles
  • Program management and Process excellence:
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners drive global standards.
  • Implement new tools to automate financial processes
  • Review and provide inputs to update global policies and procedures to streamline processes relating to general accounting that impact all the segments and units at Mars
  • Collaborate with all units and segments  across Mars incorporated to automate manual processes
  • Lead design, development and deployment of global solutions to drive financial process automation.
  • Coach and mentor 20-30 functional experts & key users, regional service teams and multiple business units to collaborate in designing, developing and deploying new technology
  • Lead discussions with technical accounting, internal and external reporting teams for implementing new accounting standards
  • Lead discussions with internal and external auditors on audit matters

 

Context and Scope:

 

  • The candidate is expected to work independently and be a strong collaborator and general accounting co-pilot.
  • The role provides a great opportunity to gain project management experience. Key experiences will be exposure to various aspects of the global key markets and business functions, and the opportunity to work with internal /external professionals and experts. 
  • The person is expected to transform and digitize finance and accounting processes relating to general accounting.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Professional Qualification/CPA preferred
  • 12+ years of global business experience, leading large transformation initiatives across complex global companies in general accounting and financial shared services
  • Drive to re-engineer processes and controls
  • Proven ability to lead change and project management skills are essential
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment is required, 
  • Fluency in English language is a must have
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decisions, solutions and change without direct control over the resources
  • Global travel will be required ranging from 0 – 30% depending on activity set
  • Flexible work hours will be required to accommodate global responsibilities
  • Previous experience and strong financial background and high degree of business acumen
  • Experience managing and leading change in large transformation projects
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with cross functional teams
  • Excellent business written and oral communication skills

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

Company
Mars
Posted
03/26/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Chicago, Illinois 60642, US