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Reference Code:  28669

Group Finance - Processes and Compliance Specialist

Richemont

Bellevue, GE, CH

Permanent
  

Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

Help us build the Finance of the future for Richemont, through processes, data and systems integration

 

                                                              

MAIN PURPOSE

  • The processes and compliance specialist will be part of the Finance Business Process Integrator office within Richemont’s Group Finance, and play an important, multi-faceted role, on a global scope.
  • The Finance Business Process Integrator office has a significant responsibility in defining, improving and implementing operational procedures and promoting best practices and compliance, in accordance with Group guidelines, on all financially relevant systems of the Group.
  • The successful candidate will work on key team projects initiated by or impacting Finance, alongside, coordinating with and across Richemont’s business and IT resources, at central and regional level.
  • S/he is expected to demonstrate autonomy, take over responsibility and provide valuable contribution in the area of process design, analytics and management projects, working with both business and IT (mainly SAP) counterparts.
  • For another relevant share of her/his time, the Processes and Compliance Specialist will participate, with growing responsibilities and an initial support from other central resources, in User Access governance, risk and compliance management projects and regular activities.
  • S/he will also act as an interface with a variety of stakeholders from functions and technology at a central, regional, local and Maison level.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Processes & Compliance Specialist will be responsible for the following activities:

Operating Model management within transformation programs and other projects

  • Identify needs for evolutions of the group Operating Model elements (macro-activities, processes, business rules, roles and responsibilities within operational processes) in link with project objectives
  • Design operational processes, including roles and responsibilities within processes.
  • Ensure that testing scenarios of technical solutions are relevant and aligned with designed operational processes - Ensure all new (or changed) elements of the operating model that are given by Technology are covered by an appropriate tests approach -Validate global result of tests to give green/red light to EAS for move to production
  • Ensure that Operating Model elements are properly documented
  • Train business users on Operating Model elements (macro-activities, processes, business rules, roles and responsibilities within operational processes) and support change management activities.
  • Ensure operational processes & technical solutions compliance with business rules and other compliance topics (Legal, ICS, Supply Chain…)
  • Monitor process performance and compliance (include change effectiveness)

 

Manage the Finance Access Risk and Control Framework

The Processes & Compliance Specialist will be responsible to enforce the Segregation of Duties (SOD) Risks Management framework in the Group ERP(s), define and roll-out appropriate guidance related to accessing sensitive financial data and implement appropriate controls related to access management and data governance.

  • Review periodically the Group SOD management framework and ensure timely update is done following evolutions of operating processes and technology.
  • Act as an interface between technical teams and all business functions to ensure that technical specifications are in line with Security requirements, Internal Control System (ICS) and other finance rules for all changes performed to financially relevant systems during implementation or enhancement projects.
  • Perform periodic access risk assessments (SOD and sensitive data), identify threats, assess risk exposure and define adequate mitigation strategies together with other finance functions (ICS, Group Tax, etc.).
  • Coordinate regular User Access Reviews, monitor SOD conflicts and propose/coordinate actions plans with central, regional and local ICS teams
  • Actively engage in data related initiatives and streamline standard operating procedures to increase control robustness and compliance with finance and security rules
  • Participate in other global/non-finance projects and act as a facilitator between all risk assurance functions in finance, other business functions and IT

 

Coordinate User Access Management rules, processes and tools (UAM)

  • Support the technology team in improving the current role-based authorization model by facilitating the current role redesign retrofit project and ensure compliant deployment of the new SAP GRC (BRM & ARM) solution.
  • Gather and document business requirements related to the new roles and their management processes in SAP GRC (BRM).
  • Review system roles on a regular basis and propose improvements of both roles content and structure.
  • Coordinate User Access Management rules and processes for all financially relevant systems managed by the group.
  • Ensure that IT, Security and ICS business rules are applied for all access management processes at central, regional and local level.

 

 REQUIREMENTS

  • University graduate, with minimum 7 years of relevant experience in SAP access management and/or finance (and willingness to grow in both), of which at least 2 years in senior single-contributor roles
  • Experience with SAP Financial solutions (financial accounting and controlling, integration with distribution and manufacturing, consolidation), ideally including the transition to an S/4 environment.
  • Experience with GRC Access management and SAP automated controls functionalities is a strong requirement, as well as experience with roles redesign projects for large matrix organization.
  • Experience and willingness to expand in the area of data analytics (Data lakes, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Process monitoring, etc.) is a strong asset.
  • Audit / consulting experience in a Big4 or similar firms is a plus.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES & SOFT SKILLS

  • Strong SAP technical skills, particularly in the areas of financials and access management
  • Strong project management skills
  • High learning abilities and open to new challenges.
  • Ability to manage complex business topics with impact on finance and ICS
  • High level of personal integrity and motivation, trustworthy and reliable with a strong analytical mindset and able to contribute to the financial digital transformation in a compliant way.
  • Experienced in a matrix environment, handling multiple stakeholders
  • Team player with an ability to challenge the status quo and propose improvement opportunities
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner (verbally and in writing) on financial and SAP topics.

 

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