Mission and Objectives

Finance Implementation Projects (FIP) EMEA team ensures the end-to-end implementation of the Business and Regulatory projects in the region, in full alignment with Finance strategy. In the scope of FIP:

  1. Projects related to changes driven by

    Business and/or ITO initiatives

    (new products, operational systems implementation, migration between the systems, etc.).
  2. Projects related to changes driven by

    new Regulatory environment

    (new regulation implementation: IASB, ECB, Local Central Banks and/or regulators, etc.).

The main responsibility of this role is to implement, coordinate and follow up projects related to/impacting Financial Accounting and Reporting systems as well as to provide Functional Finance Systems expertise on the BAU, at Regional level, with respect to Systems settings and their impact on Finance activity.

Main responsibilities

  • Regional projects EMEA: Full project cycle organization and management
    • Project scope definition (problem/request understanding, analysis and impact assessment)
    • Business requirements, proposed solution analysis
    • Testing scenario and planning
    • User acceptance test (support Finance user in the test results analysis and validation)
    • Deployment aftercare
  • Contribution to Centrally managed Business-related projects  (change requests with systems architecture impact, systems’ enhancement, process reengineering, operational process automation, new systems implementation/migrations, new regulatory requests, etc.):
    • Coordination of project committees (Kick-off, Steering Committees, etc), preparation of documentation and communication (business requirements, projects committee presentations, projects status update to management, status dashboards).
    • Participation in analysis of project impact on Finance Domain. Assist central teams with the study/deployment of changes to the Finance architecture in EMEA region (e.g. testing of new accounting interfaces or system enhancements; validation of changes to the Finance architecture ...).        
    • Contribution to functional specification and solution design (to ensure local specific requirements, if any, are taken into account).
    • Contribution to testing strategy (scenario, test book) to ensure Finance requirements are covered
    • Assist Finance final users to perform testing and validate results as well as aftercare support
    • Testing scenario and planning
    • User acceptance test (support Finance user in the test results analysis and validation)
    • Deployment aftercare
    • Support the production teams on the resolution of systems data quality issues in BAU mode
  • Share best practices and homogenize solutions on tools across the Region

REQUIREMENTS

Training and occupational experience

  • Business school or University Graduate, Master Degree in Accounting, Finance.
  • 3-6 years of experience in Finance within the Banking sector (Financial Accounting, Reporting, Business/financial analysis), including audit and consultancy firms.
  • Experience as business analyst/project manager in Finance systems/interfaces implementation/migration projects (business analysis, functional requirements, User Acceptance testing) appreciated.
  • Experience of working in international environment appreciated

 

Essential specific requirements

  • Project Management
  • Strong knowledge of banking activities and products
  • IT skills: Excel advanced user, Business Intelligence Tools (Tableau, Business Object…), database consultation (SQL…), PowerPoint. Knowledge of Finance tools and systems would be a plus.
  • Good knowledge of accounting
  • Knowledge of financial reporting processes in Banking and Capital Market industry
  • Language: fluent in English (both oral and written), French is a plus
  • Good communication (spoken and written) and capability to work and interact with people of different expertise and hierarchical level
  • Ability to adapt to change and client oriented
  • Collaborative work and team player
  • Organizational skills: autonomy, capacity to manage several tasks in parallel, to prioritize and to manage pressure.
Primary Location
ES-MD-Madrid
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Job
FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Experience Level
At least 3 years
Schedule
Full-time
Reference
BNP-000338

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