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Programme Lead - Internal Controls

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 26th January
Location: Bristol
Salary/Rate: £900 - £1000
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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My Client is looking for a Programme Lead - Internal Controls for an initial 12 month contract with the potential to extend.
This role is inside of IR35.

Why this job matters

The role will lead the Phase 2 programme delivery for internal controls across all the relevant UK systems to the required delivery plan and internal control standards. This includes the definition of process controls, ITACs and ITGCs. The role will have significant cross-function engagement firstly within the team primarily i.e. GPOs, business architect, Digital team and (along with the Business Adoption lead) will lead the embedding of the internal controls within the Group Accounting functions, GBS, FSSC and CFUs.

The role is important because the programme replaces a large part of our old Finance systems across the BT Group. This transformation includes the implementation of an SAP/Hana platform. In order to move from our old systems to new, we need to ensure we maintain an effective control environment.

There will be a need to bring people together to find solutions to problems and work to tight timelines. Prior and extensive experience in an accounting programme on multinational company finance transformation programmes and extensive experience of Record to Report, data in an S4/Hana environment is a must.

You will be supported by an experienced team of BT people and third parties and will need to develop business partnerships to ensure delivery is the priority. You will be used to operating at and able to communicate with senior people in the business.

What I'll be doing - your accountabilities Skills required for the job

The successful candidate will:

* Define and deliver the internal control environment for the Phase 2 Programme, including Process, ITAC and ITGC controls.
* Woking with the BAU GPO - R2R lead for internal controls to define the delivery plan, documentation standards, reporting, testing and involvement of the external auditors.
* As part of the overall control environment, define GRC requirements including business roles and SOD. Deliver all user access requirements to ensure a successful go-live (working with the Programme GPO - R2R.
* Work with all the GPOs to define detailed internal control frameworks, ensure these are agreed by the control owner (and if required support the creation of new control owner roles)
* Ensure the overall control environment is effective based on the detailed GPO control frameworks.
* Work with the Business Adoption lead to ensure that that internal controls are effectively embedded in the business i.e. documentation, training, performance monitoring
* Set-up and manage the internal controls team, optimising the team to perform
* Be the Programme lead for approval of the control environment and manage the sign-off process in finance (in-line with the governance structure) and with the BAU GPO R2R
* Ensure that ITGC controls are effectively embedded in the operations and that appropriate reporting is performed to evidence that the ITGC environment is effective
* Manage controls testing (with the GPOs), resolving and re-testing deficiencies
* Manage dependencies on key stakeholders inside and outside the programme team.
* Clearly and accurately report progress, resolving issues where possible and escalating appropriately to the correct governance.
* Support the business cutover
* Identify and support resolution of any skills gaps within the team.

You need to have strong internal control and leadership skills, project, communication, and organisational skills:

* Extensive internal controls experience (systems and process), Enterprise scale, SAP/HANA and ideally Oracle.
* Excellent communication skills, in simplifying complex accounting issues to facilitate decision making for senior leaders
* Have knowledge of internal controls "best practice" to ensure this is incorporated in the design of the control environment
* Experience of leading and managing multidisciplinary teams under pressure.
* Able to work at pace, producing accurate quality deliverables on time.
* Work collaboratively with peers in the programme and senior stakeholders in the business to overcome issues.
* Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA).
* Use Articulate issues in a business context and be able to form realistic options for a senior finance audience.
* of excel, production of PPT slide presentations, reports

Connected leaders' behaviours Experience you would be expected to have
Select the 3 Connected Leaders behaviours most suitable to the job. Refer to the Connected Leaders site on the Academy for more information on the BT Connected Leaders framework and for the list of 8 Connected Leader behaviours.

* Bold decision maker
* Collaborative partner
* Inspiring communicator
* Extensive internal controls experience in a complex multinational organisation.
* Experience of delivering new control environments including ITGC controls
* SAP HANA exposure - in particular GRC

* Oracle experience

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