European Accounting & Reporting SAP Key User H/F

With an HQ located in Paris, our client is an Insurance company, world leader in its field, acting in more than 40 countries and 5 continents across the world,

This company employs more than 19.000 people in the world.
It is a subsidiary of a major player in the Financial Services.

We are creating a European Accounting & Reporting Hub that will be focused on leading clear responsibilities and communication structures to ensure harmonization and efficiency along Accounting in the European Region.
The objective is to increase the accounting quality by optimizing and harmonizing processes, creating strong interactions with local BUs and FSS (Finance Shared Services), and also giving support to those teams on Technical matters and Tools.

This implies :

  1. Building the Hub (as a Team) and the whole framework on Accounting & Reporting closing processes and Internal Control.
  2. Assuming accountability for the 6 master processes defined by the group and Ensuring a consistent resource management role for the local Bu’s. The Hub will have both, governance and execution mandate to increase accounting quality.
  3. Create a strong collaboration between the European Hub, the Local BUs and the FSS by promoting the underlying SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) as a key methodological enabler for the future organizational structure.
In this context, we recruit a European A&R SAP Key User (H/F). This a role creation.

The Regional SAP KU is leading the SAP/GRP user community across all entities in scope, ensures the consistent accounting tool usage including the offering of trainings and driving automation, optimization & harmonization projects.

The European Accounting & Reporting SAP Key User , will :

  • Be in charge of the coordination and animation of the GRP user community by ensuring GRP usage consistency and proposing GRP optimization actions.
  • Ensure proper run of all related SAP modules including appropriate training and providing of guidelines/SOP to end-users.
  • Act as quality gate and centralize new change request coming from local; i.e. challenge change request before creating change ticket.
  • Coordination of all GRP projects in the region: support in business requirement formalization; quality gate for DCS at regional level; support in UAT phase and sign-off collection; monitor stabilization phase to ensure correct implementation.
  • Administrate user authorization / access rights for all regional SAP/GRP users incl. its periodic review.
  • In charge to timely plan, perform and validate the annual BCF process within the region.
  • Ensure continuous alignment with latest CoA versions for all entities in the region.
  • As a member of the Hub SME team, participate in the monthly closing activities on selected tasks.
  • Maintains a close and effective collaboration with the central PM.
  • Periodic review and maintenance of SOP’s in charge of the GRP KU.