At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Finance at AstraZeneca has a clear vision to drive growth through innovation by being trusted partners who add value through connection and innovation in support of the company’s purpose and ambition:

  • We’re trusted partners: we are more than an enabling function or service provider, we’re a true and trusted partner who works with the business to unlock value for our stakeholders and patients.

  • We’re connecting: we connect with each other across geographies – breaking down silos and acting as one team. Our leaders are connected to our people. We leverage ideas, systems and data, connect knowledge and create actionable insights and predictions.

  • We’re innovating: we identify new opportunities to introduce, adopt or modify effective ideas to solve problems. We find solutions to both existing challenges and anticipated changing needs. We use innovation to simplify, to make a bigger impact and to give us a competitive advantage.

  • We’re adding value: We know what it takes to deliver value, a laser focus on our strategic priorities and key enablers.

The Finance Architecture, Change and Transformation (FACT) has an important part to play in delivering this vision through leading the integration and effective management of Finance processes, information, organisation, and technology.

Looking forward to our vision for 2025, this role is one of a number of permanent and fixed term opportunities to play an important part in building and delivering the strategy for Finance, including our move to the next generation of SAP.

If you can bring ideas and fresh thinking to the table, embrace the thought of taking ownership of the Finance vision, and can imagine yourself playing a key part in making it a reality, then we want to hear from you.

Role Responsibilities

Acting as part of the Data Model team in FACT, this role will assist in the design of Standard Chart of Accounts (SCOA) for the AZ single instance of S/4 and Central Finance (CFIN). Working together with the SCOA Design Lead you will collaborate with the S/4 Finance Process teams to map existing transactional COA to the new S/4 CFIN target SCOA that facilitates the S/4 capability. The gaps and consistency challenges will be identified and addressed.

  • Assist with the design of the SCOA for S/4 and CFIN

  • Work with the Master Data Standards Lead to integrate the new transactional SCOA in to the data model for S/4 Finance

  • Iterate and test the design against the current state and develop the mapping principles

  • Assist in the creation of the mapping rules and resolve gaps and propose solutions relating to consistency for each instance/company code in ECC

  • Working closely with the project team and the Global Data Office (GDO) to deliver the preparation activities for S/4

  • Create and sustain key artefacts for the SAP S/4 data model

  • Establish influential and highly collaborative relationships across Finance, in particular with the R2R GPO

Essential skills & experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of transactions and reporting in an SAP environment

  • Understanding of how finance information and data combines within an SAP architecture e.g. GL, CC, Functional Area

  • Ability to influence leaders and teams

  • Excellent networking, collaboration and communication skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to get to root cause.

Desirable skills & experience:

  • Part/Qualified Finance professional e.g. ACA / ACCA or CIMA

  • Project lifecycle experience

  • Familiar with key business documentation requirements as they relate to SAP or other Finance systems

Location: Luton

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