Head of Finance EMEA Subject Matters Stream Corporate Accounting & Expenses SMS CAE
We are looking for a Senior Manager in Finance in charge of leading an expertise domain of Finance in a transformation environment.
About Finance EMEA
EMEA Finance provides financial reporting for EMEA entities, in accordance with the expectations of the regulators and standards in force : measure, control and explain all the financial indicators required to monitor accounting, tax, regulatory, liquidity, credit risk and management result activities
It provides also the individual financial statements of the entities covered, the management results by business line, capital requirements and tax reporting, as well as consistent analysis based on accurate and controlled information
The EMEA entities consist of more than 200 entities including CIB branches, BP2S branches, the mother company BNPP Paribas SA and its French subsidiaries.
EMEA Finance entities covers approx. 60% of BNP Paribas Group’s balance sheet.
In a nutshell, EMEA Finance is the regional hub that measures, controls and explains the reporting on actuals of the Region’s entities.
It allows Finance departments in the countries to focus on monitoring and fostering the performance of their Business Lines.
About Oxygen Platform in BNP Paribas in Spain and Portugal
Main objective of Oxygen Platform is to propose services that cover the whole financial dimensions : accounting production activities, reporting, control, transformation projects and IT.
As such, Oxygen is servicing not only Finance EMEA region but also the Global Group Finance Services and other Finance IT Shared Services.
Oxygen Hub is working over 2 locations (Lisbon and Madrid) and its management is transversal to Madrid and Lisbon.
The challenge at stake is to reach even further harmonized processes, to bring the data quality to the summit, and propose increasingly high-end solutions to be able to bring to the Group the efficiency required to reach the target objectives.
What about your daily life?
As part of your mission, you will manage a team of approx. 60 people. As a manager, you will be accountable of the production activities of the team, but also be deeply involved in the transformation program that aims to harmonize and optimize the operating model.
Corporate Accounting and Expenses is in charge of all financials topics linked to fixed assets, general expenses, staff costs, and tax accounting.
You will conduct all the analysis necessary to monitor the current production. You will fit into a set-up built to give visibility to the management of EMEA Finance.
As Head of department, you will coordinate and supervise production work (accounting entries, controls, reports ) ensuring suitable organization at all time between capacity and missions.
You will embed the transformation of the department following strategical plan of Finance & Strategy for the 3 next years, both :
You will play a key role in this transformation in order to set-up, reinforce and ensure efficiency in this international context.
You will promote the exchange of information with the other members of the Region, with the 2 other region (North America and Asia Pacific) and the Oxygen platform to ensure smooth processes and communication between the different teams contributing to the Finance Added Value Chain : Country Fronting, Financial Synthesis, Controls.
Change management handling will become your business as usual activity. You will lead the team by communicating and delivering the vision, motivating and inspiring, aligning people, challenging the status quo while caring of the people ensuring inclusion and diversity.
The working environment is important!
Within the Subject Mater Stream EMEA team, you will oversee Corporate Accounting and Expenses activity of the EMEA entities in the management of their activities.
Within a team of experts in an extended team approach, you help explain the evolution of business lines’ activities around your reports or specific dashboard.
You justify several years of minimum audit or accounting experience. Your level of English is advanced and you are either French speaker or eager to learn.
You are recognized for your sense of client orientation, analytical skills, and organizational capacity. You know how to lead a team in changing world and you have a strong leadership.
Add your rigor and ability to work together to succeed in this position. Finally, travel to Paris, Lisbon or Mumbai may be required.
And then what?
As a key manager of the Oxygen Platform, you will be able to evolve internally to the finance region, taking more responsibility or evolve to the group service : covering business line management accounting services, consolidation services, standards and controls, etc.
You will improve your knowledge of the group structure and enlarge, construct a valuable network within Finance & Strategy.
You may even progress towards IT function for leading major Finance projects and or towards COO Function of Finance and the platform.