When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work that supports a powerful mission. With revenues of $20 billion and a track record of stability and consistent growth, we’re uniquely able to give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
How you’ll make an impact
The objective of the Sr. Manager, Record-to-Report(R2R) is to partner with the Finance Shared Services Center on key initiatives with a heavy focus on Blackline Optimization, process standardization, and driving efficiencies through partnership with key stakeholders.
Additionally, the role will assist on centralizing select transactional activities into regional shared service center and drive consistency and efficiency through enabling technologies and process standardization where practical.
The Sr. Manager, Record-to-Report is a key role on the Global Process Ownership team, assisting in the design, implementation, and stabilization of current and future processes in the Shared Service Center.
This role will report into the Global Process Owner for Record-to-Report.
What you’ll do
The Sr. Manager, R2R will be responsible for the following activities for Record-to-Report :
Supports the existing design and future enhancements of Enabling Technology through business and technology partner engagement in the center while standardizing technology and where feasible, processes across business platforms
Communicates, coordinates and incorporates organizational readinessEnsures that related process activities and changes are programmatically consistent with the objectives of the company, and properly operationalized and integrated to ensure a cohesive and consistent service experience
Assists with Process Design and communicates with process usersSupport the stabilization of processes in the SSC post go-
liveIdentifies gaps and issues that prohibit efficient and effective use of the business process to support business requirements across all constituenciesReview key performance indicators with management functions at least monthly.
Identify and track the root cause of service deficiencies and monitor activities executed for service remediation
Implements and drives improvements based upon overall business objectivesRemedies deficiencies or improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the business process for which they are responsible
Highly Collaborative role
Ensures that appropriate inputs and resources are brought to bear. This will ensure that organizational needs are met, and are consistent with the principles of efficiency and effectiveness and organizational readiness
Conduct Knowledge Transfer from select remaining existing sites to employees in the new SSC, including : Assist with the development of Knowledge Transfer StrategyResponsibility and oversight for creation of Blueprints and SOPsScheduling and oversight of job-
shadowing where necessary
How you’ll get here
10-12 years of progressive work experience in finance, accounting with 3-5 years within a Shared Service structure process and heavy focus on Record to Report activities including closing process and Balance Sheet reconciliations
Experience with Blackline technology would be preferred
Roll up your sleeves and can-do attitude, energetic, forward-thinking team member with strong ability to multi-task & collaborate.
Excellent business acumen - making the right calls at the right time
Focuses on the big picture and can drill into the detail and understand the impact. Understands how the business works and the upstream and downstream activities that impact and are impacted by Finance
Demonstrated ability to partner with key internal and external stakeholders for both technology implementations and process changes.
Experience with large complex and cross organization projects
Ability to engage with, provide guidance to, and quickly affect change across other teams / departments; ability to maintain collective motivation throughout the project
Leadership, negotiation, interpersonal and strategic planning skills necessary to facilitate change and interact with senior management, division management, and business unit partners
Business acumen to develop effective partnerships with key stakeholders and provide a strategic perspective in discussions and communications;
including framing the needs of Finance and Groups in context of the larger Thermo Fisher organization
Project Resources : The Sr. Manager, R2R will work across the shared service team, heavily interacting with the North America businesses, shared service site and process directors, internal technology teams and external consultants.
Project team members include both Thermo Fisher resources and outside vendors
External Stakeholders : The Sr. Manager, R2R may interact with external stakeholders to communicate changes in existing processes, if necessary
Working Conditions :
Relocation is not required for this position, however travel will be required
Travel is estimated to be approximately 15%-20%, with a higher proportion at the start of the role to understand the process and build relationships