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Assistant Manager - Finance Platform

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Information Technology
Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Job Title: Assistant Manager - Finance Platform

Location: Bangalore


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Purpose of the Role:

Finance Business Platform is responsible for ~40 global finance applications and partnering several areas of the business, including Group Reporting, Tax, Treasury, Supply Chain Finance and transactional banking.  Within the platform, this role is expected to: 

  • Assist management team with the edge to edge platform management of ~15 global finance applications.

  • Serve as point of contact to Commercial Experience teams and business users for daily issues and queries.

  • Assist with project management activities to deliver new services landing across these areas which include numerous small projects across the portfolio.

  • Hands-on oversight of application management activities including incident, change and problem management, holding suppliers to account accordingly.

  • Assessment and self-audit of compliance for information security and relevant controls frameworks.

Scope of the Role

  • The role of the Assistant Manager is to provide platform management for services including BlackLine, Marlin (CA Clarity) and other systems across the platform as required.

  • Act as primary point of contact to in-scope finance teams for all technology matters.

  • Undertake key project activities across major programmes and smaller initiatives.

  • Assist with the creation of service models for applications.

  • Manage incident, problem, and change management across the portfolio, holding suppliers to account to meet or exceeding Unilever's service metrics.

  • Ensure business user and stakeholder communication is timely and appropriate.  Take all sources of feedback and develop service improvement programs.

  • Identify areas of improvement across the portfolio and evaluate with platform manager.

Key Deliverables:

  • Deliverables of the role over next 6/12 months

  • Core platform management activities.

  • Deliver assigned project / KEC tasks.

  • Maintain control and cyber security compliance across multiple Key Financial Accounting Services – zero CDR target.  Audit preparation activities.

  • Finance transformation initiatives: assisting in Planning, implementing and delivering

Key Stakeholders and Interactions

  • Director / Managers Treasury

  • Director / Managers Tax

  • UniOps CommEx Directors

  • SI Partners

  • Auditors

Essential Skills

  • Working knowledge across Unilever’s finance systems and processes, covering, Tax, Treasury, Transactional banking & Supply Chain Finance.

  • Strong technical understanding, ideally with previous experience in one or more aspects of application support such as SQL, FICO or Wintel.

  • Excellent communicator

  • ITIL Expert (minimum foundation level)

Desirable Skills

  • Organizational awareness / Multi-cultural sensitivity

  • Experience of working with teams spread across multiple locations

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate and influence decision-making with IT Management

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