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Lead, Financial Accounting Systems (12-18 months)

Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA

Lead, Financial Accounting Systems (12-18 months)

 

Teck is consistently recognized as a top employer for our commitment to a healthy and positive work environment. Our team is focused on fostering a workplace where everyone is included, valued and equipped for the future. In 2021, Teck was proud to be selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for four years in a row, and also named as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

 

In 2020, Teck was named to Forbes World’s Best Employers List and in 2021, we were recognized in Forbes Canada’s Best Employers 2021 List.

 

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Accounting Systems, the Lead will be a key finance representative in the deployment of a company-wide Enterprise Resource Planning system. The Lead, is a vital link between the finance function and the information systems function in the proper development, deployment, usage, and maintenance of the company wide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. In addition, this position is responsible for the ongoing support and optimization of the company’s ERP system and processes that impacts internal and external financial information which includes developing reports and managing system configuration and administration. Additional accountabilities include identifying issues, supporting business processes, including coordination of Finance and IT resources to analyze specific needs and resolve issues involving various Finance modules. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Development and implementation of Teck’s Enterprise wide accounting processes related to an ERP system (currently Dynamics AX2012/Dynamics 365 for Operations)
  • Work closely with the ERP implementation team to develop and implement standard accounting and business processes across the enterprise.
  • Key personnel that acts as the knowledge bridge between Finance and the ERP development team which includes clarifying finance controls, processes and enterprise wide reporting requirements
  • Determine the end-to-end business processes and identifying key stakeholders responsible for completing tasks.  This requires ability to quickly determine both the efficiencies and inefficiencies within a process and the significant factors which are considered business requirements
  • Provide financial system subject matter expertise in strategic technology planning and financial system implementation.
  • Analysis of business requirements and designing process flows within the system.  Gather and analyze information, anticipate and recognize problems and opportunities, create and evaluate alternatives and provide continual assessments and recommendations for improvement
  • Identify any inherent risks or gaps in business processes from the ERP system and propose cost effective solutions to mitigate or rectify. 
  • Perform continuous analysis to identify and prioritize high impact process improvements, efficiency opportunities, and cost saving initiatives
  • Development of business processes to support new business units adopting ERP system and any addition of new functionality to enhance current processes
  • Ensure quality assurance of processes and reporting by developing and performing extensive test plans and test cases including regression testing. Prepare a wide range of business test scenarios, validation of results, determination of any gaps and additional testing as required to ensure business needs are met
  • Ability to think critically and work cross functionally to develop and execute creative solutions while keeping stakeholders organized and management informed
  • Ensure business processes comply with both SOX related and financial controls
  • Responsible for ensuring reporting requirements are met for both management reporting as well as overall corporate reporting
  • Assist in managing and configuring the system for master data changes related to administration of new processes including accounting, projects, timesheets and procurement
  • Liaise with and build strong relationships with business stakeholders, system users, and ERP support team in order to provide guidance and support for systems training across all relevant business groups
  • Provide system or process expertise on complex matters that relate to Finance activities
  • Manage and review security permissions within the system to ensure that they are SOX compliant
  • Prepare/create reports as requested by end users to fulfill requirements that cannot be met within the system
  • Resolves issues and problems related to the platform and escalate to appropriate support teams as required
  • Provide support to various user groups with the goal of transferring knowledge and expertise to the user groups
  • Maintain documentation for the maintenance, implementation and communication of business processes and training materials for any updates in business processes
  • Provide training sessions to end users on a periodic basis
  • Complete any ERP or accounting related special projects, as requested
  • Maintain communications with external Dynamics AX/365 corporate users to transfer knowledge and best practices

 

 

Qualifications:

  • An accountant with a CPA  designation required, with a minimum of 5 years of post-designation experience
  • Experience in ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, PC applications, advanced Excel and Word techniques
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt financial applications and data and familiarity with Consolidation systems is desired
  • Emphasis on the ability to work well in a team environment and be willing to take on tasks outside of expected job role to assist in achieving the goals and deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to establish priorities and manage time well to meet tight deadlines, including superb organizational skills; project management experience is an asset
  • Good business acumen and understanding of processes
  • Experience with identifying business process improvements and presenting recommendations
  • Ability to adapt and understand multiple viewpoints and stakeholder requirements when developing recommendations
  • Experience and understanding of full cycle accounting, financial statement preparation and consolidation
  • Understanding of business process improvement, internal controls and SoX processes
  • Experience in the Information Systems group will be viewed as an asset
  • Enjoys being consistently challenged and shows an eagerness to learn

 

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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