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Global Subject Matter Expert R2R SAP


Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

Job Function:  Finance
Job ID:  65649

To enable UCB’s sustained and strategic commitment to patients, Global Business Services (GBS) team, within the Corporate Development and Finance function, has a key role in ensuring the accuracy of UCB’s financial reporting in co-operation with the in-country finance leads and compliance specialists based in UCB’s key locations.


As the Global Subject Matter Expert R2R SAP, you will have the opportunity to be a member of this GBS team to establish best-in-class, compliant, efficient, and effective end-to-end systems & processes.




  • Facilitate the monthly closing process as a system expert from start to finish, and to promote the highest quality of data and the highest rate of stakeholder satisfaction. 
  • Become the ultimate “go-to” accounting and reporting person for local affiliates when system and process assistance is required or improvements are requested
  • Support Financial Planning excercise as tool and process expert (TM1)
  • Translating business requirements towards IT and vice versa.
  • Support the local/offshore accounting teams to express and formalise their local requirements and align them to the harmonised global processes. Aid in the development, implementation, testing, and training of these new deliverables.
  • Manage business requirements definition and develop business cases for global projects, focusing on harmonisation and automation. 
  • Support internal & external stakeholders, especially new users, through training and consultation.
  • Coordinate communication of process and system changes within the Accounting and Reporting domain.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to coordinate actions and ensure coherence of reporting processes and systems (Cognos TM1, Cognos Controller, Cognos BI, SAPBW and Qliksense).
  • Identify problems and potential solutions in the reporting processes and systems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend the best approach.  Follow-through to develop and implement the processes and tools that are needed to drive change and continuously improve process efficiency and effectiveness.


Your Profile:

  • 1-5 years of professional background in finance (accounting and controlling), preferably in complex global companies with outsourced model
  • Experience with SAP FICO and SAP BW
  • Experiance with Cognos TM1 is an advantage
  • Affinity with systems, especially in accounting and analytical tools
  • Strong financial analytical skills and advanced usage of Excel
  • Capability to translate business requirements into a realistic and feasible global framework
  • Ready to co-operate with multiple stakeholders.  Experience of cross-functional projects with global impact is an advantage
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to see the big picture and use this to prioritise conflicting demands
  • Operates effectively in an ever changing and demanding work environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade diverse Finance and IT teams to embraces changes.
  • Very good communication, networking and influencing skills with sensitivity to working across multicultural teams
  • Solution driven, proactive, self-motivated and comfortable taking the initiative
  • An enthusiasm and interest to embrace new technologies and the new ways of working
  • Comfortable challenging existing processes and ways of working to find improvements and minimise risks
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Business language skills in another language an advantage

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