Principal, Finance Functional Integrity

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Asia Pacific


Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

10 September 2019

Date closing

24 September 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

We seek a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic Finance team as a Principal Functional Integrity.  The Finance functional integrity teams’ key accountability is to embed, improve, govern and assure the integrity of Finance Systems, Process and People. This role also contributes to leading and delivering a rigorous programme of Transformation and Continuous Improvement across the Finance function including Global Asset Services (GAS). The Principal Finance Integrity will have responsibilities under four key areas:
  • Integrity and Governance: Accountable for the integrity, governance and control environment of global Finance transactional and reporting processes and systems to deliver accurate financial statements.
  • Process and Technology Changes: Accountable to validate, prioritize, endorse, design, deploy and manage change for process and technology improvements and act as the conduit between Technology and Finance.
  • Improvement: Provides process excellence input for the design and delivery of large, complex global projects for Finance and other global functions. 
  • Capability: Build process and technology capability across the Finance teams by governing a sustainable program.
Key Relationships

Internal Relationships:
  • Finance Functions (Accounting and Reporting, Treasury, Tax, Business Partnering, Planning and Analysis, Group Reporting and Governance)
  • Enterprise Improvement
  • Technology
  • Other BHP Functions (HR, Commercial, Projects and Maintenance CoE’s)

Core Accountabilities

Accountable for the integrity, governance, assurance and control environment of global Finance transactional and reporting processes and systems to deliver accurate financial statements.
  • Global process owner for selected Finance processes
  • Business process management including governance, documentation and design of global finance processes and reporting frameworks
  • Act as risk and control design owner for the global finance processes
  • Perform assurance of master data and process compliance to ensure teams are executing the processes as we expect and that the data meets the definitions
  • Conduct process and control design evaluations and control walk-throughs as part of the Sox program
  • Assess process performance through developing and reporting appropriate efficiency and effectiveness metrics
  • Participate in risk assessments of projects, process and technology changes
  • Support internal and external auditors in performing control walkthroughs of automated controls and process control clarifications
  • Provide design input to governance processes for process, reporting, automation and systems changes and upgrades
  • Build and leverage strong cross-functional relationships to enable a collaborative approach to issue identification, escalation and resolution
  • Challenge, review and maintain design exemptions for Finance focused on improved control environment and standard global processes
  • Review, continuously improve and maintain technology application catalogue for finance applications
  • Provide inputs to the Finance technology roadmap and work in close collaboration with Strategy and Planning, Technology and Enterprise Improvement to prioritise and deliver the roadmap
  • Provide inputs to opportunity assessments and take carriage of them into the Technology demand and delivery pipelines
Accountable to validate, prioritise, endorse, design, deploy and manage change for process and technology improvements.
  • Participate in the identification, validation of business requirements, business case and value prioritisation, design (identifying and mitigating risks), deployment and change management of automation, reporting and analytics and process improvement opportunities.
  • Validate business requirements, business cases and frame value opportunities to support key changes to Finance people, processes and systems
  • Provide governance, assurance and process expertise to enterprise structure, acquisitions and divestment projects
  • Assist Technology and Enterprise Improvement in the change management and deployment of projects, process and system changes
  • Review and provide input to projects, process and  system change impact assessments
  • Review and provide input to communications and change management plans and deployment approaches for projects, process and  system changes
  • Facilitate integration with Technology and Finance key users through the Technology Finance functional forum
  • Facilitate cross functional review and change impact assessments forum as owner of the global organizational design
Provides process excellence and improvement input for the delivery of large, complex global projects for Finance and other global functions. 
  • Participates in the delivery of key improvement opportunities from the Finance and Technology roadmaps
  • Work with relevant  Finance, Enterprise Improvement and Technology stakeholders to define scope and input into plans of projects
  • Provide governance and process expertise input to clarifying business requirements, design, prioritization, planning and execution of improvement opportunities with the objective to simplify and standardize processes
  • Facilitate and participate in workshops to capture business requirements and improvement opportunities through the leading value program
  • Collaborate to influence key teams and drive an improvement agenda for end to end process standardization and improvement
  • Support promotion and embedment of a continuous improvement framework, leading value program and culture in Finance teams to improve control environment, productivity and business outcomes
  • Build continuous improvement capability via coaching and mentoring
Build process and technology capability across the Finance teams by governing a sustainable program.
  • Research system use, incidents, end user experience and capability in order to prepare and deliver capability programs focused on improving finance process and technology capability
  • Continuous improvement of the Finance key user model including coaching of key users and chairing of key user forums and facilitating capability sessions
  • Drive and support organization, cultural and innovation change for Finance
  • Participate in outside professional forums/activities to maintain knowledge on developments that could be adopted or identifying best in class benchmarks
  • Conform with the BHP Charter, Code of Conduct, Requirements and relevant statutory obligations
  • Have an overriding commitment to health, safety and environment responsibility and to sustainable development
  • Participate in leading and developing a BHP culture for new teams globally and in GAS (KL and Manila)

About You

Behavioural & Leadership Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to work collaboratively with stakeholders across all levels.
  • Excellent communication with the ability to transform complex technical language and process concepts into clear messages for Finance users.
  • Communicates clearly and persuasively to gain support of new ideas and processes.
  • Experience working in a collaborative role and in the application of influencing skills to achieve results
  • Working in cross-functional teams, leading/engaging and creating an environment of trust and collaboration amongst different teams.
  • Good listening, collaboration and facilitation skills.
  • Striving for simplicity through identifying and focusing on those tasks that add the most value and stopping low-value work
  • Sound judgement and the capacity to analyze and assist with driving innovation and leading change
  • Able to guide, coach and support professionals at all levels to implement business improvement initiatives
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in a complex and ambiguous environment with strict timelines.
  • Autonomous approach to work management
  • Ability to problem solve and use creativity to arrive at solutions
  • Degree level qualification in Commerce (Finance or Accounting)
  • Finance body certification (CA / CPA / CIA, etc.) or post graduate qualification (MBA)
  • Continuous improvement accreditation or Lean Six Sigma qualification could be advantageous
Non-Technical Competencies:
  • Experience in leading and implementing significant finance process change through global finance process reengineering, technology systems and transformational projects
  • Experience in organisational change and culture development
  • Demonstrated governance, risk and control evaluation and analytical skills
  • Experience in finance process design driving innovation and application of emerging technologies
  • Experience in project management, stakeholder management and continuous improvement
  • Strong understanding of technology infrastructure and master data management principles.
  • Experience in Petroleum and/or Mining industry could be advantageous
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in related subject matter
  • Experience with shared service functions preferred
  • Experience with SAP, automation and reporting technologies
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Reporting and Analytics tools
  • Project Management tools
  • Automation tools
  • Case Management tools
  • Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)
  • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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