Principal, Financial Planning Systems (SAP BPC)

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Asia Pacific


Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Finance/Accounting, Technology/IT

Date published

02 October 2019

Date closing

23 October 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 highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as a Principal Systems. Reporting to the Lead Planning, this role will provide governance, technical oversight and maintenance of the Prime financial planning systems and tool configuration/interfaces. In addition, this role will identify and implement opportunities for improvement and scalability while ensuring enterprise standardization.  

Key Relationships 

Internal Relationships:
  • Group Reporting
  • Finance Business Partners 
  • Planning & Analysis 
  • Accounting & Reporting 
  • Various teams from the business and assets (Operations, Planning, Maintenance, Projects)
  • Technology
Core Accountabilities
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the BHP Charter and Code of Business Conduct.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain the governance and integrity (data accuracy/completeness) of the Prime financial planning system.
  • In collaboration with key internal stakeholders, manage and prioritize pipeline of Prime financial planning system improvement initiatives in order to deliver maximum productivity benefit for business users, including analysis of business processes to identify improvement and automation opportunities.
  • End User Support: Troubleshoot issues raised by Prime users and escalate (when appropriate); Point of contact for configuration change requests; Monitor system activity and escalate issues to Technology (when appropriate); Identify user access requirements and assign roles.
  • Process Support: Advise on configuration optionality to process owners and users; Provide input on configuration change effort, impact and cost; this includes facilitating requirements validation and conceptual design workshops with internal stakeholders and developing business requirements documentation as required, to allow the design and build of system solutions.
  • Configuration Testing and Approval: Develop test scripts and/ or use cases to support testing; Perform User Acceptance Testing for new/upgraded systems/ tools together with business key users; Point of contact with Technology to ensure alignment and obtain required technical support.
  • Drive the adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud through ensuring an optimal user experience.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest trends and best practices in planning and business intelligence.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and provide assistance with queries and requests as required.

Behavioural & Leadership Competencies
  • Engage – effective communication (written and oral).
  • Learn and adapt – learning agility. 
  • Manage risk – data management (ensure data security and integrity).
  • Achieve results – ability to plan and execute work in a disciplined manner, be accountable, effective stakeholder management and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Problem solve – ability to problem solve and strong data analytics and diagnosis.
  • Lead change – ensure appropriate management of change.

About You

  • Degree qualification in Commerce (Finance or Accounting) and/or IT Systems.
Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working with a large corporate or professional environment in a business planning capacity with a systems focus.
  • Demonstrated financial planning process knowledge, data analytics and diagnosis with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Exceptional understanding of technology infrastructure and master data management principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, stakeholder engagement and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively to deliver as needed.
  • Experience working with Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 11.0 (embedded) and SAP Analytics Cloud planning strongly preferred.
  • Professional accounting designation (or be studying towards one) advantageous.
Non-Technical Competencies:
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written.
  • Fluent Spanish, both verbal and written a benefit.

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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