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UK&IE Financial Accountant - 06 Month Fixed Term Contract

London, England - Explore location Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description

Why we will love you

Business Operations Transformation is part of the Ingka Business Transformation and an enabler for creating a new IKEA. Finance and Procurement operations are critical to steering and operating our business and BOT is designed to enable our changing business model. We will simplify and standardize our ways of working and implement new modern tools to meet new business requirements and demands helping us to eliminate manual work, improve cost performance, and secure business continuity and compliance. We are looking for a Subject Matter Expert in R2R who will support BOT Core in IE.

You Are:
• Passionate about people, organizational change, and transformational processes
• Energized by working both independently and interdependently with communication networks and cross functions
• Motivated to work agile and being open to change
• Able to share and live the IKEA culture and values
• Passionate about understanding processes and effectively mapping them
• Able to influence leaders to understand the change needed and make the changes to improve our operations.
• Able to adapt your communication to the many different stakeholders across the UK&IE to ensure we can make the change expected from BOT.


Essential Competence Required
• Qualified Financial Accountant / FC background - ACCA
• Audit experience
• Self-starter
• Team Player
• Excellent communication skills and managing stakeholders' engagement

What you'll be doing day to day

• Ability to lead and work in the “unknown” and deal with a high amount of ambiguity during certain phases of transformation.
• Ability to lead others through the change process in an agile way to achieve results.
• Actively understand As-is and To-Be situations, understand future state system functionality, and be involved in process discussion.
• Can devise test scenarios in the new system environment to test the end-to-end process before implementation.
• Can critique and test the new systems to identify gaps and weaknesses in the testing phase before implementation.
• Provide first-level sign-off country requirements and solution acceptance as part of test activities.
• Ability to deliver consistent messages and to perform work with care, accuracy, and attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate and influence others by creating and utilizing networks and trustful relationships
• Provide feedback and input on the required localization of training material.
• To review all policies and procedures for a country relevant to BOT and sign off acceptance to apply.
• Perform end-user training and support.
• Understand and navigate integrations to enable the identification of root causes if issues arise.

Together as a team

We see ourselves as influencers – we steer the IKEA business by finding the truth behind the figures. Together we secure compliance with local and international laws and reporting standards; we assure that accounting processes are efficient and that tax compliance meets business needs. We’re a diverse group of people driven by providing reliable financial data to a wide variety of stakeholders. At the end of the day, that’s one of the foundations to make IKEA even better!

What you need to know

This position is a full-time opportunity, you will work 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday for the duration of the fixed term contract end date is 31st March 2023.

The Service Office principal location is Hybrid working a minimum of 8 days per calendar month in the office and the remainder flexibly working remotely at home.
To enable us to get to know you in the best way, we ask that you please include an up-to-date version of your CV with a cover letter.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the hiring team.

If you have any questions regarding the role or around the recruitment experience, please contact Cheryl Craig.

Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talents to work every day and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family’s everyday needs. Read more about the wonderful IKEA every day here: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/this-is-ikea/work-with-us/

WE CARE FOR THE PEOPLE
It takes a diversity of thought, background, and culture to make a great idea a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognized for our diverse talents.