Company: British Council

    The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

    We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

    These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

    Job Title: Finance Data Lead – Master Data Management

    Purpose of job:
    Master Data is responsible for Managing Creation and Maintenance of SAP Master Data - Vendor, Customer, Business partner, Chart of accounts, WBS, Master Data Reporting hierarchy (Profit Centre, Cost Centre). Management of Online Vendor Portal Tool (OLVP) along with supporting the integration of new processes with OLVP. Master data support for all Status and Tax projects along with Other Project support with regard to all Master Data creation and changes.

    Role context
    Manage Master data Activities
    Stakeholder Management
    Manage Reporting
    SAP System Skills

    Main opportunities/challenges for this role

    Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
    • Performing checks to ensure data completeness and accuracy for setting up of a new company code.
    • Delivery of projects aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of processes
    • Responsible for periodic cleansing of standing master data.
    • Managing team including improving the quality of service delivery, Goal setting, Performance Management, Escalation Matrix & Stakeholder Management.
    • Develop and manage regular engagement with the stakeholders.
    • Being the key point of contact for GL related activities.
    • Reporting - Support on creating Global KPI’s, BOI Matrix, Service Review Pack etc.
    • Ensure all GL/Cost Elements/Profit centres are assigned to hierarchies
    • Check WBS attributes are correctly used
    • Delivery of projects aimed at improving data quality and integrity
    • Creation/Maintenance/Amendment of SAP Financial Master Data such as: -
        • GL Master Data (chart of Accounts)
        • Profit Centre/Cost Centre creation
        • Project definition and WBS elements

    • WBS/GL/PC/CC-Enhancement in business knowledge and process to support the business with respect to the master data queries. Enhancement through formal training or knowledge transfer
    • Proactive engagement with the regions/countries for the data cleansing
    • Engagement with the SAP support for new company code projects and adhoc activities
    • Effectively manages relationships with internal and external stakeholders including suppliers of services etc for predictable service delivery.
    • Engaging with stakeholders to understand key business objectives and working with the team at SSC to align service delivery to enable stakeholders in achieving their objectives.
    • Creates collaborations with GPO and other regional teams to improve effectiveness and compliances to processes.
    • Provides regular performance updates to appropriate stakeholders.
    • Raise the profile of Master Data Team within key stakeholders, providing Subject Matter expertise acting as preferred point of contact for all complex issues

    Information Security
    • Ensure that their workforce are aware of the information security policies and comply with them
    • Ensures that the team complies to ISO 27001 and IGA related requirements
    • Send account opening requests effectively
    • Disable accounts immediately for leavers and Absconders /on long leaves
    • Document and monitor / review access levels of his/her team
    • Provide security awareness and education to team
    • Manage Records to ensure compliance to Freedom of information act
    • Ensure incidents of their respective functions are closed within SLAs


    Graduation OR Professional financial qualification (e.g. Inter CA, MBA)

    Role specific knowledge and experience
    Team management, Master data reporting’s and SAP FICO module
    Relevant experience with leading Master Data activities.
    Stakeholder/Customer engagements

    Further Information
    Pay Band – 6
    Contract Type – Indefinite
    Department/Country- GSS Finance (Finance Centre of Excellence)/ India - Noida
    Closing Date (Time) – 18th Mar 22 (IST -23:59)

    A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

    Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

    The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

    The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

    We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

    Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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    Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.


    Noida, South Asia, IN  

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