Global Process Owner R2R

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
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Sage Process Owner – Record to Report
Location: Newcastle


An opportunity has arisen for the right individual to join the Sage Finance Transformation Team as our Sage Process Owner for the R2R process. Reporting to the VP Finance Transformation, this is a unique opportunity to deliver significant value to Sage by designing, implementing, and maintaining standardised global R2R processes.


The successful candidate will have a strong track record of designing and implementing best in class R2R processes, ensuring all regulations are met, while capable of delivering excellent value to the business in line with agreed SLA’s and operating targets.


The successful candidate will be prepared to travel and will be able to build strong relationships across the Finance Operations organisation and with regional stakeholders.




Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

In conjunction with local  and Regional R2R Managers create best practice policies and processes for the end-to-end R2R  processes

Develop Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for processes managed by Finance Operations

Provide expert advice to finance leadership on the system/process implications of change

Understanding Finance roadmaps, manage all change to Finance related processes consistent with global standard operating procedure, policy and R2R direction

Own and maintain process documentation including standard operating procedures, and training materials

Identify process efficiency opportunities and recommend a programme of continuous improvement in control and cost in R2R transactional services


Key performance indicators:

Value of improvement opportunities identified and delivered

Quality and consistency of R2R process outcomes and services

Effectiveness of stakeholder network and engagement

Be seen as the authority on R2R delivery within the wider organisation – offer and provide guidance to stakeholders



Skills, know-how and experience:

Must have:

Experience of working in a key control matrix environment.

Prior experience of developing standard R2R processes on a common platform, including design and development of Process Maps and Activity documents

Experience of working with a FTSE 250/Fortune 500 organisation

Proven ability to identify poor processes and implement improvements

Demonstrated an ability to work across functions and geographic boundaries



Command of an European language would be ideal, French, German, or Spanish
Technical / professional qualifications:

Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA

Lean / Six Sigma qualifications and experience preferable


Company Information

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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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