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BlackLine Global Transformation Lead

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Do you love thinking analytically? Are you passionate about using your financial knowledge to navigate complex challenges? Just as our customers find value in Apple products, the Finance group finds value for both Apple and its shareholders. As part of this group, you'll play an integral role in ensuring our day-to-day financial health. Our team supports Apple's growth, both top and bottom line, by applying the same level of innovation toward financial matters as we do toward our products and services. You'll also collaborate with Apple teams across the world to develop more effective investment strategies and risk management. Finance is essential to upholding our global dedication to excellence, and it is directly responsible for shaping the company's future. Join the Global Business Solutions (GBS) team and you'll have a meaningful role in continuing Apple's legacy of efficiency and success. Key Qualifications * Proven technical and functional expertise related to BlackLine financial close automation solutions (e.g. BSR, Matching, JV, Task Management, and Variance) * Led global implementation of BlackLine and/or performed system administration functions within BlackLine for a large, multi-national company * Hands-on experience with end-to-end Record to Report (R2R) operational processes, including close activities, balance sheet reconciliations and journal voucher postings * Demonstrated success with business process re-engineering resulting in operational improvement, elimination of non-value added work and efficiency improvements * Desire for driving global operational improvements and system automation, while maintaining a strong internal control environment * Maintain a global perspective, yet recognize opportunities to align with other GBS regions on similar processes * PROVEN ABILITY TO JUGGLE MULTIPLE KEY INITIATIVES SIMULTANEOUSLY * Effective teammate that likes to work in a fast-paced environment * Possess excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills, as well as presentation skills * Mature, responsible, driven and able to work independently with minimal direct supervision * Detailed and meticulous, outstanding attention to detail with strong analytical and problem-solving skills * SAP ECC integration and R2R experience, required. SAP S4 Hana integration, a plus * Business process reengineering and project management, preferred Description * Lead Apples global implementation and phased roll-out of BlackLine solutions * Transform and optimize global close processes by continually identifying and implementing new BlackLine use cases to maximize return on investment * Implement matching rules, templates, and configuration settings as required for new use cases or changes to existing use cases * Manage ongoing governance around global use of BlackLine, including standardization of process, reporting, policy and utilization * Drive strong internal control environment utilizing a combination of both manual and system controls * Own master data maintenance and ongoing system administration functions * Diagnose and resolve production support system issues * Onboard new checklists using Task Management * Spearhead user adoption and training of new hires and others new to BlackLine * Create and manage dashboards and other reporting related to close metrics * Facilitate WWBSR review process and other close governance reviews * Participate actively in BlackLine user community Education & Experience Minimum college degree, CPA Preferred

Keywords: Apple Inc., Austin , BlackLine Global Transformation Lead, Other , Austin, Texas

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