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VP, Business Unit Controller

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use):

About the Role

The Team: You will be are part of the Accounting team, reporting directly to the SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, working with colleagues leading Enterprise/Regional Controllership, Technical Accounting & Global Real Estate Services.

What's in it for you:
  • Have the opportunity to influence positive change and introduce efficiencies across the finance organization centrally and across divisions.
  • Interact with key executives and get to know every business division within S&P. You will have a strong partnership with each of the CFO's and understand their unique business offering.
  • Lead an established CoE operating model, control network & key initiatives across finance technology, lease accounting, record to report, incentive compensation accounting / commissions, and cash, G/L, Fixed Asset.
Impact and Responsibilities:

You will protect the Company's best interests by challenging business assumptions and decisions and by implementing global initiatives & policies.
  • Ensure an accurate and independent view of the financial situation of the BU (financial results, account closing balances, forecasts, and cash flow generation over reporting periods)
  • Develop and implement a vision and strategy for centralized accounting workflows that leverage a data-driven, highly automated accounting processes.
  • Implement cutting edge automation techniques that accelerate the accounting close and provide detailed analysis of actuals to business unit finance partners that improves the insight into financial performance.
  • Lead a revenue accounting team that handles month-end accruals for all divisions at S&P Global
  • Oversee month-end, quarter-end, and year-end accounting procedures across the divisions.
  • Lead Global Commission Accounting and the implementation of ASC 606, including partnership with the divisions around governance.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate implementation of a strong internal control environment by partnering with various stakeholders across the global Controllership and internal audit teams.
  • Advise on Business Unit performance maximization by monitoring costs, looking for costs reduction and cash generation opportunities including identification of process improvement across divisions to drive efficiency and effectiveness through accounting teams.
  • Propose to operational management and BU Executives action plans and challenge them on their business decisions.
  • Identify and assess risks & opportunities; mitigate risks, manage crisis and exceptional initiatives at BU level.
  • Promote a finance culture that is conscious of return on investment, cost of capital and cash-flow generation.
  • Lead accounting processes related to business divisions & ensure compliance with local and group accounting principles, including definition of Record-to-Record COE with scope of services, SLAs, and transition requirements / timeline.
  • Work with the Finance Technology Team (in Digital Services) to maximize efficiencies.
  • Partner with Business Services to ensure CPP prioritization as it relates to technology.
  • Partner with Global Real Estate Services as it relates leasing/re accounting and the proper implementation of ASC 842
  • Encourage culture of continuous improvement to upskill / reskill accounting professionals in line with technologic advancements.
Compensation/Benefits Information: (This section is only applicable to US candidates)

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $173,700 to $313,950. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual's geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses and certifications.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here.

What We're Looking For:

We are seeking candidates who are passionate about leveraging automation and GenAI technologies to drive innovation and efficiency in finance. Join our team and be at the forefront of transforming our finance capability through cutting-edge technologies and approaches.

Basic Required Qualifications
  • 12+ years experience in accounting or finance
  • CPA/Chartered Accountant designation
  • Experience and technical background with accounting ERP's and other related technologies and procurement technologies
  • Significant experience with complex entities across the globe for multiple business lines
  • S trong knowledge and proficiency in Alteryx
  • Ability to:
    • Flex beyond BAU projects and lead key strategic projects not exclusively within the accounting space
    • projects management and manage/maintain adoption and engagement around a governance process
    • Articulate the story behind the numbers / walk executives through a comprehensive review to influence change leading to efficiencies.
    • Champion adoption
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree
What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:" "and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person."

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster " describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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Job ID: 304344
Posted On: 2024-07-06
Location: New York, New York, United States

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