Regional Process Owner, Record to Report – Europe and Emergi...

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago
Nottingham NG4 2AN

Job Description

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Job Summary:

The Regional Process Owner (RPO) is responsible for the end-to-end (E2E) Record to Report (R2R) processes within the assigned region and reports to the Global Business Services (GBS) Global Process Owner (GPO), Record to Report. The RPO, R2R ensures quality and continuity of services as delivered to the internal customer base and broader business. This role will drive our GBS vision within the assigned region, partnering with cross-functional leaders and key stakeholders to develop the regional transition roadmap while also playing a key role in activities related to the design of process and governance.

This is a very exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organization that is transforming finance at Xylem Inc. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, results-oriented individual who will thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess the ability to creatively solve problems, and think on their feet. As Xylem’s GBS model expands and matures, the duties and responsibilities of this role will evolve in support of the broader vision.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Shape the vision and strategy for end-to-end processes within region to enable business objectives
  • Communicate and drive alignment among regional, functional and divisional leaders
  • Work with GBS project management to drive the regional end-to-end implementation of strategic initiatives
  • Support the GPO to create visibility of innovative solutions in industry forums to the local region
  • Work in partnership with Regional Controllers, Tax and Treasury teams in governance and execution of all R2R activities
  • Establish productive management level relationships with regional leadership to ensure the two-way flow of information regarding strategies, priorities, requirements, disputes, and issues
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations from a continuous improvement perspective
  • Ensure alignment with recommendations from Audit and Compliance leadership.
  • Monitor, report and ensure adherence to metrics across all stakeholders, internal and external

Key Competencies:

  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Project management oversight / support
  • Process design & improvement
  • Financial controls implementation
  • Strong emphasis on accountability
  • Root cause / complex troubleshooting
  • Attention to organization & detail
  • Developing & inspiring people / teams

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or a related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience with financial reporting, governance and audit within in a large global enterprise
  • Thorough knowledge of finance and accounting principles, particularly around transaction processing, financial reporting and management / cost reporting
  • Previous experience in facilitating design and configuration of Record to Report Financial applications/tools
  • Ability to document requirements and use-cases and recommendation of envisioned processes
  • Strong business skills and experience in Accounting, Finance and operations
  • Ability to assess functional and technical gaps in designs
  • Experience in developing detailed work plans for project activities within scope of application responsibility
  • Experience in training and supporting end users in Record to Report Financial applications/tools
  • Experience in testing Record to Report applications/tools instances to successfully validate application setups, including input to test plans, test scenarios, and test scripts is required
  • Leader, team player and change agent proficient at motivating others
  • Prior experience with root cause analysis / complex troubleshooting is a plus
  • Proficient at managing and/or successfully resolving conflict
  • Previous experience operating within a financial shared services environment is a plus
  • Previous experience working with BPO provider is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is generally conducted in an office environment.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to communicate orally.
  • Ability to use hands and fingers dexterously to operate office equipment.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Will require travel to project sites.
  • Work may require lifting less than 35 lbs.
  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required in certain situations.
  • Employee must comply with all local regulations and published Company work rules as well as written instructions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office: Florescent lighting, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures and office noise
  • Shop: In locations with a factory or shop floor, exposure to factory/shop and machinery.

Standard weekly job hours: 40

Travel requirement: Travel requirements will vary, but may be up to 50% at times.

Excited? Apply now and let's solve water together!

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or require that other tasks be performed as required by the business or job circumstances. (For example, but not limited to, personnel changes, technical developments, business needs, etc.).

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