Business Applications Supervisor


Position Purpose
This role is a member of the Accounting & Reporting team for Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America. Reporting to the NA Accounting & Reporting Manager CASC, this individual will manage a team that provides business applications expertise and support and offers valuable insights to enable financial reporting to ensure the integrity of financial statements and an effective control environment. This team is a key enabler of continious improvement, application modifications for new product or business processes and implementing required changes from MADJV activities. The scope includes business applications across CASCNA Business Group, which include the Grain, Processing, Crop Inputs and Cotton businesses across the US and Canada. The leader of this team will be a critical partner to the SAP implementation project team for the financial reporting and accounting activities in the upcoming migration of CASCNA businesses into SAP over the next 4 years. To accomplish this, the person in this role and its team partner with other A&F domains, Cargill Business Services (CBS), Global IT, Commercial and BOSC teams, CASCNA continuous improvement and other Centers of Expertise.
Principal Accountabilities
40% Business Applications Support
Deliver effective and efficient business applications expertise and support across the Business Group.
Govern and prioritize work requests assigning resources accordingly.
Align processes within the Business Group and with CBS where applicable.
Build capability and business knowledge within CBS on migrated activities.
Develop strong partnerships with the multiple stakeholders supported by this team.
Provide applications expertise for MADJV activities, as needed, in collaboration with relevant functions and partners.
10% Controls
Ensure compliance with the financial control framework and that application controls are designed properly and operating effectively across end-to-end processes.
Escalate control deficiencies to the Controls Advisor.
Collaborate with the Controls domain to ensure proper user segregation of duties across applications and other control initiatives.
Other financial control activities as needed.
10% Continious Improvement
Collaborative across business process (PRTP, OTSC, RTR) owners and other functions (Global IT, CBS, Commercial, BOSC, Continious Improvement) to streamline existing processes and help implement new business requirements.
Active leader in the implementation of process improvements, such as ERP system changes.
Ensures proper data governance for business activities and proper alignment with data standards.
40% People and Talent Management
Identify, develop and coach direct reports. Create a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous learning to meet individual development goals
Leads team through change, reinforcing the direction, vision and communicating effectively
Champion and support change management activities and processes.


Required Qualifications
Business, Accounting or Finance degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Preferred Qualifications
7 years or more of financial reporting and accounting experience
5 years of direct management or equivalent experience
Experience effectively leading a team through change
Experience in project management
Experience with multiple businesses and/or international business experience
Experience with J. D. Edwards, SAP or other integrated business systems
Experience implementing SAP or similar ERPs.
Experience with Shared Services migrations
Trading business and/or processing/manufacturing experience
Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making
Success Factors
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to mange competing priorities
Demonstrated ability to build trust across multiple stakeholder groups
Proven leader with strong problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization
Self-motivated for high performance
Demonstrated ability of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity
Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment
Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity

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