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Position Summary:

The Record to Report (R2R) SME will set finance data policies and standards as well as present business recommendations to streamline finance master data processes and increase consistent and accurate R2R master data across the organization


  • Acts as the point of contact for R2R global master data governance for R2R data, such as Cost Center, General Ledger (GL), Profit Center, GL Hierarchies, etc).

  • Create and maintain formal and documented processes, roles and responsibilities supporting effective data entry, establishing high quality data standards, managing data integrity, and driving continuous improvement of master data that is critical to Elanco’s business processes.

  • Monitor compliance around standards for master data format within all those who interact with finance master data.

  • Gain an understanding of how R2R data flows within SAP S4 and to/from additional systems like BPC, BW, Blackline, EXA etc.

  • Build and control (incl. approvals) process around Finance Master Data Lifecycle Maintenance in area of creation, extension, update and archive activities.

  • Ensure that processes exist for data archiving of SAP finance transactional data.

  • Drive global alignment and consistency of data standards across all affiliates, plant sites, and partners who interact with R2R master data.

  • Ensure seamless flow & consumption of master data across various systems and functions. Works closely with business stakeholders within each line of business to ensure accuracy completeness and consistency of data flowing to and from MDM.

  • Develop a broad business understanding & technical expertise awareness of finance master data importance and impact

  • Participate and lead project activities around finance master data within global/local strategic initiatives within S4 SAP

  • Build strong and long-term relationship with all key stakeholders within organization including but not limited to: ESC, IT, SOx, FCoE, ECAR, FP&A etc

  • Manage risks and support stabilization activities in effective integration of finance data into S4 system globally

  • Question status quo and adopt continuous improvement mindset

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Accounting, Computer Science/informatics preferred)

  • 7+ years of strong systems experience, especially SAP R2R Data.

  • Considered a Go-to expert for anything in the realm of R2R Data; previous responsibilities for assuring quality and trust in data, creating standard definitions for the organization to follow, and maintaining a consistent use of data resources across an organization.

  • Self-motivated professional with strong focus on customer service and ease in building relationship

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with different levels of an organization

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities

  • Flexibility to adapt to a non-routine and fast paced environment

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States.  Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B or TN status) for this position.

Additional Skills & Preferences:

  • Experience in Finance Master data gained in SAP ERP Environment

  • Previous experience in SAP Implementation Projects and understanding of Waterfall Project methodology

  • Good understanding of Data Quality importance and processes

  • Experience in working with multicultural environment


  • 25% of travel

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status