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Principal Project Manager in Finance

Posting Country:  Hungary
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

 “If yes joining _VOIS is the right decision.
It is a journey for you to grow, discover and enjoy the way of Vodafone Intelligent Solutions.
We maximize value with everything we do, from Operational Excellence to Next Generation Services in Sales, Marketing, HR Operations, BI, Financial Operations, Bid Management, Pricing, Sales, Sales Support, Legal, Commercial Operations and Supplier Management.
We operate with 1.300+ colleagues in Budapest, coming from 32 different nationalities, supporting 25 countries globally.


And what’s it like to work here? Come and find out and join us as
Principal Project Manager



Your role in a nutshell:

The Finance Transformation & Innovation (FT&I) Principal Project Manager will be responsible for leading and delivering a programme of strategic initiatives sponsored by the global Director of Finance Operations. The role will be part of a cross-organisational team of focused experts, that will transform Group Finance and local markets to achieve simplification and standardisation across key the end-to-end finance processes. These initiatives will fundamentally change how Finance Operations works today, accelerating towards the delivery of a lean organisation that closely partners with Vodafone Shared Services, and will deliver significant year on year efficiency improvements across the global Finance Operations organisation.

Why will you love your job:


  • You will be responsible for Fixed Line Strategic Initiative: Define and implement a programme to radically transform the End-to-End FinOps processes for Vodafone’s Business Fixed Line products (~ €3bn revenue p.a.). The programme will have 2 objectives:
  1. Transform the end-to-end processes and governance for the infrastructure costs associated with Vodafone Group Business services (~ €200m cost p.a.) to deliver a radical reduction in process failure rate
  2. Define and implement a global Core Business Model solution for Business Fixed line products. Working closely with other Finance Operations and Technology teams, the solution will standardise the processes for numerous acquired businesses across the Group, and will deliver significant efficiency savings & control improvements
  • Taking part in Record to Report (RTR): Define and implement programme governance for a suite of improvements that will fundamentally transform the global RTR processes operated by ~ 500 people globally. RTR delivers the Group financial results, the statutory accounts for ~ 400 legal entities and the management accounting for all Vodafone markets. Working closely with the FinOps Head of Strategy & Oversight, the RTR Community of Practice owner and a global set of stakeholders, the Principal Project Manager will ensure that the programme delivers significant efficiency savings and control improvements via standardisation, process redesign and automation.
  • You will also manage other Strategic Initiatives: The Principal Project Manager will be required to provide project management oversight and co-ordination across a dynamic range of Fin Ops initiatives on behalf of the global Director of Finance Operations


What will you bring to the team:


  • Fluent English language skills – written and spoken
  • Project management qualification and 5+ years proven experience of leading projects and programmes in a global, cross functional environment
  • Qualified accountant with 5+ years PQE
  • Comprehensive experience of implementing & working with Finance Systems (SAP and preferably HFM)
  • Experience of using data analytics to quantify issues and improvements
  • Experience of managing projects to transform business processes
  • University degree and/or Masters, further post graduate business qualification (MBA) advantageous


Here’s the benefits that you will enjoy:


  • Internal coaching/mentoring culture
  • Unravel your continuous process improvement mindset – new ideas are always listened to
  • Our strong sense of community and teamwork means you will be supported by people from different disciplines in your everyday work and career goals;
  • To ensure our colleagues’ safety we continue working from home 3-4 days/week in the long run.
  • We provide corporate assets as, laptop and mobile phone with Vodafone RED subscription – unlimited talk and text + 20 GB data


#movewithus #_VOIS

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.