The Estee Lauder Companies Director, B2R Community of Practice & Master Data Governance in Melville, New York

Director, B2R Community of Practice & Master Data Governance

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Direct, lead and implement ongoing B2R initiatives as they relate to General Ledger and Global Close processes which include leading and coordinating the monthly integrated global close processes across various business functions. Direct and support affiliates with ongoing system refreshes, enhancements and rollouts to ensure effective execution of these ongoing tasks.

Actively participate and lead the B2R General Ledger Community of Practice by providing leadership and coordination to this interactive team. This includes driving continuous discussions regarding the recording of transactions to the lowest level of the coding block, consistent and accurate usage of SAP coding on a global scale, and maintaining and updating global FMD definitions on a regular basis. This position will work with the BI reporting team to lead and guide the affiliates with all reporting requirements by monitoring and reviewing results to ensure global requirements are properly implemented and maintained.

Direct, liaise, and support other process team leaders (i.e. O2C, P2P, etc.) in all aspects of the general ledger, master data, global close processes and tasks. Lead discussions and apply strategic thinking to all aspects of these job functions to ensure synergy at various levels of the company and across all reporting regions.

Lead our Financial Systems and Compliance efforts as it relates to stewardship over SAP Master Data, Financial System Security and Access and SOD violation reporting and controls.

  1. Lead, support, and participate in meetings with affiliates to discuss and implement process improvements and best practices as part of this B2R Community of Practice. This would include discussions with BIA global teams and affiliate members.

  2. Direct, support and participate in ongoing strategic plans of the B2R COE as it relates to B2R general ledger processes and global close processes.

  3. Review key performance measures for global processes such as postings to the lowest level of the coding block, monitoring the adherence to global close deadlines, and lead process improvements to ensure timely and accurate reporting requirements are met across various systems. Make recommendations where needed to ensure meeting targets.

  4. Partner with SAP enabled affiliates to address recurring B2R close issues. Lead discussions to propose best practice solutions across the organization.

  5. Actively support ongoing system rollouts. Drive required testing cycles and identify and implement future enhancements and system upgrades / refreshes.

  6. Stewardship of SAP Financial Master Data (e.g., Cost Center, Profit Center, GL Accounts, WBS elements etc) including responsibility for changes and new deployments and period closing coverage.

  7. Execute Financial Reports during close weeks, modify and enhance SAP financial system GR55 reports, and Support Corporate Accounting, when requested, in the testing of reports for consistency and in performing report changes.

  8. Oversee Financial validations- HFM/CPM/EPM.

  9. Oversee SAP/CPM security access controls/review and reporting.

  10. Oversee and action if appropriate companywide SOD violation reporting and controls, working closely with Internal and External Auditors.

  11. Responsible for defining, documenting and educating the business on the common definitions of all master data elements.

  12. Monitor the data lifecycle and the data quality of the master data

  13. Harmonize and manage the different data hierarchies to ensure data is consistent regardless of where it resides.


  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting

  • Big 4 Experience Private preferred

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills

  • 8 years prior Accounting/Finance experience with strong general ledger skills

  • Strong PC expertise essential. SAP, CPM, Excel, and Word preferred.

  • Strong organizational, business process and leadership skills needed

Job: Finance & Accounting

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 180726