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United Kingdom
Monday, April 24, 2023
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Additional Locations
* United Kingdom - Renfrewshire - Renfrew
* United Kingdom - Renfrewshire - Renfrew

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

We are looking for a Project & Transformation Accountant to work alongside the Accounting & Finance Intelligence Management team. The role will involve regular communication with the Director of Finance and the Services Leadership Team to ensure the accounting for all aspects of the new leasing sales models; Device as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS), is completed accurately and efficiently. This will also involve partnering with the business on strategic planning for the roll out of DaaS and SaaS in various geographies across the globe.

Your responsibilities will be:

Report to the Tower Lead to support the Lenovo Services business to map out end to end processes for all leasing business within Lenovo at a world-wide group level. The role will orchestrate closely with various finance functions, business units, geographic and functional strategy teams across Lenovo

Work with the accounting practice team to create and implement accounting policy and processes to respond proactively to support the strategic direction of the Business including the creation and maintenance of a “Blueprint” accounting entry document for each of the leasing structures.
Design, influence and implement policy in line with Group strategy
Partner with internal financial services to agree processes with external funding partners.
Provide input where requested by the Team Lead to ensure deals are entered into with proper governance, controls, and approvals from impacted business units.
Support the Lenovo Business to partner with the technical accounting practice team in the application of accounting policy to proactively support the strategic direction of the Business
Identify, document, and implement ongoing end to end Accounting process improvement with an aim to drive standardization and efficiency, redesign processes through simplification and drive productivity
Set up corporate knowledge repository to drive effective and efficient knowledge sharing of finance & business policies, best practices, standards, and guidelines across the organization
Issue financial reporting guidance and interpretation to ensure consistent application of the standards across Geos and BG in day-to-day operations
Participate in global transformation projects and initiatives and implement changes in Finance operations in line with project plan
Work collaboratively with cross domain counterparts to develop detail project work plans, risk mitigation, issue tracking and communication plan
Develop and deliver presentations to audiences ranging from business line stakeholders to executives
Business partnering with internal tax teams in various geographies to understand any specific in country tax legislation that may add additional complexities and design a solution to ensure sales can continue to be pursued.
Business partnering with Financial Controllers in each geography to improve accuracy and efficiency of financial reporting capability.
Business partnering with Sales Architect to ensure potential accounting and finance complexities understood with each of the suggested sales structure before any go live date.
Liaising with IT design specialists to ensure system capability for all EaaS transactions and reduce the level of manual intervention required. Suggest enhancements were necessary.
Training and mentoring local geography accounting staff in accounting for EaaS transactions, including balance sheet reconciliations and monitoring pipeline for potential deals
Become involved in other ad hoc accounting projects to support the business as a whole


Membership of one of the recognised Professional Accounting Bodies
At least 3 years post-qualified experience
Strong commercial accounting background
Strong technical accounting background, experience of IFRS 15 and 16 would be an advantage
Strong project management experience to lead multiple projects simultaneously in dynamic region/global environments under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work independently and prioritize workload as part of a geographically dispersed team
Excellent communication skills
Experience in process mapping and re-engineering is advantageous
Knowledge of tax would also be an advantage
Good accounting investigation and analytical skills
Good IT skills, knowledge of SAP system advantageous

What We Will Offer:

Holiday purchase  
Private medical  
Attractive pension scheme  
Positive work life balance 
Learning and development 
Life insurance 
Lenovo and Motorola products discounts  
Lifestyle discounts  
Cycle to work  
Mortgage advice and support  
Referral bonus 

We are looking forward to discuss this position with you soon!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Additional Locations
* United Kingdom - Renfrewshire - Renfrew
* United Kingdom - Renfrewshire - Renfrew
* United Kingdom
* United Kingdom - Renfrewshire
* United Kingdom - Renfrewshire - Renfrew , * United Kingdom - Renfrewshire - Renfrew