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SAP FICO Functional Analyst

Red - The Global SAP Solutions Provider

Posted on Nov 4, 2021 by Red - The Global SAP Solutions Provider

New York, NY 10001
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Contract/Project

Summary

Client is in the process of a major digital transformation. Many of its Legacy systems are in the process of being replaced or upgraded. Included in this transformation is an upgrade of the company ERP to SAP Private Cloud and client is looking for a candidate with SAP FICO functional expertise to act as the functional analyst on the Record-to-Report team.

As the SAP FICO Functional Analyst at Client, you will play a critical role across the SAP implementation. Not only will you provide oversight for the implementation of all things Finance, you will also be critical in sharing your integration experience with other workstreams between SAP Finance to SD, MM, PP & HR (Payroll/Expenses).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
* Ensuring the configuration of the SAP FICO modules are adopting SAP Best Practices and meeting the regulatory and statutory requirements for the finance processes and reporting.
* Supporting the configuration and testing of the SAP FICO modules (GL, AP, AR, AA, CO, PS, CO-PC, CO-PA, FCLOCO, FIN-CS, etc.).
* Understanding and analysing business requirements and translating them into system requirements, configurations and customizations.
* Dispositioning requirements that deviate from SAP Best Practices and effectively aiding the business in adopting standard out-of-box functionalities.
* Completing the functional specifications for any interfaces and reports required in the Record-to-Report workstream.
* Communicating and managing all bank interfaces (ACH, Wires, EBS) with the banks' technical team.
* Monitoring the technical delivery and aiding in the testing and validation financial transactions.
* Conducting unit testing, functional and system integration testing, both functional and security, and triaging system deficiencies when they occur.
* Assisting in data migration including data mapping (ETL), data validation and financial reconciliation.
* Developing of documentation, including requirements gathering documentation, functional design documents, test scripts, training materials.
* Supporting the FICO modules in a steady-state environment post go-live.
* Triaging issues and defects and track and report on resolution and perform root cause analysis.
* Monitoring and respond to service desk tickets and maintain ticket statuses.
* Providing status updates on operational activities, incidents, service requests and minor enhancements.
* Ensuring 100% compliance with all regulatory and security requirements associated with SOX and GDPR for all in-scope applications.
* Develop a thorough understanding of Client processes and systems that are supported by the corporate ERP systems Understand weak-points and make recommendations for global improvement.
* Build relationships with business leads in the Client Finance group.
* Establish himself/herself as the internal technology lead when it comes to the Finance side of the ERP implementation project.
* See the ERP upgrade project to successful conclusion.

Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Diploma from a recognized institution.
* At minimum 4 full life cycle implementations (or equivalent experience) configuring SAP Finance modules (GL, AP, AR, AA, CO, PS, CO-PC, CO-PA) required.
* Minimum 5 years of experience configuring and implementing SAP Finance modules with experience with S4/HANA 1709 or higher.
* Familiarity with SAP integration between modules - SD, MM, PP, PS, FI.
* Experience with finance strategy and financial operations, including AR, collections, disputes, AP, banking, capital management, asset management, financial accounting, cost accounting, indirect taxes, product costing, profitability analysis and consolidations.
* Knowledge of Lease Accounting.
* Experience designing and supporting interfaces, conversions and extension activities for SAP S4/HANA.
* Experience with SAP financial/consolidated reporting, Embedded analytics, FIORI analytics and Group reporting a plus.
* Knowledge and experience with localization requirements for the EMEA, Brazil and China are an asset.
* Must have excellent communication and analytical skills, demonstrate excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills; both oral and written are a necessity.
* SAP S4/HANA for Financial Accounting Application Associates certification(s) highly preferred.
* Good mix of technical/IT consulting and Financial Business background.
* Positive, collaborative and solution-oriented attitude.
* Strong English communication and inter-personal skills.
* Strong documentation skills using common Microsoft technologies (Business case, use cases, process flows, etc.).

Reference: 1390156901

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