Sap Finance Control Business Analyst

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Job Description

Main Responsibilities

Demonstrate and maintain expert knowledge/leadership in functional support of SAP in the areas of Finance and Controlling (FICO).
Develop and facilitate user trainings on new or modified systems in cooperation with departmental resources.
Provide analytical and technical guidance and advice to users and associates regarding functional capabilities of the SAP modules and technical environment.
Investigate and evaluate alternative technical solutions and make recommendations regarding prevalent business issues.
Communicate complex specifications cross functionally with technical and non-technical resources to implement new process/solutions that meet business requirements.
Analyze new opportunities to proactively leverage SAP and other technologies across the organization in an effort to improve business processes.
Translate SAP requirements to functional specifications for reporting, interfaces, data conversions, enhancements, forms, and workflows.
Support development and maintenance of project scope/objectives through requirements gathering, goal prioritization, planning, scheduling, identification of risks, and contingency plans.
Ensure a detailed analysis of incoming service requests, incidents, problems or fast-track demands
Ensure the planning, control and implementation of cross-departmental and transnational IT projects, possibly involving internal and external partners.
Proactively recommend, design, develop, and implement business processes and systems involving 3rd party technologies that may or may not interact with SAP in order to effectively meet business objectives.
Acts as a liaison between the Technology Department and business units by:
Opening and maintaining lines of communication to monitor and improve business unit satisfaction with technology.
Participating in root cause analysis in order to determine appropriate actions to improve productivity for both the business units and technology.

Education, Experiences, Professional Knowledge

Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or Mathematics preferred.
Familiarity with Project Management Methodologies required.
Applied knowledge of ERP constructs required
5 – 7 years of experience working within SAP FICO/COPA modules required. S4 HANA experience preferred.
An understanding of FICO configuration concepts related to: GL, AA, AR, AP & COPA required.
Experience with the SAP Fiori environment preferred.
Experience with SAP Analytics Cloud is a plus.
Experience with product costing is a plus.
Knowledge of IFRS accounting standards required.