Sap Functional Analyst

  • Location:

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Job ref:

    EH - Sap Functional_1605095397

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Sap Functional Analyst

12 Month Contract

Based in Reading

Day rate up to £400

Role overview:

This position primarily focuses on supporting various aspects of the overall financial systems strategy, BAU support, system enhancements, projects, and finance operational support. The role supports the teams' efforts toward various aspects of the overall operations of financial systems including day-to-day transactions, issue review, reporting, ongoing system maintenance, enhancements, project initiatives, and identification of system efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support EMEA Finance community with systems related queries, training, change requests, UAT and production support
  • Act as key contact for OTC Team, assist with answering queries and support integrated testing
  • Act as main point of contact with IT to log SAP Fusion/BI tickets and issues
  • Deliver robust testing of systems solutions and comply with validated environment requirements Represent EMA Finance in cross-functional reviews of business process and systems solutions
  • Identify opportunities to maximize existing systems functionality and streamline related business processes
  • Ensure Financial and SOX Compliance by understanding responsibilities and accountability for internal controls
  • Support implementations through requirements, fit/gap analysis, SDLC/Agile methodology, user testing and post go-live support

Other Responsibilities:

  • Main point of contact for Finance community across EMA region for all queries and requests relating to SAP Fusion and related interfaces
  • Work with Finance end users on issue resolution, diagnosing problems, identifying, and documenting root causes, escalate to IT when appropriate
  • Develop User Acceptance Test Plans for SAP Fusion/BI system enhancements, break fixes & new system implementations (HPALM)
  • Assist business with User Acceptance Testing for SAP Fusion/BI system enhancement & break fixes, SAP role changes
  • Help prioritize and manage the escalation of SAP Fusion/BI issues and tickets
  • Month-end, quarter-end, and year-end support for EMA Finance users across the SAP Fusion markets
  • Escalation point for any period end billing activities, reconciliation, queries and/or failures
  • Support with implementation of EDI billing, from scope definition to deployment including change management in partnership with EDI Technical Team
  • Ensure FTS Finance documentation (job aids, general information, batch jobs, etc.) is kept up to date and centrally stored
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement changes ensuring no negative impact across other Finance and Order to Cash functions.
  • Support standardization of process improvement and sharing best practice across the organization
  • Participate in Project teams as Subject Matter Experts on Finance Business Processes as required
  • Create training documentation and/or conduct business partner system training for all implemented tools

Technology Innovation & Standardization

  • SAP ECC 6.0 (SD, FI/CO)
  • BI
  • TM1 (budget and planning)
  • CRM (customer service)
  • Salesforce (limited use by Credit & Collection Team)
  • Ariba
  • HALM (UAT/Change control)

Compliance

  • Ensure strict compliance with all business policies including SOX cycles, SOPs, internal & external audit requirements, and system security protocols

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2/3 years of professional experience working with SAP and finance systems is required, preferably in SAP and Business Data Warehouse (BW) Environment.
  • SAP certification in one or more modules (FI/CO, SD, BI)
  • In-depth understanding of SAP configuration and functionality across SD, FI/CO modules (please note this is not a hands-on configuration role)
  • Proven experience in SAPFI/CO implementations and production support, either as Business Power User, or Functional Analyst
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Finance core business processes
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of integration points with OTC processes (Intercompany billing, Customer Billing, Customer Master, Pricing, Order Flow)
  • Proven knowledge of G/L, A/R, A/P, Cost Centre Accounting, Profit Centre Accounting, Profitability Analysis and Internal Orders, Procure to Pay processes, SAP Query
  • Proven experience of handling VAT -related changes (tax codes functionality and set up, VAT rate changes, condition records, customer master)
  • Experience in interface support
  • Highly computer literate, Proficient use of Microsoft packages, with emphasis on Excel and Visio

Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to those meeting our above requirements.

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