SAP S/4 HANA Finance Senior/Principal Consultant Job in Chicago, Illinois
Requisition ID: 216522
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 100%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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Location: Anywhere in the US or Canada
Travel: Up to 100% travel is required
As a Finance Business Processes Consultant, you will facilitate the implementation and support of the SAP Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting solutions to enhance the clients’ business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction. In addition, you will partner with clients to analyze and define business requirements, processes and objectives to scope project and deliverables for same. As a consultant you will implement, customize and test solutions on client system and develop client-specific enhancements to meet business requirements as needed; as well as assisting clients in achieving their Digital Transformation vision and Best-Run Business capability from their SAP and other IT investments.
Responsibilities of this role include creating tactical and strategic roadmaps charting the deployment of the digital solutions SAP offers while identifying clear value drivers and developing compelling business cases to help guide our customer’s strategic decision making activities.
The consultant provides comprehensive advice to our customers on long-term (Big Picture) and short-term (Quick-win) perspectives on their key strategic imperatives and recommends innovations which anticipate the future directions of both business and IT stakeholders. Excellent facilitation and communication skills are essential as is engaging with executive stakeholders, partners and SAP account teams.
Facilitate collaborative architecture discussions with our customer, IT and business executives
Development of 3-5 year strategic roadmaps encompassing the evolution of enterprise business solution portfolios from current to future state.
Guide customer teams in using Enterprise Architecture frameworks, establishing governance models and implementing business process modeling disciplines
Influence transition states toward joint business outcomes building on SAP solution value
Leverage industry and SAP reference architectures
Be actively involved in the preparation, conceptualization, realization and Go Live of customer implementation projects
Perform feasibility studies and process design reviews
Act as a team lead / Business Processes Consultant and support respective manager(s) in people development tasks
Develop detailed plan of process implementation
Define detailed blueprint for development requirements
Lead industry / corporate process implementation across all related applications (SAP / non-SAP)
Assist in the development of the overall project plan (scoping process) as well as individual work plans; acting as liaison with client for troubleshooting (investigates, analyses, and solves software problems)
Analyze and map clients’ business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy clients’ needs.
Support the internal Finance Consulting Practice with pre-sales support, spot consulting and internal projects and commit to the success of customers, partners, colleagues, and SAP
Identify, extract, and share knowledge assets from S/4HANA projects with the internal Finance Consulting Practice
Strong leadership skills wiith the ability to lead customer engagements at an executive level
Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills; ability to present and discuss strategies and technical information in a manner that establishes rapport, persuades others, and establishes understanding for technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to estimate the financial impact of various solution architecture alternatives
A minimum of 7 years SAP consulting experience with at least 5 years in Finance and at least 2 end to end implementations
Overall knowledge of SAP Finance solutions
Strong knowledge of Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting processes and best practices
Expertise in the configuration and implementation of Financial Accounting (FI)
Expertise in the configuration and implementation of Managerial Accounting (CO)
Expertise in the integration of Finance with other SAP solutions
Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels within client company
Proven experience in configuring, testing, and supporting SAP Finance solutions
Ability to conduct complex and interactive solutioning workshops
Proven expertise and commitment to knowledge management and mentoring
Demonstrated leadership skills (organization, manage details, communication, and manage multiple priorities)
Experience with license and services pre-sales activities
Experience with SAP S/4HANA a plus
Experience with SAP Activate Methodology for Implementation a plus
Experience working directly for a large consulting company a plus
Knowledge of asset accounting a plus
Knowledge of material ledger and/or special ledger a plus
ABAP development and debugging skills a plus.
Central Finance experience is a plus.
Up to 100% travel is required
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