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SAP S4 Finance Functional
Ref No.: 18-00277
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/08/2018
Role Profiling
Role Title: SAP S4 Finance Functional Innovation & Transformation Lead
Reporting To: Account Client Director
Location Loveland , CO , USA with 25% travel as required
Role Purpose:
Why the role exists and its contribution
To manage the Plan & Build solutions for the Customer:   
Participation on thought Leadership activities, solution ideation & Proof of Concept Build,
Implementation and Support of SAP S4 Finance Business Processes & Applications.
Role Specification
What the role holder needs to do to achieve the role purpose
Key Responsibilities Key Elements % of Time
Functional Analyst §  Manage the implementation of new SAP S4 systems and developments in line with the Customer standards for project management.
§  Recommend & Execute future state architecture and application eco-system
§  Responsible for End to end Solution definition and architecting capability on SAP S4 HANA
§  Drive and Own high-level design workshops and provide guidance and expertise to avoid pitfalls
§  Drive Decision Alignment Workshops.
§  Recommend business readiness criteria and value driver action plans
§  Recommend cloud strategy, specifically around SAP S/4 HANA and other future state architecture
§  Set standards for the SAP delivery and measurement of Business Analysis outputs.
§  Deliver and execute on overall SAP Data Strategy
§  Develop and improve methodologies for the effective development, maintenance and governance of SAP Deployment:
o   Business analysis planning & monitoring
o   Requirements elicitation, management & communication
o   Requirements and process design and analysis
o   Business, functional & non-functional requirements
§  To manage the team of Business Analyst responsible for development of SAP Finance Business Application & Processes
§  Develop metrics to continuously measure report and improve the progress of business analysis
§  Develop and maintain a continuous improvement plan to stay current with Industry best practices.
§  Define and manage the exception and escalation process for non-standard business analysis processes.
§  Support other functional areas and wider partnerships to maximise the opportunities presented by new technology to develop local services
§  To seek continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of service delivery, value for money and cost effectiveness of the services.
Managerial §  Plan, estimate and carry out project development work to time and budget and in accordance with appropriate project management methodologies and standards.
§  Management of the Business Analyst Team resources including staff selection, recruitment and development.  Monitor works plans and provide advice and guidance relating to staff development ensuring appropriate training is undertaken.
§  Prepare and monitor work plans, in conjunction with other Functional areas, IT colleagues and third party applications development/support providers.
§  Assist the Program Head in the development and maintenance of the Analysis and Transformation framework
Project / Programme Management
& General
§  To deliver day to day activities and projects in a customer focussed and proactive manner
§  Manage complex projects, handling all the relationships with other internal and external customers at all levels
§  Feasibility and project scoping, including business analysis as required  - Production of accurate planning/costing estimates for all projects and initiatives - Project setup tasks including timescale/resource planning, risk assessment
§  Compilation of functional/system specification of requirements and subsequent system/service selection, acquisition, implementation and support arrangements. - Organise and co-ordinate any necessary and appropriate resources from technical services and external organisations to meet project requirements
§  On-going risk and issues analysis - In conjunction with the user, define testing/acceptance criteria and other procedural processes
§  Monitoring project progress against defined milestones, and delivered products against defined quality requirements. ensuring compliance with original specification
§  Attend evening committee meetings when requested.
§  At all times carry out the above duties with due regard to the Customer's data protection, disaster recovery, security and audit requirements, the Customer's health and safety policy, equal opportunities and all other corporate policies

Finance Competencies
§  Exposure to S/4 HANA is a must
§  In depth knowledge of Finance Business Functions of Tax, Credit, Treasury, Payable , Internal Accounting Consolidation, Asset Management, Financial Analysis and Controls,  Liability and Cash Management,
§  In depth knowledge to perform analysis of data flow between various systems/modules, perform Business Process Mapping , perform As-Is Analysis and suggest Best Practices,
§  Project and Program Management
§  Preferred Education background in Finance