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Head of SAP Finance

Location: England, England Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Sector: Electronics Type: Permanent
Reference #: PR/043838_1496842374

RED are currently looking for a Head of SAP FI to join a Global End User based in Buckinghamshire.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage functional area of SAP FI/CO and Qlik View reporting

  • Act as the main interface with senior management in the area of finance to identify requirements and to define portfolio

  • Collaborate with European Business Leads and other IT managers to ensure consistent and integrated execution of program strategies and procedures

  • Management, motivation and development of team members (three employees)

  • Contribute to development and maintenance of overall project plans

  • Develop and maintain team plans

  • Provide guidance and support to TTI IT consultants, developers, business analysts and business team members regarding:

    • Method of working / Methodology

    • General team strategies and approaches

    • Standardized procedures (e.g. testing)

  • Conduct SAP Fit/Gap workshop sessions and analyze business requirements

  • Map business requirements to company procedures and the current SAP Template or available SAP functions where applicable

  • Ensure business process design (business blueprint) is followed according to SAP standard

  • Proposal of available options to implement business requirements with SAP standard methods and tools

  • Ensure system design supports business processes

  • Support local change management

  • Pro-actively manage testing of the system solution (SAP and subsystems interfaces)

  • Coordinate and pro-actively monitor all team related developments with Development team

  • Coordinate stream activities with all other IT teams including but not limited to: Definition of authorizations and Batch Jobs, Conversion, Integration Testing, Training etc.

  • Owner of functional/technical specifications and testing methodology guidelines

  • Efficiently manage own projects

  • Interact regularly with management to communicate status on milestones and effects of technical hurdles

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of wide-ranging experience in an ERP supported business environment including SAP ERP systems and/or SAP-BW or other Business Intelligence Software

  • Possess SAP FICO expert configuration knowledge

  • The ability to demonstrate deep understanding of an entire horizontal process chain

  • Familiar with SAP ABAP Workbench, ABAP development skills preferred

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-orientated environment

  • Line Management experience

  • Business Process analysis experience - must be able to demonstrate these skills as the role requires interaction with the business and key stakeholders on a daily basis

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to perform complex systems analysis and draw conclusions by relating information from different sources, including root-cause analysis and issue resolution

  • Ability to demonstrate and explain processes and technical subjects to business stake holders

If this is of interest please do submit your CV in for immediate consideration