Principal SAP FICO Consultant

Location: Paris, Île-de-France Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Consultancy Type: Permanent
Reference #: PR/043056_1497018817

Our client is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, with close to 200,000 employees serving clients in more than 50 countries. It is a pioneer in breaking down the barriers between strategy and execution, and delivers superior business value to its clients by advising them on strategy and process optimization as well as IT-enabled transformation. They are a global advisor enabling organizations to reimagine their future and create sustainable value leveraging disruptive technologies.

To strengthen their team in the Finance Transformation area with immediate effect they are looking for dedicated and experienced:

SAP Finance Consultants (H/F)

Level: Senior Consultant / Principal

Your responsibilities

  • Active participation during the "Request for Proposal" phase: understanding client context, developing and presenting project approach
  • Analysis and review of Finance, Controlling, Consolidation and Reporting related business processes to fully understand the client's requirements
  • Identification of gaps between client requirements and SAP Financial Business Suite functionality
  • Development of target processes to be implemented, design and implementation of state-of-the-art, client specific solutions in SAP including the configuration and/or customization of the system as well as related interfaces
  • Business Process redesign and automation of end-to-end processes (e.g. Record to Report, Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash)
  • Development of target process documentation and of testing and training documents, execution of tests, delivery of key user and end user training sessions, post Go Live support, acting as a sparring partner for the client
  • Anticipating, identifying, tracking and resolving issues and risks related to the client projects and affecting SAP applications

Your qualifications and skills:

  • Higher education degree in Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Economics, Business Administration or equivalent
  • At least 3-5 Full Project Lifecycles of work experience in an international consulting company or as an in-house Consultant with hands-on SAP Finance (especially FI & CO)
  • Process business redesign and integration experience
  • SAP implementation experience (design, build and roll-out), knowledge of the following modules: Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) + other modules as integration (SD, MM, PS); knowledge of other financial tools (e.g. consolidation, planning and reporting)
  • Solid process know-how and a proven track record in several of the following areas: Accounting, Controlling, Financial close, Financial planning & analysis, Treasury, Collaborative Finance operation (e.g. Financial Shared Services), Consolidation, Financial risk and compliance management
  • Understanding of SAP S/4 HANA solution and willingness to proactively develop knowledge of SAP next-generation Business Suite
  • Experience in business partnering with Operations and IT
  • Analytical skills; Strong qualitative analysis and problem solving skills
  • Program management skills and integration management skills and proven ability to deliver to tight deadliness;
  • Strong ability to monitor and supervise project resources (internal, client, subcontractors)

Soft skills

  • Client relationships and professionalism; management consulting attitude
  • Quick adaptation to complex and sometimes highly political client environments
  • Proven track record in successful team work being part of global, multi-national projects
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and sense of humour
  • Autonomy, self-motivation, drive, high sense of engagement
  • Dynamism and dedication to projects and clients
  • High degree of initiative and self-motivation
  • Strong organization skills
  • Multi-cultural awareness, open minded to working in diverse business environments
  • Ability to work in global delivery model set-up with offshore teams in India