SAP FICO Specialist

Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
£46,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
20 Aug 2019
Ref
545035601
Category
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Job Title: SAP FICO Specialist

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: £46,000 - £50,000 per annum

Location: Cambridge

Cambridge Assessment have an exciting opportunity for a SAP FICO Specialist to join our experienced and expert team within the SAP Centre of Excellence.

We are looking for an experienced SAP FICO Specialist who can hit the ground running and contribute to the smooth and efficient running of financial processes, by delivering, maintaining, troubleshooting and enhancing the SAP functionality.

This is a unique opportunity for a FICO Specialist to retain hands-on configuration skills and engage with colleagues across all levels of the organisation.

What you'll be doing

  • As a key and integral part of the SAP team you will participate in business requirements gathering and solution design workshops to identify and drive forward business and system process improvements
  • Perform hands-on configuration changes within the SAP Finance and Controlling modules to deliver change requests and improvement initiatives
  • Create and maintain documentation including functional specifications, test cases, knowledge transfer and business process flows
  • Coordinate changes through to production, ensuring the delivery and maintenance of design and change management documentation
  • Understand dependencies and integration points between modules of SAP and other systems within the IT landscape
  • Consult with senior stakeholders to evaluate and analyse requirements
  • Engage with various business and technical teams to ensure the integrity, future design and quality of the SAP solution and its interfaces
  • Perform break/fix analysis and recommend solutions
  • Work with the support team to facilitate incident & problem resolution
  • Ensure the Service/Incident Management System is accurate and complete
  • Provide ad-hoc support for regression testing, system refresh, patching and upgrades
  • Proactively contribute to improving internal IT processes and the continued success of the IT organisation


What we're looking for

Qualifications

  • Finance degree, professional accounting qualification or equivalent


Skills

  • Extensive configuration, support and business process knowledge in New GL, Assets, AP, AR, FSCM, Cash & Bank, Projects, Profit and Cost Centre accounting, COPA
  • Solid understanding of integration points between SD, MM, SRM and BW
  • Understanding of integration technologies, interfaces and other technical areas (user exits, ABAP, forms, LSMW, PI, EDI)
  • Strong understanding of financial and cost accounting principles
  • Strong IT skills with excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Able to bridge the gap between technical and business concepts using a range of styles, tools and techniques
  • Able to make solid and reliable recommendations in complex environment
  • Be a team player, but also able to self-motivate and work independently
  • Able to operate, lead and influence in a matrix organisation
  • Customer focussed with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to build positive, collaborative and rewarding relationships at all levels of the organisation


Desirable

  • Knowledge of BPC-EPM planning
  • SAP 4/HANA insight


Experience

  • Extensive hands-on configuration experience in FICO functional role (5+ years)
  • Exposure to software lifecycle approaches, such as Agile and Waterfall
  • Experience of at least two full lifecycle SAP implementations
  • Experience of delivering successful change and process improvement initiatives
  • Experience of working together with 3rd party suppliers and in diverse teams
  • Additional experience within finance role desirable


Behaviours

  • Committed to continued learning and self-development
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate, share knowledge and communicate effectively
  • Able to manage time effectively and meet deadlines - able to multitask and manage multiple deliveries simultaneously
  • Able to take ownership and set realistic expectations
  • Able to identify opportunities for improvement, think creatively and recommend solutions with clarity
  • Commercially aware


Who we are

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

• Generous contributory pension

• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)

• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers

• Cycle scheme

• Season Ticket Loan

• Subsidised staff restaurants

• Support for professional qualifications

• Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 19/08/2019 and interviews will be held on week beginning 26th August .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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