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SAP Finance Lead

Toronto, ON | Work from home flexibility

Employment Type: Employment Contract Category: Employment Contract Job Number: 224 Pay Rate: Very Competitive

Job Description

Our Toronto based client is seeking an experienced SAP Finance Lead to join their organization for an employment contract starting immediately and will run for 2 years. This will be a hybrid work setting with the exact number of on-site and remote days to be confirmed.

  • Provide technical and functional expertise and leadership in areas of technology, processes, and operating procedures for SAP Finance (FI) and related SAP modules.
  • Act as a subject matter expert and lead implementation of new SAP modules and products, 3rd party Finance related solutions integrating with SAP, and new Fiori apps that support the client's Strategic Plan.
  • Responsible for planning, schedules, quality assurance, risk assessment, communication, procurement/vendor management, business analysis and change management.
  • Act as a liaison between technology teams and business units.
  • Be the SAP techno-functional expert and lead for designing and implementing solutions in SAP FI including required integrations within SAP portfolio and other third-party applications/systems. 
  • Provide functional guidance, coach and mentor SAP FI Functional Specialists in the team.
  • Lead, blueprint, design, configure, test and implement solutions for S/4 HANA Finance and related 3rd party solutions including Fiori apps.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to conduct business process analysis, demos/prototypes, testing, system cutover, documentation, and training of system functionality.
  • Analyse and document current state and future state business processes including assessing impact on existing solutions.
  • Transform user requirements to program specifications and communicate effectively with functional specialists, developers, and business users throughout the process.
  • Identify system/business impacts for implementation of new functionality and SAP FI Support Packs including developing robust regression test plans. 
  • Provide third-level support for troubleshooting and responding to support incidents.
  • Develop and implement change management strategies to enable corporate adoption of the new SAP solutions.
  • Provide input on emerging technologies and participate in development of technology plan and SAP FI roadmap for the client. 
  • Lead Work Requests, upgrade, and minor SAP FI projects.
  • Contribute preliminary estimates of resource requirements and technology costs for development of business cases for major projects and work with stakeholders to build business cases.
  • Maintain communication with user groups including leading user meetings to identify issues and opportunities for improvement.
  • Comply with all Information Technology service levels, change and version control, systems development methodology, standards, policies, audit, and financial controls.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in the field of Computer Science, Finance or in a related discipline. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in designing and implementing SAP FI solutions. 
  • SAP certification in FI/CO/PS is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in configuring, analyzing, and supporting SAP FI and related modules (CO, AP, AR, AA, PS). 
  • Extensive experience in mapping business processes and translating business requirements into design deliverables for implementing effective SAP FI solutions.
  • Expertise in analysing, troubleshooting, and sustainment of SAP FI solutions including providing third-level support and recommending process improvements.
  • In depth knowledge of Finance policies, procedures, and administrative functions. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service and ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and senior level management. 
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and capable of working independently and in a team environment.

Additional Information

Must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

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