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SAP Advanced Financial Closing Senior Consultant

IBM

Introduction As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly c

Introduction

As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients’ business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients’ business environment and achieve business results.

TruQua, an IBM Company is continuously thinking ahead when it comes to cutting-edge solutions for customers embarking on their financial and digital transformation journey. SAP Advanced Financial Closing is a new SAP offering and strategic solution for orchestration across the record-to-report process. We are actively recruiting for senior-level SAP Advanced Financial Closing Management Consultants who are driven and will bring an entrepreneur mindset to help our customers innovate successfully, and with confidence in our world-class expertise.

The role will involve deployment of modern SAP Financial offerings, requiring both functional and technical expertise to develop SAP AFC solutions and best address our customers’ needs.

In this role, the SAP AFC Senior Management Consultant will work directly with customers for hands-on delivery, as well as strategic insights on how to run programs/projects efficiently from blueprint to go-live. This position requires the ability to work and communicate as part of a high-performance consulting team in a fast-paced environment.

Your job duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leverage Finance expertise, as well as SAP techno-functional skills and experience and industry knowledge to identify complex client issues and build long-term business relationships with key executives through engagement delivery
  • Intelligently guide customers through their financial close process and best practices related to account reconciliations and mass journal posting templates
  • Lead the Business Process and Solution Architecture design sessions; Create functional specifications for development requirements
  • Lead and manage team(s) where relevant; can understand the end-goals and delegate tasks to successfully meet deliverables on time & within scope
  • Perform initial setup, prototype, configuration, and testing to support the design sessions and to fulfill the customer’s business requirements
  • Design and document the required configurations for the AFC solution per the blueprint, including documenting test results, and support go-live efforts
  • Recommend best practices for configuring AFC considering the overall architecture to achieve integration, high performance and stability
  • Work closely with end users to design the proper AFC solution(s) to support defined business processes and business requirements
  • Actively participate in training and knowledge transfer sessions to enable end users to understand AFC
  • Provide support for applicants to include problem identification, reporting, tracking analysis and resolution
  • Provide continuous feedback on project status and offer constructive options to ensure project continues to meet original expectations
  • Utilize technical and industry knowledge to identify complex client issues and build long-term business relationships with key executives through engagement delivery, as well as networking in professional organizations
  • Provide continuous feedback on project status and offer constructive options to ensure project continues to meet original expectations
  • Contribute thought leadership to the development and growth of our TruQua/IBM brand and intellectual capital by, among others: Publishing articles, white papers, and/or speaking at select domestic and/or global SAP conferences
  • Participate in sales and pre-sales activities for TruQua, an IBM Company as they pertain to SAP AFC and/or other related fields, including networking
  • Continuously demonstrate and deliver strong and highly professional customer service commitment.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 6 years of experience in SAP Finance/SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling
  • At least 4 end-to-end implementations in SAP Finance (SAP FICO and/or sub-modules) from project preparation to go-live
  • At least 3 years of hands-on business experience in SAP AFC or SAP FCC
  • At least 6 years of hands-on experience in SAP ERP and strong knowledge of latest SAP Financial tools i.e. SAP S/4HANA Finance, SAP Central Finance
  • At least 4 years work experience in a consulting firm
  • At least 4 years of solid business process knowledge and business process OneStream experience
  • At least 4 years of experience selling finance transformation programs, including strategic alignment with executives, solution development, and closing business
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership, client management, and delivery
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Articulate with impeccable verbal and written communication skills in English. Strong & discerning listener
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise



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