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FICO Lead - Finance Systems

  • Job reference: 920537
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, IT
  • Date posted: 18/07/2018

OrionGroup is looking for FICO Lead - Finance Systems for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Berkshire area on an initial 6-month contract.

Job Purpose

  • Support EMA Finance community with systems related queries, training, change requests and production support
  • Act as main point of contact with IT to log SAP Fusion and BI tickets and issues
  • Deliver robust testing of systems solutions and comply with validated environment requirements
  • Represent EMA Finance in cross-functional reviews of business process and systems solutions
  • Support Finance related projects where systems support is required
  • Work with Global Financial Systems & Strategy team to understand and adhere to system standards and execution protocols
  • Identify opportunities to maximise existing systems functionality and streamline related business processes
  • Support expansion of SAP platform as a member of the project team
  • Ensure Financial and SOX Compliance by understanding responsibilities and accountability for internal controls
  • Compliance with VAT and other regulatory changes in the EMA region
  • Understanding of GxP, Non-GxP, and validated environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The role may require ad hoc responsibility across other operations


  • SAP ECC 6.0 known as SAP Fusion
  • FI/CO experience & knowledge is required
  • SD and OTC knowledge is an added value
  • SAP BI Queries and Reporting

Has high-level knowledge of integration with:

  • IBM Cognos TM1 (financial planning)
  • CRM (customer service)
  • SalesForce (limited use by Credit & Collection Team)
  • Ariba

Uses specific applications in:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Concur Expense Reporting
  • Blackline BSAR and JEWF
  • Sharepoint
  • HP ALM (scripts writing/UAT/Change control)
  • IRIS (create IT tickets)

Main Responsibilities

  • Support SAP FICO systems and business processes in EMA SAP Fusion markets
  • Main point of contact for Finance community across EMA region for all queries & reporting requests relating to SAP Fusion, SAP BI, and related interfaces
  • Work with Finance end users on issue resolution, diagnosing problems, identifying and documenting root causes, escalate to IT when appropriate
  • Knowledge of SAP finance batch jobs and how it operates is essential
  • Ability to articulate and translate business requirements
  • Develop UAT plans and perform testing in HP ALM for SAP Fusion implementation, SAP/BI enhancements, break fixes, and SAP role changes
  • Help prioritise and manage the escalation of SAP Fusion/BI issues and tickets
  • Month-end, quarter-end and year-end support for EMA Finance users across the SAP Fusion markets
  • Escalation point for any period end billing activities, reconciliation, queries and/or failures
  • Liaise with Vision Care IT and EDI Technical Team to support implementation of EDI billing
  • Ensure BPX Finance documentation (job aids, desk top procedures general information, batch jobs, etc) is kept up to date and centr

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.