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Finance System Specialist

  • Job reference: 932717
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 11/11/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Systems Specialist for our Multinational Medical Device client based in the Wokingham area on an initial 12 -month contract.

Job Purpose
Primarily focuses on supporting various aspects of the overall financial systems strategy, BAU support, system enhancements, projects, and finance operational support

Key Responsibilities:
* Support EMEA Finance community with systems related queries, training, change requests, UAT and production support
* Act as key contact for OTC Team, assist with answering queries and support integrated testing
* Act as main point of contact with IT to log SAP Fusion/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
* Identify opportunities to maximize existing systems functionality and streamline related business processes
* Ensure Financial and SOX Compliance by understanding responsibilities and accountability for internal controls
* Support implementations through requirements, fit/gap analysis, SDLC/Agile methodology, user testing and post go-live support

Other Responsibilities:
* Main point of contact for Finance community across EMA region for all queries and requests relating to SAP Fusion and related interfaces
* Work with Finance end users on issue resolution, diagnosing problems, identifying, and documenting root causes, escalate to IT when appropriate
* Develop User Acceptance Test Plans for SAP Fusion/BI system enhancements, break fixes & new system implementations (HPALM)
* Assist business with User Acceptance Testing for SAP Fusion/BI system enhancement & break fixes, SAP role changes
* Help prioritize 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
* Ensure FTS Finance documentation (job aids, general information, batch jobs, etc.) is kept up to date and centrally stored
* Identify areas for process improvement and implement changes ensuring no negative impact across other Finance and Order to Cash functions.
* Support standardization of process improvement and sharing best practice across the organization
* Participate in Project teams as Subject Matter Experts on Finance Business Processes as required

Technology Innovation & Standardization

* SAP ECC 6.0 (SD, FI/CO)
* BI
* TM1 (budget and planning)
* CRM (customer service)
* Salesforce (limited use by Credit & Collection Team)
* Ariba
* HALM (UAT/Change control)

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate
* A minimum of 2/3 years of professional experience working with SAP and finance systems is required, preferably in SAP and Business Data Warehouse (BW) Environment.
* SAP certification in one or more modules (FI/CO, SD, BI)
* In-depth understanding of SAP configuration and functionality across SD, FI/CO modules (please note this is not a hands-on configuration role)
* Proven experience in SAPFI/CO implementations and production support, either as Business Power User, or Functional Analyst
* Thorough knowledge and understanding of Finance core business processes
* In-depth knowledge and understanding of integration points with OTC processes (Intercompany billing, Customer Billing, Customer Master, Pricing, Order Flow)
* Proven knowledge of G/L, A/R, A/P, Cost Centre Accounting, Profit Centre Accounting, Profitability Analysis and Internal Orders, Procure to Pay processes, SAP Query
* Proven experience of handling VAT -related changes (tax codes functionality and set up, VAT rate changes, condition records, customer master)
* Experience in interface support
* Highly computer literate, Proficient use of Microsoft packages, with emphasis on Excel and Visio

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For more information on this role, call George McGlone on +44 (0) 203994470 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities.

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.