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SAP Financial Lead

Company: The Associated Press
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

SAP Financial Lead will work as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary Business Technology team that acquire, implement, maintain and support various global back office and ecommerce applications utilized thought the Associated Press. The Functional Lead will partner with the Finance organization, the Business units located globally, other IT leads and the external System Integrators to determine and optimize the business process and solution design leveraging the capabilities of the SAP ECC 6.0 Finance and Controlling modules using industry best practices. In addition to the day to day system support, the Lead will also be responsible for project based initiatives such as system add-ons and upgrades.

Key tasks

* Liaison with AP's global user base, to design, coordinate development, test and implement Finance, planning, controlling, Invoicing and procurement related solutions to increase stability, usability and functionality enabling end users to meet business objectives..

* Provide support for existing global, multi-currency SAP finance and controlling application for users in time zones.

* Collaborate with other SAP and non-SAP functional areas to ensure end to end process integration and consistency.

* Lead and support project initiatives to expand and/or optimize the usage of the SAP solution across the company.

* Translate business process design established during planning and design into the SAP system configurations.

* Recommend and/or participate in the development of business cases for new SAP and non-SAP initiatives and present the findings to senior business management.

* Analyze data to identify problems or recommend preventive action, research/troubleshoot problems, and provide status proactively.

* Tracks and fully document change - ensure that issue logs are clearly documented and articulated.

* Perform end user training as well as internal cross training to other team members as necessary.

* Follow applicable AP Standards, Procedures, Guidelines and Methodologies in the support and/or maintenance of systems.

* Stay abreast of current technology trends, SAP Product literature and roadmap and help make strategic decisions.

Required Skills

* A minimum of 7 years of extensive and hands on configuration and support experience with SAP core FI/CO modules and processes - such as New GL, Accounts Receivable, Treasury/cash application, Accounts Payable, Fixed Asset, Material Master, multi-currency processing and consolidation.

* Experience with configuration, roll-out and support of non-US template

* Well versed with data migration techniques.

* SD, FSCM (Collection and Dispute Management), SRM and BW/BI knowledge is a big plus

* Excellent understanding of financial accounting principles.

* General understanding of GAP and IFRS accounting principles.

* Strong knowledge of Electronic Bank Statement, bank reconciliation and currency revaluation.

* The ability to work in diversified teams, and to guide and motivate team members.

* Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

* Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.

* Excellent customer services orientation and experience in business-related interactions.

* Demonstrated ability to adjust to changes in customer demands or operational goals.

* Results oriented, and demonstrate a "can-do" attitude - adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness.

Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English is required.

Application deadline is 11:59pm EST on November 22, 2019

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

Keywords: The Associated Press, New York , SAP Financial Lead, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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