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Consulting and Professional Services

Senior Finance Applications Architect



Requisition ID: 290614
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 100%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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Expectations and tasks

Finance Application Architect plays a key role in driving customers business transformation journey to the Intelligent Enterprise through the adoption of SAP Intelligent Suite S/4HANA as well as latest cloud native innovative solutions in Finance and Controlling spectrum.
His/her tasks cover the complete lifecycle of Finance solutions from discovery to realization phase: the architect can act as design authority in defining the best approach and applications to cope with customer business strategy and requirements, deliver related solutions and support customers and partners along their implementations.


The architect facilitates the implementation and support of SAP Financial Solutions to enhance clients’ business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction working with clients, SAP colleagues and/or partners.


Main relevant tasks are:
•    Define tailored Finance solution roadmaps in line with customers context, expectations, business strategy and opportunities
•    Support in positioning SAP solutions and professional services defining scope and effort estimates
•    Drive S/4HANA Discovery Workshop
•    Perform feasibility studies and process design reviews 
•    Perform Quality assurance and Advisory  Services in the area of expertise
•    Analyse and map clients’ business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary strategies  to satisfy clients’ needs.
•    Contribute in the preparation, conceptualization, realization and Go Live of customer implementation projects
•    Act as team lead in implementation projects
•    Assist in the development of the overall project plan (scoping process) as well as individual work plans; acting as liaison with client for troubleshooting (investigates, analyses, and solves software problems)
•    Define and deliver detailed blueprint for solution configurations and development requirements
•    Act as Subject Matter Expert to address specific customer pain points and issues
•    Provide pre-sales support, spot consulting and internal projects delivery committing to the success of customers, partners, colleagues, and SAP

Position Requirements
The candidate must be Italian mother tongue and fluent in English communication.
In addition to a  Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline, and a minimum of seven years’ progressive experience, the successful candidate will possess:
•    A minimum of 8 years SAP consulting experience with a proven record of at least 5 years in Finance
•    Multiple end to end implementation projects in senior/team lead role
•    Strong knowledge of Financial/Managerial accounting and reporting processes and best practices
•    Experience in setting up Financial systems architectures: on premise as well as cloud
•    Expertise in the configuration and implementation of Financial SAP Solutions
•    Overall knowledge of SAP Finance solutions
•    Expertise in the integration of Finance with other SAP solutions
•    Experience with S/4HANA Finance
•    Plus items would include any two of the following:
o   asset accounting
o   material ledger
o   product costing
o   treasury
o   group reporting
o   financial supply chain
o   central finance
o   tax
o   finance analytics
•    Experience with structured methodologies for Implementation. Ideally SAP Activate.
•    Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels within client company
•    Strong leadership skills
•    A curious and innovative mindset



Milan or Rome


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Senior Finance Applications Architect

Facility:  290614
Posted Date:  Sep 19, 2021
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 100%

Vimercate, IT, 20871

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