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Senior Analyst, Finance Applications (SAP) Job


Location: 

King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Information Systems & Technology
Posting Date:  Sep 16, 2021

Senior Analyst, Finance Applications position is responsible for supporting and enhancing finance applications, both SAP and integrated non-SAP applications.  Enhancements include business-driven and technical modifications, including integration with other SAP modules and a cloud based applications.

SAP Finance applications deliver Arkema finance processes utilizing SAP FICO.  SAP FICO integrates with other third party tools to deliver end-to-end processes. Position collaborates with Business Process Owners and IT groups, both global and regional.  Position will apply functional/ technical expertise in the area of SAP Finance and integrated systems that can impact over 2000 users.

 

  • Senior Analyst, Finance Applications Reports to Manager, Finance & HR Applications with five other IT professionals at various levels.
  • This position does not supervise any other position, but may provide direction to less experienced professionals or external resources (contractors) assigned to support, enhancements or projects.  
  • Regional job with worldwide interactions

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Application Enhancements

  • Position performs small to medium business driven modifications, system developments and enhancements
  • Participates in implementation rollouts and enhancement projects. 
    • System developments includes defining requirements for system modification via user interviews,  research, writing specifications to meet requirements by matching functionality with business needs, technical design, configuration, testing and documentation.  Collaborates with process owners on process design. May develop training and train end users.
    • Works with other IT technical teams for activities such as identification and selection of technical alternatives, security design and external data processes.  Works with third party vendors. 
  • Applies project management methodology with support of manager or project lead.
  • Works independently on some assignments and under direction or mentorship on larger, more complex assignments. 
  • Works directly with users to define needs for system enhancements, and with a project lead or manager for enhancements with significant business requirements and/or integrated business process definition and designs.
  • Ensures modifications properly fix issues and meet user expectations thorough requirements gathering, system testing, user acceptance testing and appropriate regression testing.
  • Leads detail requirements gathering, analysis of systems issues and definition of alternatives.
  • Position may require expert assistance of others in process design, analysis of alternatives and risk assessment.
  • Evaluates technologies and functionalities.  
  • Position works with other IT technical teams for activities such as identification and selection of technical alternatives, security design and external data processes.
  • Uses vendor documentation, Arkema documentation, vendor help services, and internal and external resources to learn and understand system capabilities. 
  • Ensures the application integrity of the system with each system modification. 

 

Application Support & Maintenance

  • Performs second level support activities, including ongoing business modifications, routine maintenance, root cause analysis, and fixing bugs.  Resolves complex issues independently, and proactively initiates problem prevention.  Consults with others engaged in complex issue resolution. 
  • Provides proactive and timely problem resolution and communication
  • Performs problem analysis, independent research, programming specs, configuration, testing and documentation. 
  • Manages maintenance assignments including updating, enhancing, and/or streamlining of technical functions of the system, including data or system cleanup, or standardizing processes.

 

CONTEXT

  • Travel dependent on project, enhancement or support activities; typically less than 10%.  May require international travel.
  • Periodically will be responsible for project, enhancement or support activities outside of normal working hours.
  • Follows and enforces internal IT policies and standards such as:  user support process, promote-to-production process, development and testing practices, security policies, documentation standards and communication practices.
  • Follows internal IT project management methodologies and uses selected tools.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience – including 4+ years SAP FICO experience and technical aspects of supporting business systems/applications and interfaces to non-SAP systems.
  • Previous experience includes supporting SAP FICO and integration with other SAP modules/functions.
  • Solid experience in SAP debugging preferred, including working knowledge of ABAP for writing technical specs.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with various SAP tools to deliver functionality and integration including IMG/Configuration, ABAP, Smart Forms, RFC, ALE, IDOC, ALV, etc. as well as PC office tools and application reporting and customization tools.
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Works independently and can provide direction to others.
  • Manages self to meet commitments and project schedules.
  • Builds and broadens professional knowledge.
  • Builds trust using effective and professional communication, customer service and team skills. Can facilitate strong team relationships and teamwork across the organization and among a diverse workforce.
  • Collaborates with process owners, supports continuous improvement and develops a positive customer relationship, to improve processes and reliability, deliver impactful results and position Arkema for future business needs.
  • Effectively facilitates and/or leads meetings, presentations, requirements workshops and project milestone communications.
  • Shares business, technical, and professional knowledge using interpersonal, mentoring and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, gain feedback/support, and use sound judgment when making decisions and applying strong problem solving skills,
  • Works independently and/or collaborates with others to design solutions and solve problems.
  • Uses professional and courteous interactions with all users and supporting team members.
  • Innovates using strong and creative problem solving skills and strategy development.

 

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

 

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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