SAP FICO Solutions Architect
find more jobs with this company Grom Associates provides consulting services for Information Management Systems. For 25 years, Grom has delivered proven expertise in implementation, integration, and project management for a range of complex business software solutions to the global Fortune 2000. An SAP National Services Partner since 1994 and experienced in Oracle including Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel. Grom's deep technical expertise is matched only by its strong business knowledge and extensive vertical market experience, spanning Life Sciences & Healthcare, Consumer Products, Aerospace & Defense, Discrete & Process Manufacturing and Technology Services. In over two decades, we have evolved and expanded our services to continuously meet emerging client needs, from workforce augmentation to management consulting - hiring the best professional consultants available to ensure service excellence and implementation success. Our reputation for quality stems from our commitment to offering highly personalized, highly collaborative services that leverage industry best practices and our own proven methodologies. Grom delivers strategy, execution , and operation support - from strategic planning all the way down to day-to-day maintenance and operations - and everything in between. JOB DESCRIPTION SAP FICO Solutions Architect Newark, NJ Responsibilities: Working primarily as an SAP Finance and Controlling Solution Architect for our client you will be responsible for the overall strategic SAP Financial and Strategy and Planning core components application architecture (functional & design focus). As FICO Solution Architect you will be assigned to IT Initiatives and will be asked to review business requirements and interpret these into an architectural design. You will be required to participate in blueprint and design sessions, review options and provide recommendations while communicating benefits, risks, and constraints to both the business and the various IT stakeholders. You will also be required to support the development of business cases for new SAP Financial initiatives. The role must present the concepts and direction to senior business and IT executives. The FICO Solution Architect will also be required to support the implementations after the blueprint has been created by reviewing deliverables and ensuring the project stays true to the initial designs * or that the blueprint is updated to reflect significant change. You will be responsible for SAP FICO solution strategy for our clients Global Template environment and how this inter-relates with the implementations of the template across the countries across the enterprise. Within the Finance, Strategy and Planning process areas, you as SAP FICO Solution Architect will be responsible for the global solution architecture in your process domain which includes responsibility for the method and processes used to translate business requirements into a functional solution and relevant data architecture. You will also be responsible for ensuring implementation of appropriate Financial processes to drive high quality and sustainable solutions. Primarily providing business process guidance and solution definition for the configuration and gap development on the SAP ECC FICO and SRM modules. You would also be responsible for the Engagement Financial Management and planning solutions components and ensuring that the FICO solution and processes are seamlessly integrated to these areas (including cProjects). You will also need to provide direction for any SAP solution that covers strategy and planning processes such as SEM. A key focus area will be the functional integration points between Finance, Strategy and planning processes, SAP core components, SAP technology components (e.g. Portal) and other non-SAP technology sets. You will work closely with other Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, Technical Architects, Information Architects and Security Architects as part of the Solution Architecture Team. Work with all the project leads (e.g. ECC, CRM, BW, MDM) and Technical Leads on NWDI, EP and PI. Provide a single point of contact with other teams for SAP FICO solution design issues. Provide architecture recommendations, options and pros/cons on potential changes to SAP implementation scope and functional solutions. Ensure timely issues identification, resolution, and appropriate escalation. Develop impact assessments on the Financials area as it relates to any changes / revisions / additions. In addition to the above, you will also be responsible for the evaluation of various SAP Support Stacks and upgrades and will provide direction on any potential specific SAP enhancements in your process area. Participate in SAP Enterprise solution design review sessions and actively participate in ensuring that a robust application framework and roadmap is achieved for the SAP footprint in the organization. The role requires strong interpersonal skills, both written and spoken, to enable them to lead workshop discussions with the business and achieve desired outcomes (at all levels of the organization). The role will require interaction with all levels of the organization (from technical teams to IT and business senior executives). The Solution Architect should be SAP certified and have many project implementations experience (including full lifecycle) in the FICO and S&P area. Specific experience working on a global solution and global template is expected. The clients template solution has customization to support the specific needs of the business so experience working with custom SAP solutions (user interface and other) would be a positive. The candidate should have previous project management experience. On projects, working with Senior Business Analysts, application owners, functional and geographic business teams and IT organizations: * Provides Solution consultation through-out requirements gathering phases * Provides buy vs. build analysis and supplier recommendations * Responsible for translating business requirements (business process models and use cases) into detailed functional and technical design * from system down to process-level design * Responsible for designing and developing proof-of-concepts to test and prove designs (as required) * Ensures alignment with the firm*s application architecture * Responsible for communicating solution design and approaches to Business, other architects, development and IT stakeholders on SAP focused projects * Provides guidance through-out the development process to ensure system is developed to specification * Provides information and guidance to support organizations Development and execution of * Process and Application Design Documents * Enterprise Architecture strategy * System Configuration Guides * Deployment Guides * Solution Standards * Research and Position Papers * Business Case papers * Product Evaluation, Analysis, and Proofs-of-Concept Qualifications: * Graduate degree from an accredited college/university * 10+ years IT experience designing enterprise systems with an emphasis on globally available applications with minimum 8 to 10 + years of experience in SAP FICO functional design roles (at least ECC 6). Expertise working on projects across other SAP systems and components (e.g. across ECC, CRM and BW). BW experience preferable but not required. * Subject Matter Expert on SAP landscapes and related architecture. * Proven track record in designing and delivering complex SAP FICO enterprise solutions for global organizations. * Strong knowledge of multi system landscape architecture and integration aspects between heterogeneous system technologies * Strong experience as primary functional leader on successful large SAP projects with the ability to manage resources and multiple projects simultaneously with multiple complete life cycle implementation of SAP (with at least 8 years of experience). Desired experience with integration of SAP with other systems such as BizTalk, .NET and Metastorm. * Experience with SAP NetWeaver application development. Experience must include application development skills in ABAP or Java (or .NET). Preference to those with large/complex implementation experience in SAP ECC 5.0, CRM2005, BW 7.0 or higher. * Experience with ECC 6, CRM 2005/2007, NW2004s (or 7.1), SRM, BW7.0/PI/Portal/MDM * Should have good knowledge of the Microsoft platform (IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server, SharePoint) and the interoperability between Microsoft and SAP products * Good knowledge of Architecture/design techniques (including but not limited to OO, top-down, structured analysis, component-based design) * Employs tools and techniques including but not limited to * Solid knowledge of a variety of technologies/approaches including but not limited to .NET, packaged application integration, workflow, EAI/ESB, SOA concepts. * Knowledge of application, database, system, and network design with a strong understanding of enterprise standard design / development tools and methodologies (i.e. UML, BPM, VS.NET, Zachman, TOGAF) * Strong ability to interact with all levels of the organization (from junior staff to senior executives). Strong collaboration skills, communication and influencing skills with fluency in English. * Work effectively with a distributed multi-culture international team, across time-zones with minimal supervision. Available to travel internationally and nationally at short notice. * Preferred SAP certification in one or more SAP core modules (specifically FICO) * Preferred to have published SAP white papers on SDN or similar forums GROM Associates provides consulting services for Information Management Systems in a wide range of industries. GROM is a certified SAP National Implementation Partner that provides seasoned SAP Professionals to Fortune 100/500/1000 clients throughout. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GROMJobs
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