SAP Accounting Systems Director

Location: New Haven, CT

SAP Accounting Systems Director

Location: New Haven, CT

Scope:

This position involves the development of a support strategy for Finance using SAP, including the design, management, and optimization of critical processes and workflows. The candidate will provide guidance and training to the team on SAP technologies and user support. Additionally, they will troubleshoot and resolve SAP configuration issues while providing input for future enhancements. This position reports to the Director of Finance and is based in New Haven, CT, with a hybrid work environment requiring 1-2 days in the office.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Accounting and Finance teams in the adoption, application, and maintenance of SAP technologies.
  • Collaborate with managed service providers to troubleshoot system issues and ensure accurate resolution.
  • Refine system configurations to align with evolving business needs and optimize systems and workflows.
  • Oversee master data management and multiple reporting hierarchies.
  • Lead report development in SAC to enhance budget and forecast models.
  • Identify and implement SAP best practices effectively.
  • Assess value-added and non-value-added processes.
  • Assist Finance in streamlining day-to-day SAP operations and identifying simplification opportunities.
  • Conduct training sessions on Fiori tiles usage and identify additional configurations for organizational value.
  • Develop metrics to evaluate and enhance SAP systems and Finance performance.
  • Establish infrastructure and enhancement standards and procedures.
  • Stay updated on SAP and Finance trends, including emerging technologies.
  • Maintain strong work relationships with key business leaders.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 6-8 years of experience in SAP configuration and workflow optimization
  • Proficient in SAP system configuration and architecture
  • Experience with SAP S/4HANA, including SAC, FPSL, and FSCD
  • Knowledge of data integration software (e.g., Boomi, Talend)
  • Preferred, but not required: Knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP accounting and reporting, NAIC requirements and statutory accounting, and SOVOS - Wings experience
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