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S/4HANA Finance Principal Consultant, Banking Job

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Requisition ID: 162472
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 100%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Location: Anywhere in Canada

Travel: Up to 100% travel across Canada and USA is required


As a Principal Finance Consultant, you will facilitate the implementation and support of the SAP Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting solutions to enhance business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction for our clients in the Banking and Insurance sector. In addition, you will partner with clients to analyze and define business requirements, processes and objectives to scope project and deliverables for same. As a consultant you will implement, customize and test solutions on client system and develop client-specific enhancements to meet business requirements as needed; as well as assisting clients in achieving their Digital Transformation vision and Best-Run Business capability from their SAP and other IT investments.

You will provide comprehensive advice to our clients on long-term (Big Picture) and short-term (Quick-win) perspectives for their key strategic imperatives; and you will recommend innovations which anticipate the future directions of both business and IT stakeholders. Excellent facilitation and communication skills are essential as is engaging with executive stakeholders, partners and SAP account teams.


As a Principal, you will create tactical and strategic roadmaps charting the deployment of the digital solutions SAP offers while identifying clear value drivers and developing compelling business cases to help guide our client’s strategic decision-making activities. To be successful, you will:
  • Facilitate collaborative architecture discussions with our clients, IT and business executives
  • Identify solution gaps and develop gap closure options to develop a strategic roadmap covering 3 to 5 years that encompassed the evolution of enterprise business solution portfolios from current to future state.
  • Guide client teams in using Enterprise Architecture frameworks, establishing governance models and implementing business process modeling disciplines as you identify the appropriate end-to-end solution
  • Be actively involved in the preparation, conceptualization, realization and Go Live for implementation projects
  • Develop detailed plan of process implementation as well as a blueprint for development requirements
  • Lead industry / corporate process implementation across all related applications (SAP / non-SAP)
  • Support the internal Finance Consulting Practice with pre-sales support, spot consulting and internal projects and commit to the success of customers, partners, colleagues, and SAP
  • Identify, extract, and share knowledge assets from S/4HANA projects with the internal Finance Consulting Practice
  • Estimate the financial impact of various solution architecture alternatives
  • Consult with and advise project teams and govern delivery from a target architecture perspective
  • Promote SAP best practices to the customer for the SAP solutions in the Banking and Insurance sectors
  • Coach and enable colleagues on site, including project team members from SAP, partners and the customer

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead customer engagements at an executive level
  • Demonstrated understanding of Banking/Insurance industry processes, Lines-of-business and/or functional domains.
  • Familiar with the relevant industry trends; business strategies and models; industry-specific business processes, challenges, business drivers/pain points and related best-practice solution architectures
  • Expert knowledge in the function implementation of SAP Finance Solutions (S/4HANA, FI-CO), including integration to other SAP and non-SAP solutions
  • Proven success in pre-sales activities (licensing and consulting) and expertise in Project/program management
  • Accounting business experience
  • Relevant certification (CA, CPA, CMA, CGA or equivalent) is preferred, but not required

  • Successful SAP consulting experience
  • Minimum of 1 end-to-end SAP implementation in a Functional Lead role
  • Experience with at least one complex, multi-year Finance renewal project in Financial / Banking Industry
  • S/4 HANA Finance Certification and/or one S/4 HANA Finance implementation is ideal
  • Demonstrated experience doing process and roadmap for a GL Transformation project; was part of a full life-cycle transformation project and speaks BUSINESS / Accounting in Banking/Insurance language
  • Deep expertise in at least one SAP Banking/Insurance Solution and a solid understanding of SAP’s solutions and service offerings (to include packaged solutions, implementation efforts and compatibility/integration with standard functionality)
  • C-Level communication and presence
  • Accounting business background

  • Relevant Academic degree
  • SAP Solution Certification(s) preferred
  • Advanced project management skills

  • Anywhere in Canada, with travel (up to 100% travel across NA as needed)




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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Additional Locations: Virtual - Canada

Job Segment: Bank, Banking, Financial, ERP, Consulting, Finance, Technology

Posted: October 17, 2018
Closes: December 16, 2018
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