SAP FICO Lead – Financial Systems

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Irvine, CA


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Direct Hire, Full-time

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SAP Functional Lead, Fixed Assets, SAP FI/CO, financials, accounting, end-to-end implementation, SAP S/4, business acumen, presentation skills

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Job Description

We’re actively seeking a SAP FICO Lead – Financial Systems to join a well-established privately held and recognized company in Orange County, CA. The SAP FICO functional lead needs to be relationship-centric and have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Large consulting firm experience a plus.

Primary areas of expertise for this role include Fixed Assets, Depreciation, General Ledger (G/L), Costing, Project Systems, Taxation and US GAAP experience. Leadership aptitude and strong liaison skills are instrumental for this role. Need a senior individual to create and support custom solutions and interfaces for the corporate financial solutions group.

Description of Role:
* Act as the effective liaison between IT and the Finance Business Partners, by communicating requirements, business processes, risks, issues and opportunities.
* Develop business relationships and liaises with other IT areas to ensure successful implementation and support for all project efforts.
* Perform all tasks with a customer-centric focus, weighing individual customer (internal or external) needs with the overall needs of the business
* Leverage extensive SAP FI/CO and Fixed Asset experience to assist in the design, build / configuration and support of the SAP Financial System modules in alignment with financial and business requirements. He/she must be able to support all phases of a project lifecycle including design, development, testing, training, and documentation and production support
* Gather business requirements, write functional designs / functional specifications and partners with the development team to ensure a successful implementation
* Partner with the development team during the design and build phases of development
* Lead small sub-projects; creates detailed project plans, project estimates (resources and dollars)
* Create robust project management reporting with the ability to deliver to project stakeholders and leadership (SteerCo)
* Regularly coach other project personnel to ensure business application systems are developed in a way that complies with best practice use of SAP. Cross train other associates where and when appropriate
* Provide ongoing responsibility for system failure prevention, system problem calls and user inquiries
* Lead constant improvement opportunities and appropriately challenges processes to ensure consistency
* Translate long-term objectives into practical solutions; networks and benchmarks to gain insights into the potential use of new tools, processes and techniques
* Develop and retain relevant SAP skills including participating in user groups, training, and professional associations
* Support SAP systems upgrades and life cycle management
* Provide technical and operational support for monthly financial close processes and reporting within SAP system
* Collaborate with outsource team members and developers and interface with all business areas of business for SAP support
* Keep a high level of communication with management on daily activities and escalate issues to manager and director in an efficient and constructive fashion
* Proactively engage with all business partners with a continuous process improvement mindset
* Interact and effectively execute all assigned duties with various levels of management and personnel
* Provide overall assistance to the Accounting department as needed

Soft skills:
* Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including system and business process analysis and resolution. Must be able to understand technical concepts of the system environment
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a customer service attitude.
* Must be extremely well organized and thorough.
* The ideal candidate sees every problem or issue as a potential opportunity; they strive for continual process improvement and approach their daily tasks with a positive attitude and deep desire to elevate the customer experience

* 4-year College Bachelor’s Degree (Finance/Accounting Major) or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred
* 8-10+ years of IT experience; 5+ years as a Business Analyst or related role implementing and supporting SAP FI/CO and Fixed Assets.
* Hands-on FI/CO / Fixed Asset configuration experience is a must
* 5+ years of experience in Asset Master Data, Organization Structure, Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation area and keys, linking with SAP GL accounts, Depreciation Run, Acquisition, Write Off.
* Have completed multiple (2-3) full life cycle SAP implementations
* Experience with managing offshore teams a plus i.e., working with a managed services provider

Fixed Assets Experience:
* Strong Knowledge in reconciling reports between Fixed Asset system and General Ledger; and in maintaining Fixed Asset and monthly depreciation posting.
* Strong Knowledge of Project System to AUC processes using Investment Managements; in forecasting depreciation expense and CAPEX; and settlement related to Fixed Assets both in summary and by line item
* Knowledge to perform depreciation calculation for all Fixed Assets and provide schedules and analysis as needed
* Serve as a mentor for Fixed Assets team members in IT related matters.
Identify process improvement opportunities as it relates to Fixed Assets.
* Work collectively with the management team in providing input, suggestions, and recommendations for department operations as it relates to Fixed Assets
* Troubleshoot Fixed Assets month-end processing issues: monthly depreciation, retirements
* Support the preparation of year end Fixed Asset schedules
* Support the tracking of Fixed Asset spending in relation to its capital budget, as well as management authorizations
* Support of roll forward Fixed Asset report

Preferred US GAAP & Tax Experience:
* Proficiency with U.S. GAAP and US TAX standards.
Support cost adjustments, depreciation/amortization, retirements or disposal consistently with GAAP.
* Recommend fixed capitalization policies and GAAP.
Support new streamlined asset capitalization guidelines and complying with GAAP and US tax.
* Support accounting and reporting for company’s Fixed Assets and capital projects in accordance with GAAP, Tax and other regulatory requirements.
* Support audit requirements for Fixed Assets for GAAP and US TAX.
* Support capitalization policy and assign depreciation life to all acquired assets for GAAP and US Tax.
* Support of Fixed Asset transactions in compliance with GAAP and US TAX.
* Support Fixed Asset policy as needed to comply with GAAP, US TAX and corporate guidelines.
* Assure the integrity of the underlying accounting data in compliance with GAAP and US tax.
* Strong knowledge of Fixed Asset Accountant Reconciliation of the Fixed Asset ledger in accordance with GAAP.
* Participate in design and implementation procedures in compliance with GAAP and US Tax rules.
* Help in configuring transactions for accuracy and proper accounting per GAAP and US Tax

Additional Preferred Experience
* Experience with SAP HANA and or upgrading SAP from ECC to HANA
* Strong knowledge of reconciliation in environment where company codes have different fiscal year variants
* Troubleshoot analysis of variances and perform research on a monthly and quarterly basis
* Support the creation, settlement and retirement of assets as appropriate, help tracking status of capital projects, and support all necessary reporting.
* Strong knowledge in the development, testing , rolling out new and updated development objects to comply with guidelines
* Strong Project Management methodologies and practices a plus

Please apply today!

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