FICO Lead - SAP Financial Systems

Date:  Jan 16, 2021
Property:  101 INNOVATION (0008)

Irvine, CA, 92620

Division:  Innovation Technology (IT)
Req ID:  33822

Job Duties:

  • Act as the effective liaison between IT and the Finance Business Partners, by communicating requirements, business processes, risks, issues and opportunities
  • Perform all tasks with a customer-centric focus, weighing individual customer (internal or external) needs with the overall needs of the business
  • Leverage his/her 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
  • Develops business relationships and liaises with other IT areas to ensure successful implementation and support for all project efforts
  • Gathers business requirements, writes functional designs / functional specifications and partners with the development team to ensure a successful implementation
  • Partners 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 coaches 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
  • Provides ongoing responsibility for system failure prevention, system problem calls and user inquiries
  • Leads constant improvement opportunities and appropriately challenges processes to ensure consistency
  • Translates 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
  • Provides 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
  • Proactivley engage with all busines partners with a continuous process improvement mindset
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

  • 4-year College Bachelor’s Degree (Finance/Accounting Major) or equivalent. Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of IT experience; 5 plus 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 plus 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
  • 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
  • Experience with managing offshore teams a plus i.e., working with a managed services provider

Other Qualifications - Preferred Experience

  • Experience was SAP HANA and or upgrading SAP from ECC to HANA
  • Strong knowledge of reconciliation in environment where company codes have different fiscal year variants
  • Strong Knowledge in reconciling reports between Fixed Asset system and General Ledger.
  • Strong knowledge in maintaining fixed asset and monthly depreciation posting.
  • Support cost adjustments, depreciation/amortization, retirements or disposal consistently with GAAP.
  • Strong Knowledge of Project System to AUC processes using Investment Managements
  • Strong Knowledge of Project System in forecasting depreciation expense and CAPEX
  • Strong Knowledge of Project System settlement related to fixed assets both in summary and by line item
  • Strong knowledge in the development, testing , rolling out new and updated development objects to comply with
  • U.S. GAAP and US TAX standards.
  • Support the creation, settlement and retirement of assets as appropriate, help tracking status of capital projects,
  • and support all necessary reporting.
  • Troubleshoot Fixed Assets month-end processing issues: monthly depreciation, retirements
  • Identify process improvement opportunities as it relates to fixed assets
  • Serves as a mentor for fixed asset team members in IT related matters.
  • Works collectively with the management team in providing input, suggestions, and recommendations for
  • department operations as it relates to fixed assets
  • Troubleshoot analysis of variances and perform research on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Support the preparation of year end fixed asset schedules
  • Interact and effectively execute all assigned duties with various levels of management and personnel
  • Knowledge to perform depreciation calculation for all fixed assets and provide schedules and analysis as
  • needed
  • Support the tracking of fixed asset spending in relation to its capital budget, as well as management
  • authorizations
  • Provide overall assistance to the Accounting department as needed
  • 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 of roll forward fixed asset report
  • 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
  • Strong Project Management methodologies and practices a plus

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