Sr SAP Solutions Architect - Finance Systems

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, and issues
  • 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 experience to assist in the 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
  • Develops business relationships and liaises with other IT areas to ensure successful implementation and support for all project efforts
  • Writes or reviews functional specifications for development activities as needed
  • Lead small sub-projects; creates detailed project plans and project estimates
  • 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
  • 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 15 years of solid IT experience; 10 years as a Business Analyst or related role implementing and supporting SAP FI/CO. Hands-on configuration experience is a must
  • Recommended Experience: Have completed multiple full lifecycle 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
  •  An understanding of core Finance/Accounting processes  - GL, AP, AR, Assets, Job Costing, Cost Center/Profit Center Accounting, Treasury, Banking, Job Costing, Procure to Pay etc
  • Experience with SAP Ariba is a plus
  • Experience with managing offshore teams a plus
Other Qualifications - Preferred Experience

  • SAP Treasury, Banking, Plant Maintenance, Project Costing, Inventory Management knowledge and experience desired
  • Experience with SAP S/4 and/or New GL a strong plus
  • Experience with functional design of interfaces leveraging Fiori and Personas preferred
  • Strong ABAP Development experience preferred
  • Real estate experience within a medium to large real estate business or reputable (Big-5, etc.) consulting practice a plus
  • Strong Project Management methodologies and practices a plus

About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

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