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SAP EPM Consultant

SAP EPM Consultant  

NTT DATA Business Solutions -

NTT DATA Business Solutions Group is part of the NTT DATA Corporate Group a top 10 global IT services provider, headquartered in Tokyo, operating in more than 50 countries. We combine a global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional SAP services from deep industry expertise consulting to applied innovations in digital, cloud, automation, and system development to business IT outsourcing.

As a global SAP Platinum Partner, NTT DATA Business Solutions Group leverages its global expertise to deliver quality outcomes whether you are a multi-national or operate in a single country. With over 9,000 SAP experts across 29 countries, we have the capability and reach to help you solve real problems and seize the next opportunity for growth around your SAP strategy and operations.

Our global award winning SAP practice, differentiated by innovation is the undisputed leader in SAP S/4HANA. With about 500 SAP HANA clients and more than 300 SAP S/4HANA clients.

Our clients trust our deep experience and proven approaches - all around the world.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW

To support the growth of NTT DATA UK, there is a need to augment the Finance EPM team with additional high quality and experienced consulting skills.  The Finance EPM Architect is a senior role within the Consulting Practice with responsibility for the design and delivery of SAP Finance solutions that meets the needs of our customers in relation to accounting and financial close through to financial planning and analysis. You will work alongside the project management and delivery teams ensuring that your solutions align and integrate within contracted technical specifications and NTT DATA/client IT strategy to deliver the intended and expected results. Your consulting skills will be developed further within the Finance and EPM space and you will become an integral part of our consulting team, helping to build key relationships, design and deliver best practice and custom solutions that resolve client technical challenges and ensure reference-able projects to provide the base for the development of the practice.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The NTT DATA SAP EPM Finance Architect will have a strong background in Finance and Accounting with good understanding of accounting principles, financial & operational planning, and management reporting processes, along with a demonstrable technical expertise and experience with the SAP BPC solution. Strong understanding of financial consolidation and statutory reporting is a requirement along with experience in monthly and annual financial reporting processes and a good understanding of the Record to Report process.

The Finance EPM Architect takes ownership of consulting and client activity by advising, defining and delivering solutions to meet client expectations and contracted terms.  Act as the design authority and quality assurance on the Finance EPM work stream of projects in which you are involved whilst working closely with other functional and technical work stream leads and enterprise architects to ensure an optimal and fully integrated solution is delivered successfully to our client in line with their requirements. They are also a proficient specialist, recognised as a leader in their area who provides subject matter expertise to the business and client base and assist in developing and mentoring others and innovating NTT DATA propositions.  

Consultants are focussed on delivering sales revenue through delivering personal and company utilisation targets.  The Consultant also assists in proposition development, IP development, and supporting and attaining winning bids.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

To achieve success, it is critical that the consultant delivers on the following accountabilities: -

Client Consulting:

Delivers consulting solutions in the Finance Practice, specifically the SAP EPM area, against contractual and project requirements

Advises and defines Planning and Consolidation processes and solutions by helping to solve business and technical challenges leveraging the SAP EPM platform.

Provides specialist subject matter expertise in line with the solution.

Takes total ownership for the delivery of solutions and value to the customer by leading projects and project teams.

Consulting Team Player:

Acts as a specialist within the consulting group by attaining and sharing best practice, knowledge and skills.

Leads by example and is a mentor to less experienced team members to support their professional development and personal performance.

Maintains an up to date knowledge and zest for the latest trends and utilises this understanding to bring innovation to NTT DATA development.

Key performance indicators (managed through performance and development plans):

Achievement of revenue and utilisation targets.

Up to date PDP demonstrating regular monitoring of progress and achievement.

Achievement of individual objectives.

Habitually demonstrate NTT DATA values and behaviours

Continual personal development and training

Delivers against a resource plan which drives personal and company utilisation.

Identifies further opportunities for revenue.

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Drives results, effects, convinces and inspires by his/ her personality, behaviour and communication style.  Respected as a valued dialogue partner.  Creates a broad atmosphere of trust.

Has the mental ability to plan and complete several tasks simultaneously and makes solid and reliable decisions in all situations including those that are tense and politically charged.

Drives results and demonstrates a high level of commitment to the implementation of company strategy and vision.

Recognises risks and proposes ways to minimize or avoid these.

Recognises the potential of follow- up business in terms of the company‘s overall service spectrum. Refers on and delivers input.

Has the ability to meet the needs of each customer and successfully influences team members in delivery of service.

Actively shares and transfers own expertise and operational knowledge in a structured method, thus making it useful and functional.

Essential Skills

Strong understanding of financial consolidation and statutory reporting.  Demonstrable experience in monthly and annual financial reporting process.

Excellent understanding of accounting principles, financial & operational planning and management reporting processes. It would be expected that the successful candidate will have 5 – 10 years or equivalent of industry experience.

Should be experienced in project planning and delivery, this includes gathering process requirements and delivering design workshops and validating documentation. Should be adept at leading multi-disciplinary teams, developing and maintaining strong business relationships and managing delivery teams through complex SAP Finance EPM projects, with the goal of always providing real value to our clients.

They should have obtained Professional Accounting qualification and actively contributed to at least 3 end to end it implementation projects.

Has a thirst for learning and staying on top of the evolving technology landscape.  Actively shares and transfers own expertise and operational knowledge in a structured method, thus making it useful and functional.

Consultants must be prepared to travel to client sites and spend time away from home. Applicants will be expected to be fully conversant with SAP Finance solutions, specifically SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.

Technical Must haves:

Deep SAP BPC or equivalent solution experience

In-depth skills on configuring Planning models, business rules, business process flows, BW data modelling, custom Script logic, Input Forms, Cash flows and custom BADI functions.

Good understanding of business rules for Consolidation (Balance Carry Forward, Currency translation, Intercompany elimination, Automatic adjustments Consolidation of Investments, Proportional Consolidation), Script logic, BADIs, EPM Add-In input forms and reports, Complex BPC Data models

Good understanding of BW data models, extraction and retraction between the BW and BPC landscapes.

Technical Nice to have:

SAP Analytics Cloud, experience developing Planning models.  Including the creation of stories, advanced formulas, value driver trees, allocations and predictive functionality.

SAP FICO experience

SAP BW experience

SAP S/4 HANA RTC

SAP Financial Consolidation (FC)

SAP Disclosure Management

BOBJ, WEBI & SAP BEx skills desirable

Good understanding of cross module integration with other SAP solutions such as ECC modules.

GENERAL:

  • This is a project consulting role and will require travel to client sites
  • Career opportunities exist along multiple route maps from people and leadership, products and expertise and project management.  
  • Which route you take is up to you but we are on hand to provide guidance and support.  
  • Join us to start the journey that is your career path.
  • NTT DATA is an equal opportunity employer.  
  • Please advise us should you require support for the interview process.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and undertake security clearance

 

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Jun 10, 2021