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SAP Finance Solution Architect

SAP Finance Solution Architect 


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.



The Finance Solution Architect is a senior role within the Consulting Practice with responsibility for the design of SAP Finance related solutions that meets the needs of our customers.  You will work alongside the programme management and delivery teams ensuring that solutions align and integrate within contracted technical specifications and NTT DATA/client IT strategy to deliver the intended and expected results.



Engage closely with customers as well as NTT DATA sales, business development and delivery teams to assist in the translation of finance business requirements into a solution that takes advantage of the most appropriate SAP products and best practices and propose a solution architecture to deliver the customer requirements. This will include:

  • Collaboratively compiling statements of work to support any stage of the sales and deal review processes. 
  • Leads and co-ordinates Finance requirements and design workshops with detail and complexity at Director level.
  • Identify technologies to employ and architect solution strategies that successfully deliver required customer and prospect outcomes whilst advising and working closely with NTT DATA programme management and technical delivery teams to ensure conversion to a successful and profitable project.
  • Provide thought leadership and participate in industry forums, conduct roadshows, seminars, blogs and participate in marketing activities to promote SAP technology and solutions to NTT DATA customer and prospects.  Work with the Chief Technology Officer to evolve the NTT DATA technology strategy including the identification and evaluation of third party partners and products.
  • Act as the design authority on the projects in which your area of expertise forms a significant element of the overall solution and generate consulting revenue from such activities.
  • Be a primary problem solver, focusing on reviewing and defining architectures, working across multiple complex customer projects.  Provide quality assurance across a range of projects where not directly engaged.
  • Adhering to the agreed NTT DATA strategy, engage in self-directed and other learning to keep pace with new technologies and developments to ensure NTT DATA remains at the forefront of the market within which we operate.  Share, use and communicate expert knowledge in order to develop others and make business processes more effective.
  • Recognise potential for repeat and extended business with respect to the end-to-end service offering by NTT DATA and provide comprehensive input.  Support NTT DATA to grow our business by being alert to the customer opportunities that present themselves, including development and escalation of NTT DATA IP opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Be hands on, and be able to support finance delivery consultants if required.
  • Be able to lead process health check work shops with the client in area of expertise to identify improvements both strategic and tactical and define a roadmap for their delivery.



Strong background in Finance and Accounting with a demonstrable technical expertise and experience across multiple and relevant SAP software products supporting the Finance function.

Should be adept at leading multi-disciplinary teams, developing and maintaining strong business relationships and managing delivery teams through complex SAP Finance projects, with the goal of always providing real value to our clients.

Able to communicate, influence, convince and inspire effectively by own personality and act as a trusted role model and advisor within the solution architecture field of expertise.

Proven and demonstrable track record of successfully delivering customer projects and providing solutions for the resolution of complex architecture projects. Makes solid and reliable decisions in complex environments.

Experience of strongly contributing to the delivery of a Target Operating Model for definition of future finance models aligned to customer needs.

Strong interpersonal and soft skills, able to quickly develop relationships with all stakeholders; within NTT Data locally and globally, external customers, suppliers and partners to become a trusted advisor in your of field of expertise.

Demonstrates gravitas and personal integrity, is able to overcome unforeseen situations and keeps business objectives in mind.  Drives results, effects, convinces and inspires by his/her personality, behaviour and communication style.  Is a role model and ambassador.

Work on delivery projects across our customer base in varied roles: advisory, solution reviews, proof of concepts, Brownfield S/4HANA conversions or system optimisations as well as Greenfield implementation projects.

Contribute to our team and practice capability and growth; develop yourself and mentor our emerging talent community.

Professional Accounting qualification desirable.

Deep SAP FICO functional knowledge along with a good understanding of SAP S/4HANA financials.


Good understanding of cross module integration with other modules such as MM, SD, PP, HR and QM

Technical Nice to haves:


  • Treasury & Risk Management experience
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Disclosure Management
  • SAP BI



The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate at least 15 years’ industry experience overall with a minimum of 6 of those years spent working within an SAP consulting role.

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.

Proven and demonstrable experience in solution design and architecture with successful delivery and experience of all elements of at least 8 full project lifecycles.

Minimum of 3 successful, full lifecycle projects as solution architect with a wide scope of software integration solutions. This will include large enterprise or multi-country global project deployment/roll-out programmes.

Should be adept at leading multi-disciplinary teams (including offshore), developing and maintaining strong business relationships and managing delivery teams through complex SAP projects, with the goal of always providing real value to the client.

Proven and demonstrable track record of successfully delivering customer projects and providing solutions for the resolution of complex architecture projects. Makes solid and reliable decisions in complex environments.



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 and we are on hand to provide guidance and support.  Join us to start the journey that is your career path.

You will be expected to follow relevant policies, procedures and work instructions, and report to the appropriate superior if objectives cannot be met or a problem occurs, the resolution of which is outside the scope of his/her authority.

The jobholder is empowered with the necessary authority to make decisions appropriate to the execution of the responsibilities and tasks outlined. The above Job Description does not limit the employee in executing his job in concurrence with his main area of responsibility or other relevant jobs that they may be required to do.

NTT DATA is an equal opportunities employer.  

Please advise us should you require special arrangements for the interview process.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and prepared to undergo high level security clearance



Become part of a Global Company with a history of success and ambitious plans for the future. Please apply by creating your Candidate Profile and attaching your application documents

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Jul 31, 2022

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