Sr. SAP FICO Analyst

Company Name:
CooperStandard
Title: Sr. SAP FICO Analyst
Location: Indiana-Auburn
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Responsible for fulfilling the company's global requirements for information and systems by completing project assignments to design, configure, and maintain SAP Finance (FI) and related SAP software modules. Also responsible for communicating ideas, plans and progress and for improving their own professional skills. Assists with the development and maintenance of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SAP program. Customizes and configures software to allow the integration of client/server applications. Tests ERP configuration to ensure the system is meeting corporate needs. Familiar with a variety of the SAP Systems concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity is expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with some supervision from the Manager, SAP FI/CO.
2. Proactively participates in identifying information problems and defining solutions for management approval.
3. Communicates with managers and their staffs to negotiate general approaches and program requirements in developing system specifications.
4. Designs the system by preparing the flow diagrams, input formats, file layouts, calculations and output formats for consensus agreement with users.
5. Structures, writes, configures, tests, debugs, documents, and implements new computer programs utilizing departmental programming standards and procedures.
6. Modifies, tests debugs, documents and installs previously developed Cooper systems and non-Cooper, purchased software.
7. Keeps the manager aware of current project status using standard internal reporting methods.
8. Is well versed on the complexity of network communications and data base systems when designing and changing programs which affect these critical components.
9. Works closely with user representatives and other systems staff as part of a project team.
10. Continually seeks self-education in computer system and programming methods, and utilizes books, manuals and resource aids to their fullest potential.
11. Maintains technical expertise in area of responsibility.
12. Develops and maintains relevant system and process documentation for existing and proposed processes.
13. Coordinates work with legacy systems personnel for interfaces and/or data conversions.
14. May lead fit/gap workshops, and present system solution alternatives to business leaders and/or process owners. Expected to think 'on your feet'
REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelors Degree in an IT related discipline and at least 7 years of relevant SAP FI/CO experience in an applications development environment, includes 5 years of experience in the SAP AP and AR with New General Ledger.
2. Knowledge/Experience with New GL and Banking is preferred
3. Experience in CO areas is a plus.
4. Experience in FSCM is a plus
5. A general understanding of the SAP software toolset. Experience in configuration / coding, analysis, software deployment, systems development lifecycle; and troubleshooting.
6. Working knowledge of and experience working with the finance functional processes.
7. Financial business experience, CPA or financial certifications preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Good organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively, self motivated, and works with some direct supervision.
2. Excellent communications skills required to interact with both IT resources as well as users. The ability to give clear verbal and written information geared to specific audiences.
3. Will act as a liaison between the business and IT to define, design, and implement SAP solutions.
4. Must have the ability to absorb information quickly and make decisions as to how to proceed with each issue based on its own merit.
5. Must have good analytical and problem solving abilities.
6. Demonstrated design and configuration proficiency in SAP FI/CO with knowledge of CO-PA
7. Knowledge of, and experience with, SAP IDOC structures, ABAP fundamentals, and SAP files structures.
8. Knows the FI module integration points with other SAP modules.
9. Experience with SAP ECC 5.0 or 6.0, including exposure to the 'new' GL is required.
10. Experience with SAP AR and AP in multiple with multiple currencies required.
11. In depth knowledge/experience in SAP Cash Application in AR is a must.
12. Experience with Baking is a must
13. Experience with FSCM is preferred
14. Experience using / sending data to or reporting from / the SAP BIW is preferred.
15. Experience with FSCM - Collections and Dispute management is a plus.
16. Experience with a Global SAP System utilizing Unicode.
SAP
Organization: Corporate

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