We are currently looking for an SAP IT FINANCE CONSULTANT reporting to the Corporate IT PMO and based in our regional office in Accra. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and evolution of Finance applications and provide support to business units in Africa. The position will mainly focus on SAP FICO & COPA and new implementation tools, contributing to drive our Finance landscape into the future. The ideal candidate should have deep knowledge in both, Finance business process and functional IT Finance Management tools.
Job Title: SAP IT Finance Consultant
The scope of responsibility is the Africa Business Units (Ghana, Nigeria, Algeria, West Africa, and Central-East Africa) which includes mainly our work centres in Ghana, Nigeria, Algeria, and Senegal. The IT Finance Consultant must be close to the business so moderate travel availability is mandatory.
- Manage end-to-end implementation of new developments/enhancements in collaboration with external consultants including analysis, design, development, testing, user training and documentation review.
- Participate in the definition of business requirements and perform gap analysis between finance requirements and SAP FICO standard functionalities.
- Perform analysis of impacts in current finance systems due to changes requested or new projects.
- Close cooperation with global and local finance process owners to design and deploy future-oriented processes.
- Provides guidance and information to business partners on system capabilities and challenge current finance process.
- Ensures quality delivery of development from external resources.
- Coordinate with Regional IT Manager the interaction between applications-infrastructure in the different projects
- First point of call for escalation in Applications and IT&BP issues
- Understand processes across the organization to efficiently coordinate all GBfoods IT applications and business processes
- Ensure coordination with corporate team to ensure corporate processes are correctly implemented in the Business Units
- Help the rest of the support Team to assess the impact, urgency and criticality of the incidents and improvement requests reported by business
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Business Administration.
- Demonstrate experience with different SAP FICO modules (Asset, GL, Account payable, Account receivable, treasury, Banking, controlling).
- Knowledge of other SAP modules i.e., BPC, COPA, SAC would an advantage.
- Project Management experience
- Solution oriented mentality with high affinity for new technologies and automation standardization.
- Highly organized with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and time-management skills.
- Proactive person with ability to build relationships and work effectively both independently and within a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders of different backgrounds
- Ability to work closely with team members across all business units and with the management team to ensure coordination of all efforts and real-time
- Knowledge of process and cloud integrations.
- communication with all stakeholders.
- Business-level proficiency in both English and French languages is an added advantage