SAP S/4 HANA Finance Senior Manager

Accenture - Calgary, AB (7 months ago)

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Are you ready to step up and take your technology expertise to the next level?

There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here! This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career at Accenture. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.

Join Accenture Technology and thrive in a digitally-driven, innovation-led environment where you can help clients shift to the “New” using leading-edge technologies on some of the coolest projects you can imagine.

Accenture Technology provides cross-industry experts with the insights and management and technology capabilities to drive change for the world’s leading companies. Our Technology capabilities enable our clients to design and implement transformational programs across their entire organization to increase productivity and cost optimization.

Accenture delivers its services and solutions through 13 focused industry groups in five operating groups. This industry focus provides Accenture’s professionals with a thorough understanding of industry evolution, business issues and applicable technologies, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions tailored to each client. We operate at the heart of our clients’ businesses, helping address their most complex, mission-critical issues. Accenture’s clients span the full range of industries around the world and include 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.

What will I do in this position?
We are seeking a Senior Manager that has the breadth of skills with the ability to shape and drive Digital Finance Transformation journeys for our clients using the SAP S/4HANA portfolio. Enabling SAP’s Intelligent Finance for our clients requires familiarity with market-relevant industry trends as well as the expertise to advise clients on the best approach to design, develop and deliver S/4HANA implementations while being mindful of minimizing business disruptions.

Being able to understand the client journey and identifying the right technology to meet desired business capabilities will require working with clients to gather requirements and leveraging best practices and experiences to ensure implementations are complete, scalable, and allow our clients to transform their business.

Lead business and application assessments and roadmaps for our clients, advise clients on S/4HANA Finance functionality & features, share and shape implementation options to overcome current challenges and/or optimize key finance business processes
Identify how Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be leveraged to minimize manual intervention for trivial business processes within the Finance organization
Identify opportunities for innovation by leveraging Artificial Intelligence capabilities to automate important Finance tasks using Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing.
Advise clients on implementation options using a deep knowledge of S/4HANA Finance capabilities including gap remediations and workarounds to identify solution options and recommendations
Participate and support technical architecture discussions with clients while being mindful of the current and future needs to build an actionable and implementable roadmap
Lead S/4HANA Finance application design, development, configuration, integration, testing and deployment with the support of ad distributed cross functional team of onshore and offshore technical experts
Conduct fit/gap analysis and business process modeling via workshop model
Develop and expand S/4HANA Finance professional skills through continual learning and “hands on” experience
Manage teams and/or work efforts
Communicate on project progress to clients and Accenture Leadership
Manage the needs of stakeholders and the Accenture delivery team to meet agreed scope and timelines
Enable, mentor and coach colleagues in S/4HANA Finance capabilities and best practices
Support Accenture’s pursuits related to S/4HANA Finance opportunities by driving Request for Proposals and/or Request for Information, attending orals and supports S/4HANA sales cycles

Required qualifications
Minimum 10 years’ experience in end-to-end SAP project implementations. Ideally 4 full project lifecycles with the FI/CO Module
3+ project lifecycle experiences with demonstrated experience in S/4HANA Finance implementations, ideally both greenfield and brownfield. ECC migration to S/4HANA experience is also a plus
Experience working alongside clients and stakeholders to define and develop integrated S/4HANA roadmap solution architecture as part of a digital transformation journey
Experience in implementing large S/4HANA Finance solutions from design through development, testing, training and cutover
Strong configuration knowledge and skills in SAP ECC - preferred applicants will be certified in ECC version 6 and will understand the changes brought forward by S4/HANA
Experience with SAP Leonardo is a plus
Experience in establishing rapport with stakeholders to ensure solutions are designed to meet end user needs
Strong organizational, project management and design skills to meet aggressive timelines
Possession of a “Can-do” attitude
Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Preferred Qualifications
Certification in S/4HANA
Experience working in consulting and/or professional services organization
Experience and familiarity working with an offshore/global team

Why should I join the Accenture SAP Team?

Drive SAP innovation: working with SAP’s leading business partner, gain early access to SAP innovations and help shape and build credentials through an unparalleled collaboration program
Learn and grow continuously: build skills in “New” SAP, grow existing skills and develop cross-industry skills with unmatched 24/7 access to the SAP Learning Hub, through expert-curated learning boards, webinars and classroom-style training programs
Thrive in our inclusive environment: Bring your whole self to a company that aims to be the most diverse in the world and delivers real-time performance feedback based on individual strengths—not stats

What’s in for YOU
Competitive benefits, including a fair and balanced parental leave policy
At Accenture, we believe in bringing the best to our clients through continuous learning & improvement – from basic skills to industry-specific content – available to all our people
Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally
Performance Achievement – our performance management process that focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities
Opportunities to get involved in corporate citizenship initiatives, from volunteering to doing charity work.

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