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Lead EPM Consultant - SAP BPC for Planning

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

This is a new opportunity for a lead Consultants to join our SAP EPM practice, focusing on Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting using SAP Business Objects Planning Consolidation (BPC).

You will have the chance to develop your expertise in Enterprise Performance Management as well as in delivery and implementation of technology solutions as you work on a range of projects in cross-functional teams.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

- The candidate will be expected to consult with all levels of a client's business and be comfortable in front of the finance business and IT, and from the analysts to CFO, and be involved in the full life cycle of an EPM project starting with the initial design of the performance framework through to the implementation of the supporting technology.

- Advising on good practice approaches to planning, budgeting and forecasting in order to improve their accuracy, timeliness and efficiency.

- Advising on good practice approaches to consolidation to reduce the close cycle time and improve accuracy and business insight.

- Understanding industry context.

- Supporting the delivery of key transformation projects using SAP Business Objects Planning Consolidation (BPC) as the technology enabler to provide Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Consolidation, Business Intelligence and reporting solutions.

- Define data architectures and the integration of data models between SAP and non-SAP systems.

- Support client requirements gathering/analysis workshops.

- Support the design and configuration of SAP Business Objects Planning Consolidation (BPC) solution.

Requirements

- Ability to manage a team of 2 to 5 consultants with different backgrounds to execute the project implementation from installation of the environments to Blueprint until post go-live support.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Financial Reporting, Taxation or equivalent degree

WORK EXPERIENCE

- A good working knowledge of the interdependencies between different business functions such as Marketing, Sales, Production and Operations as well as expertise on key models such Cost Allocation, Activity Based Costing, What if scenario, CAPEX, Manpower Planning…

- Experience of using, supporting and implementing SAP BPC (ex-OutlookSoft) is a must.

- The ideal candidate will have a background in planning, budgeting and forecasting and/or consolidation both from a financial and non-financial perspective.

- Excellent customer facing profile with strong communication & presentation skills

- Experience of at least 4 full SAP BPC implementation lifecycles.

- Relevant industry or consulting experience especially in Banking.

DESIRABLE

- Qualified/Part Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA/CPA.

- Experience in other SAP EPM solutions will be clearly an advantage: SAP Business Objects Financial Consolidation (ex-Cartesis), SAP Disclosure Management, SAP PCM, SAP SSM and SAP ERP.

- Proficiency in Arabic would be consider as a clear advantage

EXPECTED TRAVEL

- 0% - 70% flexible for travel

- Willingness to be based in UAE or Saudi Arabia

WHAT WE OFFER

- Comprehensive benefits/allowances package for Middle East

- An international and multicultural environment with the opportunity to work in one of the IT sector’s most exciting and interesting growth areas and strong partners from the EPM-I network.

- A career development plan and training as well as methodology from the Elite consulting company in EPM (such IFB consulting, Column5, Valorgest, and more…).

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