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Lead EPM Consultant - SAP BPC for Planning

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

This is a new opportunity for Senior Consultants to join our SAP EPM practice, focusing on Statutory Consolidation and Group Reporting 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 in Driver based Planning Scenario, Budgeting and Forecasting in order to improve their accuracy, timeliness and efficiency.

- Advising on good practice approaches to financial close to reduce the close cycle time and improve accuracy and business insight – statutory consolidation in IFRS.

- Understanding industry context is an important asset for that role.

- 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.

- Collaborate on innovative solutions to support the future of Finance

- 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

- Minimum 7 years of professional experience in area such as Financial Consolidation, Group Reporting, Group Statutory Consolidation, IFRS, Production of Consolidated Financial Statements and their Disclosures

- Experience of using and implementing SAP BPC (ex-OutlookSoft) for Statutory Reporting and Group Consolidation.

- The ideal candidate will have a solid background and experience in defining IFRS Chart of Accounts, understand IFRS and their impact in the Consolidated Financial Statements, being able to advise and apply best practices in Financial Close and Disclosures.

- Excellent customer facing profile with communication & presentation skills

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

- Relevant industry or consulting experience – knowledge in Banking industry is an asset.

 

DESIRABLE

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

- Experience in other EPM solutions will be clearly an advantage: SAP Financial Consolidation (ex-Cartesis), Hyperion Financial Management, Cognos Controller, SAP Disclosure Management, Intercompany process and ERP modules such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Controlling, Costing, and Treasury.

- 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 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 FI/CO.

- Proficiency in Arabic would be consider as a clear advantage

 

EXPECTED TRAVEL

- 0% - 70% flexible for travel

- Willingness to be based in UAE, Qatar 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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