FICO Lead - SAP - Accounting - Finance

Elevate Platform Limited
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

FICO Lead - Pinewood, Wokingham / 12 Months Contract / Up to 34 GBP (Per Hour)

Job Title: FICO Lead – Financial Systems

Job Purpose

  • Support EMA Finance community with systems related queries, training, change requests and production support
  • Act as main point of contact with IT to log SAP Fusion and BI tickets and issues
  • Deliver robust testing of systems solutions and comply with validated environment requirements
  • Represent EMA Finance in cross-functional reviews of business process and systems solutions
  • Support Finance related projects where systems support is required
  • Work with Global Financial Systems & Strategy team to understand and adhere to system standards and execution protocols
  • Identify opportunities to maximise existing systems functionality and streamline related business processes
  • Support expansion of SAP platform as a member of the project team
  • Ensure Financial and SOX Compliance by understanding responsibilities and accountability for internal controls
  • Compliance with VAT and other regulatory changes in the EMA region
  • Understanding of GxP, Non-GxP, and validated environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The role may require ad hoc responsibility across other operations

Main Responsibilities

  • Support SAP FICO systems and business processes in EMA SAP Fusion markets
  • Main point of contact for Finance community across EMA region for all queries & reporting requests relating to SAP Fusion, SAP BI, and related interfaces
  • Work with Finance end users on issue resolution, diagnosing problems, identifying and documenting root causes, escalate to IT when appropriate
  • Knowledge of SAP finance batch jobs and how it operates is essential
  • Ability to articulate and translate business requirements
  • Develop UAT plans and perform testing in HP ALM for SAP Fusion implementation, SAP/BI enhancements, break fixes, and SAP role changes
  • Help prioritise and manage the escalation of SAP Fusion/BI issues and tickets
  • Month-end, quarter-end and year-end support for EMA Finance users across the SAP Fusion markets
  • Escalation point for any period end billing activities, reconciliation, queries and/or failures
  • Liaise with Vision Care IT and EDI Technical Team to support implementation of EDI billing
  • Ensure BPX Finance documentation (job aids, desk top procedures general information, batch jobs, etc) is kept up to date and centrally stored
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement changes ensuring no negative impact across other Finance and SAP FI/CO functions
  • Support standardisation of process improvement and sharing best practice across the organisation
  • Participate in Project teams as Subject Matter Experts on Finance Business Processes as required
  • • Ensure conformance to all J&J compliance and security policies and procedures
  • Background Information and Main Activities
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • In-depth understanding of SAP configuration and functionality across FI/CO and other associated modules (please note: this is not a hands-on configuration role)
  • Proven experience in SAP FI/CO implementations and production support, either as Business Power User, or Functional Analyst
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Finance core business processes
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of integration points with OTC processes (Intercompany billing, Customer Billing, Customer Master, Pricing, Order Flow)
  • Proven knowledge of G/L, A/R, A/P, Cost Centre Accounting, Profit Centre Accounting, Profitability Analysis and Internal Orders, Procure to Pay processes, SAP Query
  • SAP BI query and reporting knowledge
  • Proven experience of handling VAT related changes (tax codes functionality and set up, VAT rate changes, condition records, customer master)
  • Experience in interface support
  • Highly computer literate, Proficient use of Microsoft packages, with emphasis on Excel and Visio

Personal attributes:

  • Self-starter
  • Strong team player
  • Analytical skills and problem solving ability; can diagnose underlying issue from a generic problem
  • Ability to bring clarity to complex business issues; clear and concise communicator
  • Provides recommendations and solutions
  • Able to work with internal customers and business partners across different geographies, languages, cultures, and at all levels
  • Can facilitate group discussions to ensure understanding and agree clear action plan
  • Able to manage competing and changing priorities whilst meeting deadlines
  • Anticipates workload bottlenecks and proposes solutions
  • High level of accuracy & attention to detail in a fast moving high volume environment
  • Flexibility and able to deal with the unexpected


  • Experience at a similar level, and/or within a multinational environment
  • Experienced in working with both functional and technical IT teams
  • Experience of EDI, particularly EDI billing
  • Understating of SAP security, role and authorization concept
  • Proficient in BI and BI report-building
  • Knowledge of Asset Accounting
  • SAP certification in one or more modules (FI/CO, SD , BI)
  • The job holder will need to develop an understanding/appreciation of all aspects of work within the EMA Finance team as well as key processes in Supply Chain
  • The job holder will need to be able to balance the diverse demands of the role on a daily basis and have a clear understanding of where the priorities lie

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.

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