Director SAP FICO at NielsenIQ (Remote)

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Job Description

Our NielsenIQ Enterprise Platforms team ensures the strategy, design, delivery, deployment, maintenance, and support of our corporate technologies is best-in-class. More than 30,000 global employees rely on our team to support the systems and tools integral to NielsenIQ’s success. We therefore partner closely with all areas of the business, including HRIS, Finance, Recruitment, T&E, Procurement, and more. 

As a Director SAP FICO, you’ll be part of a team of smart, highly skilled technologists who are passionate about learning and prototyping cutting-edge technologies. Our team is co-located and agile, with central technology hubs in Chicago, Madrid, Toronto and Chennai. 

Responsible for Managing and Executing Key transformation projects, day to day SAP production support / Enhancements and key projects on SAP FICO module

What you’ll do

  • Design, build, implement and support business enterprise applications and activities related to SAP FI and CO, including configuring SAP and integrated third-party applications, integrating SAP functional, technical development, solution expertise and support capabilities of FICO globally.
  • Investigate best practices and participate in the selection & implementation of technology solutions.
  • Plan and execute all activities of implementation and support of applications by understanding project implementation/support methodologies and tools based on company standards.
  • Interact with the non-information technology-related business areas to identify requirements and requests to help prioritize, scope, implement and support solutions
  • Drive continuous process improvement with the use of technology solutions by demonstrating value-add propositions and effective communication of IT value to the business.
  • Design, develop, and deploy SAP functions associated with financial operations, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, asset management, FSCM, Treasury, cost center accounting, product cost controlling, profitability analysis, and profit center accounting
  • Configure SAP FICO systems to meet business requirements, including connection points with SD MM EWWM and third-party applications.
  • Execute SAP FICO projects and manage the offshore / onshore team by defining requirement, functional specification, and working with IT in realizing change.
  • Proactive in identifying business pain points and assessing how SAP solutions can improve efficiency, troubleshooting technical issues in SAP FICO, and interacting with Finance and IT teams to resolve and evaluate functionality enhancements. Experience with configuring SAP FICO systems to meet business requirements, including connections points with P2P, R2R, O2C and other modules.
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Manage team members, drive Operating review metrics and report

We’re looking for people who have

  • Any Graduate/Masters preferably in the finance domain. Preferred Engineering or MBA degrees, with 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • 5-8 years of experience in designing, developing, and testing SAP functions associated with financial operations to include: general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, asset management, FSCM, Treasury, cost center accounting, product cost controlling, profitability analysis, and profit center accounting.
  • At least 5 years of experience in executing SAP FICO projects by defining requirements and functional specifications, working with IT to realize change, and working with Finance users in testing and training.
  • Good to have skills in the following areas
    • Concur / Blackline experience preferred
    • Exposure to SAP FSCM module (Credit, Collections and Dispute Management)
    • Exposure to SAF-T, E Accounting etc
    • Knowledge of using BOTS
    • Experience of working with remote and global teams
    • Excellent communication and reporting skills
    • Ability to bring critical design thinking

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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