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    Full-time Position
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    Finance and Economics
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  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
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    • Date Posted
      September 30,2020
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    Finance Systems Expert SAP CFIN

    Datum: 29-sep-2020

    Plaats: Sassenheim, NL

    Bedrijf: AkzoNobel

    AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

    In short

    You are a hands-on SAP S/4 Finance expert, ideally with experience in SAP Central Finance (CFIN) projects, able to translate financial process into system processes and vice versa.

    What will you encounter in this position?

    You will work at a global leader in paints and coatings at our headquarter in Amsterdam. You will be part of a team of 12 Finance System Experts. This team works on harmonizing system related finance processes and on the centralization of our finance systems with the aim to get one Central Finance SAP system (CFIN).

    AkzoNobel still has several finance systems in place which we want to reduce to one Central Finance SAP system (CFIN). In this position you actively support the CFIN journey by being hands-on involved in the translation of financial process into system processes and vice versa.

    What will you do?

    Your mission in this role is to help achieving the CFIN implementation by integrating, harmonizing and centralizing all data and processes from our SAP source applications. You guide and hands-on work on the capturing of our financial processes in the system and make sure that these finance processes are reflected in harmonized CFIN system processes. For that you use your good knowledge of accounting / finance processes, combine them with your skills of SAP FICO and act as bridge between (senior) Finance (leaders), IM (Solution Architects) and 3rd party service providers (SAP consultancy firms).

    You will not do the FICO configuration yourself, but you need to understand how the FICO configuration works. This knowledge will enable you, as intermediate between Finance and IM, to explain to both parties how the functional design should look like and what kind of improvement changes are needed regarding the finance or system process.

    This position covers high responsibility and will include global and senior stakeholder management. You need to reach out to the finance community (business users & decision makers) to identify requirements and current processes in place. The financial process requirements need to be translated into financial system processes (“functional design”). Furthermore, you will be part of the team guiding and leading this transition to CFIN.

    What tasks and duties are associated with this role?

    In this role you…

    • Translate between Finance and IM / finance processes and system processes
    • Drive the implementation of one CFIN, interact with different stakeholders, get their buy in
    • Define and implement the functional design
    • Analyze which changes must be implemented in the source systems to enable proper data replication in CFIN
    • Perform change impact analyses from systems, processes and people perspective
    • Define the structure of data mapping from source systems into target
    • Review test scripts and support testing
    • Prepare training materials and train process coaches
    Who you are?

    You are an SAP S/4 FICO expert, experienced in the implementation of SAP projects (preferably Central Finance projects as well) and stakeholder management in a corporate environment. You easily navigate between Finance and IM. You understand the finance processes and you speak business language and IT language, depending on your audience. You possess of strong change management capabilities and have a drive for continuous improvement. You break down complex finance system processes into a high-level end-to-end process overview with small understandable process steps.

    You are hands-on and you actively support the implementation of our CFIN system. At the same time, you keep the overview and navigate well between different interests. Your ambition is to stay at our company for several years and to help building / expanding the final SAP CFIN system.

    Which do you bring?

    You bring…

    • Strong experience in SAP S/4 FICO and the implementation of SAP projects
    • Experience in SAP CFIN projects is highly preferred
    • Excellent stakeholder management experience, communication skills and fluent in English
    • Drive and leadership qualities to lead the change towards CFIN
    • Good knowledge of accounting / finance processes
    • Solution-minded, hands-on, result-driven
    • Ability to present functional designs clear and convincing
    • Master degree in Economics, Computer Science or equivalent

    Application details

    We welcome your online application, reference 1353. Please note that applications sent by mail will not be considered. If you have any question, please feel free to contact Ariane Kräutner, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, mail

    An employment screening will be part of the selection process. Feedback is expected to be given by the end of October. Agency or sales calls are not appreciated.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

    Requisition ID: 1353

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