SAP Senior Finance System Specialist job in Cardiff at BBC

SAP Senior Finance System Specialist

Company: BBC

Location: Cardiff UK

Date Posted:Nov 23, 2017

BBC Engineering provides the foundations for broadcasting - we keep the BBC’s services on-air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means everything from transmission for TV and radio - enabling us to reach 97% of adults in the UK every week including the cameras, mixing desks, email and business systems for our world-class programme makers and staff.It is this technology that connects our colleagues and our viewers to our content. To support the BBC, now and in the future, our priorities are to make sure we’re flexible, efficient and can take advantage of all the digital developments happening in broadcasting.Our objectives are to: Deliver agreed portfolio priorities to plan Delivery on our major projects Be a strategic partner with the rest of the BBC Make real the Engineering Operating model Build the capability we need to deliver the Engineering VisionThis role sits within Business Systems in BBC Engineering which sets the technology strategy and delivers and supports solutions to optimise running of all the BBC’s business critical functions including HR, Finance, Procurement, Legal and Workplace.Purpose of roleThe purpose of this role is to ensure that the overall performance of SAP Finance applications meets business requirements. The role will provide detailed system expertise, technical support and knowledge to both service delivery and business change functions ensuring dependencies and relationships between all associated systems are understood, maintained and can be communicated effectively to relevant stakeholders.This is a business support role. Its scope is: Systems complexity: The systems landscape will contain applications typically involving multiple business and technical dependencies, business critical systems and processes and commercially sensitive environments Stakeholder management: First point of contact for a variety of stakeholders.3rd Party Relationships: Supporting 3rd party partners and suppliers supporting delivering application services and projects typically to the value of 100K.Information & Security management: Ensure that all the requirements of statutory and BBC safety regulations are fully met including adherence to the BBC’s policies. Recruitment: Support recruitment process for the team by taking part in selection boards and making selection decisions for engagement of new colleagues including specialist contractors.Project Support: Provide SME input into projects relating to Finance systems and support implementations and transitions into BAUSystems Management: Be the systems specialist for Finance modules of SAP ECC and other Finance related Systems.Lead on requirements gathering with the business process owners and stakeholders, analyse and present solution options that align with BBC Engineering strategies.Work with the Systems Owner to ensure system performance (KPI’s) are continuously improved, inputting into the systems roadmap, identifying risks and providing risk mitigations.System Architecture: Responsible for ensuring systems design and architecture is fit for purpose, including disaster recovery architecture.Project Engagement: Responsible for providing technical consultancy to project delivery and development teams, procurement, service design and change management teamsResponsible for providing technical expertise to project teams throughout the lifecycle of a projectWorking with project & service delivery teams responsible for the commissioning and acceptance ensuring new installations/services are fit for purpose, supportable, and are built against agreed specification and installation standardsChange, Configuration and release management: Responsible for minor/major software and hardware upgrades,  ensuring that change management procedures are followed working alongside the teams responsible for UAT, testing and deployment of upgrades into the production environment.Incident Management: Responsible for the resolution of escalated incidents from frontline support teams and assisting with the command & control for major incident and service outages.Problem Management: Responsible for Problem Management for systems assigned, ensuring that known issues and workarounds are documented and input into a Known Error Database.Non Functional Requirements: Responsible for ensuring systems align with BBC’s non-functional requirements including accessibility, performance, disaster recovery and security.Ensure all work is conducted in accordance with current safety legislation and BBC safety policies, security policies and statutory requirements relevant to the task.Knowledge Management: Responsible for the production of technical documentation, ensuring quality and accuracyResponsible for assessing and inputting into the design and delivery of training for systems under ownership ensuring support teams can be appropriately trained3rd Party Suppliers: Responsible for building effective relationships with system vendors to ensure that reported incidents and problems are resolved within agreed resolution times set in service contractsEssentialDetailed Knowledge of SAP Financials including: FI – General Ledger (New GL) FI – Asset Accounting FI – Taxes FI – Accounts Payable FI – Accounts Receivable FI – Cash & Banking CO – Project Systems including WIP CO – Profit Centre Accounting CO – Cost Centre AccountingDetailed Integration Knowledge with SAP MM/SD/BW/HRFinancial background – Accountancy or demonstrable finance related experienceExperience in managing a complex technical systems/environmentExperienced in managing conflicting demands in situations of pressure where priorities are rapidly changingExperience of having to communicate clearly with a range of people at different levels of the organisation and explain and discuss technical issues using a range of styles, tools and techniquesAuthoritative knowledge of security policies and statutory requirements relevant to the roleExperience in working with 3rd party suppliersExperience of providing a high quality service in a demanding customer service environmentDesirableExperience of working with BW, BO Dashboards, BODS or BPCExperience of working with SRM or Opentext VIMQualified Accountant (CIMA or ACCA)Knowledge of ITIL standards and the principles of service support and deliveryKnowledge of change and configuration management procedures.Experience of designing and delivering training.  Understanding of a complex global SAP landscape – including interfaces i.e. payroll, expenses, banking etcExperience of implementing SAP Finance end to end solutionsKnowledge and experience of Finance/SAP best practicesKnowledge of SAP security and authorisations. Solution orientated and problem solving. Essential Experience:Experience of relationship managementExperience of technology projects including business change deliverablesSubstantial experience gained in a technology environmentWorked on the full project lifecycleExperience:Experience in the media sector or broadcast environment View full job description
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