SAP System Analyst

Permanent

UK
United Kingdom

Audit and Risk Recruitment are supporting a globally facing and growing firm in the midst of an SAP-S4 Hannah transformation project!

The candidate will work with the Functional Lead to provide support in various areas of S/4 HANA. The primary focus will be in relation to Financial management, tax set up ., Tax Reporting, ACR and Compliance reporting and the integration with various areas like AP, AR , SD , MM , Expense & Master data that impacts the tax postings. Support will also be required with intercompany accounting, charts of accounts (local and group), maintenance of cost centres, GL settings, statutory and tax reporting, banking, FX and fixed assets.

The role will be a key part of the Finsys team and will involve liaison with finance staff across the firm, especially with the Tax SMEs. The BA will work closely with our implementation partner and is expected to bring expert knowledge of SAP and indirect tax compliance to the role.

The Finance Transformation Programme (Vector) Background:

The Vector programme’s objective was to replace the firm’s Practice Management System. The Practice Management system (PMS) is core to the operations of the firm, giving you the chance for innovation and impact engaging numerous high-level stakeholders.

You will also be responsible for managing the creation and distribution of bills, revenue management along with the core accountancy functions and controls. This complex programme impacted all aspects of the firm functions, people, and offices.

The programme replaced the underlying out of service technology and the associated business processes to drive for improvement, efficiency, and standardisation across the international user base with the aim of providing fee earners with an enhanced experience and ‘smarter’ ways of working.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work with the solution provider to enhance business processes and drive efficiency
  • To update and maintain business design documents
  • To provide month end support
  • To provide training sessions when required and to update and review training documentation
  • To ensure appropriate controls are in place and correctly applied
  • To provide support to the business during BAU transition and continuous improvements around:
  • Finance posting with the tax impact for VAT, WHT etc.
  • Finance and VAT reconciliation
  • Clarity of Finance and Tax master data including tax code derivation based on pricing conditions.
  • Working knowledge of Tax reports, Compliance requirements in Europe including E-invoicing
  • Ensure local charts of accounts are appropriately mapped.
  • Ensure local statutory and tax reporting requirements are adhered to
  • Provide advice regarding Journal types, Ledgers, upload templates, currency journals, document types
  • Provide advice around fixed asset transactions.
  • Banking Integrations
  • Tax and tax reporting optimisation using SAP processes.
  • Understanding of European tax laws around payment and WHT
  • Contribute to decisions around the future the design process
  • Provide progress reports as required for governance
  • Liaising with local and central finance teams to ensure they can contribute to the design process and to deal with any concerns they have

ABOUT YOU

The candidate must have strong organisational and communication skills. The individual appointed must also be capable of understanding the wider objectives of the programme, be able to influence others, to share knowledge and be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with team colleagues, the implementation partner and senior management.

The role holder will have a background in working on large-scale Finance Transformation Programmes ideally with a wealth of experience in a Legal Finance Team as an accountant or back office financial role.

  • Qualified Accountant (Recognised Qualification)
  • Proven success in the execution of Finance Transformation activities or projects
  • In depth understanding and experience of P2P and accounting processes (Ideally in a legal Finance department)
  • Solid experience of working with SAP or S4/Hana (preferred)
  • Experience in SAP FICO and P2P Integration
  • Effective communication skills including documentation and workshop facilitation and ability to present and discuss at all levels within the firm
  • Conscientious and results driven
  • Able to work independently and adapt to change
  • Ability to judge and manage priorities effectively and work to tight timescales

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