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Finance Systems Analyst: SAP Central Finance (Saudi Arabia based)

Aramco London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 day ago Permanent £75k - £150k
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James Thomas
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Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

We are seeking a seasoned expert in implementing SAP Central Finance suite of solutions for large companies, to function as a “Business System Analyst” in the Digital Finance Transformation Division of the Digital Finance Dept.

 

Digital Finance Department (DFD) is responsible for the coordination, development, and management of information systems used in financial accounting, treasury, financial planning & forecasting, performance management and the entire suite of digital solutions for the Finance Business line.  The department personnel are multidisciplinary professionals with key focus on Financial Applications functional experience and IT technical background.

 

Digital Transformation Division is responsible for providing program management services for design, coordinate the development, test and rollout of group finance solutions. Group finance solutions leverage tools, including but not limited to the following:

SAP Central Finance
S4/HANA Treasury Management (Cash Pooling, Central Payments etc)
S4/HANA Group Reporting & Advanced finance closing (AFC)
Intercompany Hub for matching & reconciliation (ICMR and/or Blackline)
Integrated Planning & Performance Mgmt (SAP or non-SAP Planning solutions)

The Business System Analyst is expected to facilitate important business outcomes, such as acceleration of financial close, enable financial transparency at Group and affiliate level, drive corporate performance, and facilitate value realization with efficient cash management, by implementing SAP Central Finance, Group Reporting and other related solutions.  The Analyst will deliver such outcomes through structured implementation of SAP Central Finance and Group Reporting suite of solutions by working with corporate stakeholders such as IT, facilitating affiliate integrations and providing continued support. 

Responsibilities

Partner with business stakeholders to conduct scoping, develop design, coordinate development and testing, and managing the rollout of Group financial solutions leveraging SAP Central Finance, Group Reporting and related technical solutions.
Coordinate with affiliate organizations to coordinate the infrastructure readiness, integration requirements, troubleshooting and enablement of the affiliate data exchange with the Group system
Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting for SAP Central Finance and Group Reporting modules, ensuring smooth transaction processing and data accuracy.
Implement CFIN mappings, configure Group reporting solution, configure and troubleshoot with Application Interface Framework (AIF), setup workflows, and manage master data by designing and utilizing SAP Master Data Governance (MDG)
Analyze and resolve complex system issues, collaborate with IT team for technical escalation if needed.
Develop and maintain comprehensive reports and consolidated financial statements according to local GAAP and IFRS standards.
Stay up-to-date on the latest SAP updates and best practices for Central Finance and Group Reporting.
Participate in system upgrades and implementation projects, providing expertise and ensuring smooth transitions.
Document processes and maintain user guides for efficient knowledge transfer within the team.
Stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in SAP Central Finance topics, obtain necessary technology certifications.
Communicate technical concepts and findings effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Maintain, support and optimize digital solutions.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in finance or IT from a recognized and approved program. Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g. MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g. CMA, CFA, CPA) is preferred but not required.  

You will have six to eight years’ experience in implementation of SAP based financial accounting systems, including at least four years’ experience in solutions related to SAP Central Finance and Group Reporting. You will have four years of experience, preferably at multiple companies, in

You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the various aspects of implementing financial accounting systems including articulation and measurement of benefits, evaluation of technical and execution options, critical success factors, and project risks.

You must have hands on experience implementing SAP Central Finance and Group Reporting systems and will be able to analyze the financial accounting landscape and provide architectural options for implementing such solutions. 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

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