Sr SAP FI/CO Business Analyst

Full Time


    • SAP
    • Business Analyst
    • IT
    • Accounting
    • Costing
    • ERP
    • Development
    • Applications
    • Analyst
    • Ariba

    Job Description

    Location: Mayfield Heights, OH
    Salary: Depends on Experience

    The Senior SAP FI/CO Business Analyst will serve as the primary IT liaison to the business and be responsible for leading and/or executing the analysis, design, configuration, development, testing, implementation, and operational support for SAP applications. Specifically, this role will design with the business, deliver, and support solutions related to General Ledger Accounting, AP, AR, Banking, Fixed Asset Accounting, Product Costing, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Order Accounting, and Financial Planning. The Senior SAP FI/CO Business Analyst works with multiple stakeholders to understand and document the end-to-end business processes and recommends, builds, and implements ERP or Digital software solutions to support business processes, interacting with business partners with the Internal Finance organization to support day-to-day operations of the Record-to-Report (RTR) and Procure-to-Pay (PTP) business processes.


    • Facilitate business process reviews to gather expected business outcomes and functional requirements, document end-to-end processes and business requirements.
    • Translate business requirements into functional specifications and create the configuration rationale to design and configure SAP applications.
    • Participate in prioritization of work requests to deliver on business initiatives; create estimates for upcoming projects, minor and major enhancements.
    • Work with the SAP Development team to unit test and deliver SAP Applications by defining and documenting reusable test scenarios, building unit test cases, and creating data for unit testing as needed; participate in design and execution of system, integration and performance testing.
    • Integrating new acquisitions or new plants
    • Support the Finance department as a business partner with expert SAP knowledge as they initiate operating improvements
    • Set schedules, timelines, scope, outcome/value maps, and other project artifacts; creates estimates for upcoming projects either as primary SAP FI/CO Applications Analyst or in close conjunction with the project manager(s).
    • Participate as functional lead during project cutover and performs hyper-care support on SAP FI/CO applications as required.
    • Understand best practice business processes to ensure compliance and end use support in a highly regulated environment.
    • Maintain all compliance requirements in solutions delivered including ITAR, DFARS, GAAP rules
    • Maintain SOX compliance in all delivered solutions and methods of delivery used
    • Provide risk analysis to business partners for proposed solutions, and mitigation options when available.
    • Support concurrent assignments across applications (such as Workday, Concur, and Ariba) and diverse user groups to resolve system issues.
    • Document support materials including functional and technical specifications for use within the Applications and Digital Solutions team.
    • Maintain and develop internal business relationships to influence successful project outcomes, train, and support users on solutions post-production.
    • Maintain market knowledge of emerging strategies through continuing education, SAP conferences, and ASUG meetings to bring vision and a degree of innovation.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, MIS, or Financial Accounting. CPA preferred.
    • AP, AR, COPA and COPC Experience is a must have
    • 10+ years of experience supporting SAP FI/CO modules and related integration with MM and SD.
    • Minimum of 2 full SAP life-cycle implementations, and upgrades. SAP S/4 HANA Upgrade experience is a definite plus.
    • Experience with Concur and Workday applications is a plus.
    • Demonstrated capability and competency in global finance processes, and in-depth knowledge of SAP FI/CO applications such as New GL and IFRS accounting
    • Ability to influence and collaborate at all levels of the organization combined with strong technical skills and a passion for understanding and improving finance business processes.
    • Depth of skills in accounting (both financial and managerial), reporting, analysis, corporate governance, financial supply chain, and treasury management.
    • Ability to conduct financial implementations from "cradle to grave" using Best Practice methods and tools.
    • Understanding of local market requirements, languages, and currencies.
    • Understanding of SOX compliance and internal controls.


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