SAP Financial Analyst

SAP FICO, AP, AR, GL, SAP Analytics Cloud, HANA
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

Role: SAP Financial Analyst

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Job Type: Permanent


This position straddles IT and Accounting Departments and supports Hallstar’s Financial Systems including SAP S/4 (FICO), SAP B1, and SAP Analytics Cloud applications. Responsible for maintaining, designing, building, and deploying SAP-based ERP solutions; leading analysis and design in the SAP FICO area, often in close cooperation with the accounting and finance teams; liaising with end-users to develop dashboards and KPI’s in SAP analytics cloud; ensuring stabilization of the solution and continuous improvements.



  • Understand Hallstar’s systems and business requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to translate user needs and requirements into SAP solutions.
  • Process and functional/technical design activity.
  • Analysis of AS-IS and TO-BE processes.
  • Support and train Hallstar’s global accounting functions on finance system applications.
  • Enhance SAP finance applications for end-users based on requirements.
  • Analyze complex data requests to support Hallstar’s goals and strategy.
  • Improve existing analytics processes, dashboards, and data trends that highlight opportunities and risks to the business.
  • Coordinate with IT when incidents impacting SAP are raised.
  • Manage the relationship with and coordination of work with third-party consultants.
  • Drive test planning, execution break-fix and problem management delivery.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reading professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Serve as a key member on M&A integration projections.

Accounting Finance Support

  • Support Accounting’s cadence of one-day monthly close and shortened year-end close processes, while continually improving and streamlining analytic information flow and timeliness.
  • Work alongside Cost Accounting to ensure routings, BOMs, recipes, and overhead rates are accurate
  • Execute LSMW in SAP
  • Develop product cost and production cost analytic tools that utilize elements of SAP, MES (Manufacturing Execution System), Delta V, and the Quality Control components for SAP.
  • Work with Cost Accounting to develop timely and accurate product cost information to facilitate profitable business decisions.
  • Support the global Accounting departments as needed.
  • Liaise between Operations Management, Engineering and Accounting to analyze and support strong cost accounting and capital project analysis functions.
  • Extract financial information from SAP to support the external audit.

SAP Cloud Analytics

  • Manage security settings in SAP Analytics Cloud and HANA Database.
  • Perform hands-on SAP HANA modeling and analytics.
  • Develop visualization stories for business metrics and KPIs
  • Help harmonize master data and build data models (in HANA or other relational databases)
  • Perform requirement gathering for model, story, and dashboard development.
  • Make changes as needed on existing SAP Analytics Cloud visualization (adding new KPIs, datasets, columns, calculations, etc.)
  • Maintain knowledge of data replication from various database systems including HANA and Microsoft SQL Server systems.

Supervisory and Staff Relationships

  • Reports to Controller.
  • Peer relationships with General Accounting, Payroll, Tax Accounting, and Cost Accounting.
  • Works closely with IT Department.

Principal Measures of Performance

  1. Support Hallstar’s one-day month-end close and accelerated year-end close schedules.
  2. Timely and accurate reporting of sales, COGS, and GP on a daily and monthly basis.
  3. Quality of SAP solutions developed to meet end-user requirements.
  4. Internal Hallstar customer satisfaction.
  5. Ability to work well in high functioning teams.


  1. Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Information Systems, or Accounting with an excellent academic record.
  2. At least five (5) years of SAP experience supporting General Ledger in addition to at least five (5) of the accompanying capacities: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financial Accounting, Fixed Asset Accounting, Inter-company Accounting, Costing Accounting, Material Ledger
  3. At least one (1) year of experience supporting SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Business Warehouse, or SAP Business Objects.
  4. Multiple years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment.
  5. Strong analytical, organizational, systems, communication, and interpersonal skills
  6. SAP Certification is a plus.
  7. Knowledge of Oracle FCCS and BPCS is a plus.
  8. Understanding of general and cost accounting business processes.
  9. Results-oriented.
  10. 10. Capacity to perform multiple tasks and deal with different expectations and undertakings simultaneously.




Ajith P | IT Technical Recruiter

E-Business International Inc

4365 US Highway 1 South, Suite 212, Princeton, NJ – 08540




Dice Id : EBINTL
Position Id : 6975992
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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