SAP FICO Consultant - Western Canada CIC



Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients’ business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Consulting helps our clients fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent their operations for greater efficiency and transform their entire enterprises through cognitive. We invite you to consider joining IBM’s global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise that are helping transform the way we live and work.

IBM’s state-of-the-art Client Innovation Centre (CIC) is the first of its kind in Canada. The Western Canada CIC weaves together IBM’s business insights and industry-leading software portfolio and is ideally suited for any client that needs flexible access to emerging or niche skills that may not be cost effective to grow internally.

In addition, our focus on our team is unparalleled as demonstrated by the following:

  • The CIC is one of IBM’s highest performing delivery centres worldwide –for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.
  • We are very focused on continuous skill development –staff training is one of the largest Centre investments. Employees are immersed in a culture of learning and constant growth.
  • Investment in key partnership with universities, government and private sector groups which has resulted in IBM having a key influencing role to invigorate Calgary’s technology sector

In this role, you’ll work in our IBM Client Innovation Center (CIC), where we deliver deep technical and industry expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients around the world.​ These centers offer our clients locally based skills and technical expertise to drive innovation and adoption of new technology.

You have a solid business background in your field, hands-on experience in consulting, and SAP R/3 implementation experience in the areas of FI and CO. Working in this core area of our business you will be instrumental in helping us to continue to be recognized as the premiere SAP implementer in Canada.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting Fit/Gap analysis and business /process modeling
  • Gathering requirements from functional business owners
  • Assessing the business and application requirements
  • Designing robust business processes considering accepted industry practices
  • Configuring and testing the software
  • Driving the development of functional and systems specifications
  • Writing and maintaining necessary documentation
  • Actively performing knowledge transfer to client team members
  • Communicate and work with people of all levels in a team environment
  • Provide support to deployment as necessary

General Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working in financial accounting, management accounting and / or financial performance management
  • Strong leadership qualifications and experience
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; confident and credible working with VP level clients (senior positions).
  • Manage and lead the on-site and off-site Finance Support Teams and Finance Project Teams
  • Provide status updates on operational activities, incidents, service requests and minor enhancements
  • Monitor and manage team activities and provide action plans
  • Perform problem management tasks and communicate escalation procedures
  • Create a sense of community among peers
  • Understand the existing skill set versus the client’s requirements and develop a training strategy
  • Assist team members with highly complex and diversified issues
  • Apply best practices and propose world class solutions to improve customer satisfaction and enhance overall delivery quality
  • Harvest reusable assets
  • Contribute to the incremental revenue by identifying additional opportunities and assisting in proposal development

Must be located in Calgary or willing to relocate to Calgary.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 3 years SAP implementation project experience with FI and/or CO
  • Strong Financial configuration skills in SAP versions 4.6C and above. Preferred applicants will be certified in version 4.6c or above
  • Experience with the integration points between FICO and other modules
  • Knowledge of “best practices” built into the SAP software
  • Knowledge of SOX compliance parameters would be an asset
  • Experience using the ASAP implementation methodology
  • Knowledge in Inventory Costing
  • Knowledge in Treasury Consultant

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 5 years SAP implementation project experience with FI and/or CO