sap retail / supply chain finance consultant

South East London

SAP Retail / Supply Chain Finance Consultant
    *UK wide Locations availableA SAP IS Retail FI consultant is responsible for leading design and configuration streams within complex SAP solution implementations and optimisation projects.
You will have a strong foundation as a FICO Consultant with depth of experience in and specialism in retail finance and the SAP retail industry solution underpinned by experience of working in large multi
    *stream IS
    *Retail projects.
Experience of delivering Finance transformation initiatives would be an advantage.
You will combine your deep understanding of the SAP product and relevant components with the ability to undertake business process design, identify key change management impacts and potential business benefits, and be able to focus on optimisation and exploitation opportunities in clients with established SAP solutions as well as Greenfield implementation projects.
The role is wider than delivery excellence the candidate will have the opportunity to contribute directly in helping to deliver the team
    *level and SAP practice strategy by developing capability and collateral in their area, engaging in the sales cycle and developing internal and external networks in order to achieve balanced scorecard objectives and deliver growth in the SAP practice.
You will be expected to be able to lead process design activities and undertake gap analysis to standard SAP functionality, complete configuration and functional specifications for customisations when required.
Capgemini applications consultants are well rounded and have a broad skill base the candidate must be able to engage with key stakeholders at a senior level and be able to execute a wide variety of assignments including project reviews, short term studies as well as more traditional implementations.
An ability to work with offshore consultants in a varied team environment is required.
You will have in
    *depth configuration and business process content knowledge in the following key areas:
  knowledge of POS inbound processes and associated cash processes is essential, covering the Retail Sales to Cash cycle, as well as experience with developing tender type interfaces including the major credit cardsunderstanding of end of day processes, reconciliation and specific accounting requirementscandidates should be familiar with retail pricing procedures, condition types and account determination, and have familiarity with standard POS IDocsdeep understanding of all retail
    *related master dataknowledge of VAT principles, accounting and reporting The following skills are also preferred but not mandatory:
  a high
    *level understanding of the SAP HANA platform, Business Suite on HANA and new wave financials delivered by the financials add
    *on, Fiori and HANA
    *based applicationsunderstanding of the financials integration with SD, MM and WM modulesintercompany and intracompany transactions, stock in transit control and COPA strategyinsight into major finance supply chain challenges, e.g. reconciliation processes, plants abroad, foreign trade requirements, bonded warehouse and customs/duty solutions, transfer pricing, margin reporting, revenue recognition, cross border movements reporting etc.
Person Profile (essential/desirable qualifications, experience, knowledge):The key requirements for the candidate are as follows:
    *at least eight years SAP FI/CO experience with four years IS
    *Retail ideally three full cycle IS
    *Retail implementationsexcellent wider consulting skills are required the candidate should be able to demonstrate strong client facing consulting capability and be able to identify process optimisation and business benefit opportunitiesto be able and willing to work as a senior FICO lead to suit business demandsproactive and willing to develop team members and contribute to the Finance capabilityability to travel extensively throughout the UK, and potentially Europe, and work away from home (100% mobility required)a recognised accountancy qualification is a distinct advantage.
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