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SAP Solution Architect-SAP Financial Planning and Forecasting in Chicago,IL at Stericycle

Date Posted: 4/25/2018

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Job Description

The SAP Financial Planning and Forecasting Solutions Architect provides leadership and functional and technical support for various business units utilizing the SAP BPC platform.   In support of the SAP BPC platform, the SAP Financial Planning and Forecasting Solution Architect supports the SAP Plan to Perform area and system(s) through the design and implementation of existing and new business functionalities. In addition, this role will establish standards and requirements to evaluate and direct enhancements and implement solutions related to the SAP BPC Financial Planning and Forecasting areas across enterprise-wide Stericycle.

Designs and develops SAP Financial Planning and Forecasting requirements and specifications to ensure systems and solutions are meeting corporate needs linking with SAP Best Practice solutions, compliance and accounting principles. Supports SAP BPC system and is accountable for projects, enhancements, development, configuration, documentation, testing, training, go-live and on-going support within the SAP BPC Plan to Perform area according to Best Practices and supporting company business strategy and roadmap.



Leads, participates or coordinates end-to-end execution of SAP BPC Financial Planning & Forecasting solutions, related projects and technology implementations. Introduces best practice and process improvement ideas.


Provides subject matter expert solutions and hands on management of configuration.


Defines systems strategy, develops systems requirements, designs and prototypes, testing and training. Defines support procedures.


Provides process expertise and solutions in Financial Planning and Forecasting, SAP BPC area and integration with other SAP Modules and non-SAP tools


Understands business processes, accounting principles, systems configuration, enhancements and data or enables related processes.


Works with business counterparts on delivering solutions based on Best Practices, business processes, SAP and Financial Planning and Forecasting expertise. Analyzes business requirements and translates them into design.


Leads multiple design activities, from requirement analysis to systems, application and process design specifications, implementation and support.


Provides expertise for the estimation and financial analysis of projects.


Creates documentation for various stages of planning, design, implementation and support of SAP BPC services 


Participates in weekly team meetings and internal initiatives to review outstanding issues and/or to discuss new trends or projects


Manages and completes complex assignment and related projects


Provide training, mentorship and ongoing support of SAP BPC to IT and business stakeholders.


Job Requirements

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree is required in the area of specialty (Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Information Technology. MBA, CMA, or CPA a plus).

  • SAP Certification is a plus
    • At least 7 years of SAP BPC experience with progressive responsibility and influence.
    • At least 3 full cycles SAP implementation projects with hand-on project experience designing, testing and implementing BPC
    • Experience working with Financial Planning, Forecasting, US GAAP, IFRS
    • Experienced working on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge.
      • Broad technology knowledge of major applications, middleware and platforms
      • Broad understanding of business processes and solutions
      • Understanding of integration points between FI/SD/MM/PP and other modules
      • Process background in SAP FICO, Consolidations and Revenue Accounting
      • Demonstrated experience in setting and influencing company-wide strategic direction.
      • Demonstrated experience in the development of SAP BPC solutions for business programs/projects

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