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Lead SAP Configuration Analyst

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The SAP Finance Functional Expert is required to support and maintain NYPA’s SAP financial application environment, the CCS/Billing System, Financial Accounting and their related modules.  The position is necessary for coordinating and carrying-out recurring system maintenance activities such as changes in functionality (system configuration) to support NYPA’s business requirements and to ensure that such changes are appropriately tested within the constraints of the SAP environment. This includes developing test plans and coordinating testing activities associated with the application of SAP legal compliance patches and system upgrades with end-users. The SAP Configuration Analyst will also have responsibility for troubleshooting problems that arise during the monthly billing cycle and will work with billing, accounting, MED, external customers and technical staff to resolve such issues.  In addition, the SAP Configuration Analyst will provide training, conduct data analysis, develop reports and carry-out customer liaison activities where appropriate. The SAP Configuration Analyst is also responsible for planning and managing small-scale system development/implementation efforts affecting the SAP financial systems environment.  This includes managing end-user activities and making decisions related to design as appropriate, and delegating assignments to billing and accounting staff as necessary in order to carry out project objectives.
 

Responsibilities
  • Plan and manage system development/implementation efforts that affect the SAP financial systems environment.
  • Provide system design and configuration support for SAP financial applications and related module(s), which includes developing the conceptual design for solutions, making changes to system rules, formulas, algorithms and attributes; preparing and maintaining test scripts, transferring changes to quality assurance environment and testing changes to ensure accuracy.
  • Design and create specs for new programs.
  • Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Support changes to existing SAP Finance and Billing System as needed. Participate in the upgrade of SAP application modules, SAP Business Warehouse.
  • Acts as a liaison between the IT development group and business units for the development and implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing systems.
  • Develop reporting structures and business objects, including ad hoc queries and reports from SAP’s Business Warehouse in support of the Billing staff and evolving business needs.
  • Provide support to large governmental and commercial customers for electronic data file transfers and output from CCS billing system. 
  • Develop reporting structures and business objects, including ad hoc queries and reports from SAP’s Business Warehouse.
  • Develop training materials and conduct training activities when necessary. 
  • Communicate and report status changes and issues to the Senior Manager and Billing supervisors and Accounting Director as necessary.
  • Manage the transition of applications from implementation to post-implementation support, including training and user-assistance programs.
  • Gather and facilitate business process discussions, solution design and documentation, configuration, test, and end-user support.
  • Provide inputs in promoting and implementing best-practice solutions (business processes and SAP functionality); proactively address problems and troubleshoot project issues.
  • Work closely with our business partners to fully understand the user functionality, pain points, and areas of improvement within our applications.
  • Assist and help the delivery of special projects and small enhancements and assist in reviewing and improving policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of electric utility industry and billing concepts, tariffs, and terminology; pertinent Independent System Operator requirements.
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting principles.
  • Strong knowledge of information systems analysis, design, development and testing activities.  
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, analyze, and resolve problem situations as effectively as possible.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical ability requiring a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Strong collaboration mindset with an ability to cultivate productive relationships with stakeholders, peers and teams.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, Systems Engineering or related business discipline required.
  • Masters of Science or Masters of Business Administration degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working with SAP ECC with expert knowledge in SAP Finance module, CCS/Billing module and Business Warehouse reporting system required.
  • Experience with SAP FICA, ISU Billing and Budget modules preferred.
     
Physical Requirements
  • Limited travel, primarily within New York State

 

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