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Lead SAP Configuration Analyst

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The Lead SAP Configuration Analyst is required to support and maintain NYPA’s SAP financial application, Financial Accounting, and its 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 Lead SAP Finance Configuration Analyst will also have responsibility for troubleshooting problems, and for using SAP Business Warehouse (BW) to design, build and generate periodical reports.  In addition, the Lead Configuration Analyst will conduct data analysis, focus on process improvement and automation, and carry-out customer liaison activities where appropriate. The Lead 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

  • Gather and facilitate business process discussions, solution design and documentation, configuration, test, and end-user support in SAP/ERP Finance.
  • Plan and manage system development/implementation efforts that affect the SAP/ERP Finance and Financial Accounting systems environment. 
  • Provide system design and configuration support for SAP/ERP finance & billing 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.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support including responding to Finance and Billing incidents, troubleshooting, and executing corrective action. 
  • Ability to analyze, diagnose, recommend, and implement best practice solutions that resolve business processes and SAP/ERP Finance & Billing functionality.
  • Design and create specs for new programs. Manage the transition of applications from implementation to post-implementation support, including training and user-assistance programs.
  • Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Support changes to existing SAP/ERP Finance and Billing System as needed. Participate in the upgrade of finance and billing application modules.
  • 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 Finance and Billing staff and evolving business needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge and hands-on expertise with SAP Intelligent Business Suite and SAP Project Systems (PS)
  • Knowledge of the energy/utility industry and its billing concepts, tariffs, and Independent System Operator (ISO) terminology and requirements, preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of information systems analysis, design, development and testing activities.   
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting principles.
  • 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.
  • Strong collaboration mindset with an ability to cultivate productive relationships with stakeholders, peers and teams.
  • Strong knowledge of information systems analysis, design, development and testing activities.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, Systems Engineering or related business discipline required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working within SAP environment, preferably in SAP ECC with expert knowledge in SAP Finance Module, CCS/Billing module and Business Warehouse reporting system.
  • Experience in administering SAP applications.
  • Experience designing, developing, testing and deploying SAP solutions in at least one of the following SAP modules: ISU Billing, Financial Accounting (FI), Asset Management (AM), Business Warehouse (BW).

Physical Requirements

  • Limited travel, primarily within New York State

 

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