SAP Business Objects Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)

Job Description
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) helps our clients fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent their operations for great 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) opened in Nova Scotia in March 2013 and is the first of its kind in Canada. The Centre 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 NS 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.
  • More than 100 of our employees received promotion in 2015 alone. Structured career development programs are helping us grow our future leaders from within.
  • We are very focused on continuous skill development - staff training is our third largest annual Centre investment. 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 in Nova Scotia's ICT industry, especially in talent development.
We are currently recruiting for top talent in SAP Practice - If you are on top of your profession and possess the following key skills, we invite you to apply to our openings.
The SAP Planning Consultant will be responsible for the successful delivery of functional and technical components of planning, budgeting and forecasting solutions using SAP Business Objects Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC). This is a hands-on role the candidate is expected to apply functional and technical integration knowledge of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, planning/BI systems and functional finance processes (reports, input schedules, script logic, allocations, distributions, trending, forecast models).

The candidate will be expected to consult with all levels of a client's personnel and be comfortable in front of the Finance and IT departments, advise clients of leading practices within the business planning cycles, including strategic, financial and operational planning with strong General ledger, Asset accounting profitability and controlling insights.

The candidate will be involved in the full life cycle of an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) project starting with the initial design of the performance management framework to the implementation of the supporting technology.

Additional Requirements:
  • Design, build, test Applications on the SAP BPC platform, following the requirements defined by industry and Line of Business experts, using an Agile methodology.
  • Promote the applications built, interacting with Marketing, Sales and Professional services organizations.
  • Interact with customers to understand their experience with the applications, identify new requirements and deploy them on the projects.
  • Identify and formalize best practices in Application building and share them internally within organizations EPM practice / CoE forums.
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Advanced skill levels for Excel including macros, complex charts and pivot tables.
  • Multi-dimensional modeling.
  • Experience building, tracking and reporting on budgets, forecasts, management reporting and financial analysis.
  • Knowledge preparing financial decks.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on simultaneous assignments / complex projects.
  • Experience with SAP BPC Standard/Unified and Embedded Models.
  • Experience with other EPM tools like Cognos, TM1, Oracle Essbase, Hyperion, etc.
  • SAP BI/BW experience.
  • Team Lead experience.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years of related experience (FP&A Roles / Corporate Accounting / Finance).

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 4 years of related experience (FP&A Roles / Corporate Accounting / Finance).

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