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SAP Finance Systems Support Analyst

Lightsource bp is in a period of significant growth and resultantly is part way through a strategic optimisation project to refresh the systems we use to meet our Finance obligations. At the heart of this modernisation is the delivery of a new SAP S/4HANA PCE system that will create a new digital core for our business operations within Lightsource bp. This builds on top of the recent delivery of the SAP Success Factors HR system.


The Finance System Analyst role within IT will support the Finance System Manager by fulfilling a wide range of duties which support the development and operation of the Finance Systems. This will include business support, system analysis, training and implementation of new developments.

The responsibilities of the SAP Finance System Analyst will include:
1.    Day to day support of the SAP ERP system and finance end users including responsibility for regular operational processes
2.    Ability to deliver regular SAP ERP top-up training to finance end users.
3.    Maintain the SAP Enable Now Training with consultation with Finance process specialists
4.    Act as a liaison between finance end users and managed service support and maintenance team to ensure defects and small changes are properly documented and delivered
5.    Lead on small to medium sized finance systems change projects
6.    Ensuring integrity of the system and ensuring all users have the correct access 
7.    System administrator for the Finance system including:
     a.    reviewing and approving access to finance systems;
     b.    maintenance/creation of GL’s or cost centres, creation of sort codes;
     c.    open/close periods;
     d.    year end rollover of balances; and
     e.    maintenance & creation of Master Data
8.    First line of support for queries from end users in the SAP system
9.    Ownership of segregation of duties in SAP, including preparation of reports to verify and evidence compliance.
10.    Quarterly review of SAP access for all users with Finance roles
11.    Ensure Delegation Operational Control tables in SAP for Purchase Requisitions & Expenses are accurately maintained.
12.    Perform regular system health checks and assist with any associated analysis and remediation activities.
13.    Assist with External or Internal Audit queries relating to SAP data and system operation
14.    Develop and deliver training to finance users and recommend SAP standard approaches to meet their team requirements
15.    Liaison between finance users and IT dev team, including writing of requirements for any system enhancements/new builds
16.    First line testing of newly implemented system enhancements
17.    Identifying opportunities to streamline finance processes involving the SAP system
18.    Act as a super user for all system functionality
19.    Perform E2E process simulation within Test Environment (where required).
20.    Manage the refresh of the Test and Development System
21.    Systems administration/maintenance.
22.    Propose and deliver innovative solutions to improve processes
23.    Being the go-to person on systems development and issues
24.    Resolve day to day queries and issues occurring on the system, communicating any issues to users
25.    Lead specific system improvements and transformation including systemising manual processes.
26.    Build, test and maintain system reports
27.    Maintain the systems and processes including documentation (Standard Operating Procedures, Architecture Diagrams and Checklists)

Required skills and experience:
1.    Experience of a variety of SAP solutions inc. SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Concur, SAP Ariba, SAP Treasury Risk Management, SAP Multi Bank Connectivity, Invoice Management with OpenText and SAP Lease, Contract & Real Estate Management.
2.    Proficient using Microsoft Excel
3.    A good level of core business experience covering Finance (mandatory), Procurement & HR (desirable) Systems
4.    Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse and interpret significant amounts of financial data
5.    Excellent presentation skills to enable impressive articulation of complicated topics
6.    Ability to work well as part of a geographically dispersed team
7.    Strong focus on delivering an excellent service to customers
8.    Strong organisational skills to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
9.    Ability to plan and prepare to maximise time and productivity
10.    Deliver at pace
11.    Finance qualification (desirable)