SAP FI/CO Business Systems Analyst

at Gleason
Published January 25, 2024
Location Rochester, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About Gleason
With more than 2,200 employees and 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide, Gleason Corporation is a leader in gear technology. Gleason's product and service offerings include gear and transmission design software, gear manufacturing machines and related accessories, gear metrology equipment and automation systems. Gleason products are used by customers in e-mobility, commercial vehicles, aerospace, agriculture, mining, sustainable energy, construction, power tools, marine and many other industries
Working for Gleason, you will be connected to work that matters, putting your expertise to its best use while developing skills for the future. The result is a career defined by you, supported by Gleason and built on tangible accomplishments. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you are interested in being part of our team, there are a few things you should know: We are energized by challenges and the effort needed to solve them. We like working with people who are positive, adaptable and growth-minded. We care how work gets accomplished and are deeply invested in the success of our customers and colleagues. If this sounds like you, we invite you to read on and learn more.

Why work at Gleason?

  • Excellent benefits package including a 6% Company 401(k) match
  • Flexible scheduling options available in some departments
  • NYS Certified Apprenticeship Program
  • Shift premiums for 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • Formal and informal development opportunities.

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking an experienced SAP professional with a passion for customer service, outstanding analytical skills, and a desire to be part of a winning team. This individual will be an innovator and outside the box thinker - willing to challenge norms and break through paradigms to maximize customer value. We are looking for someone who is energized by challenges and the effort required to solve them. This person likes working with people, is a positive influence, adaptable and growth minded. They care how work gets accomplished and are deeply invested in supporting our diverse business teams. As we continue to grow and deepen our impact on various Gleason operations around the world, we are looking for the right people to join us on our mission!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Serve as a subject matter expert associated with Product Costing, Controlling area, Cost center accounting, Profitability Analysis and Profit Center accounting, Budgeting, P&L, Consolidations; especially in a ETO/MTO manufacturing business
  • Familiar with FI/CO Master Data, Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Fixed Assets (FA), General Ledger (GL), Budgeting, P&L
  • Support corporate reporting schedules
  • Management Financial Reporting, Support Month end and Year end activities
  • Act as an internal consultant and design architect for a SAP FI/CO global solution. Partner with peers in the IT and Finance organization to determine business process and solution design, leveraging the capabilities of the SAP Finance and Controlling modules
  • After any implementation, lead, and support project initiatives to expand the usage of the SAP solution to improve and expand FI/CO processes across the enterprise
  • Support the identification of opportunities to standardize processes and system configuration globally, and ensure compliance across all implementations to these standards
  • Analyze business/technical requirements and translate process into practice through the current SAP Finance and Controls functionality
  • Develop, prototype, test and implement solution improvements to increase stability, usability, and functionality, to enable end users to meet business objectives
  • Conduct knowledge transfer and training of end-users, including sharing best practices
  • Understand the role and importance of new SAP technologies improving user experience i.e. Fiori and SAP Screen Personas

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Accounting required with strong cost accounting experience
  • 5+ years of combined business and configuration experience in the Finance and Control (FI/CO) modules including:
  1. (Must Have) Cost and Profit Center Accounting (CPA), Internal Orders, Product Costing, General Ledger (GL)
  2. (Nice to have) Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), and Fixed Assets
  • Experience in FI integration points with other SAP modules like SD, VC, MM, PS, PP, HR and CATS
  • Well versed with all integration points between SAP FI/CO and other SAP modules like SD, PS, MM and PP
  • Experienced with all aspects of a SAP implementation, including business process analysis, blueprinting, system configuration, testing, documentation, end-user training, production support and country-specific requirement
  • Experience in the configuration and implementation of Financial Accounting (FI) and Managerial Accounting (CO)
  • Proven experience with delivering services in a remote environment with various key stakeholders and remote teams.
  • Full life cycle project implementation and configuration experience
  • Thorough understanding of the integration with other SAP modules including: Project Systems (PS), (MM) Materials Management, (PP) Production Planning, (SD) Sales and Distribution
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization
  • Nice to Have:

    • Experience with SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 6 required; S/4 HANA experience a plus
    • Global experience a plus
    • Discrete manufacturing experience a plus
    • Using SAP PS a plus, especially with regards to WIP & RA
    • ABAP debug experience a plus
    • SAP security experience a plus
    • Experience with LSMW

    The salary range in this posting depends on qualifications and experience. Actual compensation may vary, and this job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on relevant experience, qualifications/education, and other factors including work schedule, shift premiums, and overtime.

    Gleason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, disability, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, victim of domestic violence status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to use proper lift assistance for any objects over 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager or supervisor.


    The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an all inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements or duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.

    Other details

    • Job Family GWR & GSAC
    • Job Function Indirect
    • Pay Type Salary
    • Min Hiring Rate $76,488.00
    • Max Hiring Rate $127,480.00

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