SAP – FICO – Consultant (Finance)

at Allergan
Published August 13, 2018
Location Madison, NJ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.
Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients.  Power your future & join our bold team.
Position Overview
Principle Objective of Position:  The SAP Finance role will be the point of contact for Finance-related SAP ECC matters, including transactional issues, system enhancements and upgrades, and Finance master data.  The role will actively be involved in continuously improving the finance Record to Report processes by leveraging SAP FI-CO functionality. The incumbent will interact across finance and business functions, and partner with IT Finance.
Essential Job Functions:  The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. 
  • Identifying business pain points and assessing how SAP FICO can improve efficiency
  • Translating vague business requirements into requirements and architecting solutions
  • Executing SAP FI-CO projects by defining requirements, define functional specifications, working with IT in realizing the change, and working with finance users in testing, training and rolling out of changes
  • Troubleshooting technical issues in SAP FICO and interacting with IT to resolve
  • Reverse-engineering undocumented accounting processes and posting rules in SAP (e.g., evaluating PCA assessments and suggesting path forward)
  • Evaluating functionality enhancements in SAP upgrades and managing the roll-out of upgrades
  • Collaborate directly with finance business groups to resolve finance master data issues and develop recommendations/options to the group on how to best address/resolve issues
  • Maintain finance master data elements within SAP ECC; assist business with resolving for any finance data quality issues
  • Participating in design of finance master data framework
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures, rules and regulations
  • Perform related and ad hoc duties as assigned
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Expert level experience in Financial/Accounting business processes
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes – Oxley act and US GAAP.
  • Proven ability and experience in interacting with senior business executives/leads to define implementation strategies, business requirements and solution design related to Financial Business Processes.
  • Ability to work directly with the business to define business requirements.  Serve as Finance point of contact for SAP enhancements and Finance Master Data.
  • Strong knowledge of financial transactional processes.  Ability to troubleshoot FI transactional issues.
  • Need to understand (and like) financial reconciliation (approaches, techniques, pitfalls)
  • At least 3 full-cycle SAP projects as a Finance/SAP FICO lead
  • Proven experience as SAP FICO lead - Blueprint, Realization, etc.
  • Hands-On configuration experience on SAP ECC 6.0
  • Knowledge of SD and especially the interface to FI (revenue account determination, account keys in pricing procedures, customer partner functions)
  • Functional knowledge of Hana a plus (to be able to define extracts and joins to automate queries once the processes are well understood).
  • MS Excel advanced level proficiency
  • Pharma Industry knowledge a must
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and meet closely-spaced, ambitious timelines
  • Excellent communication and lead level skills
  • Team player
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • At least 3 full-cycle SAP projects as a Finance/SAP FICO lead
  • Experience in finance master data management
  • Proven experience as SAP FICO lead - Blueprint, Realization, etc.
  • Proficiency in English