SAP / Vertex Functional

at Mitchell Martin Inc
Published August 22, 2023
Location Jersey City, NJ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Our Client, an American publicly traded advertising company, is seeking aSAP / Vertex Functional

Location: Jersey City, NJ
Position Type: IT Full Time

Job Summary:

As part of the Global Product Design & Development Team the successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, and delivering solutions in the Indirect Tax area of the template in a Professional Services environment. The role supports processes across the Operational and Financial areas of the template as well as supporting the Vertex O series system integration and reporting.

The position requires good knowledge of tax application Vertex including strong Vertex to SAP integration skills, SAP Tax procedure configuration and business analyst experience with good exposure to sales and purchasing processes and a strong understanding of integrations across SD, MM and FI to meet global and local legal/business requirements. This position requires a versatile person that can be both technical and process oriented to be able to work with the technical team as well as explaining system solutions to a non-technical audience.


The Indirect Tax Functional Area Owner (FAO) is responsible for leading solutions for indirect tax processing and tax reporting globally and supporting/ owning the integration with Vertex for North America.

Along with other team members, you will engage frequently with business users, managers, project leaders, and functional leads to discuss specific business needs, gather detailed business requirements ensuring a full understanding of what is required to determine solution options as well as support existing solutions.

This role includes responsibility for the following:

  • Prioritizing and managing scope for applicable localization requirements in consultation with key business stakeholders: liaising with the internal SAP teams and Business partners as well as external financial advisors and our consultancy partners
  • Responsible for analyzing, solutioning, designing, configuring and testing within the P2P and OTC area, main focus on FI tax configuration and SD and MM tax set-up and related master data that meets the global and local legal/business/usability requirements while being consistent with the global template
  • Design, build and support integrations to external tax authorities
  • Provide Level 4 support - Ability to identify and diagnose problems and resolve/implement solutions
  • Prepare comprehensive documentation according to the project methodology for all aspects of requirements, development, testing and implementation
  • Perform comprehensive testing of solutions, including regression testing before any changes are released to QA and Production
  • Perform walkthroughs and demos - demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills in order to express identified solutions in terms understood by the business
  • Be able to adapt and quickly learn new areas to be able to deliver integrated solutions
  • Review with team members and sign-off solution design, functional/configuration specs and unit test results for the functional area
  • Coach functional resources; provide technical expertise, guidance and direction
  • Ensure assigned deliverables are managed and delivered on a timely basis in accordance with the project plan
  • Be proactive and have ability to multi-task, work will be required on multiple projects as well as leading some projects
  • Liaise with other team members to communicate planned releases, change impact, and co-ordinate communication and training needs
  • Any other duties as directed by the Global Manager



  • Strong business process knowledge/expertise with an ability to analyze complex business scenarios and translate to optimal solutions
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience implementing indirect tax solutions in SAP
  • Completion, at minimum, of 4 distinct SAP implementations
  • At least 3 years' hands-on experience SAP > Vertex O Series (preferably version 9.0) integration experience
  • Direct hands-on configuration experience with Vertex Accelerator
  • Experience with Vertex interface administration
  • Extensive experience of SAP FI Tax Configuration, and MM/SD Pricing along with related master data
  • SAP invoice verification and FI AP invoice processing and order related billing is required
  • Extensive experience implementing SAP solutions for Canada and US indirect tax requirements using Vertex for tax determination and tax reporting
  • Experience implementing SAP tax solutions for other countries and regions (Europe/LATAM/Asia Pacific)
  • Ability to understand complex business/tax requirements within the business processes and communicate effectively with a non-technical audience
  • Able to execute high quality deliverables with minimal direct supervision
  • Team player that can collaborate with cross-team resources to build and deploy end-to-end solutions
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Experience working with waterfall and agile project methodologies


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or Information Technology OR Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance with strong SAP experience implementing Indirect Tax Solutions
  • Strong accounting experience
  • Knowledge of S/4 Hana highly beneficial
  • Prior experience of adapting SAP to a professional services environment, Media/Advertising industry a plus
  • Tax integration and interface experience (e.g. eInvoice, eDocuments to tax authorities)
  • Good knowledge of SD & MM Master Data, Purchasing, LIV and AR/AP processes
  • Exposure to Fiori based applications

Salary Range: $100,000 - $165,000