Allergan SAP Finance Manager in Parsippany, New Jersey

SAP Finance Manager

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

2 days agoPost Date

150277Requisition #

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 pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world. Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular 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. Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

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 JobFunctions: 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

RequiredKnowledge 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 2 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

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance

· At least 2 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