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SENIOR SOLUTION ARCHITECT (M/F/D)- SAP FINANCE

 

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and reinvent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession. We’ve been doing this for more than 75 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections, and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

 

PURPOSE 

You will be part of the overall program for the S/4 HANA transformation on the tech side together with business counterparts.

You will be in charge of Solution architecture and governance processes in Finance area with focus on:

  • Legal Financial Consolidation (IFRS) and ICMR
  • Group management reporting
  • Disclosure management and internal controls

Solution design and implementation of SAP S4HANA for Group reporting and ICMR

 

SAP Finance Solution Architect should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to collaborate within an architecture network with other architects in our S/4 HANA transformation program as well as with technology consultants and business stakeholders. To do so a high energy level, passion and convincing argumentation is required. You will work as an expert, this role does not require people management of direct reports.

 

EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

  • SAP S4HANA for Group Reporting and ICMR implementation experience in the role of senior solution architect/principal consultant – minimum 1 full cycle implementation project, overall 3+ years of experience with SAP S4HANA for Group Reporting and ICMR, strong hands-on experience and expert knowledge of SAP S4HANA for Group Reporting and ICMR capabilities and limitations.
  • 1-2 full cycle implementation projects of any other SAP solutions for Finance consolidation, i.e. one of following: SAP BPC, EC-CS, SEM BCS in the role of senior solution architect/senior consultant, 7+ years of experience overall.
  • Ability to gather requirements and convert them into SAP standard solutions with strong focus on business satisfaction.
  • Ability to challenge status quo.
  • Very strong communication skills.
  • In-depth understanding of Finance business processes in R2R area.
  • Ready to lead solution architecture in Group Consolidation, Disclosure management and internal controls areas.
  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • At least 10-years experience in IT
  • 2+ years of experience in project teams management

 

NICE TO HAVE 

  • Finance background/ previous working experience in business: Group accounting/Corporate accounting/Consolidation teams.
  • Experience in implementation of one of the SAP/non-SAP Financial closing solutions i.e. SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Advanced Financial Closing, Blackline Smart close etc.
  • Experience with SAP Central Finance

 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • You will be part of a company where quality, innovation and continuous improvement are core principles of our culture.
  • You will be part of a highly engaged, multinational with international career opportunities
  • Individual development, training, and a tech community
  • Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance, and flexibility
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and valuable discounts on adidas products

 

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