SAP Finance (FICO) Manager

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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The Manager SAP Finance Applications will be responsible for providing global application functional and technical solution integration leadership for relevant applications, SAP and non-SAP systems.  The Manager Applications will be accountable for the overall global template technical solution, end-to-end processes, integration of processes, solution and data aspects for program implementation and on-going management of solution. This role will manage solutions, issues, and risks of the relevant application.


What You’ll Do:

  • Enable the realization of the strategic direction by implementing standard, leading practice global template-based solutions and following established governance on design principles, solution development and deployment
  • Coordinate with cross-functional work-stream leads, system integrators, external suppliers, and functional business leaders to drive solution design, deployment, and overall governance of the global solution
  • Contribute to development and maintenance of 5-year application roadmap for the relevant function, ensuring it reflects the current and future business needs, aligned with industry, best practices and the solution roadmap
  • Create and own the application plan globally and drive completion of all deliverables
  • Develop and maintain guidelines, principles, policies, standards, reference models and best practices for all matters related to the application, business related processes and solution integration
  • Enforce governance of the standards and bring visibility to customizations and deviations
  • Drive harmonized industry-best practice process across all business functions and geographies allowing minor configurations (as necessary for legal, regulatory requirement) with no customizations
  • Partner with the global business work stream leads and serve as the custodian of the solution template
  • Lead the development of technical design / solution for global projects related Finance portfolio
  • Lead and facilitate design sessions amongst business, IS stakeholders/leaders & SMEs, driving integration and eliminating gaps
  • Follow established James Hardie solution governance process; clearly articulating what is a global template solution and what qualifies as localization
  • Establish and maintain a repository of current processes and solution documentation and assets for the global solution; clearly articulating in-scope items
  • Maintain visual depiction of the solution in forms of entity relationship structures and intercompany relationships including both physical and financial flow of goods and services and all process flows
  • Maintain a solution guide that articulates supported languages (system, data, and output), currencies and various other rules that make up the overall solution; update the guide as business requirements and solution continue to evolve
  • Adhere 100% to company software development methodology and SOX requirements
  • Collaborate within the different workstreams and with project team members to resolve conflicts, issues, and deviations and drive them to resolution
  • Lead, manage and motivate a team of experienced functional and technical analysts


What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer science or Technology or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of SAP FICO experience focus on Controlling module with implementations and support in a lead design/configuration role
  • Deep hands-on in SAP FICO  sub modules like Project system , COPA, Product Costing etc.
  • SAP CO (Controlling)
  • SAP COPC (Controlling/ Product Costing)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in team leadership role(s) directing, leading, or managing a project team
  • Experience in Global implementations/Support required within Manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with major large, complex high-end design, configuring, and implementations preferred
  • Broad and deep functional and application knowledge of SAP FICO specially Controlling module required.
  • Cross functional experience between FICO and other areas like Manufacturing, Supply chain, and Procurement required.
  • Ability to work in highly matrixed environments managing global teams comprised of employees and system integrators.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead culturally diverse teams including offshore models
  • Innovative mindset and experience with agile, proto-typing and rapid development models
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, analytical, change management and communication skills
  • Versatility and willingness to work with constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Excellent understanding of business functional areas and "end to end" global business processes & sub-processes
  • Work experience across multiple cultures and countries or regions is a plus



What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie


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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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