Sr. Finance Applications Systems Lead

Wiley   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Media


11 - 15 years

Posted 91 days ago

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We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology; globalism and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. The demand for knowledge and learning has never been greater, and Wiley is at the forefront of meeting that need. As a learning business, we make meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organizations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their career. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.


Reporting to the Sr SAP Manager, this role has responsibility for functional SAP design and configuration. The focus of this role is to ensure the Wiley SAP solution design is consistent with SAP best practices. Expert level design and configuration knowledge in SAP Finance, Controlling, Revenue Recognition, Treasury and SAP BPC Consolidation.


  • Guide the business in utilizing the SAP platform functionality to the best extent possible, including the review of business processes and system integration challenges. Manage the interplay between Wiley processes and the SAP configuration. Ensure SAP best practices are leveraged wherever possible as part of the solution.
  • Partner with Business Process leads on process requirements and work with the SI to ensure a SAP solution in line with SAP best practices. Ensure business requirements are appropriately addressed in the solution. Solution must have long term viability and meet business vision. Provide functional design oversight for the solution.
  • Validate and ensure detailed scope per deployment roadmap and ensure all integration points are addressed and overall solution integrity of the landscape. Work with other functional domain resources to ensure an end to end approach in defining solutions of best-fit.
  • Scope and estimate business requirements. Work with business process leads and users to gather requirements for reports and application extensions. Lead the delivery of projects like Functional enhancements, Enhancement pack upgrade, Support pack upgrade etc.
  • Ensure detailed scope is clear and accounts for all functionality to be addressed in SAP in the phased approach. Ensure the integrity of the solution with its interactions within the Wiley landscape
  • Accountable for the quality of the SAP financial solution delivered. Ensure that there is very minimal change to the template so as to avoid unnecessary project costs and resources and that all the requirements of the Change Management Process are met, including following the relevant standards for testing, transports and documentation. Minimize costs associated with customizations. Ensure deployment on key business requirements are within time and budget.
  • Look for alternative approaches to SAP custom development in collaboration with SAP and SI. Determine what functionality is required in terms of design, structure and configuration, in line with internal guidelines and procedure, in order to translate the IT requirements into an optimum IT solution. Keep solution as close to standard SAP as possible.
  • Create functional specifications, test plans, user training, cutover plans and other project documentation. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all program requirements documentation.
  • Create functional specifications, test plans, user training, cutover plans and other project documentation. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all program requirements documentation.
  • Conduct technical overviews and software capability demonstrations for business process owners and leads as required and train SAP Super users, business process owners and business process leads.
  • Train SAP Super users, Business process owners and business process leads.
  • Escalate issues to Sr. SAP Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and/or computer science or related field or a combination of related experience and education.
  • Proven business acumen in Finance and controlling functions.
  • 15 plus years of SAP experience across multiple end--?to--?end implementations, with at least 3 as FICO lead or Functional Integration lead.
  • SAP Functional configuration expertise in General Ledger (FI--?GL), Controlling (CO), Accounts Receivable (AR),Accounts Payable (AP), AssetAccounting (AA), Project Systems (PS) Profitability Analysis (PA), New GL, Budgeting Planning & Consolidations (BPC) and Cash Management
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with business stakeholders and development teams and to make project presentations
  • Excellent time--?management skills and ability to plan ahead for scheduled tasks
  • Ability to train a non--?technology audience
  • Thorough understanding of the project life cycle from requirements definition through post Implementation Support
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extremely proficient in the use of MS Office products such as Project, Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Versatile, dynamic, demonstrates initiative, results oriented, flexible and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Critical thinker with good judgment and Initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours to meet program milestones and travel on occasion
  • Experience in collaboration in a matrix--?managed environment, and across multiple and diverse groups