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SAP Senior Consultant - FI HCC4949

Job Details:

Salary Range: £40,449 - £57,324 per annum (inclusive of a market supplement of up to £11,800 pa)

Work Location: Elizabeth II Court, Winchester

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received so we advise to apply as soon as convenient.

Advert Text:

Are you a motivated individual looking to join a dynamic SAP team?

Hampshire County Council is already on an exciting journey to transform public services as part of our Digital Strategy. With IT investment of more than £45 million a year, we aim to be as business-like and successful as any private sector company and have a national reputation for IT excellence, innovation and value.

  • We offer a highly supportive work environment.
  • We’re on the cutting edge of technology – you’ll be working with the best equipment and software.


The Position

We’re seeking an experienced Senior SAP Finance Consultant.

With proven SAP Finance configuration skills working in a complex SAP landscape, coupled with strong project management and change management experience, you'll demonstrate excellent communication skills.

You'll also be required to deliver responsive and effective working relationships with colleagues and customers across the business and our partner organisations whilst maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of our SAP Finance function.


The Offer

Competitive benefits package, including access to Local Government Pension Scheme (employer contributions starting at 16.1%), generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, interest free travel loans and discounts. We are committed to staff wellbeing and offer excellent Employee Support services.


The Location

Our headquarters are set in the beautiful and historic city of Winchester, right in the heart of Hampshire, with excellent transport links via Park and Ride or the nearby train station.


Why should you apply?

  • Be fully involved with exciting projects.
  • Work with and implement new technology.
  • Be part of an ambitious Digital Strategy.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
Job Purpose:

Working within the SAP Finance team, you will liaise with business stakeholders to design and deliver solutions to meet business requirements.  You will complete configuration and deliver technical specifications ensuring solutions are delivered according to agreed timescales.   

As an expert in your area you will participate in large projects, some times as the lead consultant, contributing to all aspects of the project lifecycle. 

You will provide third level support for service desk incidents.

Role Responsibilities:

•    Own, manage and complete analysis, design and development of break fixes, change requests or workstreams within larger projects 
•    Liaise with business stakeholders providing expert functional consultancy to recommend SAP solutions via written papers, meetings and presentations
•    Act as lead functional consultant within finance team, deputising for team lead as and when.  Providing mentorship for consultants and trainee grades within team. Participating in all aspects of the SAP finance delivery lifecycle  
•    Analyse and resolve 3rd level service desk support tickets for SAP applications and related third party packages

Role Requirements:

•    Extensive configuration experience covering main FI modules  
•    Proven experience of designing and delivering SAP solutions to complex business requirements
•    Provide subject matter expertise in SAP finance and the solution delivered in the finance arena to increase ROI and reduce TCO for the SAP finance solution 
•    Ability to explain technical matters in business language and using this this to solve real business problems
•    Ability to influence business stakeholders to design use of SAP standard best practice process.
•    Effective and appropriate communication & interpersonal skills including oral, written and presentation skills, 
•    Experience of working as a lead functional consultant designing and delivering solutions on all SAP finance demand from break fixes, changes to large project implementations
 Ability to manage and deliver outcomes within agreed timescales 
•    Ability to prioritise and manage issues proportionately.    
•    Ability to work on your own initiative to solve complex issues
•    An aptitude for self-directed research and learning.

•    FI  Certification
•    A degree and/or formal industry recognised qualifications or relevant experience.
•    Previous finance business process experience.

Working Conditions:

The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role:

  • Display Screen Equipment user
  • Occasional out of hours working required
Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to Non Police Personnel Vetting. For this to be obtained you must have been a UK resident for at least the last 3 years. 

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Peter Vaughan/Jane Ramsay, SAP Finance Team Leader’s on 01962 845889/846050

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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