Sr. SAP FICO Functional Specialist - Construction - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  489853

CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with over 28,000 employees at close to 1,600 locations in 43 US States and 2 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


The FICO Functional Specialist will collaborate with key business resources, system implementor and AMS provider in providing functional expertise for the SAP FI module to the Construction LoB.


The main responsibilities for the role will include but will not be limited to designing FICO/PS/EPPM solutions, configuring systems during project implementations, simplifying and improving business processes, creating new business cases, identifying and documenting requirements, supporting FICO processes and integrations for Construction business.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Works closely with the construction business units across all divisions, using SAP S/4 HANA to best configure and support their business CRH processes.
  • Evaluates construction business processes and identifies opportunities for improvements and savings. Prepares cost-benefit analyses to support all improvements and opportunities.
  • Leads FICO related project activities and coordinates with other team members to deliver on business requirements.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and issue resolutions to end-user community regarding FICO business processes, FI data, enhancements, and interfaces.
  • Provides solutions, directions, and options for new business requirements.
  • Provides guidance, understanding, and recommendations to the business user-community in the SAP FICO area.
  • Follows IT standards, documentation, development methodologies as related to support and development activities.
  • Executes project activities related to FICO function ensuring quality and on-time delivery.
  • Proactively anticipates project deviations and escalates the need for immediate corrective action.
  • Acts as the gatekeeper of the SAP template for the FICO functional area and ensures that project teams are adhering to the standards established.
  • Maintains documentation library for design, configuration and training material related to FICO processes.
  • Assists with performing integration, unit and user acceptance testing, including preparation of test cases and writing test scripts for FICO processes.
  • Supports security design and maintenance as required, including oversight of approvals for finance, ensuring they meet organizational standards.
  • Coordinates with external vendors and Banks regarding system integrations and upgrades
  • Investigates, analyzes and escalated support issues from Finance business teams.
  • Supports cross functional priorities.
  • Prepares weekly FICO project activity statuses.
  • Leads ongoing reviews of business processes and develops optimization strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.




Work Experience:  10+ years of experience as SAP FI Functional Consultant in the Construction industry

Education:  Bachelor's/University Degree or equivalent experience

Preferred field of study:  Business Administration or Information Technology

Other Training/Certifications Required:  SAP Certification in FICO, PS, EPPM modules is highly desired.

Additional Education Preferred: PMP


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • 10+ years of SAP FI experience including FICO/PS/EPPM functional expertise and FICO integration with other modules and systems especially in the Construction industry.
  • In-depth knowledge and extensive hands-on experience on configuring and supporting SAP FI, CO, PS, AP, AR ad EPPM modules and SAP interfaces with banks and other non-SAP systems.
  • In-depth understanding of the integration between FI, MM, SD, PM, and PP is essential.
  • Strong business process knowledge in revenue recognition processes: RAR.
  • Strong business process knowledge in PS and EPPM.
  • Knowledge of Vertex or other Tax solutions that integrate with SAP.
  • Ability to assess the impact of new requirements on an existing suite of complex applications.
  • 3-5 full lifecycle implementation projects as a FICO/PS functional/configuration team member.
  • Be able to independently solve complex functional issues
  • Experienced with utilizing OSS and submitting support messages to SAP.
  • Experience with SAP Data Migration and Interfaces
  • Experience working with Cross-Functional Teams (SD/MM/PM/PP/LIS/BW) to develop functional and technical designs.
  • Experience in managing customer expectations and building relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and adapt in an ever-changing environment to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to identify solution gaps and disconnects in existing solutions; ability to work with the on- and off-shore development teams to explain the proposed design and share best practices.
  • Strong ability to focus on priorities.
  • Experience working in a support team environment with a combination of project work (change request) and support (tickets)
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations skills
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH Americas Materials Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  May 8, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Construction, SAP, ERP, Data Conversion, Engineering, Technology, Data