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Finance Systems Support Analyst

Employer
DLA Piper
Location
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Financial systems
Contract Type
Contract
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

The role

6-months fixed term contract

The role will help provide ongoing functional and development support for the SAP business solutions within the DLA finance Systems COE.

It will ensure that current and future business requirements are met and provide in-depth business process support when providing technical solutions. This can be achieved by working with business process owners / experts to enhance the value delivered to the business through continuous improvement of business processes, focused upon better use of application solutions and associated data and information.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help Monitor the SAP S4/HANA application suite, analyse reports, manage queries and provide issues resolution following best practice system guidelines or third parties and follow defined processes to solve the problem or escalate them to Fulcrum Third Party support via telephone, email and instant messaging to users
  • Providing best practice advice to systems users including teams within the global service centre and assisting with the period end closure processes
  • Investigation of systems issues and testing fixes provided in liaison with the IT department and other SAP support Teams (Basis Support Team and Master Data) 
  • Liaising with the third-party systems suppliers to register issues via Contact Portal and be able to demonstrate Incident and Problem Management and root cause analysis
  • General administration of finance systems and to maintain an in-depth knowledge of SAP applications and providing expert advice regarding their application whilst following best practice.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot problems in systems, processes and services. Assists with the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures.
  • Able to assist with identifying trends in recurring incidents and take part in providing suitable long-term solutions (‘problem’ management)
  • Monitor the SAP S4/HANA application suite, analyse reports from the system or third parties and follow defined processes to solve the problem or escalate it 
  • Help Team Leader with the performance of regular health checks as well as recommend and execute required remedial actions in achieving a stable and working closely with departments to understand business processes, uncovering areas for improvements, and implementing solutions.
  • Support a demanding global user-base receiving new functionality in an agile environment with a sharp focus on the timely management of customers and stakeholders

ABOUT YOU

  • Excellent customer service skills with proven track record in this sector
  • An analytical approach and actively enjoys problem solving
  • Ability to learn quickly with a thorough and precise attitude to work
  • Competence and confidence in the use of IT applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be motivated and able to work as part of a team with a minimum of supervision.
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise one’s workload whilst maintaining a flexible working approach
  • Takes ownership of problems to accelerate a resolution

Desirable skillset and experience:

  • Having some knowledge of ERP preferably AP S/4 HANA system as a user or Finance user in SAP Billing with Integration to Finance 
  • Understanding of Accounts Payables, Invoice Management (Concur/ Ariba) Expense management solution(Concur) and legal billing processes 
  • Experience of working with SAP or similar legal systems with Integration to other boundary applications like Reporting solutions Sap BW)
  • Some experience with Microsoft SQL Databases, IT Group Policies, Citrix Desktops, ServiceNow
  • Ideally have basic Legal application support experience PMS, Ebilling, Global Proforma Invoice (GPF) 
  • Knowledge of functionalities of master data, contract and processing, pricing, billing, and integration to other applications

The Department 

As a Finance Systems Support Analyst, you will be part of a Global COE team that is committed to supporting our people across EMEA and APAC, providing guidance on our finance systems, problem solving, operating critical month end processes and working with external third-party software suppliers on issue resolution for the newly implemented SAP (S4/HANA) ERP system.

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

HYBRID WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.

Company

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

Company info
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Telephone
+44 (0)20 7349 0296
Location
160 Aldersgate Street
London
EC1A 4HT
GB

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