Stericycle Solutions Architect – SAP  Finance and Controlling (supports  FICO) in Chicago, Illinois

Solutions Architect – SAP Finance and Controlling (supports FICO)

  • Job ID #:27723

  • Position Type:Full-Time

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:7 - 10 Years

  • Location:US-IL-Chicago

  • Functional Area:Information Systems

  • Relocation Provided:No

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Position Description:

The SAP Solutions Architect provides leadership and functional and technical support for various business units utilizing the SAP platform and other financial systems. In support of the SAP Financial platform Solution Architect (FI) supports Finance, Tax, Consolidation, Revenue Recognition area and systems through the planning, design and implementation of existing and new business functionalities. In addition, this role will establish standards and requirements to evaluate and direct enhancements and implement solutions related to SAP FICO, FSCM, Consolidation, SAP RAR, Tax areas across enterprise-wide Stericycle.

Key Position Activities:


Leads, participates or coordinates end-to-end execution of FICO solutions, related projects and technology implementations. Introduces best practice and process improvement ideas.


Provides subject matter expert solutions and hands on management of configuration.


Defines systems strategy, develops systems requirements, designs and prototypes, testing and training. Defines support procedures.


Provides process expertise and solutions in FICO, FSCM, Consolidation, Tax, Revenue Accounting, Revenue Recognition area and integration with other SAP Modules and non-SAP tools


Understands business processes, accounting principles, systems configuration, enhancements and data or enables related processes.


Works with business counterparts on delivering solutions based on Best Practices, business processes, SAP and Revenue Accounting expertise. Analyzes business requirements and translates them into design.


Leads multiple design activities, from requirement analysis to systems, application and process design specifications, implementation and support.


Provides expertise for the estimation and financial analysis of projects.


Creates documentation for various stages of planning, design, implementation and support of SAP FICO services


Participates in weekly team meetings and internal initiatives to review outstanding issues and/or to discuss new trends or projects


Manages and completes complex assignment and related projects


Provide training, mentorship and ongoing support of SAP FICO to IT and business stakeholders.


Performs other related duties as required or requested

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree is required in the area of specialty (Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Information Technology. MBA or CPA a plus).

  • SAP Certification is a plus

  • At least 7 years of SAP FICO, Consolidation, Tax with progressive responsibility and influence.

  • At least 4 full cycles SAP implementation projects with hand-on project experience designing, testing and implementing FICO solutions

  • Experience working with Revenue Recognition, Revenue Accounting, US GAAP, IFRS

  • Experience working with Tax, 3rdparty Tax software tools

  • Experienced working on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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