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IBM SAP BPC Consultant - TruQua in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Introduction

As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients' business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The SAP Planning Consultant will be responsible for the successful delivery of functional and technical components of planning, budgeting and forecasting solutions using SAP Business Objects Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) or SAP Analytics Cloud Planning (SAC Planning).

This is a hands-on role the candidate is expected to apply functional and technical integration knowledge of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, planning/BI systems and functional finance processes (reports, input schedules, script logic, allocations, distributions, trending, forecast models, Storyboards, Dashboards and visualization).

The candidate will be expected to consult with all levels of a client's personnel and be comfortable in front of the Finance and IT departments, advise clients of leading practices within the business planning cycles, including strategic, financial and operational planning with strong General ledger, Asset accounting profitability and controlling insights.

The candidate will be involved in the full life cycle of an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) project starting with the initial design of the performance management framework to the implementation of the supporting technology.

Additional Requirements:

  • Design, build, test Applications on the SAP BPC platform or the SAC Planning platform, following the requirements defined by industry and Line of Business experts, using an Agile methodology.

  • Promote the applications built, interacting with Marketing, Sales and Professional services organizations.

  • Interact with customers to understand their experience with the applications, identify new requirements and deploy them on the projects.

  • Identify and formalize best practices in Application building and share them internally within organizations EPM practice / CoE forums.

  • At least 2 years of related experience (FP&A Roles / Corporate Accounting / Finance).

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

  • Advanced skill levels for Excel including macros, complex charts and pivot tables.

  • Multi-dimensional modeling.

  • Experience building, tracking and reporting on budgets, forecasts, management reporting and financial analysis.

  • Knowledge preparing financial decks.

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work on simultaneous assignments / complex projects.

  • Experience with SAP BPC Standard/Unified and Embedded Models, SAC Planning.

  • Experience with other EPM tools like Cognos, TM1, Oracle Essbase, Hyperion, etc.

  • Experience with building Dashboards and other visualization components and tools

  • SAP BI/BW experience.

  • Team Lead experience.

We bring our global industrial-strength Application Management capabilities, modernized for a cloud world, together with our world-class cloud and mobile-powered Enterprise Application and Systems Integration skills. The integration of DevOps Innovation Services and Agile practices, along with IBM Design Thinking and a world of talent, enables us to deliver continuous innovation with speed, quality, and at the cost point required to keep clients at the top of their game.

TruQua Enterprises, an IT services, consulting, and licensed SAP development partner that specializes in providing 'True Quality' SAP solutions to fortune 500 companies with integrated end-to-end analytic solutions. A silver SAP partner, TruQua has distinguished itself through its exclusive focus on the Central Finance, Planning and Analysis capabilities within SAP and is recognized within the ecosystem as a leading Central Finance expert. IBM Acquired TruQua November 2020. This acquisition enhances IBM's expertise in migrating financial platforms to SAP to help businesses modernize their financial processes and be at the forefront of industry innovation. For more information, visit https://www.truqua.com/.

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In order for IBM to offer a wide range of opportunities to applicants, and to afford IBM flexibility in staffing across its corporate structure, your application and information may be shared across our enterprise, including with and among our subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. One of these affiliates is TruQua, an IBM Company. By submitting your application and information you acknowledge and agree that your information will be used and made available to our subsidiaries and affiliates, and that you may be interviewed by, or ultimately offered employment by, any of IBM's subsidiaries and affiliates.'

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 1 year experience in Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, and Financial Reporting Process knowledge.

  • At least 1 year experience in Planning and/or Financial Consolidations technical solution experience (including SAP BPC, SEM-BPS, SAP Integrated Planning).

  • Hands on knowledge on the latest tools like SAC, SAC Planning

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years experience in Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, and Financial Reporting Process knowledge.

  • At least 2 years experience in Planning and/or Financial Consolidations technical. solution experience (including Sac Planning, SAP BPC, SEM-BPS, SAP Integrated Planning,).

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment.

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

  • Excellent leadership and management skills.

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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