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IBM SAP Group Reporting (GR) Lead Consultant - TruQua in Chicago, Illinois


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

SAP Group Reporting (GR) is one of the fastest growing SAP offerings on the market, as well as the new Consolidation offering of the 'future.' This is an exciting new growth area at IBM/TruQua where Smart/Driven/Nice consultants will bring an entrepreneur mindset to help our customers on their innovation and digital transformation journey.

The role will involve deployment of modern SAP Financial offerings, requiring both functional and technical expertise to develop GR solutions and best address our customers' needs.

In this role, the GR Consultant will work directly with customers for hands-on delivery. This position requires the ability to work and communicate as a part of a high-performance consulting team in a fast pace environment. The candidate must have a keen understanding of and hands-on experience with SAP SEM-BCS, EC-CS, FI-LC, as well as ECC, BI and a solid accounting and finance background.

Your job duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform initial setup, prototype, configuration, and perform testing accordingly to support the design sessions and to fulfill the customer's business requirements

  • Support the Business Process and Solution Architecture design sessions; Create functional specifications for development requirements

  • Design and document the required configurations for the GR solution per the blueprint, including documenting test results, and support go-live efforts

  • Recommend best practices for configuring GR considering the overall architecture to achieve integration, high performance and stability

  • Work closely with end users to design the proper Consolidation and GR solution(s) to support defined business processes and business requirements

  • Actively participate in training and knowledge transfer sessions to enable end users to understand SAP BPC and Consolidation

  • Work with customers' teams of business analysts to provide business application support for all of the company's financial management systems and related applications

  • Provide support for applicants to include problem identification, reporting, tracking analysis and resolution

  • Provide continuous feedback on project status and offer constructive options to ensure project continues to meet original expectations

  • Continuously demonstrate and deliver strong and highly professional customer service commitment

  • Utilize technical and industry knowledge to identify complex client issues and build long-term business relationships with key executives through engagement delivery, as well as networking in professional organizations

  • Ability to work as a visualization expert to implement the best visualization stories for customer's business KPI's

  • Develop and document enterprise knowledge in the form of technical articles, and best practices

  • Provide continuous feedback on project status and offer constructive options to ensure project continues to meet original expectations

  • Continuously demonstrate and deliver strong and highly professional customer service commitment

  • Utilize technical and industry knowledge to identify complex client issues and build long-term business relationships with key executives through engagement delivery, as well as networking in professional organizations

  • Contribute thought leadership to the development and growth of our TruQua brand and intellectual capital by, among others: Publishing articles, white papers, and/or speaking at select domestic and/or global SAP conferences

  • Manage and provide leadership to entry level consultants and become actively involved in team development and practice management

  • Understand and exemplify TruQua corporate values & deep commitment to excellence at all levels; internally and externally.

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

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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.'

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position is $105,000 to $208,000 and is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.



Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5-10 years of hands-on experience in SAP SEM-BCS, EC-CS, FI-LC, as well as ECC, BI and a solid accounting and finance background

  • 5-10 years of experience in or exposure to SAP Finance modules (FI-CO, CO-PA) a plus

  • 5-10 years of strong techno-functional knowledge of/experience in SAP BPC Consolidation. Preferably minimum of one full cycle SAP BPC Consolidation implementation

  • 5+ years of experience in SAP modules SEM-BCS and overall BW

  • 5+ years of solid knowledge and preferably hands-on experience in Consolidation and Group Reporting

  • 5-10 years of IFRS knowledge

  • 5-10 years of Experience in Data Modelling / Design

  • 5-10 years of experience in Report Design / Creation / Model Wizard, Adjustment system

  • 5-10 years of Experience in Standard Planning Functionalities (simple projections, dynamic hierarchies, changing granularities)

  • 5-10 years of Experience in flexible assumptions, modelling and input allocations (e.g. cost allocations of infrastructure functions to divisions)

  • 5-10 years of Experience in instant reporting (incl. drill downs, dynamic change / add of reports by users, mobile interface on reports)

  • 5-10 years of Knowledge of workflow / audit trail.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • In addition to a strong business and analytics background, the position requires strong problem-solving, analytical abilities and consulting skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of business and in a global and regional team environment

  • The ideal candidate needs to be both hands-on/customer facing for delivery, as well as adept at selling/pre-sales to lead and help us grow this new practice at TruQua with a leadership approach to his/her role.

  • Ability to anticipate, address and resolve customer concerns and issues

  • Ability to break complex issues into simple project steps and problem-solve

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or other relevant Master's degree from an accredited college/university is a plus

  • Demonstrated track record of leadership, client management, and delivery

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Articulate with impeccable verbal and written communication skills in English. Strong & discerning listener

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Thirst for knowledge and eagerness to learn and grow skills in new areas

  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized

  • A self-starter who can effectively work within a strong team culture, all the while being independent in managing his/her deliverables; highly driven and self-motivated

  • Can roll-up his/her sleeves and be a team player willing to jump in when help is needed, even if tasks aren't on your job description

  • Can work in a fast paced, open, collaborative, passionate and driven environment

  • Ability to manage a direct report, prioritize effectively, network internally to get things done and be accountable for his/her decisions.

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.

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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.

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