DEPARTMENT/ GROUP DESCRIPTION:
Using software functionality effectively, Business Systems Advisory combines deep business, finance, and accounting experience with extensive knowledge in application governance, risks and controls, technical configuration and security, system implementation life-cycle, regulatory compliance mandates, and GAAP conversion to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).
The Business System Advisory practice is experiencing exceptional growth related to IFRS conversion and its IT systems impact. As a result, this team has a need for Managers/Sr consultants to provide support and assistance with the management and delivery of IT aspects of IFRS conversions to the company clients in our Toronto office. Our professionals bring their industry experience, combined with strong technical skills and the resources of a global network of the company member firms, to help our clients move forward.
• Assessing the IFRS conversion impact on business processes and financial systems such as SAP, Oracle, consolidation systems (Hyperion, SAP BCS, Business Objects), and business intelligence.
• Assisting the client through the design and implementation stages of the IFRS conversion involving modifications to data gathering, consolidation and reporting processes.
•Analyzing the IFRS conversion impact on internal controls and assisting the client with design and development of revised and/or additional internal controls processes.
•Translation of technical enterprise applications knowledge into functional business terminology and vice versa.
•Designing high quality modifications/enhancements to meet functional requirements.
•Creating complex conceptual designs, including application interfaces.
•Planning, managing and delivering IFRS conversion projects, business validation support and integration testing.
THE SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS:
A successful candidate will possess the following:
•More than 4-8 years experience with business systems advisory.
•More than 2-5 years systems implementation and IFRS conversion experience.
•Must have ERP experience such as SAP or Oracle.
•Should have a degree in a related discipline. An MBA, CA, CMA or CGA would be an asset.
•Must have appropriate background in Financial Accounting.
•Demonstrated ability to interpret information such as internal and external financial reporting.
•Strong understanding of the data flow and functionalities within SAP or Oracle systems.
•Strong experience in testing and production delivery.
•Strong experience in functional and technical specification development.
•Analytical skills in formulating business strategy and interpreting information.
•Strong project management experience.
•Solid client management and facilitation experience.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong relationship building skills.
•Strong problem solving abilities.