Los Angeles Community College District

SAP Team Leader (Finance) (#5422)

$54.55-$67.57 hourly / $9,454.63-$11,712.63 monthly / $113,455.56-$140,551.56 annual


Definition

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of an assigned SAP team in the areas of finance, budgeting, material management, and project systems, develops and designs appropriate business processes in conjunction with functional managers, and personally performs the more complex professional work of the team.

Typical Duties

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of an assigned SAP team in the areas of financial, budgeting, material management, and project systems to meet project needs, priorities, and deadlines.

Interfaces with functional unit process owners and users to identify, define, and document operational needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.

Analyzes and evaluates complex technical accounting work methods, procedures, controls, and information and documentation systems and develops and designs new rules and procedures related to general accounting, accounts receivable/payable, specially funded, inventory, enterprise accounting, budget planning, formulation, and management, and procurement activities in conjunction with functional managers.

Obtains buy-in from business process owners and end-users on proposed new business processes or changes to existing ones.

Defines and documents SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project system processes and transactions in support of processes defined by functional unit process owners.

Performs complex functional configuration tasks for SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules to develop prototype solutions to business requirements and to implement fixes, changes, and enhancements.

Performs complex unit and integration testing for assigned modules from development to production, troubleshoots configuration and master data problems after release strategy changes and/or upgrades and other functional configuration changes have been created, and makes changes in configurations to resolve errors.

Applies functional knowledge to design and customize workflow systems that provide seamless integration for SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules.

Interfaces with users to interpret and clarify complex functional configuration details and process change requirements involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules.

Prepares and communicates regular project status reports with project stakeholders and business process owners.

Evaluates the operational effects of applications software.

Reviews and evaluates project deliverables and timelines including contractor and team performance.

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users and programming staff in the analysis, design, functional configuration, testing, and maintenance of SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules to ensure optimal system performance.

Guides user testers from various business areas to complete high quality testing of assigned system modules.

Tracks and documents changes in complex functional and business specifications and writes detailed procedures that can be easily understood by end-users.

Identifies opportunities for improving business processes in partnership with process owners and management through information systems.

Analyzes the feasibility of and develops requirements for new systems and enhancements to existing systems and ensures that the system design fits the needs of the users.

Identifies business user needs, develops action plans, identifies deliverables, and presents results.

Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff on complex matters related to assigned area.

Maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, functional and technical team members, and users.

Provides post implementation support by serving as a liaison to process owners, colleges, and end-users to troubleshoot system problems and authorize access for new users.

Writes reports, correspondence, documentation and presentations containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including the preparation of projections, conclusions, and recommendations for financial systems.

Trains users and supports training in the usage of SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project system functionality.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An SAP Team Leader (Finance) plans, assigns, and supervises the work of an assigned SAP team engaged in analyzing and defining SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functions, processes, and user needs, performing functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for SAP financial/material management and project systems modules, and validating the systems design; develops and designs appropriate business processes in conjunction with functional managers and personally performs the more complex professional work of the team. Incumbents in this class are not required to perform technical programming duties.

An SAP Functional Business Analyst (Finance) analyzes and defines complex SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functions, business processes, and user needs and performs complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for the District’s SAP financial/material management and project systems modules according to operational needs. Incumbents in this classification use SAP functional and applications knowledge to analyze and translate departmental requirements into deployed functionality in the District’s SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems. The performance of technical programming duties is not part of this position.

An SAP/ERP Manager plans, defines, and develops, SAP/ERP systems strategies and standards, and coordinates, manages, and reviews the work of assigned SAP/ERP production support and project teams engaged in analyzing and defining assigned SAP/ERP systems functions and business processes and user needs, configuring, and maintaining SAP/ERP systems modules, and validating the systems design. Systems modules include but are not limited to SAP Human Resources, SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Project Systems, SAP Government Risk and Compliance, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, SAP Plant Maintenance, SAP HP Quality Assurance, SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Portal (ESS and MSS), and ERP student systems modules.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an SAP/ERP Manager. General supervision is exercised over professional staff assigned to the team.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of SAP Financial systems modules with an emphasis on Finance, Budget Control System, and Funds Management

Principles of SAP Material Management modules with an emphasis on Procurement, Accounts Payable, and Inventory Management

Principles of SAP Planning Budget and Formulation system module

Principles of SAP project systems

SAP ASAP methodology

Principles and techniques of systems analysis, functional configuration, and testing

Methods of developing operational process specifications

Characteristics and capabilities of state-of-the art technology in financial, budgetary, and material management information processing

Principles and practices of accounting, procurement, financial, and budgetary reporting

Industry and professional standards for business systems, procedures, and methods within the areas of finance, budgeting, accounting, procurement, and material management

Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations related to financial, budgetary, and material management information processing

Principles and practices of project management

Principles of work simplification and modification

Principles of organization and management

Principles of program documentation

Principles of report, screen, and form design

Principles of supervision, team building, and training

Ability to:

Plan, assign, and supervise the work of an assigned team

Analyze and develop improvements to existing manual and computerized operational procedures involving financial, budgeting, and material management information processing

Design, develop, and document complex operational and technical processes, functions, and procedures involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules

Performs complex functional configuration, modification, and testing tasks involving complex components of SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules

Analyze complex business problems involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules and develop appropriate solutions

Express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Utilize project management software to track project progress

Write clear and comprehensive reports, instructions, and training materials

Write clear and logical documentation

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet project schedules

Review and evaluate detailed project management plans and project progress

Review and evaluate project deliverables

Interpret and apply applicable rules, laws, and procedures to financial, budgetary, and material management operations

Provide technical assistance to users and staff

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Motivate, direct, train, and develop others

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve team and project goals

Establish effective working relationships with administrators, functional and technical team members, and users

Analyze and interpret technical materials accurately and effectively in written communications, reports, and presentations

Train system users effectively

Implement quality assurance efforts for software use and design

Stay abreast of current trends and technical advancements in the areas of financial, budgeting, material management, and project systems

Present and lead discussions on SAP functionality as it relates to current operational needs

Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university, preferably with a major in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field.

Experience:

Four years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in the functional configuration, modification, or maintenance of SAP Financial and SAP Material Management systems. Experience in a team leader or supervisory capacity is desirable.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 5422; EST: ; REV: 6/11/2013;