Karma Automotive

  • SAP Finance and Controlling Architect

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  • Overview

    Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious.  We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace.  Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. 


    The SAP Finance and Controlling Architect will join our team with responsibilities for coordinating all IT related activities in the Finance, Financial Planning, Controlling, Financial Reporting to ensure an effective and efficient operating environment.  This role will work with various other departments within the organization, utilizing their knowledge of our business processes, to ensure that the SAP ERP system meets all business requirements.


    SAP Finance and Controlling Architect will be responsible for leading team of Sr. Systems Analysts to identify business requirements, and translate them into effective systems design.  This includes researching, designing, creating, documenting, implementing, maintaining and supporting systems relating to our ERP suite of software products. The SAP Finance and Controlling Manager also utilizes business and systems expertise to identify new or improved business process opportunities, and evaluates them for adoption into the ERP environment.



    ** This position will work in our Irvine California coprorate offices.  **


    • Builds and maintains strong relationships with the Business leadership
    • Is the single point of contact to the business and escalates in case of issues
    • Partners at a strategic level with business stakeholders to communicate successes, demonstrate IT value and appropriate governance of IT activities.
    • Captures demand via the agreed process, provides recommendations for prioritization, and oversees program and project initiatives
    • Manages business expectations with business stakeholders based on IT resource availability.
    • Ensures that project metrics are used to track value delivery including measurement methods
    • Provides details on cost, value, and opportunity to optimize IT spend (initiatives and support services)
    • Lead and Manage in ongoing Business Process Improvement projects.
    • Research, resolve, and respond to highly complex system/process related issues in their area of responsibility and within our ERP suite of hardware/software products.
    • Work with business team leads in Finance, Controlling, Financial Planning, Financial Reporting Management and Inventory Management Area.
    • Design, Document, Implement IT processes to support Manufacturing team.
    • Customize/configure ERP software to satisfy business requirements and process design.
    • Participate in system emergency or crisis situations to define/implement workaround processes, corrective action, communication, and system clean-up activities.
    • Interact with business partners to identify project alternatives and make recommendations and clearly define/document business requirements.
    • Participate in and/or drives the design and development of technology solutions which meet security, network, infrastructure/operations, and customer support requirements.
    • Conduct post-installation system review.
    • Is aware of ITS SLAs and communicates to the business as appropriate.
    • Promotes business projects and their value to the IT leaders and community
    • Where appropriate, makes recommendations for implementation of new/upgraded systems and technologies and shares this information with leadership team member.
    • Develop a strong working knowledge of ERP products, services, and industry trends to select appropriate technologies to meet business requirements.
    • Leverage common solutions and innovative technologies.



    ·         Bachelor degree in business related area or information systems or equivalent working experience

    ·         More than 10 years of SAP experience in Finance, Controlling, Financial Planning, Financial Reporting Management and Inventory Management Area.

    ·         A good understanding of operational and financial processes within a company.

    ·         At least 3-4 full life cycles SAP project experience as leading or managing team of business analysts.

    ·         Understanding of Project Management tools and Methodology.

    ·         Understanding Agile and Waterfall project management methodology.

    ·         Experience with the financial Planning tools like BPC is required.

    ·         Experience with SAP Simple Finance, Universal Journal, S/4 HANA and Fiori preferred.

    ·         Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate to various levels of management as well as with internal business partners and external customers/suppliers of Karma Automotive.

    ·         Ability to lead cross-functional teams.

    ·         Ability to lead and promote change in an environment of rapidly changing technologies and business processes.

    ·         Experience with Integration with other SAP modules and knowledge of Procure to Pay and Order to Sales Cycle is preferred.

    ·         Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.

    ·         Strong PC experience required.

    ·         Strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills.

    -     Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.



    Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.


    NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principals Only, Please


    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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