SAP business analyst responsible for SAP FI/CO configuration including full life-cycle implementation and upgrade to meet Laboratory needs. Will be responsible for developing functional design specifications and configuring SAP FI/CO module including testing, training, and developing documentation. Will participate in defining business processes, securing requirements, and functional specifications for interfaces, forms and reports as required. Will interface with business users, to analyze business processes and specify/configure application to support their needs. Will perform system testing and validation of results and participate in defining conversion mapping and Data Warehouse extractions and reports. Will provide post-implementation support of SAP FI/CO modules including support and testing of releases and upgrades.


Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Information Technology. SAP certification in the FI and CO modules would be a plus. Candidate should have 3-5 years of SAP R/3 FI/CO configuration experience, with full cycle implementation and upgrade experience. Recent experience should be with R/3 version 4.5 or above. Experience with SAP's Business Warehouse (BW) would be a strong plus. The ideal candidate would have expertise in many of the following areas: general ledger and balance sheet accounting; Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) accounting, including extensive use of R/3 WBS status management; Project System accounting; commitments-based accounting as well as cost center accounting; funding and billing procedures relevant to the MIT/LL business situation; accounting processes related to time collection and processing using SAP's Cross Application Timesheet (CATS), and downstream payroll processes; finance and accounting touch points with key SAP functional areas such as Purchasing, Materials Management, Project System, Plant Maintenance, Travel as well as Human Resources; R/3 reporting tools such as ABAP Query and Report Painter as well as financial reporting using BW; ability to synthesize business requirements from a diverse range of stakeholders, and develop and implement solutions that meet the needs of external financial reporting as well as internal managerial reporting. MIT/LL is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) operated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as such, it is subject to a number of regulatory requirements. The successful candidate should understand the requirements and implications of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-21 regarding Cost Principles for Educational Institutions. Additionally, the candidate should understand the financial aspects and implications of the Federal Acquisition Regular (FAR). Should be able to work with SAP programmers (ABAPers) and other programmers to support and implement reports, enhancements and interfaces, when required. This includes using sound judgment when a configuration-only solution is appropriate versus when additional programming is required. Working with ABAPers includes writing program specifications sufficient to provide direction for experience programmers, and then working with the programmers to test the code in the development and quality assurance environments so that the completely tested code can be successfully released to production.