Solution Architect - Finance Transformation (ERP Cloud)
6-Month Contract - up to £800 P/D DOE
Hybrid London 2/3 days in office
My client is a leading global organization undergoing a transformative Finance Transformation Programme to optimize our financial operations and improve our efficiency.
As part of this initiative, we are implementing an ERP Cloud solution to streamline our finance processes and enhance our reporting capabilities. We are seeking a talented and experienced Solution Architect to join our team and play a key role in shaping the development of architectural solutions for our Finance Transformation Programme.
As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for providing strategic analysis and solution design to shape the development of architectural solutions for our Finance Transformation Programme.
Your expertise in Finance process areas, including Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Record-to-Report (R2R), Order-to-Cash (O2C), and Planning, will be instrumental in driving the success of the ERP Cloud implementation. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including Finance, IT, and Project Management, to ensure the seamless integration of systems and processes to achieve our finance transformation objectives.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into architectural solutions that align with the objectives of the Finance Transformation Programme.
- Conduct strategic analysis of existing finance systems, processes, and technologies to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement within the functional Finance process areas.
- Design end-to-end architectural solutions that integrate the ERP Cloud system with other systems and technologies, ensuring scalability, reliability, and adherence to industry best practices.
- Provide expert guidance on architectural principles and standards to guide the development and implementation of Finance systems and processes underpinned by the ERP Cloud solution.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of architectural solutions with the overall goals and objectives of the Finance Transformation Programme.
- Define and document architectural blueprints, solution designs, and technical specifications to guide the development and implementation phases of the ERP Cloud solution.
- Conduct regular reviews and assessments of architectural designs and solution implementations, ensuring compliance with established standards and best practices.
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in Finance and Solution Architecture, and recommend innovative solutions to drive continuous improvement.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
- Proven experience as a Solution Architect, with a strong background in Finance Transformation initiatives.
- In-depth knowledge of functional Finance process areas, including Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Record-to-Report (R2R), Order-to-Cash (O2C), and Planning.
- Strong understanding of architectural principles, methodologies, and frameworks.
- Experience in designing and implementing architectural solutions in complex and heterogeneous system landscapes, with a focus on ERP systems.
- Proficiency in system integration, data architecture, and cloud-based technologies, particularly experience with ERP Cloud implementations.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and propose innovative solutions.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
- Relevant certifications in Solution Architecture or related fields are desirable