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Job ID: 49850

Principal Solutions Architect
Our client is hiring a Principal Solutions Architect for their team in Beaverton, Oregon. The Principal Solutions Architect will be responsible for applying business and technical expertise to design, implement and support new business capabilities strategic to our long-term growth. This role will lead or participate in Finance solutions primarily centered around SAP systems and recommend SAP and Accounting best practices. The applicant is expected to drive continuous improvements and SAP best practices in support of the company vision and roadmap. The role, however, is not limited to ERP, a broader understanding of Finance application ecosystem is very essential to be successful in this role.

Establish relationships with Finance /Controlling/FP&A stakeholders and be an advocate for their business and technology needs across all global Markets.
Collaborate with Product Creation, Planning, Purchasing, Sales & Supply Chain functions for a deeper understanding of their business processes and their dependency and relations with Finance function.
Develop solution options, recommendations, designs based on domain roadmaps/requirements following API first model, enterprise security standards and reference architectures.
Engage, collaborate and partner with various functional leaders, technical leaders and executive stakeholders globally.
Provide technology guidance and insight to various business & technology Domain leaders.
Ensure architecture alignment across domains and enabling functions (verticals and horizontals).
Gain acceptance of solution & ensure decisions are made and deviations from standards are properly identified, addressed/documented.
Provide expert technical advice to domain delivery team and monitor solution compliance with our architecture principles.
Effectively collaborate with onshore or offshore team for delivering solutions.
Support Finance Engineering teams and ensure solid technical architecture in adherence to our architecture principles.
Develop Enterprise Solution Architecture patterns.
Advocate and drive adoption of “best practices” to ensure standardization of solution designs across the enterprise.
Monitor IT trends identify new capabilities, conduct proof of concepts and evolve architecture standards.

Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Business, (or related) or the equivalent in work experience.
10 + years of experience in the Information technology profession focused on ERP design and management.
7+ years of SAP FICO related modules with SAP configuration and implementation experience.
Experience implementing, integrating, and/or maintaining SAP ERP suites in the Retail/Fashion/Footwear industries.
Experience with best in class systems and best practices processes that support wholesale and retail financial business models.
Excellent understanding of Order to Cash Finance and financial implications of retail omni channel models.
Deep understanding of the integration with other ECC modules (especially MM, PP and SD).
Experience with SAP CO-PA, Product Costing and Material Ledger.
Experience on transfer pricing and intercompany markup projects.
Experience with Thomson Reuters Tax Engine and its integration with SAP. Good understanding of integration points of tax within Order to Cash and Procure to Pay processes.
Experience working with Third Party systems for outbound and inbound interfaces, familiarity with SAP configuration.
Experience with finance SaaS solutions such as Coupa, Concur, Blackline.
Experience working on new rollouts with Country specific local legal requirements pertaining to North America, APAC, EMEA.
Ability to identify, clarify and resolve project issues and risks as needed.
Good analytical problem solving and fact-finding skills.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Strong relationship building skills, internally within IT and with business users.
Ability to multi-task and manage time and resources efficiently and effectively.
Ability to work independently.

Background in Retail industry is preferred.
Certification in SAP FICO module is preferred.
Experience in Business Intelligence or BPC.
Experience working on US GAAP, IFRS Accounting.
Experience with S4/HANA or Simple Finance.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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