Date:  Feb 22, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

SAP Functional Lead (FICO)

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview
Aecon is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher. 

The SAP Functional Lead (FICO) is responsible for leading the SAP FI (Financial Accounting) and CO (Controlling) Functional module within the Aecon SAP application. The incumbent would be working as part of the Applications team and is expected to ensure business objectives are met through the operational health of the SAP FICO module, as well as to make contributions to projects and development changes which impact SAP FI CO module.


Key Responsibilities

  • Gather, analyze and prioritize business requirements by conducting workshops in co-ordination with cross-function organizations.
  • Develop a deep understanding of Aecon (Construction industry specific) business processes (with ref. to multiple companies located in different countries, multi currency environment) and strategy through collaboration and regular engagement with key stakeholders and business process owners.
  • Act as liaison with clients for troubleshooting: investigate, analyze, and solve software problems for SAP FICO production incidents.
  • Perform detailed analysis of complex business process requirements and provide appropriate system solutions; identify, interpret, validate and document customer requirements.
  • Manage application design and blueprint in SAP FICO module according to Aecon Business process and requirements.
  • Configuration of SAP FICO functionality for any requirement/enhancement.
  • Develop and maintain SAP FICO functional documentation.
  • Document and execute Unit and System Integration testing.
  • Coordinate with the QA Lead and QA Team to ensure appropriate QA testing.
  • Coordinate with other SAP Functional Analysts and Leads to ensure integration.
  • Collaborate with other internal IT organizations to ensure optimal work processes are followed and organization’s IT Strategy is delivered.
  • Be the hands-on application expert during integration and user acceptance testing.
  • Provide or lead the end user training in the FICO, its tntegration and interface related area.
  • Provide support and expertise after go-live of the initial rollout of projects.
  • Ensure current-day SAP best-practices are followed.
  • Follow all practices of Aecon remedy tool and contribute for enhancement. Manage changes and/or expediated transports as needed for high priority issues.
  • Work closely and productively with application support/implementation vendor for day-to-day work or any other work.
  • Work self-directed and independently; may act as subject matter mentor to junior members.
  • Participate in internal, customer and regulatory audits if required.
  • Support the information systems and operate according to internal standards, external accrediting agency standards and legal requirements.
  • Ensure the integrity of IT assets.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • University Degree in Computer Science or related area from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 8+ years of SAP experience within ECC6.0.
  • Strong configuration understanding of SAP FICO.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of General Ledger (FI-GL), Accounts Payable (FI-AP), Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), Bank Accounting (FI-BL), Asset Accounting (FI-AA), Funds Management (FI-FM), Special Purpose Ledger (FI-SL), Cost element accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Order accounting, Activity based costing, Product Cost Controlling, Profitability Analysis, Profit Center Accounting.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of SAP Concur and integration of Concur with SAP.
  • Good to have knowhow of BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
  • Knowledge of integration of FICO with HCM, PS, SD, MM, ETM modules.
  • Must have SAP PI/PO integration exposure and banking, CRA etc. interface related experience
  • SAP FICO certification is preferred.
  • Must have experience of integration/interface of SAP FICO with non-SAP system and experienced doing EDI.
  • Must be capable of writing blueprint, functional spec documents with detailed functional and technical logic.
  • Experience of ABAP related development including Reports, Transactions, CMOD, User exits, BADI Enhancements, Query, LSMW,  etc.
  • Must have experienced of FIORI
  • Must have experienced to work closely with BI team for report, dashboard etc. development.
  • Working knowledge of Data Modeling and Database Design practices.
  • Experience working in SAP full implementation projects.
  • Experience to work with application support and implementation vendors.
  • Strong decision making, analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong multitasking skills with ability to lead and manage multiple deliverables and projects at the same time.
  • Results oriented and demonstrates a “can-do” attitude – adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Construction industry experience is an asset.
  • Skilled and experienced user of MS Word,  MS Excel, MS power point, MS project, MS Visio tools.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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