ERP Functional Consultant (Finance)

London (Central), London (Greater)
11 Nov 2021
11 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Company Description

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites.  Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Chief Operations Office 

Inmarsat’s Chief Operations Office (COO) plays a vital role managing the services that keep our business running and delivering to our customers. COO consists of 9 functions including: Satellite Operations, Network Operations, Service Assurance, Service Delivery Aviation and Customer Assurance, Service Delivery and Supply Chain, Project Management Office, Global Cyber Security and Group IT

Job Description

Primary role purpose:

The ERP Team run the SAP platform at Inmarsat. SAP is used to run business processes across Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay and Supply Chain. Our talented team is experienced, collaborative, innovative and lots of fun to work with. Our mission is to enable our users to get the most out of our application.

Our Product Managers are accountable for the strategy, implementation & operation of our ERP technologies and journeys. Working with business owners, they provide customer-centric solutions to evolving processes. Our services are at the heart of how Inmarsat run the Hardware Equipment Sales & Lease operations as well as a critical enabler of Global Financial Operations.

This is an exciting time to join our team. We are also about to embark on a major ERP Strategy to replace our ECC system. This will revolutionise ERP for our customers and internal users. Therefore, we are looking to augment our team of outstanding Product Managers who will be pivotal to delivering ambitious solutions within the current platform and contributing to shaping the new-generation ERP. It is a great opportunity to play a major role in this programme and develop the depth & breath of your experience. If you are a proactive and detail-oriented consultant with awesome ability to communicate with our users and have the capability to think both tactically & strategically, we would love to speak to you.

The delivery of End to End SAP business solutions, that meet the business requirements and add business value. To be a Product Lead in the Finance team and use your expertise, experience, SAP skills and business process knowledge to design, develop, integrate, test and deploy changes to help our business achieve its objectives.

As a key member of the ERP Team you will ensure the design and realisation of functional solutions are fit for purpose and delivered against stated business requirements. You will collaborate with cross functional teams & business stakeholders to implement and oversee operational excellence in maintaining global Finance processes by the Support Team.

Be able to identify & assess available technologies and recommend solution options according to the business requirements & drivers

You are expected to collaborate with business, team members and core stakeholders to clearly understand business journeys and requirements and how they can be simplified and optimised. You may serve as team member in some projects or Product & Team Lead on others; as such, you will work well in partnership with team and be equally able to work independently. You will be able to do, teach & evangelise all things Finance and bring colleagues and stakeholders on the journey to world-class solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility
  • Ability to perform the role of Functional Consultant on SAP Support, Enhancements and Projects including the facilitation of requirement gathering sessions.
  • Proactively working with business users to identify solutions & simplification opportunities
  • Driving excellence in the delivery of support in this domain, partnering with our offshore support team, including successful knowledge transfer to this team and mentoring of partner colleagues.
  • Communicating effectively at all levels within the within the organisation and our delivery partners. A key part of the role will be to partner closely with the Finance community to define the Finance capability roadmap and eco system
  • Designing and implement best practice business / SAP solutions appropriate to the requirements, business needs and strategic direction of the organization
  • Managing and owning enhancements and incidents through to completion adhering to Inmarsat’s project standards.
  • Keeping up to date with SAP capabilities within the SAP and ERP domain
  • Preparation of specifications, estimates and solution documentation to support work completed
  • Fostering and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with customers and colleagues to meet and exceed expected customer service levels
  • Coaching and managing the other members within the team
  • Managing third party suppliers and delivery of contracted work
  • Taking ownership of continuous improvement within the ERP solution 


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of multiple, full lifecycle project implementations 
  • Excellent experience in SAP FI CO functional configuration and technical support
  • Extensive experience in designing SAP FI CO, integrated solutions & reporting
  • Deep knowledge & experience in integrating with other applications
  • A creative and innovative mindset to your work and stakeholders while ensuring the highest quality work delivered on time
  • Desire for self-improvement, results and growth-oriented mindset together with a strong work ethic

SAP FI CO configuration and implementation;  

  • SAP FICO configuration and implementation: 
    • New General Ledger
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Global Tax
    • Asset Accounting
    • Cost Centre Accounting
    • Profit Centre Accounting
    • Internal Orders
    • Intercompany
    • Asset Management
    • CO/PA
    • Treasury
    • Consolidation
    • Financial Planning
    • Group Reporting

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Accounting qualification or experience preferable
  • SAP S/4 HANA assessment and roadmap definition

Additional Information

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

Inmarsat Values: 

Our values define Inmarsat’s culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability – taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect – collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence – creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do

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