Functional Engineer Finance

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Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Key Accountabilities

Story specification

Translate business requirements into clear detailed designs. Own and develop high quality Stories (change specifications) and project changes.


Development & delivery

Guide, coordinate and oversee the preparation, execution and implementation of the (project) changes and the development of the code/configuration of Stories. Ensure that all partners follow established standards (process & documentation standards, coding and testing standards, naming conventions etc.). This results in building sustainable and stable first-time right solutions in a very collaborate team spirit (also with external service providers) and in an engaging way with stakeholders and consumers of the solutions. Solutions are built according to the Architectural and Security principles and changes are timely & adequately prepared & documented/or code works as intended.



Own testing of changes or stories, and actively oversee testing by business. Develop test scripts, examine test outcomes, sign off for unit testing and coordinate business sign off for Application Delivery related testing. Contribute to test planning and test management for a specific release. Resulting in, changes and code are properly and timely tested.


Incident management

Perform functional or technical problem analysis in case of incidents or issues as needed depending on the severity of the problem. Perform root cause analysis, document these and share findings. Deploy (or oversee deployment) of updates and fixes. To ensure that issues, incidents, and problems are swiftly and effectively resolved.


Process management and improvement

Monitor, guard, test and analyze that the use and security of applications and systems regarding the functional and performance aspects are in line with the agreed performance indicators, and if necessary, take measures. Actively contribute to process improvement: e.g, tool development, dashboard/insight development and visualization, script automation. Has a good view of the technical state of the application (technical debt) and regularly discuss and works seamlessly together with the (domain)Architect to develop plans to resolve the technical debt. Resulting in, available and optimally performing applications and IT infrastructure for the business and, DevOps process, tooling and dashboards are continuously improving.


Project support

Support a project manager by taking ownership of specific project deliverables (specifications, config, testing, etc.). Define, plan, manage and participate in assigned project deliverables from the own functional domain, in accordance with the IT project manager and involved business project owners. Resulting in, efficient and effective realization of project deliverables.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree.
  • 10+ years in implementation of SAP FICO solutions, 5+ full-cycle SAP project experience.
  • Preferred to have a combination of in-house and external agency’s working experience.
  • Extensive knowledge in SAP Finance submodules including credit management, COPA,COPC. Treasury is a plus.
  • Understand integrations with other processes in SAP and with other applications. Has experience in configuring other modules like MM, SD, PP, etc.
  • Good knowledge of S/4 Hana and Consolidation Tool like BPC and Hyperion is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAP Analytics Cloud is a plus.
  • Should have strong ABAP debug skills and familiar with FICO related user-exists and enhancements.
  • Should be familiar with intercompany & cross-company sales process.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to explain technical matters in simple terms and clear specifications. Map business requirements to the technical architecture design and data model.
  • Excellent verbal and written English.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 34450 

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