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SAP S4 HANA Finance Architect Consultant

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00676088


- Job description

Role: S/4 HANA Finance Solution Architect

Mobility: up to 100%

Location: London

Closing date: 31.08.19

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000


Accenture is looking to recruit an S/4 HANA Finance Solution Architect within our Technology Consulting Application, Architecture & Platform Advisory practice to work within the UKI Resources operating group.

With a specialist focus on S/4 HANA Finance skills, applied to the Resources Industry, this role will work as a Subject Matter Expert to support our client account and project teams throughout the life cycle from sales and business development, through consulting and advisory engagements, to the design and delivery of solutions and services.

The successful candidate will bring deep expertise in industry domain knowledge and applying technology solutions. The role also requires a broad knowledge of how to architect solutions that leverages the new SAP digital platform to implement solutions for medium to large enterprises.


We are currently seeking an experienced S/4 HANA Finance Solution Architect to join the Resources Client Service Group, which is responsible for managing client relationships and providing industry insight and experience across the Energy, Utilities, Chemicals and Natural Resources industries. Our Practitioners in Resources are already shaping the future of 96 of the 137 Resources companies listed in the Fortune Global 500.


Accenture consulting practitioners fuse together the power of Accenture’s 5 businesses; strategy, consulting, technology, digital and operations to bring an unmatched breadth and depth of offerings for our clients.


The role

There will never be a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference to our clients are limitless in this ever-changing business landscape.


As an S/4 HANA Finance Solution Architect, you’ll often be required to;

  • Play a critical client-facing role that interprets and translates client requirements into a solution that can be configured from a standard set of offerings.
  • Harness value creation for our clients; positioning their IT to deliver business value and support future growth through Business transformation and landscape transformation.
  • Define and carve out solutions to solve client business problems that take advantage of new Cloud Solutions.
  • Undertaking sales origination, including working with other Accenture teams in identifying opportunities to grow a successful practice.
  • Advise our clients how to organise for a transformed enterprise architecture that harness cloud based solutions to enable the digital business
  • Articulate roadmap options for clients to move from their current ERP landscape to a Suite on HANA or S/4 HANA Finance based architecture
  • Drive the necessary solution sign-off with proper input on client business objectives, industry, risk assessment, budget and preferences. 


    Required Capabilities

    • Understand and translate buyer requirements into a standard solution offering deal approach leveraging standard process methods and deliverables;
    • Ability to effectively communicate the implications of complex technical concepts to senior, non-technical audiences.
    • Collaborate as a key member of the sales team to represent the solution offering to the client buyer and other internal Accenture groups;
    • Understand and clearly define the input required to create cost estimates;
    • Prepare the cost model estimates working with Service - Delivery, Solution Management to deliver the defined scope of services;
    • Aligning solution architecture (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions

    ·       Experience in S/4 HANA Finance architecture, roadmap and requirements analysis;

    • Strong understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies.
    • Experience designing and implementing global Finance solutions.
    • Understanding of the Resources industry (Energy, Utilities, Chemicals and Natural Resources).


    Leadership qualities (for senior positions)/ desired Leadership qualities to aspire to (for junior positions)

    • Confidence in presenting challenging points of view to Director- and Executive-level clients (i.e. CTO/CIO/CFO).
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior IT and business executives.
    • Ability to grow a strong team of Managers, Consultants and Business Analysts.
    • Leading, mentoring and developing our people.
    • Experience structuring activities that play to a team's strengths and provide opportunities for others to grow.
    • Experience managing large teams through complex situations, adapting quickly and helping others navigate change.


    About Accenture


    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


    Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

    If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependants.

    Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2019

    Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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