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Senior Finance Analyst - SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) System

Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 6376

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

We’re hiring a Senior Finance Analyst- SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) system, who will report to Senior Finance Manager, Financial Systems. In this role you will manage the SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) system for the Grace Finance organization and work directly with the business and finance leaders to gather requirements and develop functional specifications for SAC stories and dashboards.  Additional responsibilities include:



  • Work with IT to develop the technical specifications for the SAC stories and dashboards
  • Design, build, test, document, and maintain SAC stories and dashboards to support data-driven analysis and decision making along with internal and external reporting and KPI’s
  • Provide day-to-day technical and functional assistance to SAC Finance users
  • Develop, coordinate and deliver end-user training
  • Participate in and provide support to external auditors for quarterly reviews, year-end audits, and internal control audits as needed
  • Ensure SOX compliance, data security and other key controls
  • Ensure all SAC Finance stories and dashboards follow Grace branding standards
  • Stay up-to-date on new SAC developments, enhancements, and functionality
  • Lead or support efforts to implement new planning functionality in SAC
  • Support special projects such as implementation of new consolidation system, SAP upgrades, process improvement initiatives, and business realignments


Required Skills

  • Knowledge of SAP systems and related systems (ECC, BPC, SAC, BW, etc.)
  • Experience implementing SAC stories / dashboards
  • Experience with planning, budgeting and forecasting, driving financial processes and creating complex financial modeling and analysis
  • Strong knowledge of financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and embrace change


Required Experience

  • BS in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or related field
  • 5 years relevant experience in large multinational corporation
  • Knowledge of financial systems, SAP highly preferred, however other ERP is acceptable

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or CPA
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Google Big Query  #WRGRACE



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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