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Sr Finance Analyst - SAC

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19677 

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 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We're hiring a Senior Finance Analyst, SAC for our SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) system.  Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Collaborate with key Finance stakeholders on key initiatives to leverage SAC
  • Work directly with the business and finance leaders to gather requirements and develop functional specifications for SAC stories and dashboards
  • 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 assist 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, organize and deliver end-user training
  • Ensure internal control compliance and data security
  • Ensure all SAC Finance stories and dashboards follow Grace branding standards
  • Stay up-to-date on new SAC developments, enhancements, and functionality
  • Lead or assist efforts to implement new planning functionality in SAC
  • Assist 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 creating SAC stories / dashboards
  • Experience with planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Experience creating complex financial modeling and analysis
  • Strong knowledge of financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)
  • Ability to work with all Finance functions – Accounting, Operations, FP&A, Tax, Treasury, Credit & Collections
  • 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 manufacturing corporation

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or CPA
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with SAP BW4HANA
  • Experience with Augmented and Predictive Analytics


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.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore