SAP FICO Specialist


Cambridge, GB

Category:  IT

Job Title: SAP FICO Specialist
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Circa £52,000 per annum, based on experience
Location: Cambridge


Do you want to retain hands-on and bridge the gap between technical and finance? 
Are you able to build positive, collaborative and rewarding relationships at all levels?

An exciting opportunity for a SAP FICO Specialist to join our expert team within the SAP Centre of Excellence. 

A key and integral part of the SAP team, you will identify and drive forward business and system process improvements, and perform configuration changes within the SAP Finance and Controlling modules. 

Able to hit the ground running, and contribute to the smooth and efficient running of our financial processes, you’ll deliver, maintain and enhance the SAP functionality, whilst managing multiple deliveries simultaneously.

This is a unique opportunity to retain hands-on configuration skills whilst engaging with colleagues at all levels as your work enables us to make a real difference to learners worldwide.

Whilst many of us are based at home at this time, there is the expectation for the successful applicant, when restrictions allow to have a presence in our Cambridge office, only a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Understanding issues and building solutions
With excellent consultation skills, you’ll participate in business requirements gathering and solution design workshops to deliver change requests and improvement initiatives.  Your main stakeholders will be in the Finance team, and you’ll build key relationships in order to evaluate and analyse requirements.


A trusted expert
In your bag of skills will be the ability to create and maintain documentation such as functional specifications, test cases, knowledge transfer and business process flows, to name a few, as you coordinate changes all the way through to production. 

As our FICO SAP module expert, you’ll also understand the dependencies and integration points between other modules of SAP and other systems within the IT landscape, piecing it all together.  

Breadth and reach beyond IT
Collaboration is key here at Cambridge Assessment and you will regularly be required to collaborate and share knowledge with various business and technical teams ensuring the integrity, future design and quality of the SAP solution and its interfaces.

You’ll perform break/fix analysis and recommend solutions and work with the support team to facilitate incident & problem resolution.  In addition, you’ll get involved in ad-hoc support for regression testing, system refresh, patching and upgrades, proactively contributing to improving internal IT processes and the continued success of the IT organisation.

What we’re looking for
A background in finance would be amazing, either with a finance degree, or a CIMA/ACA/ACCA – but equally if you have demonstrable work experience to offer we’d be interested in hearing from you.

With extensive hands-on configuration experience in FICO functional role, including new GL, AA, AP, AR, FSCM, Cash & Bank, PS, PCA, CCA and COPA, you’ll have a solid understanding of integration points between SD, MM, SRM and BW.  You’ll also have an understanding of integration technologies, interfaces and other technical areas (user exits, ABAP, forms, LSMW, PI, EDI).  Not essential, but nice if you have it would be BPC-EPM planning and SAP 4/HANA insight.

With exposure to Agile and Waterfall, you’ll ideally have experience of at least two full lifecycle SAP implementations. You’ll be there to bridge the gap between technical and business concepts making reliable recommendations.  With strong understanding of financial and cost accounting principles you’ll have demonstrable IT skills with excellent analytical and problem solving abilities.  A natural team player, you’ll also be able to take ownership and set realistic expectations to a deliver customer centric solutions and process improvement initiatives. 

Who we are
Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

In 2021, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment will become one organisation, bringing together a combined history of more than 650 years of excellence in learning, assessment and academic research.  At this exciting and uniquely challenging time, we are joining together to ensure continued success as a new, single organisation  while providing the best possible place for our people to develop and thrive.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
•    Generous contributory pension
•    28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
•    Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
•    Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
•    Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
•    Cycle scheme
•    Season Ticket Loan
•    Subsidised staff restaurants
•    Support for professional qualifications
•    Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.


Please note that there are screening questions to answer as part of your application when uploading your CV and Cover Letter.


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28/02/2021 and interviews will be held throughout the advertising period and we reserve the right to close once filled.


If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.


The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.


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