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Finance Solution Architect

Job Ref
284194
Job Type
Permanent
Employer Type
Company
Date Added 25 Mar 2021
Expiry Date 22 Apr 2021
* There have been 2 applications to this job.
* This job has been viewed 3001 times.
Employer:
Shoprite

Location:
Western Cape

Salary:
ZAR1300000 - ZAR1300000 PA

Benefits:


Role details:
Become part of an innovative, forward-thinking and strategic IT architecture team. Our mature architecture team is based in Brackenfell (strategically placed close to the sea and the Cape winelands) and includes experts in enterprise architecture, solution architecture and data
architecture. We operate in an agile retail environment of Africa’s largest retailer that utilizes industry leading IT technologies which run on-premise and in multiple cloud platforms.
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MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

As a recognized authority in financial management and accounting solutions, covering financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial close, etc., the finance solution architect strategically advises and shapes requirements for financial solutions and creates high quality data, application and technology architectures in support of the business requirements and leads the realization of the design into the final solution implementation. Deep subject matter knowledge of general finance solutions including S/4 Hana and technical knowledge of SAP ERP architectures as applicable to the Retail business domain is essential.


JOB OBJECTIVES:

- Define and continuously improve the finance architecture framework and solution architecture modeling standards.
- Define and create solution level finance architecture models that are aligned with business blueprints, non-functional requirements, delivery constraints, data, application and technology standards.
- Provide expert finance guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the finance technology standards and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee.


TASK INFORMATION:

Define and continuously improve the finance architecture framework and solution architecture modeling standards.
- Develop and maintain an understanding of the business strategy and changes to business priorities.
- Define a structured finance architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise.
- Architect the next-generation finance framework developed on a group of core technologies.
- Align to the enterprise data reference architecture in support of the enterprise and regulatory information governance needs such as Information Security, Enterprise Information Management, POPI, PCI, etc.
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- Identify, define and communicate standards, guidelines, formats, meta-models, policies, best practices, and governance practices for finance architectures and designs.
- Ensure that the finance architecture approach integrates into the methodologies and processes of the rest of the Enterprise Architecture team.
- Stay abreast of best practices and / or new developments in finance and related disciplines and drive adoption as deemed appropriate.
Define and create solution level finance architecture models that are aligned with business blueprints, non-functional requirements, delivery constraints, data, application and technology standards.
- Analyze business requirements and create related finance architectures and designs for the baseline (“as is”) and target (“to be”) solution architectures.
- Define finance architecture governance processes and quality compliance criteria.
- Perform quality assurance checks on finance architectures and designs and enforce quality compliance criteria to set policies and standards.
- Perform quality checks on existing finance architectures and designs to identify potential business risks areas and make re-engineering recommendations.
- Ensure finance security conforms to Information Security Governance policies and standards.
Provide expert finance guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the finance technology standards and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee.
- Be clearly identified as the finance technical lead and provide technical guidance and leadership in proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and BI project teams.
- Provide architectural oversight and guidance to development teams to ensure high-quality technical solution designs during the detailed design, build, test and deploy phases that conforms to architecture principles and standards.
- Mentor senior developers / designers / business analysts to become Solution Architects.
- Define and develop the overall finance architecture landscape in partnership with the Domain Architect, Data Analytics team and other Solution Architects.
- Review proposed solution architectures ensuring alignment with architecture principles, the architecture framework, cloud reference architectures, set technology standards and identify critical gaps, and recommend improvements.
- Give guidance and advice to peers in respect to finance solution designs ensuring the designs conform to industry best practices and standards


JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE:

- Working experience within the IT industry. 7-10 yrs
- Working experience in SAP with at least 5 project lifecycles 5-10 yrs
- Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail
business processes. 5 yrs
- Understanding of different methods of SAP integration
(ALE/IDOC, enterprise services, MFT, SAP PI, SAP CPI, etc.) 5+ yrs
- Worked on projects across multiple applications, SAP and non-SAP 5+ yrs
- Experience with all aspects of IT projects from business analysis, architectures, system analysis and design through development, testing, implementation, and production support (SDLC). 5+ yrs
- Excellent design and architecture skills and proven track record delivering well designed complex enterprise class systems. 5+ yrs
- Excellent technical development and be able to mentor others to improve their design and development skills.
3+ yrs
- Identification and formulation of solution architecture and
solution alternatives and their assessment. 5+ yrs
- Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices. 5+ yrs
- Experience developing and architecting object-orientated
applications using multiple programming languages and
paradigms 5+ yrs
- Lead a team through an architectural development process and collaborate with application development teams, architects and other members of the software development team. 2-3 yrs
- Experience with current research and standards in Solution Architecture. 2-3 yrs
- Experience in high volume data and files processing, in a batch and real time, integration environment. 3+ yrs
- Project management experience of mid-sized projects. 2-3 yrs


FORMAL QUALIFICATION:

Degree in Information Systems / B Sc Computer Science (or similar)


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