Finance Advisor, SAP FICO BW

  • Lagos

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

): Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development programme and our commitment to see our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition. We strive to maintain a work environment where everyone can apply and develop skills and talents consistent with our values and business objectives. This applies to every employee, regardless of location, gender, ethnicity, and physical abilities

Job Description:

The Finance Advisor, SAP FICO BW role is an integral part of the Finance team that provides management information reports to business and functional leads across the organization.

This role has direct responsibility for SAP FICO BW support, including data exchange quality assurance, MI report preparation and support, SAP FICO BW end user capability building and support, and MI standardization and improvement projects support. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to wider team deliverables and assist colleagues to balance peak loads/priorities

The role has interfaces with Local & Global SAP teams, the rest of Finance team, Business/Functional Leads and teams across the organization. The successful candidate therefore gets opportunity to develop in IT, accounting and business finance areas, with an exposure to various stakeholders and finance processes.


  • Ensure SAP FICO BW HANA solutions are fit for purpose and updated timely to meet business requirements
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure quality master and transaction data are available in SAP ECC and BW
  • Regularly conduct data integrity check on SAP BW FICO data and take proactive steps to resolve any issue
  • Constantly monitor availability and performance of SAP BW and follow up any issue with the relevant SAP local and global teams for prompt resolution
  • Develop aggressive training plans to block identified competence gaps among end users
  • Participate in the development and review of training materials and support training delivery on best-effort basis to increase SAP user effectiveness in FICO areas of the business
  • Assist SAP BW end users to create report bookmarks and provide super user support when required
  • Standardization and automation of MI reports using Macros and Power BI
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure accurate cost mappings in the management information report
  • Manage priorities (including accommodation of ad-hoc queries) and stakeholder expectations to ensure deadlines are met without compromising the quality and integrity of deliverables.
  • Support implementation of global MI standards in the organization, including Touchless MI use cases
  • Continuous focus on improvement opportunities to reduce complexity and promote best practice

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience to the role.
  • SAP Finance certification and working knowledge of other modules integration is a must
  • Partial qualification in professional accounting program such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA will be an added advantage
  • IT knowledge or skill is an added advantage
  • Prior experience in Management Information and Reporting will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; adds insight that aids decision making and value delivery
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel & Powerpoint, and passion for working with data
  • Experience in the application of Touchless MI tools (like Power BI), or if not a keenness to acquire this knowledge
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain resilient under pressure, manage conflicting priorities, whilst maintaining a strong value/risk focus to everything you do
  • Eagerness to learn and develop

Additional Information:

Successful candidate must be:

  • Able to climb a steep learning curve and work independently with minimal supervision within a very short period
  • Excellent team player with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to team dynamics, with a balanced focus on delivery, development and personal life
  • Have high ethical standards and compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Willing to work non-standard hours at month ends and quarter ends, if necessary

Job Type:Full-Time

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