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City of Houston Houston, TX Full Time
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS
Posting Number:  26782                             
Department: Houston Information Technology Services (HITS)                        
Division: HITS – Enterprise Application Services - ERP                                    
Reporting Location: 611 Walker                              
Workdays & Hours:  Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.*    *Subject to Change
In order to meet the City’s financial businesses’ changing needs this role is critical for the ongoing support and maintenance of the City’s core financial system, SAP, in the following SAP modules and other third-party applications in order to meet business needs that are aligned with the overall technology direction in the following core areas, among other areas:
  • Responsible for supporting the City of Houston with SAP FICO processes and configurations, e.g., SAP Finance and Controlling, Funds Management, Grants Management, Fixed Assets, Project Systems, Treasury, etc.
  • Understand complex finance functions in order to assist the business in the development and modernization of critical finance systems and processes, due to the roles requirement of being a finance SAP FICO subject matter expert (SME) requiring broad and deep ERP-SAP FICO experience. 
  • Assist the business in automation, optimization, and innovation finance related processes using the City’s SAP finance system and related third party applications.
  • Serve as an application expert and support users in their daily, month end and year end processes using SAP.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze the impact of configuration and process changes across other FI/CO and SAP modules.
  • Responsible for supporting finance business users and controllership to clearly capture new requests for SAP finance code block, master data changes, etc. 
  • Provide governance and oversight for critical finance interfaces, including IDOC and batch process monitoring and resolution.
  • Serving as a SME in one or more business areas, provide analytic support to all user departments of the SAP accounting services. Including develop ad-hoc custom reports and data extracts for management.
  • Experience creating detailed documentation, test scripts, and user training to support business processes and new development. 
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to make timely and sound decisions based on logical assumptions and factual-information.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use testing methodologies, processes and tools for testing of functionality, including unit, integration, system, regression and dry run testing. 
  • Coordinate execution of project tasks in your functional area and be comfortable in working under the pressure of tight project deadlines.
  • Supporting the City’s Fiscal Year End (FYE), as well as ensuring effective day-to-day operations and success of critical interfaces to banks, e.g., JPMorgan, etc. 
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.? Significant time spent using computer display, keyboard, and mouse. Operates a motor vehicle.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management and Information Systems (MIS) or a closely related field. Usually has advanced technical certifications that demonstrate mastery of a specialized applications
At least six (6) years of technology experience supporting applications. Advanced certifications and/or greater than six (6) years applicable experience may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the education requirement.
None**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. **
Preferences shall be given to those with the following:
  • Experience working with large ERP, accounting / finance systems, like SAP and oversight in Financial Systems
  • At least six years of SAP FICO experience.
  • Previous public-sector experience
  • Certification in SAP in this field – SAP FICO 
  • Other IT certifications, such as ITIL.  
  • Technical and functional proficiency in finance and accounting processes, transactions, modules and terminology
None; however, Department may administer skills assessment test.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION                         NO
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


 Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to SENIOR IT PROFESSIONAL - APPLICATIONS (FICO) 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to SENIOR IT PROFESSIONAL - APPLICATIONS (FICO) or call (832/393-8511). 
If you need special services or accommodations, call (832/393-8511). (TTY 7-1-1) 
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.   
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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