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SAP Central Finance Solution Architect

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33601

Company: TECO

Title: SAP Central Finance Solution Architect 
Company: Tampa Electric Company
Location: TECO Plaza 
State and City: Florida  -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

Hiring Manager:  Joyce H Kwong

Recruiter: Mark E Koener 




TITLE:                                     SAP Central Finance Solution Architect

PERFORMANCE COACH:    SAP Business Functions Lead or Manager

COMPANY:                            Tampa Electric Company

DEPARTMENT:                     Information Technologies



The SAP Central Finance Solution Architect (Architect) is a strategic role providing technical and functional expertise that resides in the BIS – IT & Corporate Department within the IT&T organization.  The Architect will provide expertise in all processes of for the company. In this critical role, the incumbent will work with business to create and execute the strategic roadmap for Finance, Controlling, including Regulatory, Business Planning, and other processes, while defining and planning technical solutions, optimal balance between cost, efficiency, and service delivery with Application Managed Services (AMS) Partner. The Architect will provide deep skills and experience in deriving the roadmap using SAP, PowerPlan, and it’s partner products



  1. Accountable for the overall end-to-end SAP functional Finance solutions design.  Ensures that system requirements are translated effectively into solutions and ensures architectural assurance is performed by overseeing the planning, integration, reporting, and standard development for the SAP application architecture.  Leads SAP Domain architecture governances to provide direction so that the organization can make appropriate design decisions (20%)
  2. Assumes ownership of all Service Delivery tickets in functional area, partnering with AMS provider to:  (20%)
    1. Ensure application stability, data integrity, and policy alignment.
    2. Convey business context and priority to AMS provider, monitor progress, ensure defined SLAs are met.
    3. Monitor, measure, and improve application service delivery to meet business needs of functional area.
    4. Ensure that the quality and timeliness of resolution for application issues and operational activities are met within service level agreements and within legal business expectation report on operational health to business and IT leadership.
  3.  Leads, coaches, and mentors managed services and/or sap technical teams in enhancements or projects to ensure th success of SAP, as needed. (20%)
  4. Works with business unit to maintain knowledge of processes/functions relevant to projects and application support assignments, as well as maintains appropriate technical skills to troubleshoot system(s); uses understanding of system setup, interdependencies of data flow and interfaces to conduct root cause analysis and resolve problems.    (10%)
  5. Establishes regular business partner engagement to understand business environment and needs, provide consultation services of the existing applications capability, convey the operational health check.  Be point of contact for escalations.   (10%)
  6. Drives impact assessment of any major change requests to requirements providing input to the Program Management Team and the appropriate governance/architect review for changes in scope and for the overall solution. (10%)

Responsible for creating and/or maintaining architectural artifacts, policies, standards, and procedures to manage information systems architecture (data systems, applications, and technology) which would include standard development practices, software architecture, system architecture, business intelligence architecture.  (10%)SUPERVISION


Direct Supervision:         May serve as a backup to the Manager/Lead.


Indirect Supervision:      SAP Configuration, Development, Security, Basis, AMS Vendor, Contractors.




Key Internal:              Interacts with all levels of employees and departments throughout the TECO Energy companies.

Key External:             Responsible for building and maintaining external relationships with vendors, contractors, consultants, and other industry specialists.




Required:       Bachelor’s degree in Information/Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems or equivalent discipline. 

Preferred:       At least one professional certification in specific job-related disciplines preferred in addition to the requirements above.


Direct Experience 

Required:       Minimum of 12-15  years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position. Minimum of 10 years of experience in SAP.

Experience in SAP Finance (HANA Finance, Financial Accounting, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Taxes, Financial Supply Chain, Controlling).

Preferred:       Strong demonstrable SAP Experience including full end-to-end project lifecycle in Gas or Electric utility implementations or SAP ERP (Finance, Supply Chain, HR/Payroll) experience highly desirable.

Certification relevant to experience.


Supervisory Experience

Required:       N/A.   



Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)


  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP Utilities Solutions e.g.  SAP ERP HANA Finance, Financial Accounting, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Taxes, Financial Supply Chain, Controlling
  • Should have at least 1 successful implementation of S/4 HANA (Full FICO or Central Finance)
  • Should be able to design the architecture of SAP Finance business process.
  • Should have experience in migration of legacy or finance applications in to SAP or Partner products
  • Demonstrated ability to champion a clear vision for SAP Finance and PowerPlan systems to be implemented and the manner for which they will support business unit processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with business partners, IT team members and senior management.
  • Expert knowledge of SAP software applications and hardware technologies.  Stays current with IT industry trends and emerging technologies; leads application of new technologies.
  • Expert verbal, written, organizational, analytical and presentation skills.  Strong leadership and analytical skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability leading teams in support of business process analysis efforts and educating others in the proper application of tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently conduct interviews with management and other department leaders and distinguish between business needs and requests.
  • Proficient knowledge of defined business processes.  Working knowledge of business software applications and hardware technologies. 
  • Understanding of project plans and ability to clearly articulate roles, project goals, and timelines.  Understanding of the components of running a fiscally successful projectDemonstrated proficiency at assessing the proposed project plans to ensure all needs are met.
  • Drives continuous process improvement for SDLC, maintenance, application support, and Information Technology architecture.
  • Provides expert knowledge of work order lifecycle management with Work and Asset Management end-to-end solutions
  • Provides Plant Maintenance expertise with business and technical processes
  • Demonstrates experience with integrations of complex solutions between SAP technologies and non-SAP systems


  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP Utilities Solutions e.g., Concur, Ariba
  • Ability to develop and maintain solution architecture documents, establish policies & standards to meet the developing needs of the business.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and manage conversion into designs, configuration & functional specification whilst maintaining integrity of overall application design.
  • Ability to assess emerging business & regulatory changes and articulate how these can positively impact the Company.
  • Experience partnering in an AMS model with demonstrated results of timely delivery of operational services meeting service level agreements.
  • Should be able to design the architecture in SAP S4 HANA as per business processes. 1 full life cycle HANA implementation is desired.
  • Should have expert knowledge & experience in SAP S4 HANA Finance and integration with SD/MM/ABAP/PI/FIORI.
  • Should have experience in Migration to SAP S/4 HANA Finance, Financial Accounting, General Ledger (FI-GL), Accounts Payable (FI-AP), Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), Taxes (FI-AP/AR), SAP Financial Supply Chain Management (FIN-FSCM), Controlling (CO),
  • Gathering business requirements, providing conceptual and detailed designs to meet business needs, performing necessary SAP configurations, writing detail specifications for development of custom programs, testing, co-ordination of transports to production and post go live support.
  • Set product priorities and work with scrum teams. Map customer business needs to product designs and articulate through epics and stories. Manage the maintenance backlog.
  • Organize client workshops, requirements validation and group discussions
  • Develop Proof-of-Concept capabilities with a quick turnaround to meet the needs of Business Stakeholders
  • Experienced in SAP implementation with “ACTIVATE” and “AGILE” methodology, including various phases like Requirement Analysis, Design, Development, E2E Test, UAT, Go-Live and support. Experience with integration technologies: SAP PI/PO, Biztalk, SAP ALE/EDI/IDOCs

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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