SAP Finance Analyst (FI/CO) in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Title:        SAP Financial Analyst (FI/CO)

Reporting to: Reporting to the Enterprise Applications Senior Manager

Location:        Toronto, ON


About Spin Master


Spin Master (TSX:TOY; is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. We are best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, we have received 83 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 25 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of our competitors. To date, we have produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and our current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia. Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results


Job Overview:


Reporting to the Enterprise Applications Senior Manager, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide SAP project/continuous improvement support and guidance to business users within the finance area.  This encompasses SAP modules Finance and Controlling.  The candidate will be key contributor to the Toronto Enterprise Applications Team.


Job Responsibilities:


Business Process Improvement


  • Identify and recommend actions to streamline business processes, eliminate redundant or out dated procedures and processes
  • Assist in business systems and process reviews, assist users in defining and documenting their business system requirements
  • Guide employees when defining existing business process to ensure business system requirements are aligned with those processes, including recommendation for improvement and documentation  

Implementation of new SAP functionality


  • Adhere to Spin Master IT Project methodology and change control policies
  • Facilitate Business Requirements Gathering through workshops and interviews with business experts
  • Prepare and maintain SAP business process documentation
  • Prepare and maintain all associated project documentation
  • Prepare Functional specs for all system changes, work with ABAP developer where necessary
  • Perform configuration changes where necessary
  • Perform unit and functional testing
  • Facilitate Integration and User Acceptance Testing
  • Assist with SAP End-User Training to all customer service, sales, and planning groups
  • Prepare Cut-over Plan where necessary
  • Perform/Monitor all cut-over activities in preparation for Go-Live 


Production Support

  • Support all Spin Master business units globally on SAP projects and continuous improvement change requests.
  • Address production support issues according to issue criticality and priority as set by Sr. Manger, Enterprise Applications
  • Maintain SAP FI/CO Configuration
  • Regularly review the elements of the Finance and Controlling processes used in all regions.
  • Support where applicable third party software interfaces such as those pertaining to EDI 

Stay current on area of expertise                                                                   

  • Maintain proficiency and stay current with regards to the SAP FI and CO modules
  • Stay current on business application software products assigned to support 

Job Requirements


  • SAP Configuration expertise in FI and CO modules: New General Ledger accounting, Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, bank communication management, Fixed assets management, cost center accounting, product cost controlling, profitability analysis (CO-PA) and tax management.
  • SAP technical experience in FI and CO: Know CATT/LSMW, Familiar with User-Exits/BADIs and other enhancements available; Capable of working with developer in the area of Smart Forms, ALE, EDI-Mapping, Interface.
  • Experience working in a global company
  • A University accounting or commerce degree or equivalent experience
  • CPA or CMA designation is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience as a Business Systems Analyst
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word and MS Visio
  • Electronic bank communications management and IFRS/GAAP experience
  • Experience working with the following applications is useful; SAP BW and SAP BI



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