Technical Specialist - SAP Finance

Abbott Laboratories Minnetonka , MN 55345

Posted 1 week ago

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Job Title:

IT Technical Specialist


Minnetonka, MN

Primary Job Function:

Provides in-depth technical expertise & direction in the development and support of client area application systems/programming requirements and processes (e.g. new, enhancements or maintenance), in the preparation of application system specifications, and in the development, testing, and implementation of efficient, cost effective application solutions.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Serve as technical expert or lead projects/programs and technical staff to develop, test and implement significant new products, or operational improvements or devise new approaches to problems at the division/business unit.

Conduct investigation activity/research and give technical advice to the adoption or integration of new technologies and their business impact.

Lead in the development of standards and procedures and publish/communicate findings via IOI's, presentations, white papers, etc.

Review, validate & enhance design, conduct performance monitoring and capacity planning; install, test and upgrade releases and associated products.

Evaluate & recommend new software, utilities, and tools.

Set the strategy for implementing new technologies.

In specialized systems (ie. SAP) effectively set options to change the way the program works (configuration responsibilities).



No Direct Reports

Position Accountability/Scope:

Accountable for total project scope, budget, completion within budget constraints and schedules completion date. Accountable for successful and timely completion of all tasks/projects under direct and matrix control. Post completion audit of project after implementation to verify expected benefits vs. costs, both development and operating. Project success is critical to the continued business success of the corporation.

Minimum Education:

A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent.

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • 5-8 years of experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer engineering

  • 3 years of years experience working in SAP ECC FICO

  • Demonstrated verbal and written analytical/problem solving, communication, negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying accounting principles.

  • Technical experience includes a comprehensive working knowledge of all accounting areas.

  • Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, etc.) and Company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks

  • Advanced personal computer skills (i.e., MS Office Suite) including demonstrated spreadsheet and word processing.

Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally

JOB FAMILY:IT Business Relationship Management

DIVISION:GIS Global Information Services

LOCATION:United States > Minnesota : 14900 Minnetonka Industrial Road



TRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the Time


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Technical Specialist - SAP Finance

Abbott Laboratories