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SAP Financial Applications Architect at Armstrong Flooring in Lancaster, PA

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SAP Financial Applications Architect 
Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI), has a job opportunity for a SAP Financial Applications Architect to join the Application Solutions team located at our Lancaster, PA campus.  The Architect is a member of the team of IT professionals responsible for the business solutions that support Armstrong Flooring Accounting/Tax/Treasury organizations. The SAP Financial Applications Architect will ensure the efficient configuration, development, testing and deployment of SAP (and ancillary application) solutions required to support these areas. The individual will also be engaged with our 3rd party delivery partner and end users to simplify processes, enhance and/or create new features and functions and/or help increase adoption through building of key user networks.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the IT relationship managers and internal customers to understand business requirements, processes & challenges through the creation of IT charters, identification of solution options and the design and build of business solutions. Formulate action plans using established standards, procedures and methodologies with cost estimations and resource planning for improving solution delivery or enhancement projects
  • Serve as a functional consultant to translate new business requirements into solutions comprised of available SAP and/or SAP-related tools. Includes responsibility for designing, validating, implementing, and supporting final solutions
  • Research and evaluate new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness
  • Recommend and lead the roll-out of new SAP functionality or existing functionality to new locations
  • Provide thought leadership, mentorship, and forum leadership in the area of responsibilities
  • Lead a FI team during a project
  • Support and drive process improvements within SAP Financial Accounting modules and Controlling modules
  • Provide education and support to end users to maximize the benefit of SAP to their daily job functions
  • Work as an IT Consultant to deliver solutions in a secure manner
  • Provide Tier 3 support for the Accounting, Tax and Treasury business processes in SAP as well as supporting bolt-ons, software applications and interfaces
  • Research and participate in benchmarks for technologies for trends or emerging best practices and opportunities for continuous improvements and/or to support overall corporate and business goals
  • Work with business users and IT team for timely resolution of operational (functional and technical) and project issues
  • Understand and articulate our technical environment and develop associated road-map for advancing areas to meet the business needs.



  • Moderate travel expected, approximately 10%
  • Occasional travel for conferences, vendor meetings or similar activities may be required (


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, business, accounting or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of hands on experience working with SAP ECC - expert knowledge in SAP Controlling and a strong understanding of FI
  • Strong understanding of FICO integrations with other modules like eWM, SD, MM, PS, FA and HR
  • Experience in configuring and supporting SAP CO-PA and Material Ledger
  • Good knowledge of SAP structures, configuration standards, object dependencies and tables
  • Experience leading and managing project team members and deliverables
  • Strong statistical, analytical and advanced problem solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of all aspects of a full life cycle implementation and production support; 1+ full life-cycle SAP implementation is a plus
  • Experience in manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience with Taxware (or similar tax application) is a plus
  • Experience with SAP BW and SAP BPC is desirable
  • Hands on experience of new SAP technologies such as New GL, HANA and Simple Finance is desirable


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:        

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation and documentation to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Results-driven self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to collaborate with business and IT team members at all levels of an organization to efficiently develop solutions and resolve process/operational, functional, data and technical issues
  • Independent, inquisitive, self-starter capable of working in groups or individually


About the Location (Lancaster, PA)


Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants. 


Why Armstrong Flooring?


With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Competitive 401(k) with company match
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity


Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at www.goscoutgo.com/searchfirmreferral.

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