Dow Jones

Principal Software Engineer, Financial System

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Job Function
IT Development
Business Area
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Job Description

Dow Jones is undertaking a Finance Transformation program to equip the Finance department for future. As part of this program, Dow Jones is looking for an experienced SAP ERP solution engineer who will take on a lead role in driving solutions for Finance initiatives.


The key projects include:

  • End to end delivery of an SAP ERP solution to enhance customer experience, provide for organizational agility and flexibility, establish tight revenue and monetary controls and give the business a single source of the truth for their revenue streams.

  • Scope of effort will cover order to cash, acquire to retire, record to report and procure to pay functions at a minimum using the SAP S4/HANA platform.

  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and SI partner to bring in leading & best practices as well as articulate business process changes to avoid customizations.

  • Through thoughtful design discussions, analysis, documentation and collaboration with peers, ensure given solutions are matched to business needs.

  • Coordinate with project team members and gain cooperation and alignment

  • Share knowledge and experience working with SAP solutions with other team members.

  • Validate assumptions, proposals and solutions offered by third parties on the SAP platform and ensure Dow Jones objectives are met.

  • With any given solution, ensure development estimates and proposed work effort are optimized

  • Provide regular status updates, monitoring progress and escalating to management as needed

  • Successfully manage the relationships with the program sponsors and all stakeholders

  • Work with System Integrator and business to understand Finance business processes and provide the technology solutions to support these processes.

  • Provide ad hoc training and consulting to business super users as required during the entire implementation. This includes doing a POC for a functionality to help business understand how it would work in the new system

  • Create and maintain comprehensive solution documentation


  • Proven working experience with 10 or more years in solution engineering in SAP S4/HANA technology

  • Functional and configuration experience in S/4 HANA Enterprise Management (order to cash, acquire to retire, procure to pay and record to retire), S/4 Subscription Financials and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

  • Experience in all aspects of financial solutions.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Finance domain in accounting, closing, consolidations, planning & forecasting, taxes, controls and compliance.

  • Highly self motivated, work ethic driven with keen attention to detail and exceptional customer orientation

  • Ability to define, create and maintain SAP roadmaps for business area

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to perform complex system analysis and draw conclusions by relating information from different sources, including root-cause analysis and issue resolution

  • Ability to relate technical ideas and functionality to non-technical users in the language they understand

  • Strong stakeholder management, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Undergraduate degree is required; and a graduate degree is highly desirable.

Company Overview

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets


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