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Job Description

Requisition ID: 157762 
Work Area: Finance 
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 10% 
Career Status: Professional 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.


Organizationally located within Global Controlling, the Digital Business Services (DBS) Controlling department supports its executive board member, its business unit heads as well as the global head of services sales in all controlling-relevant processes across the entire value chain from services sales to service delivery. In addition, it offers its enhanced business expertise in portfolio evaluations, project controlling and other ad-hoc reports making “the difference” in decision-making processes. By this, its team members are creating impact on their business partners’ operations, their mid- and long-term strategic direction as well as the success of the transformation of the global end-to-end services business. We are looking for an (Associate) Controller (f/m) with a strong background in Finance and Controlling for our Cross-Controlling Team. One of the main tasks will be the preparation and allocation of business relevant reporting for the global DBS management as well as support of the DBS Business Units in all controlling related matters. You will be a business partner to the regional DBS Heads and the regional finance teams to support financial and operational issues. At the same time you will be working closely together with all Teams in Global Controlling as well as internally within DBS Controlling and Operations in order to support various controlling processes and ensure compliance with SAP’s financial guidelines.


  • Manages financial performance of the Digital Business Services functions
  • Focus on leveraging tools and systems in order to ensure transparency for the steering of the DBS Board Area in close partnership with the Enterprise Analytics Teams
  • Close co-operation with regional DBS teams and other global DBS business units
  • Actively leading various activities to ensure overall global DBS financial performance, like quarter end close, financial forecast, budgeting as well as latest estimates
  • Safeguarding the financial compliance of all DBS business units
  • Act as role model for using our own SAP products as catalyst for increased F&A efficiency
  • Create, write and communicate briefings, presentations and memos for senior management and interpret, analyze and evaluate business plans and operating/financial plans
  • Driving standardization of planning, reporting and definitions and rolling out services controlling specific processes across all levels of the organization


  • University degree and/or MBA in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Very good knowledge of consulting and support business
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to understand complex frameworks
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Strong conceptual and structured work style
  • Strong sense of prioritization, results and execution focused
  • Process knowledge on SAP internal revenue & customer processes would be of advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, presentation and writing skills to successfully interact with colleagues and executive management alike
  • Excellent skills in diagnosing inefficiencies in business processes and initiating and completing corrective actions
  • Profound experience with SAP® products (e.g. SAP CO/FI,  Business Warehouse)
  • Ability to drive business transformation and execution against ambitious milestones
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Business level English and German required, additional languages a plus


Profound academic and practical experience with a strong focus on controlling or finance.  


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us at Careers.Germany@sap.com. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 39,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company's innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects. Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges.

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