Controlling Associate SAP Marketing
New York, NY
Job Description

Requisition ID: 214663
Work Area: Finance
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Graduate
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That's why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it's the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people's lives.


Organizationally located within Global Controlling, the CEO Controlling team supports the CEO of SAP and its business unit heads in all controlling-relevant processes (budgeting, forecasting and month-end/quarter-end/year-end closing). 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.

CEO Marketing Controlling ensures a superior business partnering for all Central- and Regional Marketing units as well as Cloud Marketing.

Beyond business unit controlling's classic business partner role, it actively engages in steering SAP's strive for operational excellence together with the Marketing community. Hereby, a high quality standard in analysis, reporting and provisioning of decision-making proposals is essential to succeed.


  • Understand key metrics of SAP's business, strategy and operations; its services, solutions and organization - especially in the Board Area Office of the CEO.
  • Implementing and leading processes and standards in the financial area globally and ensure regional compliance.
  • Act as financial project lead for several financial optimization projects.
  • Work closely and in an effective collaboration with related business units as a "Trusted Business Advisor" by understanding the business needs, behavior and doing and supporting them in their controlling requirements.
  • Conceptual enhancement of current cost allocation models and processes.
  • Coordination of Budget and Forecast preparations, analyze planning accuracy and consistency.
  • Monitor significant KPIs and financials on an on-going basis.
  • Conduct and monitor financial planning activities.
  • Deliver key messages from in-depth analysis and monitoring of performance drivers;
  • recommend action items to management in reports.
  • Actively engage with all relevant stakeholders


  • University degree, MBA or similar with emphasis in Finance / Controlling
  • High degree of "get it done" mentality and goal orientation
  • Ideally, candidate possesses multiple years of experience in Finance/Controlling with focus on Sales & Marketing
  • Heavy on accounting (deferrals and prepaid)
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a sound of knowledge of a variety of controlling instruments and a solid basis in cost accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills also in an international environment
  • Ability to present complex business models and analysis to senior management, as well as prepare these presentations for top management meetings
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Very proactive, independent as well as professional and accomplished working style
  • Excellent skills in SAP BW and other common analytics applications, as well as MS Office
  • other common analytics applications, as well as MS Office
  • Fluent in English, additional language is a plus

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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Job Type Full-time