Job ID R-455206 Date posted 11/23/2022 Apply

Athena 2 Cost Accountant

Job Description Summary

The A2 Operating Model SME will be supporting the Athena 2 Cost Accountant on the implementation activities for wave 2. This is a 2 year full-time A2 project role.

Job Description

The scope of the A2 project is:

  • EMEA BD1 and BARD systems integration:
    • migrating BD1 & BARD Quote-to-Cash process to S/4 H, and
    • BARD JDE Finance to a global S/4 H Platform
    • legacy BD ECC Finance to a global S/4 H Platform
  • Manufacturing is out of scope (for legacy BD, for EU Carefusion plants as well as EU BARD plants)
  • A2 can only be successful when integrated with Global Solutions (MDM, GTS, BPC, SCM, Warehouse management, Contract and Tender Management, Service Management, Procurement systems, Manufacturing Systems, ...).
  • All business units except BDM-PS processed through ECC, MPS – IS Sheffield, V Mueller, ROWA, ARX and Home healthcare.

In finance, there are 3 streams:

A2 Business Processes (G/L / Tax/ Operating Model) A2 Assets and Cash Processes (Rev Rec/ Assets & Instruments/ Customer Accounting/ Treasury) A2 Finance Data Conversion. Migration of GL OI Data Conversion / Reporting & Analytics.

There are 2 waves in the A2 program, with Wave 1 go-live complete on July 1st 2022.

Wave 2: migrate legacy BD businesses from ECC & LOTS to S/4 H, and remaining legacy Bard companies from JDE to S/4 H:

* Migrate remaining legacy BD financials from ECC to S/4 H,

* Migrate remaining legacy Bard company codes from JDE to S/4 H,

* Add additional finance functionalities for any new co codes/countries part of wave 2,

*Add required S/4 H capabilities to support the legacy BD business scenarios not yet covered during wave 1. 

The main responsibilities of the A2 Operating model SME will include:

  • Get familiar with the E2E business scenarios included in Wave 1 and Wave 2, and the way they have been designed in S/4 H.
  • Support the definition and creation of appropriate mark-up condition records in preparation of the costing runs and integration test cycles.
  • Retrieve manufacturing costs of plants on other ERP platforms that the principal is buying from and load them in S/4 H. 
  • Execute product costing run to get the materials in the EMEA LRD’s costed.
  • Verify that costs were correctly loaded and released.
  • Once inventory quantities are loaded by the supply chain team, perform an inventory reconciliation – investigate differences and in case they are due to data issues, make sure these get corrected before the start of the next data load. 
  • Help review process documentation and review/approve test scripts. 
  • Financial validation of End-To-End scenarios testing with focus on ensuring that the correct cost and mark-up values are being picked up in the transactions, that the financial postings are hitting the right GL accounts and that the correct profit center and finance country are used.
  • Provide input for training material creation and review training materials prepared by the training team.
  • Train end-users - appropriate support will be given in order to be prepared for this.
  • Support cutover activities and stabilization.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • You have a relevant business or accounting degree
  • You have prior experience with transfer pricing and inventory accounting
  • You are proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • SAP experience is preferred.
  • You have an IT affinity
  • You have an analytical mindset and problem-solving attitude
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English
  • You can work independently but are also an excellent team player (as the testing will be executed by a larger testing team and across multiple teams, the need for collaboration with multiple team members is key)
  • You are patient when responding to end user’s questions
  • You are willing and able to train users (soft skill sessions for trainers will be organized)
  • You have a drive to get the job done; during go-live and stabilization support period you might need to work outside standard day working times

Primary Work Location

BEL Erembodegem - Dorp 86

Additional Locations

ESP Barcelona, FRA Le Pont-de-Claix Cedex, GBR Winnersh - Eskdale Road

Work Shift


Working in


Take a look at the map to see what's nearby.

Working in


Take a look at the map to see what's nearby.

to a friend

of CEO

"Purpose driven company where associates work every day to make healthcare better. A lot of great initiatives going on to make BD the best MedTech company in the world."
Anonymous, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Don’t Miss Out

Receive customized job alerts based on your function and/or location search criteria.

Interested in

Join Our Talent Pool

Join our talent pool

Upload your resume to help our recruiters match you to the right job. They'll be in touch if they find a good fit.

BD Fraud Notice

Please be aware of potentially fraudulent job postings on other websites or suspicious recruiting email or text messages that attempt to collect your confidential information. If you are concerned that an offer of employment with BD, CareFusion or C.R. Bard might be a scam, please verify by searching for the posting on the careers page or contact us at For more information click here.