The Davey Tree Expert Company

SAP Controlling Business Analyst

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 295 S. Water Street, 3rd Floor, 44240 

Requisition ID: 187944

Position Overview

Ready to join our 2023 S4 Implementation?

The Business Applications group at the Davey Tree Expert Company works as a team to focus on improving internal processes, making it easier to do business with Davey, supporting internal and external clients with technology and providing expertise in managing various projects.  While we work primarily with SAP, we also develop mobile applications, integrate best-of-breed applications with SAP, provide insight through analytics, and support client-facing transactional systems such as our online billpay system.  In early 2020, we were a finalist for the SAP Innovation of the Year award for our Fiori SuccessFactors Extension App!

We are looking to fill the role of a mid-career SAP FI/CO Business Analyst.

Job Duties

The SAP FICO Business Analyst is responsible for providing SAP configuration and production support for systems related activities for SAP FI & CO Modules; looking for and executing business performance improvement projects, managing IT and non-IT projects with internal customers and external partners; providing application support to internal customers with focus on adding value to all processes; and producing training and documentation for new processes.  Support of our Vertex Tax System, Concur, Esker, and our Client Payment Infrastructure is a part of this role.

  • SAP FICO Configuration
  • Coordinates process and application enhancements for internal customers.
  • Analyzes existing processes and designs new flows for technology-reliant process improvements.
  • Serves as project manager for in-house development or implementation of vendor-based systems
  • Works with other team members to determine the overall effect of changes and enhancements across the entire value stream
  • Working with Executive Management on Performance Improvement Opportunities
  • Participates in the project governance committee to ensure the right projects are being chosen and executed.
  • Conducts analysis for project requests to find opportunities for improvement
  • Creates and reviews designs to make sure they are in line with business objectives 
  • Coordinates team members in the execution of projects
  • Working with the BI team to produce analytics related to finance and accounting


Testing functionality, creating documentation, and training end users on new and current functionality

Insures that users are kept informed of all system updates and process changes

Provides training and development support to users


Support and Enhancement of our Client Payment infrastructure including payment website, payment gateway vendors and system, as well as billing support.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent required.  Degree in Finance or Accounting strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years full-time experience with the SAP FICO Module required.  SAP hands-on configuration experience and daily production support in FI and CO, integration with Payroll, integration with SD/PM/CS and multiple currencies required.
  • Experience with Payment Infrastructure (Payment Gateways, Merchant Services) and SAP integration with that infrastructure required.
  • Experience with Vertex O-Series Tax Software strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Concur strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Esker strongly preferred
  • Experience with Project Systems integration strongly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English with all levels within the company required
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic required.  Consulting experience is a plus.  Must be able to lead initiatives with little supervision.
  • SAP ECC version 6.0 experience or higher required.  S4 configuration experience a plus.
  • Experience leading or managing projects required.  PMP, Scrum-Master or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Experience with a process improvement methodology such as Lean or Six Sigma strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team-oriented collaborative environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, complex tasks and demands.  Must be comfortable with ambiguity and able to forge direction.
  • Experience with UX (User Experience) design preferred.
  • Strong organizational and relational skills required.  Must be able to interact professionally and confidently with both C-Level executives and staff-level employees.
  • Experience building analytics & dashboards and using those to produce actionable insight to senior management strongly preferred.

Additional Information

What We Offer: * 

  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group health plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Scholarship program for children of employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.  

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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