The purpose of the Senior SAP FI Functional specialist role is to act as a key player in the evolution and support of the SAP Finance application and its interfaces in the NMBS system landscape; this includes:

  • Manage the financial processes in FI
  • Master data management ( customers, vendors, business partners, GL, ….)
  • Interfaces to and from different Legacy Applications via SAP PO/PI and SAP Idocs and web services
  • Interfaces to and from other SAP systems

Providing day-to-day excellence in Functional & Technical Application Support which entails:

  • End to End responsibility for resolving assigned incidents/requests
  • Diagnosing/Analyzing issues and changes, design solutions
  • Preparation of functional/technical specifications using technical expertise
  • Customizing in SAP Finance (FI)
  • Participate in meetings with business in Dutch and French
  • On-site support with business in Dutch and French
  • Pick-up the phone in Dutch and/or French
  • Handle tickets from the business written in Dutch or French
  • Give courses/ training in both national languages

Major Accountabilities:

  • Incident handling, problem and change management, including the unit-, integration- and regression testing of the solution. This also includes drawing up functional specifications for the development team and customizing the SAP FI application.
  • Work with NMBS Process Leads, NMBS key users and other BA Finance members to operationally manage assigned change requests, bug fixes and small operational enhancements. Ensure fit with the existing solutions to achieve customer/user satisfaction, engagement/adoption by the business.
  • Actively bring in best practices, out-of-the box thinking, insights and technology trends to help improve the SAP FI application and level of service regarding the application.Proactively try to improve support, training, processes and communication with regard to the SAP FI application
  • Actively participate in small or larger projects that involve changes to the SAP FI application.

You will report to the Finance Business Area Lead and will work closely with the NMBS Finance department and other NMBS IT functions.


  • University (Master) degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze functional requirements and translate these into functional specifications and technical implementations.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in customizing and maintaining SAP FI:
    • Experience with the SAP FI modules:
    • New GL, AR, AP, Banking
      • FSCM (receivables management)
      • FCC (Financial closing cockpit) with Redwood job scheduler integration
      • Asset accounting with a strong integration with PS
      • Tax handling (Fiscal, legal-, VAT-, EClist- and Intrastat reporting)
      • Inventory accounting
      • Financial statements
    • Knowledge of Financial contract accounting (FICA) and Convergent invoicing (CI) considered as an advantage
    • SAP BRF plus, Open Text and ExStream knowledge considered as an advantage
    • Experience in integration with other SAP ECC modules CRM, SD, MM (+VIM), PS, CO, HR and BW.
    • Other SAP experience: LSMW, Solman, EnableNow, Abap debugging, Redwood job scheduler
  • Excellent knowledge of the core financial processes
  • Strong communication skills. The candidate should be able to verbally communicate, read and write in Dutch, French and English.
  • Strength in building and reinforcing good governance, risk management and strong operational practices
  • Have completed at least 2 SAP implementation cycles

What Ypto offers

Within our open company culture you'll contribute to the digital transformation of the NMBS. You have a job with a profound impact on society and which leaves plenty of room for your own contributions. Aside from a good work-life balance and a competitive salary, we can offer:

  • Possibility to work remotely (+ flexible schedule)
  • 35 days off
  • company car + public transport subscription
  • Target bonus
  • Hospitalisation insurance (incl. dental) for the entire family, group- and invalidity insurance (cafetariaplan)
  • Meal- and Eco vouchers
  • Net fees for remote work and carwash + internet budget
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Near Brussels Midi Station

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ERP & Data Management

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Challenging projects

At Ypto, you never stand still. Every day is different and offers the opportunity to be challenged to innovate in order to find the best solution for our customer.

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Social impact

Through your work, you contribute to the future of Belgian railways and have a tangible impact on millions of people.

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Growth opportunities

Initiative, trust and self-management are key. You will have the support of your colleagues to develop and the opportunity to grow.

Application procedure

Did you apply for a position at Ypto? Or are you curious about how our application procedure works? We follow the four steps below each time. Depending on the position, an additional interview or assessment may be required.


CV screening

We take a close look at your CV and check whether it matches the profile you are looking for. We may call you briefly to ask about your motivation and experience.


Interviews and questionnaire

If the outcome of this screening is positive, you are invited to a (video) interview with your direct supervisor and your HR Business Partner. During these interviews, we discuss your motivation, knowledge, experience and skills as well as the content of the job. We also talk about the online questionnaire you filled in prior to the interview.


Reference analysis

Finally, we contact the references you will have provided. This way, we can make you out better.


We have a match: welcome to Ypto

Have you been selected? If so, we will be happy to draw up an attractive proposal and welcome you to our organisation.

Spontaneous application

Would you like to work with us on the future of SNCB but cannot immediately find the right vacancy? Then feel free to submit a spontaneous application. Who knows, you might soon be part of our team!