Business Systems Analyst - Finance Applications

Des Moines, IA, United States

Job TitleBusiness Systems Analyst - Finance ApplicationsJob DescriptionI. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Reviews, analyzes and evaluates complex processes, systems and user needs for planned projects. Documents business requirements and needs and generates associated business solutions that satisfy Meredith’s needs. Assists the IT staff in understanding the operational needs for both automated and manual solutions to business processes. In addition, this position acts as the functional subject matter expert within the department and divisionII. Essential Job Functions

Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

 Partners with business users to gather all requirements to prepare business specifications. Translates requirements into business functionality.
 Acts as the Finance systems expert in partnership with other IT teams and internal departments to deliver technology solutions.
 Uses analysis techniques to analyze and translate solution requirements into technical requirements for both enhancements and projects; developing required functional and technical documentation
 Work with the user community to analyze system issues and manage the resolution process.
 Finance application maintenance, configuration and support: Support the day to day work of the Finance teams by offering instruction, advice and troubleshooting of the systems that have been implemented
 Design and execute test plans to ensure business requirements and functional specifications meet objectives. Perform unit testing of configurations, integrations & the complete system. Develops any necessary technical or functional documentation.
 Understands the long-term business objectives and suggests strategies to meet those objectives. Introduces innovation to business processes through technology if appropriate.
 Develops a strong understanding of systems and interdepartmental relationships. Ensures that all system implementations/changes consider the operational impact and work with the teams concerned to integrate with other systems with limited production system impact.
 Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing business processes and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, and makes recommendations in these areas.
 Evaluates hardware and software vendors and/or third party hardware and software vendors and reports significant findings regarding business services applications
 Creates policies and procedures and ensures adoption.
 Provides on-site work process and re-engineering support to business partners as needed.
 Collaborates with the business to create vision, understand, champion, and prioritize their wants and needs.
 Completes assigned project deliverables according to project plan and expected quality. Responsible for analyzing requirements, setting customers’ expectations, collaborating with technical teams, documenting high-level designs, performing configurations, coordinating testing activities30%
 Communicates to stakeholders regarding related operation functions.
 Maintains and distributes associated scorecard information.
 Monitors Corporate objectives to understand the business drivers.
 Supports applications with business management consultation.
 Provides guidance to and assists in training less experienced Associate Business Analyst and Business Analyst. May act as a functional leader.100%

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Business Administration, or equivalent education and experience.
Minimum four years experience working in a Systems Analyst, Superuser, or other technical capacity understanding, documenting, and communicating business requirements.
Required skills:
• Strong Oracle EBS financial applications skills (Oracle EBS R12 -- AP, AR, GL, FA, PA, OIE)
• Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Good technical documentation skills and implementation methodology.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Minimum required knowledge of using in Oracle Sql.
• Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical knowledge.
• Must be highly-motivated, self-directed and have ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
• Previous experience with complex active system requirement definitions.
• Excellent direct customer contact skills.
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage workload.
Preferred skills:
• Kofax / Markview knowledge.
• BI / Report writing tools knowledge and work experience (e.g. MicroStrategy, Cognos impromptu.)
• Project Management skills.

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