Softworld Business Systems Analyst III-ERT in Lexington, Massachusetts

Business Systems Analyst III-ERT

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Date posted:

December 01, 2016

Job Type:

Contract

Location:

Lexington, MA

Job ID:

222601

Description:

Softworld Inc. Client has an immediate need for a Business Systems Analyst located in both Lexington, MA and Exton, PA.

Financial Management Information (MI) data flows in both directions between the SAP and Hyperion environments. The Business Systems Analyst is responsible for ensuring that:

• SAP based users’ requests are addressed while ensuring the MI processes are followed • SAP based business processes are fully supported from an MI perspective to ensure no interruption The SAP environment changes in response to normal business operations, process improvement initiatives and as the SAP global footprint expands. The SAP user base is also diverse, including members of Commercial, Corporate, Research and Development and Technical Operations Functions. Maintaining data integrity therefore requires the job holder to: • Be responsible for requests within the SAP Master Data and Map change control service to ensure compliance with global SAP MI policies across various business units • Conduct a global support service to SAP and Hyperion users to ensure that Financial Close, Budget and Forecast process are unaffected by MI operations. This service operates from Exton, PA and Lexington, MA locations • Perform a business partnering service to ensure that MI meets and supports the development goals of MI customer groups

Responsibilities

30% - Responsible for performing ongoing Operational MI Tasks (SAP Master Data Creation/Modification including GL Accounts, Cost Centers, Internal Orders and Profit Centers) and providing the support relating to ensuring the linkage of those SAP Objects to Hyperion remains intact. This includes: - Processing multiple requests from customers representing various areas of the business - Acting as a liaison between various groups to process requests that may have a cross functional impact - Ensuring all business needs are understood and met while also ensuring the MI processes and protocols are followed - Extracting SAP Master Data and related information for reporting and analysis - Mass uploading of new SAP Master Data and/or uploading of changes to existing SAP Master Data - Working closely with the SAP Technical Team to process requests that may require technical or configuration related changes - Working with other members of MI Team who are responsible for JD Edwards Master Data - Ad hoc work as necessary

30% - Participate in business critical process support (Financial Close, Budget, and Forecast) and responsible for ensuring MI related processes are followed. This includes: For Financial Close: - Working with areas of the business such as Global Business Services, Group Controlling and Finance Business Partners to support issues relating to the Financial Close Cycle and subsequent reporting - Supporting various processes in SAP such as Assessment Cycles, Distribution Cycles and Internal Orders - Troubleshooting issues relating to the month-end process of extracting data from SAP and Loading into HFM - Working with other MI Team Members to ensure the Financial Close activities in all sites are supported and issues are addressed and resolved for all ERP source data including SAP, JD Edwards etc. - Ad hoc work as necessary For Budget and Forecast: - Working with Finance Business Partners to ensure all Master Data required for budget and forecast is set up correctly and available in the Hyperion Planning Budget Application - Understanding and supporting the flow of SAP related Master Data through the Hyperion Planning Budget Application - Working with other MI Team Members to ensure Budget and Forecast activities in all sites are supported and issues are addressed and resolved - Ad hoc work as necessary

30% - Support SAP MI Project related activities. This includes but is not limited to: - Participating as an MI representative in SAP Implementations - MI related activities included in the addition of New Legal Entities to current instance of SAP - MI related activities included in organizational changes and integrations - Ad hoc work as necessary

10% - Support SAP related enhancement activities

• Experience as a user of Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, SmartView and Hyperion Financial Data Management preferred • Experience working with JD Edwards preferred • Experience with General Ledger and Monthly Financial closing processes preferred • Experience with Monthly Financial Report preparation and analysis preferred • Previous participation in systems implementation projects preferred • Experience with systems testing and reconciliation activities preferred • Experience working with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliant Processes preferred • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies • Ability to lead delivery of low to moderate complexity, short term projects or project components under supervision of a project manager • Drive and commitment –ability to work on own initiative under pressure and to demanding deadlines • Open and communicative –ability to interact at all levels with financial and non-financial colleagues • Excellent general IT and spreadsheet skills • Developed interpersonal skills; required to form effective working relationships with diverse user groups • Task orientated individual with proven ability to manage both operational processes and project based initiatives • Processing various SAP related MI requests requires ability to determine which solution may be best for each individual request • Ability to determine when to refer request to higher level when decision relates to the assimilating of business need, system logic and MI policy to determine a course of action that meets customer requirements without impacting data flow integrity . Required Skills: Education and Experience Requirements • Minimum 5 years financial analysis, accounting or related experience including 2 years’ experience as an FI/CO user with working knowledge of SAP GL and CO Master Data processing • Involvement as an SAP project team member in a minimum of two SAP implementations/enhancement projects for trading company codes required Desired Skills: Experience working with JD Edwards preferred Experience as a user of Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, SmartView and Hyperion Financial Data Management preferred • Experience with General Ledger and Monthly Financial closing processes preferred • Experience with Monthly Financial Report preparation and analysis preferred • Previous participation in systems implementation projects preferred • Experience with systems testing and reconciliation activities preferred • Experience working with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliant Processes preferred