Job Description

SUMMARY

The IS Senior Functional Analyst (BPC) role is to support the operations of the organization’s SAP BPC System and to work with key business users and process owners in the Accounting/Controlling & the Finance organization.  Specific responsibilities include the support of the BPC Consolidation, BPC Reporting and related financial reporting applications.  This support consists of the requirement analysis, design, configuration, training, and maintenance of the company’s investments in proprietary BPC technologies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Designing and implementing financial & management reporting systems using BPC (including financial reporting solutions for multiple GAAPs and multiple currencies for a multi-national company)
  • Providing project management for BPC related service requests for new functionality or enhancements including requirement gathering, stakeholder management, and ensuring alignment with business goals
  • Defining project scope, objectives and project deliverables for BPC projects
  • Developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports for BPC projects
  • Ensure training materials and user skills are current and coordinate necessary user training
  • Conducting project meetings and providing project tracking and analysis
  • Designing and implementing financial consolidation processes including data staging for the consolidation system, data validation, currency translation, inter-company elimination, inventory profit elimination and consolidation of investment
  • Optimizing financial close processes in BPC
  • Recommending improvements and solutions which would improve business efficiency, quality and/or processes while maximizing BPC functionality
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and resolving BPC problem tickets on a daily basis
  • Coordinating responses to and resolving BPC incidents and performance issues
  • Collaborating with IT and other business units to integrate BPC solutions with other financial systems
  • Reviewing, approving and testing software updates

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of accounting, Information Systems, Finance, or a related field and/or 10 years equivalent work experience required.
  • CPA or CA is preferred.
  • Possess 5+ years of SAP BPC application configuration experience required.
  • Possess 8+ years of SAP Application development experience.
  • Possess 5+ years of BPC and Consolidation experience.
  • Hands-on experience with SAP BPC 10/10.1 NW version and BPC EPM reporting tool is required
  • Strong knowledge of accounting concepts, Consolidation function, Forecasting and Budgeting process.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience managing a team of employees, contractors and vendors.
  • Experience leading multiple major projects with costs greater than $500K and up to $3 MIL
  • SAP functional expertise in SAP BPC administration activities - BPC Modeling, Business Rules, Script Logics, BPC Security, Controls and BPF configuration.
  • SAP functional expertise in SAP BPC EPM tool - Transformation files, Conversion files, Data Manager Packages, EPM functions , Creating Reports  and  Input templates
  • SAP functional competencies in SAP FICO - GL, AA, PS, AR and AP modules.
  • Experience with SAP Group Reporting is preferred.
  • Additional skills in SAP general ledger (including new GL) and  month end close activities
  • Additional skills in SAP Simple Finance & S/4
  • Possess basic knowledge of SAP development tools, interfaces methods and protocols
  • Understanding of SAP configuration methods, tools and techniques. Knowledge of Project Management Methodologies-ASAP and Agile methodology.
  • Ability to use business process analysis methods, flowcharting and documenting techniques
  • Good understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong functional and technical documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct research into IS operational issues, standards and products as required.
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

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