Saint Louis, MO
Job Description Summary:
The Business Analyst is primarily a project focused resource who will advocate and support business process improvement efforts across the accounting and finance functions. A key responsibility of this role is to understand the company' s technology mix, stay apprised of trends in business technology, and make recommendations on how to become more efficient and effective at meeting the growing responsibilities of this division. This role will participate in efforts that are technical and cross-functional in nature and may have some monthly accounting responsibilities from time-to-time.
: Evaluate current business processes and associated systems to identify improvement opportunities and implement approved changes.
: Produce high-quality process documentation as required.
: Prepare and conduct training as needed.
: Work closely with the Senior Manager of Shared Services to manage the daily activities of larger efforts and support achievement of project objectives.|
: Serve on project teams as assigned. Take ownership of assigned tasks and drive them to completion.
: Facilitate requirements gathering sessions, document functional and technical requirements.
: Serve as a liaison between finance business areas and IT. Create functional and/or technical specifications as needed.
: Assist in the creation, execution, and monitoring of project plans including, but not limited to testing plans, communication plans, and change management plans.
: Assist in project administration activities including coordinating resources, obtaining status update, scheduling and conducting meetings, preparing roles and responsibilities statements, etc.
: Complete analysis assignments as required. This includes identifying what data is necessary to complete the analysis. Gathering and consolidating the data which may exist in multiple sources and formats ultimately analyzing the data, developing conclusions, packaging and presenting findings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.
: Minimum 3-5 years' experience working in corporate accounting or finance. An ideal candidate will have experience:
o Successfully establishing new or improving upon existing business processes involving various systems and functional areas.
o Development of home grown finance and accounting solutions or the delivery of cloud-based technologies.
: Must be knowledgeable in fundamental accounting concepts.
: Must be a problem solver with the ability to perform data and business process analysis.
: Must perform in a fast-paced environment where priorities and assignments change quickly.
: Must be a collaborative individual who can work effectively with people of various cultures.
: Strong communicator with good presentation abilities.
: Ability to travel if needed. Mostly domestic but international could be possible.
: Experience with Oracle Discoverer is desired but not required.
Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
: Must have a process ownership mentality.
: Experience in Oracle EBS AP, Purchasing, GL modules in conjunction with AP workflow tools.
: Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Experience with Microsoft Projects and SharePoint is a plus. Candidate will be required to complete a Microsoft Office skills assessment.
: Experience evaluating business processes and associated systems to identify improvement opportunities or root cause of issues.