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Business Analyst (Financial Systems)

Posted 20 days ago
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Scotland, ScotlandContract
Sectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-6700
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Stephanie Kay

Our client is currently looking for a candidate with deep knowledge of the Finance domain. You will have strong change management experience gained in previous finance transformation roles.  A background in the energy sector would be beneficial but not a necessity. This role sits within the Systems stream of the Finance Transformation programme, a key initiative of which is implementation of Oracle FCCS (Financial Consolidation & Close), which forms part of the Finance Systems Strategy and Roadmap.
 
Main Role Purpose
 
The post holder will be responsible for facilitating the Consolidation & Close System design, developing and maintaining finance team, IT and other stakeholder engagement, and to support the business process change required to implement to all impacted systems. The post holder will be responsible for detailed process mapping, to identify and target data issues requiring remediation, and drive the necessary path clearing and data cleansing that is required to deliver the design.  The post holder needs to possess a broad knowledge of both finance processes and systems to be able to interpret findings, establish the root causes of issues and recommend remediation actions.
 
Responsibilities

  • Delivering on programme assignments
  • Ensuring customer (Business & Finance) satisfaction by providing timely, value-added services that meet or exceed expectation
  • Manage stakeholder expectations spanning group business areas with conflicting priorities
  • Developing trusted relationships with internal customers
  • Ensuring management information is provided to and easily understood by programme lead, senior management & committees
  • Ensuring timely escalation & control of risks, issues, dependencies and timelines
  • Establishing best practices for development, leading Proof of Concept exercises for planning and reporting
  • Understanding business models and help translate this into business requirements
  • Working collaboratively with relevant teams Identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Analysing data to provide recommendations of approach by identifying patterns and key issues

Skills and Expertise

  • Finance / Accounting
  • Experience of delivering transformation projects within finance functions, either as a consultant or as part of an in-house change-delivery team. This could be financing technology projects (e.g. EPM or ERP implementations) and finance process-improvements
  • Accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) desired
  • Good understanding of financial consolidation & close and management accounting concepts
  • Understanding of the impact of the relationship between finance and other functions (IT, risk, tax, compliance etc.)

Projects / Business Analysis

  • Understanding of the project lifecycle from requirements through to implementation
  • Strong Business Analysis and demonstrated problem-solving skills, with an ability to work with stakeholders across all business functions to define requirements
  • Ability to work with technology partners to translate these requirements into functional and technical design
  • Appreciation of business and technical architecture

Other

  • Experience of Oracle EPM implementation desirable
  • Strong relationship skills with experience in a customer relationship role
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organisational, negotiation, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to professionally and effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of management
  • Excellent Excel skills combined with strong data analysis experience
  • Be able to effectively adapt to changes in deliverables and timelines due to Programme prioritisation
  • Be a team player as well as be able to proactively prioritise deliverables
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