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Sr. Business Analyst

Date Posted: Jun 15
Type: Permanent
Wage: $90,000 - $125,000
Job Number: 8170
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Sr. Business Analyst

LOCATION: North Houston (Hybrid)

TYPE: Direct Hire

SALARY: $90,000 - $125,000

SUMMARY:
The Senior Business Analyst will serve as a domain business process expert, acting as an interface between the business partners and technical project teams Managing issues, requirements and projects related to Finance, Tax and intercompany.
The Business Analyst Finance will process general ledger close, accounting, consolidation, treasury, payables, purchasing, receivables, cost center accounting, inter company, revenue recognition, and interfaces with banks.

DUTIES:
- Serve as the primary liaison for Finance and Tax functions between Business and Technical Teams. Develop and maintain partnerships with Business, vendors, to support the enhancement and global delivery of Finance solutions.
- Ensure quality delivery of IT projects and smooth transition to production support.
- Maintain effective knowledge of Finance processes, as well as thorough awareness of trends and developments of emerging technologies, evaluating all for viability and benefit to organization.
- Work with the business to understand challenges and weigh strategic considerations. Compare input from various sources to draw insightful conclusions.
- Employ effective approaches when partnering with third party and internal teams.
- Provide finance and accounting functional expertise when partnering with business teams to help identify opportunities for improvement – both via process re-engineering and from automation through technology.
- Provide Finance and Accounting packaged solution preferably Epicor and process expertise when connecting IT and business stakeholders and identifying new IT-enabled solutions.
- Evaluate packaged solution options against IT roadmap, key requirements, and various constraints.
- Working Knowledge of order management, advanced pricing and shipping desired
- Develop business case documentation along with financial justification and ROI for all initiatives.
- Partner with IT leadership to establish project approach, timeline, and staffing requirements.
- Ensure development and sign-off of project scope.
- Adhere to rigorous change management process.
- Deliver against approved project budgets.
- Ensure timely and accurate invoicing and reconciliation.

- Facilitate design sessions with business.
- Elicit business requirements and translate into high-level technical requirements, use cases, and user acceptance test plans. Identify gaps against packaged solution configurations.
- Demonstrate skill when documenting current-state and future-state business process and data flows.
- Lead user acceptance testing and ensure that systems address business needs from users’ point of view.
- Manage multiple projects to coordinate all aspects of implementation and delivery of tasks necessary for successful project execution.
- Evaluate timing of software version upgrades and facilitate migrations.
- Partner with onshore and offshore IT Production Support teams to ensure stellar customer service and maintain reliability of structured planning.
- For any noted production issues, validate root cause analysis and drive complete resolution.

REQUIREMENTS:
- 5+ years of experience in a Techno Functional Sr. Business Analyst or related role desired
- 10+ years of experience in IT Finance, Tax and Accounting is required
- 5+ years of experience with ERP (preferably Epicor) – Finance, Intercompany, Tax and Accounting is needed
- Experience with Project Management techniques leading medium to large size projects.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with project and team resources.
- Ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects involving several departments and external consulting teams.
- Ability to analyze risks, mitigate liabilities, and negotiate solutions.
- Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and work resourcefully with limited supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with different functions and within the organization.
- Proficient in SQL.
- Knowledge of Forms, Reports and workflow will be a plus
- Ability to work with teams across global location-email and voice.
- Experience with full Systems Development Life Cycle
- Must be a team player with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Must be flexible, adaptable and the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment.
- Ability to travel globally

EDUCATION:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field

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