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BPC Business Analyst, Lead

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

Gather business requirements, recommend and implement solutions for financial consolidation and reporting initiatives using the SAP Business Planning and Consolidations (BPC) application. Responsible for configuration and deployment of initial and ongoing Implementations of the BPC Application. This position involves 50% gathering and interpreting business requirements (working closely with accounting and finance teams) and 50% technical (configuration, report development, testing support, written documentation, etc.). Responsible for continued support of  business in day-to-day use of the BPC application and reporting functionality.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as IT Lead Business Analyst focusing on SAP Global Financial Reporting and Consolidations for WC Bradley companies.
  • Liaison between business users and development teams, by translating and clarifying business requirements into technical requirements needed by Data Services and BW resources
  • Work as a business partner with client users across Accounting & Finance business area
  • Perform functional testing on newly developed functionality
  • Document the functional requirements & business case for all requested changes
  • Work closely with BW, Data Services, and integration resources to build integrated solutions
  • Monitor production to identify candidates for long term application improvements
  • Partner with Global Controller to capture requirements, analyze and leverage delivered system features/functions and explore new technical functionality
  • Develop and execute test cases, comprehensive test plans and perform unit testing with system developers to ensure overall functionality and technical quality of deliverables.
  • Manage all phases of the software development lifecycle including design, implementation, deployment, development, testing and maintenance as it relates to BPC
  • Prioritize requirements and manage expectations; Partner with business leads to review the functional requirements for projects and determine feasibility
  • Inspire and work closely with team members and foster a team environment
  • Will present on occasion, internal initiatives to large groups, IT Steering Committee, and/or Senior Management
  • Conducts frequent client communication with purpose to gain consensus or compromise on problems. Builds relationships with client contacts.
  • Understand company goals and objectives worldwide and analyze the needs of the environment to meet goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with management of other areas to set priorities for different work efforts.  Ensure adherence to change management procedure.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting practices, GAAP, and IFRS
  • Demonstrated experience with SAP BPC Netweaver10.0/ 10.1 or higher including EMP and Data Manager report development
  • Working knowledge of SAP BW process chains, data extraction and modeling in support of the BPC application back-end functions
  • Hands on implementation experience in revenue forecast, P&L, BS planning and cost center planning
  • Preferred knowledge/understanding of BPC Optimized for S4
  • Working knowledge of SAP FI and CO master data in order to evaluate and analyze the impact of configuration or process changes on the BPC application
  • Working knowledge of Simple Finance intergration points with BPC
  • Minimum 2 full lifecycle implementations of BPC integrated with a Tier 1 ERP System
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills; Ability to communicate technical concepts and issues with non-technical audiences verbally and in writing.
  • Outstanding team-building skills along with a relentless focus on providing great customer service.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to effectively interface with business users.
  • 5+ years experience in requirements gathering, validation, definition, and documentation
  • 5+ years experience in defining, improving, and documenting business processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment including the ability to work collaboratively with business users, IT staff and various levels of management
  • Travel approx 35% (Domestic & International)

Physical Requirements

Normal office environment with limited domestic and international travel required.


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