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Oracle EPM Functional SME Location:Chicago, IL

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2022-12-01 10:02:08
Job Type: Contract

Title: Oracle EPM Functional SME

Location: Downtown Chicago, IL (Hybrid) â?? Mostly remote but required to be onsite occasionally

Duration: 12 Months

Departmental Job Title: Budgeting and Planning Lead

Department /Unit Name: IT Services (EAS)

Reports to Position: Financial Systems Modernization Project Manager

Job Summary:

Serve as a Functional Lead (70% Functional & 30% Technical) with a focus on Budgeting and Planning for the Financial Systems Modernization project.

The Modernization program will be carried out in three phases: Pre-Implementation, Implementation and Post-production support.

The Senior Business Systems Analyst-Budgeting and Planning for Budgeting and Planning will take a lead role in the analysis of business problems and opportunities, including problem definition and the recommendations of process redesign and technology alternatives.

The candidate will be highly skilled and knowledgeable of industry best practices in business systems analysis ensuring that the delivered solutions and associated artifacts meet business requirements, while adhering to technical and governance standards.

This position will be responsible for leading activities related to configuration of the Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting applications.

The Senior Business Systems Analyst-Budgeting and Planning will provide leadership and support on systems implementation project teams in addition to stand alone analytical efforts. The percentage of time working as part of a project implementation team will vary based on client business needs as well as the participating affiliates of the client.

This position will take functional leadership roles for projects as needed applying their strong business knowledge to insure successful implementation projects.

The Senior Business Systems Analyst-Budgeting and Planning is expected to work closely with the program manager, project manager, business transformation team and vendor resources in synchronizing all operations involved in the successful completion of the pre-implementation project.

In this role the Business Systems Analyst will demonstrate experience in implementing large scale ERP projects. The candidate will also exhibit experience in implementing Financial and Budgeting & Planning applications including, but not limited to, GL, AR, AP, cash management, fixed assets, budgeting, planning, forecasting, and purchasing.

The Analyst will also have demonstrable and strong experience leading financial business processes improvements.

Finally, the Senior Business Systems Analyst will have had experience serving as a liaison between Business personnel and IT staff. This includes the requirement of organizing, communicating, and managing administrative activities per project plan.

The candidate must demonstrate a proven background in requirements gathering, managing project plans, executing on project management, and coordinating project resources. This position requires strong leadership skills for understanding reporting and analytic needs, translating those into feasible scope and plans of action, while insuring proper governance of the clients technology and financial assets.

Essential Functions (please include % of time):

Responsibilities include defining and documenting both current and future state business processes, new system requirements, screen configuration, report specifications, functional specifications for system use cases, supervising converted data testing, functional testing, supervising the development of an appropriate training strategy and materials, providing initial support to the business community at product roll-out time, and working with the operational management of new systems to design and establish an ongoing business systems analysis support strategy, supported by documented policies and procedures for the operational system. Other duties and responsibilities include:

20 % of the work will involve serving as a key member or leader of analytical teams which will:

  • Utilize an agreed upon business analysis methodology; insuring quality control of and contributing to the further enhancement of that methodology.
  • Take a leadership role in analysing business problems, issues and opportunities across the Client as needed.
  • Take a lead role in translating business problems and opportunities into plans of action to address these problems or opportunities.
  • Take a lead role in business process or systems analysis and/or take a support role as needed.
  • Work heavily with other Client departments and participating affiliates. Facilitate and lead discussions in white board sessions. This role requires strong relationship building and communication skills.
  • Analyse business or IT issues. This can include business process issues and inefficiencies or systems problems and require the development of clear problem definitions by doing root cause analysis.
  • Analyse competing vendor solutions relative to each other and to Client needs and document those findings.
  • Analyse peer Client implementations of similar systems to provide best practices and guidelines for the Client and its participating affiliates FSM project.
  • Document current and future state business processes, including discovery and articulation of underlying reasons and goals for those processes.
  • Analyse interaction and interdependencies of different business processes.
  • Key Skills:
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