Senior Business Systems Analyst (BSA)
Equinix are looking for an Business Systems Analysts (BSA) to be part of a global IT Delivery team that supports and enhances Equinix’s world-wide business processes and systems.
The Finance BSA will focus on the Global Accounting) and Record to Report (R2R) functions, including Revenue Recognition and Consolidations business processes and technology.
BSAs will utilise their strong technical competencies and functional business expertise to identify, evaluate and develop systems and procedures that meet business user requirements.
To do this successfully they will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business needs, and IT development to provide automated solutions.
An ability to understand finance process issues, design, document and communicate technical solutions to the EMEA Finance IT Manager is essential to the success in this role.
Business Requirements Analysis
Partners with business stakeholders to analyse, define and document business requirements, within and across functional areas
Drives best practices during requirements gathering and modeling
Has a strong focus on gathering core requirements, beyond stated requirements and correctly places these within a broader context
Stakeholders Business Relationship Management
Understands Finance environment and helps to connect / align relevant business stakeholders roadmaps
Understands business environment and helps to connect / align relevant business stakeholders Stakeholder Management
Manages stakeholder expectations and communications within and beyond functional track
Knows business environment well enough to identify and proactively include the correct stakeholders
Interacts regularly with senior management level stakeholders, and demonstrates value from realized projects Solution Design
Working as part of a global IT organization centered in California USA, BSAs must have substantial communication, relationship building and influential skills that will allow them to gain confidence, understanding and support from their US counterparts in order to be perceived as part of the global but extended IT team
Responsible to design and document cross-functional and global solutions, drawing on functional expertise of functional and technical team members or vendors, as appropriate
Advises on solutions prepared by peers or supporting team, and champions good design practices Documentation
Create detailed functional design documents (mainly Configuration and Functional Design Documents) for setup, conversions, interfaces, and reports.
Coordinate with IT development teams to manage the development process and resolve issues
Documents and reviews broader team documentation
Supports team in identifying and defining relevant documentation templates pertaining to solution delivery
Develops functional designs for applications, integrations and conversions
Ability to work on multiple functional areas and integrations with third party products
Keeps up to date with industry trends and vendor capabilities to produce robust functional designs
Reviews functional designs and obtains sign-offs with the cross functional business and IT teams
Provides inputs into business processes based on design capabilities
Champions sustainable, forward-looking functional designs Architecture
Testing & Test Design
Prepare and execute testing plans to ensure high quality results
Coordinates integration testing, validates test cases with stakeholders for user acceptance testing and training, and obtains sign-offs
Coordinates defects clarification, triage and coordinate resolution with engineering teams
Designs forward looking configurations by recognising future needs aligned with the business roadmap
Configuration and Solution Delivery
Ability to Manage multiple application releases and projects
Manages / leads individual consulting resources as assigned
Designs release scope and schedule in line with business goal, prioritisation and IT capacity System Configurations
Configures applications in line with business goals
Develops configuration standards
Support and Sustaining Operations
Accounting and R2R Day to Day Support (Production Support)
Monitor implemented systems and processes to ensure high performance.
Manage support requests to ensure timely and thorough resolution of issues.
Supports and trains junior resources and oversees quality in triage and troubleshooting practices
Leads troubleshooting efforts on critical issues with cross functional teams through resolution
Identifies improvements to address repeat issues Training and Change Management
Prepares management communications and gets stakeholder input for recommendations and improvements
Key Systems Requirements
Vast experience in Oracle e-Business Suite (EBS) R12 Financials (including SLA) is an essential requirement.
Experience on Oracle Cloud an advantage.
Experience on financial reporting and analysis tool GL wand an advantage.
Experience on Revenue Recognition business processes and technology such as RevPro is preferred.
Experience on Financial Consolidation business processes and technology such as Oracle HFM Hyperion is preferred.
Qualifications and Experience
Extensive experience is required
A Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree required; Information Technology or related technical field is preferred
Accounting Qualification is desired
Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks
Good oral and written communication skills; including process documentation
Good analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, task and project management, and organizational skills
Experience working with IT development staff on complex projects
Good understanding of finance principles and practices
Good analysis, project management, and reporting capabilities
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of other business systems analysts and cross functional peers to support deadlines
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently