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BA with Financials background - Locals only

Company:
MSys Inc
Location:
Richmond, VA
Posted:
April 07, 2021

Description:

Title: BA with Financials background - Locals only

Location: Richmond, VA, United States

Length: Long term

Restriction: W2 or C2C

Description:

** **Initial PO for 1 year with multi-year extensions *** Initial remote due to covid then onsite; must pickup laptop in person. *** Locals only ***

This position will not only serve as the primary BSA for our Financial System (BAR) product team, but will also work on either small or medium sized projects or on maintenance requests to troubleshoot issues and defects or implement small enhancements to our legacy systems. A foundational understanding of accounting concepts (primarily involving the input of financial transactions - receivables and payables - into the general ledger but also a basic understanding of financial position and cash flow) is required.

Previous experience with the implementation and/or support of Oracle Cloud Financial software is highly desired, but not required.

As the BSA and release coordinator for our financial system product team, he or she will be responsible for monitoring the day to day load of financial data to the BAR system to identify issues, partner with internal support staff and external vendors to perform research and troubleshoot data load and reconciliation problems, serve as the upload template SME for other BSAs and provide support to the Finance team as they seek to make enhancements to the existing implementation.

As time and priorities allow, he or she may also partner with other BSAs on our maintenance and support team to respond to incoming requests for enhancements and to assist with the resolution of defects and other issues on our other existing systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform requirements elicitation, analysis and management activities

Identify, evaluate and have a clear understanding of the high-level business needs of clients and stakeholders

Translate business requirements to detailed technical requirements with fluency to enable IT technical teams

Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources

Reconcile conflicting requirements

Abstract low-level technical information to a higher-level general understanding

Create and update the requirements traceability matrix against architecture, design and test planning

Continuously monitor and analyzing potential impacts to requirements and technical scope

Assist in developing and validating test plans

Build business process maps to depict both current state and desired state

Conduct risk assessments for solutions including impact on business and technical processes

Conduct functional testing and/or partner with quality assurance analysts to ensure adequate coverage of requirements

Monitor interface log files to ensure the load of financial data into the financial system on a daily basis

Partner with internal and external technical resources to perform research and trace data inconsistencies

Partner with internal business resources to understand the impact of system upgrades and enhancements on existing business processes

Partner with internal technical resources to understand the impact of Oracles Cloud Financials system upgrades and enhancements to internally maintained interface points

Provide support and knowledge to other project teams that are looking to send or receive financial data to/from the financial system

Maintain the Financial System product backlog in JIRA

Assist the Financial System product owner with prioritizing the backlog

Escalate/communicate enhancements that will exceed the bandwidth, capacity and/or capabilities of the team

Coordinate change management efforts and for ensuring that the change management process is followed for each release of the financial system

BSA Role Qualifications:

REQUIRED:

Foundational understanding of accounting concepts (primarily involving the input of financial transactions - receivables and payables - into the general ledger but also a basic understanding of financial position, cash flow and reconciliation)

Ability to coordinate and facilitate project design sessions prior to development iterations to identify and specify logical system design

Excellent requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, validation and management skills

Familiarity in creating business and technical process and data flow diagrams

Ability to assist product owners in planning for and coordinating UAT

Experience making recommendations for the logical design of system enhancements

Ability to comprehend and explain how change to a component/application impacts the whole system to both technical and business staff

Previous experience working with Development Lead / System Engineer as liaison to communicate requirements

Ability to articulate clearly defined user stories and detailed acceptance criteria that include all details necessary to build test cases

Experience in communicating and working with business stakeholders to translate the business vision into actionable requirements

Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Ability to coordinate across business and technical resources to get needed information on a timely basis and ensure necessary work gets done

Ability to execute simple to moderately complex (multi-table joins) SQL select statements

Create and maintain data definitions (business definitions of data elements) and source to target mappings for system to system interfaces

Experience Coordinating and facilitate meetings with clear agendas and in keeping participants on-track

Previous experience evaluating existing business and technical processes and making recommendations on improvement

Proficiency with MS Office 2013/2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Ability to switch between more waterfall based approaches and iterative-based

DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

Previous experience using JIRA for the tracking and management of requirements and tasks

Previous experience serving as a Scrum Master on an Agile Team

Required skills:

5 years of Formulates and documents well-formed user stories with detailed acceptance criteria

7 years of Effectively used various elicitation techniques (JAD sessions, interviews, surveys, shadowing, etc.) to identify business needs

7 years of Creates and maintains business process flow diagrams

7 years of Knowledge of both web application and client server application concepts

7 years of Create and maintain source to target maps

7 years of Effective meeting facilitation, conflict resolution and negotiation

5 years of Identify and make recommendations on business and system process improvements

7 years of Comfort in interacting with, setting expectations, and resolving requirements & prioritization conflicts with stakeholders across the organization

7 years of Maintain system protocols by writing and updating procedures and help documentation

5 years of Ability to perform and scale BSA-related tasks and activities for work efforts of various sizes (small maintenance items to large projects)

5 years of Partners with technical and quality assurance resources to ensure that requirements are implemented and tested per the acceptance criteria

5 years of Assist product owners or other key stakeholders with UAT planning and execution

5 years of Effectively break-down BSA activities into relevant tasks and provide estimates for completion

2 years of Foundational understanding of accounting concepts (receivables and payables, financial position, cash flow and reconciliation)

2 years of Ability to execute simple to moderately complex (multi-table joins) SQL select statements

6 years of Ability to coordinate across business and technical resources to get needed information on a timely basis and ensure necessary work gets done

5 years of Create and maintain data definitions (business definitions of data elements) and source to target mappings for system to system interfaces

5 years of Ability to switch between more waterfall based approaches and iterative-based

Highly desired skills:

2 years of Does your candidate have a background with implementation/support of Oracles Cloud Financials system

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