Business Systems Analyst

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-01-22
Req: R100027330
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The Business Systems Analyst plans and directs analysis of data in the Workday Finance system.  They also develop, write, and edit technical and business documentation. The Business Systems Analyst will command meetings and coordinate peers to accomplish projects and resolve problems. He/she must be a self-starter and self-sufficient requiring minimal supervision of day to day issue tracking & resolution. The ideal Business Systems Analyst will possess a unique blend of technical, business, and people skills. He/she provides business systems analysis and support for Workday Finance. The Analyst will assist in the review and analysis of financial activities and will be involved in planning, organizing and conducting detailed management analytical studies to define problems, identify deficiencies and improve solutions which impact the enterprise’s effectiveness, and provide the basis for management decisions.

1. Partners with business users to gather all requirements to formulate business specifications and translating those into application and operational requirements. 
2. Investigates and analyzes current functionality to identify data integrity issues and misalignments with existing business services policies and procedures.
3. Reviews, analyzes and evaluates processes, systems, and user needs for planned projects based on the business plan of the enterprise.
4. Documents workflows and results of business analysis.
5. Ability to anticipate, draw conclusions, and adapt to changing needs and demands.
6. Engage with stakeholders across multiple functional areas to gather, clarify, and document reporting and analytic needs for ad hoc reporting, recurring events and projects.
7. Determines what data should be selected and evaluated to address and track various business issues.
8. Consults with functional teams on the selection, application, and implementation of metrics.
9. Proactively applies analytical and research skills to monitor trends and elevate issues.
10. Reviews reports and ensure that financial information has been recorded accurately.
11. Analyze a variety of financial data and produce relevant reports in a clear, concise and timely manner to answer end-user’s inquiries.
12. Takes ownership of and ensure integrity of Finance data through development of audit reports; troubleshoot irregularities; partner with Functional team to research, correct discrepancies, and ensure compliance.
13. Remains apprised of new technology, new approaches and best practices as it relates to business analytics and the ability to generate critical data associated with the business.
14. Serves as a key contact for non-routine questions and requests, especially related to Finance systems and data.
15. Extracts data, manipulate, explore data  using quantitative, statistical and visualization tools.
16. Synthesizes current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
17. Works with communication and end-user support teams to develop necessary training materials, communication plans, and post-implementation support.
18. Manages confidentiality of data by following established security/confidentiality standards.


• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field preferred. 

• Minimum 2 years of relevant experience. 
• Working knowledge of Workday desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, VBA).
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and principles.
• Ability to present business information in a manner easily understood by non-financial professionals.
• Ability to extract data from Workday or financial systems to provide and interpret detailed analysis.
• Ability to review and troubleshoot discrepancies on financial data.
• Experience in the ERP environment and tool utilized within the enterprise.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
• Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
• Knowledge of Workday Finance or other ERP System is a plus.

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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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