Position: Configuration Analyst
APR 12, 2019
The Senior Analyst, Accounting Systems, is focused on financial systems administration, leading and participating in financial systems projects, providing technical, configuration, & coding expertise, performing analysis, and mentoring associates. This position requires in-depth knowledge and experience and uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business processes to improve products or services.
System Administration, Technical Expertise, Analysis, Configuring, and Coding
Leverage technical expertise to drive the overall configuration architecture and technical solutions’ design for the client’s financial systems. Responsible for the design, configuration, and system administration. These systems include: PeopleSoft (GL, Security, Workflow, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable), Coupa (Procurement, Invoicing, Budgets, Analytics, SIM), and/or other proprietary systems.
Drive detailed solution design ensuring both innovation and alignment to the client’s current business needs and strategic vision for business models & capabilities and end-to-end business processes, while supporting data quality.
Act as a liaison between Accounting, IT and other Home Office departments by identifying their concerns, performing root cause analysis, recommending and implementing solutions to address their concerns by leveraging subject matter expertise and knowledge of Financial Systems administration.
Maintain positive relationships and be a role model for exceptional customer service, teamwork, and communication.
Responsible for educating fellow analysts and Business Partners on new functionality releases/updates/upgrades and technology enhancements.
Responsible for recommending and implementing solutions to address concerns by leveraging experience and knowledge of financial systems administration and technical expertise.
Provide technical insight and influence others with recommendations when faced with decisions to ensure Financial System’s configuration and training supports compliance, policy changes and the needs of the business. Periodically present recommendations to Sr. Leadership.
Leverage technical expertise to develop code and/or configure within PeopleTools, Middleware, VBA, SQL Server, Oracle SQL Developer, Teradata, etc.
Initiate, design & develop process improvements and automation (via Blue Prism Robotics Process Automation, reporting, databases, middleware, PeopleTools etc).
Translate business requirements into complex reporting solutions using Microsoft Reporting Services, Power BI, Crystal, XML Publisher, Tableau, etc.
Provide troubleshooting as it relates to complex system administration and providing third tier or higher support for the client’s financial systems, in PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, Coupa, Middleware Automation tools (Blue Prism Robotics Process Automation, Foxtrot), VBA, SQL Server, Oracle SQL Developer, Teradata, etc.)
Assist in the development and creation of change management tools related to the use of the client’s financial systems. This includes any training, communication tools, and reference guides as needed.
Lead and manage team’s analysts on all technical aspects, directing and/or delivering all design, configuration and testing activities, for assigned financial systems projects to ensure high quality implementations. Projects may include but are not limited to system upgrades, implementations and process automation.
Create project plan and lead assigned resources to execute the plan when serving as the tactical project owner or strategic project track owner.
Partner with end users across teams to define requirements, interpret/translate them into functional and non-functional requirements and process flows.
Use business and technical knowledge to make recommendations to improve the Business Partner’s system experience and processes; influence Business Partners and Management, and champion change.
Develop comprehensive configuration and testing strategy.
Provide direction and delegate project responsibilities to assigned team resources, including: creating test plans and perform testing with developers and business partners; and future state process mapping and training documentation to ensure overall functionality and technical quality of deliverables. Deliver artifacts when required.
Lead technical aspects of data migration and/or cutover activities; serve as the team’s point person for system upgrades and implementations.
Lead, mentor, and develop less experienced analysts using technical expertise, best practice experience, and place focus on priorities.
Train and mentor business partners on system related issues, changes to processes, system upgrades and system implementations
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Motivate and lead effectively and drive for results in challenging conditions
Build and maintain strong relationships throughout the organization, and collaborate with other departments and teams
Determine customer-specific needs and put forth actions to meet those needs
Prioritize to achieve long-term and short-term results
Develop, execute, and meet deadlines and/or adjust a plan with high degree of independence and still deliver on the objectives
Develop and initiate process improvements and champion change
Understand latest industry trends and their potential impact for the client
Train, develop and mentor other associates, including providing guidance on elevated support issues
Deliver on objectives and meet deadlines with project parameters.
Clearly define and document system requirements and end user training
Provide after-hours support during peak times
5 + years of relevant experience in implementing, administration, design, configuration, troubleshooting, and deployment in large-scale enterprise-wide ERP Financial Systems, Procure-to-Pay, and Order-to-Cash systems, and/or Account Reconciliation software. Examples include PeopleSoft (preferred), Coupa (preferred), Workiva (preferred), CoStar (preferred), Oracle, SAP, Siebel, NetSuite, Kenandy, Rootstock, Financial Force, MS Dynamics AX, MS Dynamics GP, MS Dynamics 365, Ariba, High Radius, Trintech, and Blackline.
System Experience should preferably be in User Application Security, Workflow, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, and Asset Management.
Experience supporting both SaaS and Hosted solutions (preferred)
PeopleTools development experience preferred including Excel to CI, Query, AppDesigner, and PeopleSoft tracing
SQL and VBA coding preferred (used in Access, Teradata, Excel, SQL Server, Oracle SQL developer)
PeopleSoft upgrade/implementation experience preferred
Process automation using Middleware preferred. This includes Blue Prism Robotics Process Automation and Foxtrot.
Experience developing reports in one of the following reporting tools preferred: Microsoft Reporting Services 2005/2008, XML Publisher, Crystal Reports, Tableau
Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience required
Excellent analytical, problem solving skills
Understanding of accounting principles and SOX controls preferred
Two or more years of experience providing technical leadership on large initiatives or systems implementations
Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access (including VBA), Proficiency in SQL query language preferred
BENEFITS & PERKS
Generous base salary with yearly bonuses
Equity in the company's reserved stock
Great benefits program, including 401k and PTO
"Home Office" environment - no more stuffy suits! This is a casual, modern environment that understands how to provide a fun, collaborative, and unique culture
On-site fitness center, cafeteria, walking trails, and more!
Don't live in Richmond but sound interesting to you? Don't worry! Non-locals (GC or USC) are encouraged to apply! Relocation assistance is provided. See below for just a few reasons to join us out east!
WHAT DOES RICHMOND HAVE TO OFFER?
One of the most historic cities in the country, Richmond is the state capital of Virginia and steeped in culture. Driving through museum district, you will find yourself hard-pressed to not be moved by the beauty of some of the older neighborhood houses
Whether you want to go to the mountains, the beach, or the city (D.C.), Richmond will afford you to the ability to do all three in the same day! Richmond is known for its central location to a variety of activities
Richmond metro lies along the James River, the largest river in Virginia, offering the opportunity to water raft, paddle rapids, swim, boat, fish, and otherwise enjoy the riverside view
There is a thriving art and music scene, with several creators and performers traveling to one of our many concert houses or galleries
If you're a beer enthusiast, you're in luck! As of January of this year, Richmond was named the number one beer destination in the WORLD
"Big city" feel without the drawbacks of living in an actual big city - there is always something new going on downtown, usually within walking distance so no more ubers every weekend
Richmond is the fifth fastest-growing market for IT folks in the U.S. This means there will never be a shortage of new projects for you to work and employers can remain competitive. Businesses are starting to realize the potential for success in the state's capital and more opportunities are sure to follow.
To inquire or apply, please use the following contact form or call:
Sonny Gupta, Partner