Finance & Accounting IT Business Analyst

Patagonia, Inc.

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
Date: May 2021
Job Title: Finance and Accounting IT Business Analyst (BA) IT Business Operations
Reports to: Manager IT, Business Operations
Location: Ventura, CA

General Summary

The Finance and Accounting IT Business Analyst is the primary liaison between the Finance and Accounting departments and the IT Business Operations team.

They are ultimately responsible for understanding the Finance and Accounting departments objectives and requirements and ensuring that they are being supported by efficient business processes and the Microsoft Dynamics D365 Finance & Operations (F&O) ERP system. The Finance/Accounting BA will partner with the Finance and Accounting teams to identify and accomplish projects as well as provide ongoing day-to-day support.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

Possess a detailed understanding of the Finance and Accounting departments dynamic requirements pertaining to business processes and D365 F&O
Strong understanding of Inventory/Cost Accounting
Possess an expert level of knowledge regarding Microsoft Dynamics D365 Finance and Accounting functionality and interfaces to external systems
Represent Finance and Accounting departments requirements with key stakeholders both inside and outside the Business Operations team
Implement new D365 F&O functionality and business processes as necessaryAnalyze complex business problems and identify business and user requirements
Document use cases, user requirements and create process flow diagrams
Facilitate the negotiation of requirements amongst multiple stakeholders both inside and outside of IT
Create functional specifications and work with development team throughout the development process
Create, document, and execute user acceptance test plans. Document bugs and assist in their resolution
Write training documentation and perform end user training
Validate data and assist with data migration
Define reporting requirements

Support Finance and Accounting departments with on-going issue resolution and training needs

Desired Job Qualifications
BA/BS degreewith a focus on Accounting
3-5+ years of experience as a Lead Business Analyst for Finance and Accounting departments in an environment that includes:Multi-company
Multi-channel: Retail, Wholesale, E-comm channels, International channels

Experience working in an Accounting and/or Finance group is a plus
Extensive experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX versions 2009, 2012 or D365 F&O specifically the Accounting (GL, AP, AR) and Inventory management modules including full configuration and setup
Experience with how Sales and Purchasing transactions flow to GL, AP, AR
Experience with SK Global for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Banking automation
Experience with Power BI
Experience with Vertex Sales Tax
Experience with Advanced Bank Reconciliation
Experience with full life cycle ERP implementations in a multi-company, multicurrency, multi sales channel environment
Proficient in project management for smaller projects
Possess strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
Highly motivated, customer-service orientated, results driven with a calm and patient demeanor
Strong MS Office skills especially Excel
Experience with writing and executing SQL queries and report writing
Experience with Agile development methodology and tools such as MSFT Azure DevOps

Employee Conduct
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.