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Financial System Analyst

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/10/2014
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The Company:
a major oil and gas operator

The Role:
This role is a member of the Financial Systems team reporting to the Financial Systems Supervisor. The position is responsible to provide coaching and guidance to Finance personnel ensuring disciplined 1SAP process and system use. The position requires demonstration of competencies in Business Processes coupled with a broad range of knowledge and experience in Finance and SAP system support. This position requires the ability to proactively influence behaviors throughout the Finance organization and hence strong leadership and change management skills are essential.

• Ensure all activities are performed safely and within company HSEC and operational standards
• Understanding of, and alignment with, 1SAP principles
• Provide guidance and governance ensuring the 1SAP principles are Adopted not Adapted
• Support line management and the Business Process Data Lead ensuring process discipline
• Provide front line performance support and coaching for end-users to ensure adoption and sustainability of standard 1SAP processes and effective system use
• Control of Change Requests to ensure a focus on standardization, simplification and quality
• Troubleshoot process and system issues prior to Incidents being logged with the Service Desk
• Maintain an advanced knowledge of Master Data, Process, Portal, BI Reporting and SAP transactions

• Support the Business Process Data Lead by performing regular process compliance reviews to identify behavioral issues, workflow failures and other errors requiring attention
• Coordinate actions with the Business Process Data Lead to support Line Management in achieving business objectives through compliance to 1SAP process, master data design and system use.
• Provide governance support to the Business Process Data Lead.
• End User Performance Support
• Support employee training and competency development in Finance processes ensuring planning of assessments and learning events is in line with integrated training plan.
• Support, coach and advise End Users ensuring disciplined 1SAP process and system use.
• Support and Coach End User on management of Master Data ensuring compliance to design.
• Support and Coach End Users on usage of 1SAP reports.
• Monitor 1SAP system usage to proactively identify process and system gaps and coach the end users on the correct methods as required
• Provide trouble shooting guidance to end users so they can differentiate between individual competency in system usage and system design issues.
• Provide regular feedback to line and Business Process Data Lead on;
• Process and system use
• Process discipline or learning requirements

• Encourage and require appropriate Charter values and behaviors within the team
• Effective communication and coaching skills able to clearly communicate with the process audience
• Create a work environment that fosters Process Discipline
• Serve as a lead communicator and a champion for change
• Foster interpersonal relationships and demonstrate leadership across teams
• Participate in both short and long-term planning to better meet the needs of the business
• Effectively communicate business strategy and directions to team
• Coordinate task responsibilities with appropriate team members and utilize team's skills effectively

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business or IT
• 5 to 10 years’ experience in a Finance or System Support role
• Extensive knowledge of SAP (FICO, Projects, BI, BCS, JV, etc) is required
• Oil and gas experience is preferred
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