Business Analyst / Oracle Financials Consultant

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Our Finanical Services client is looking for an experienced Business Analyst with strong Oracle Finanicals experience. The ideal candidate will have worked closely with Finance Departments to help them with the configuration of the Oracle Financials platform to optimise the functionality available. It is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to get involved in an Oracle R12 Upgrade project across over 20 sites in Europe.
You will be mainly responsible for providing support across financial modules of Oracle eBusiness Suite 11i including General Ledger, Accounts Payables and Fixed Assets. You will also be required to take a lead role during the companies upgrade to Release 12 of Oracle Financials (completing in 2015).
Other responsibilities will include:
o Scoping, planning, estimation and implementation of effective finance systems enhancements and projects
o Develop, evaluate and recommend solutions to meet requirements
o Work alongside finance personnel to translate their needs into detailed functional specifications which meet these needs
o Work with IT personnel to translate the functional requirements into optimal and effective technical solutions
o Effectively manage projects and initiatives to ensure timely delivery upon agreed expectations
o Negotiate and agree scope and time scales with the finance users and IT to achieve best possible match between operational needs and capabilities
o Act as a knowledge base with respect to the Oracle Applications packages and their functionality, and be able to configure and use the applications to meet business needs
o SME on how the Oracle Applications & Operational solutions are implemented and utilized in Europe
o Keep abreast of developments in the Oracle Applications arena to provide input to future systems developments, and to advise and promote to the finance community on potential benefits
o Assist with the development and implementation of the Finance Systems strategy in Europe
o Work with a degree of autonomy but under the overall direction of the Finance Systems Manager
o Provide support to the existing Support & Admin functions within Finance Systems
o Effective engagement and collaboration with employees across all functions (e.g. Finance, IT, Operations, etc.) and levels (associates, managers, senior managers, etc) of the organization and with third party suppliers
Essential Skills and Qualifications:
o Minimum of 5+ years Oracle Financials experience with expertise across 3 or more of the following modules; General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets, Cash Management.
o Minimum of 2 full project life cycles experience including solution roll-outs
o Broad-based understanding of finance processes and systems
o Oracle Financials knowledge is from a mix of both functional and technical experience, with a solid understanding of the Oracle Financials data model, Application Object Library, and systems administration capabilities
o Ability to effectively query the Oracle Financials database using SQL.
o Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of finance departments.
o Knowledge and exposure to Accounting, Close and Reporting processes
o Ability to translate business needs into system solutions
o Educated to degree level
o Ability to develop project plans
o Proven planning and execution skills
o Working knowledge of systems architecture, principles, and development lifecycle.
o Ability to operate independently & take accountability for delivery
o Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and presentation
o Fluent in English
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
o Knowledge of Oracle eBusiness Suite R12 (Preferably GL)
o Certified Accountant within Insurance Industry
o Project management experience
o Experience of working on local and global projects comprising permanent staff and 3rd parties

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