Functional Analyst (Business Systems Analyst)

Saudi Arabia

Functional Analyst (Business Systems Analsyt)

Location: Saudi Arabia

Permenant Staff Position

Petroplan are looking for a seasoned Business Systems Analyst to join the Digital Implementation Division within our clients Digital Finance Department.

Digital Finance is responsible for the coordination, development, and management of information systems used in financial accounting, treasury, financial planning & forecasting, performance management and the entire suite of digital solutions for the Finance Business line. The systems cover all the business cycles relating to Finance & Accounting in SAP; such as Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Build to Dispose, Plan to Results, and Hire to Retire. The main digital solutions used in supporting the various business cycles, beyond the standard SAP applications, are Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Advanced Analytics technologies including SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). The department personnel are multidisciplinary professionals with key focus on Financial Applications functional experience and IT technical background.

The analyst will identify business opportunities, gather business requirements and translate them to systems specifications, drive business transformation, develop process maps, support and maintain relevant applications as assigned by management, build and maintain business relationships with the user community, IT, Corporate Digital organization, and Finance management.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with different Finance users to help in the transformation of their business areas
  • Organize and facilitate workshops with different users and consultants to document processes and drive transformation
  • Conduct process assessments and develop process maps
  • Identify business opportunities and devise new ways for business processes
  • Lead the delivery and execution of key Finance transformation projects
  • Participate in solutions development through projects and programs, collaborating with business and technology groups.
  • Perform problem solving through root cause analysis, provide findings and recommendations relating to systems tasks
  • Maintain, support and optimize digital solutions.
  • Perform other related staff and analytical duties, as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science, IT, MIS or a related discipline. Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g. MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g. CMA, CFA, CPA) is preferred but not required.
  • You should have 10 years of related experience in designing and managing financial systems, with at least 5 years of process improvement experience.
  • Demonstrated capability and track record of working on large size Finance Transformation programs and latest digital solutions such as RPA and Advanced Analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP Finance is required, supported by multiple SAP Finance implementations
  • solid knowledge and understanding of Accounting and Finance processes in Controllership, Treasury, Corporate & Strategic Planning, Financial Performance & Analysis.
  • experience with multiple SAP implementation cycles in a leading capacity for the Finance area.
  • Experience with SAP BPC and BW is desirable.
  • RPA knowledge is highly desirable.
  • You should have an excellent command of oral and written English and have strong interpersonal skills.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.