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IT Functional Analyst - Finance/SAP FICO

Date Posted: Jun 7, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Gerdau

Basic Function:


The Financial Functional Analyst is the main conduit that translates business processes/requirements into system functionality. This position supports their functional areas by analyzing business needs, documenting requirements, and proposing, designing and implementing solutions. This position requires strong analytical and consulting skills, as this individual needs to collaborate with their functional areas in order to fully understand their requirements and translate them into efficient, cost effective solutions.

This position will be responsible for the day-to-day functional support, and will be called upon to participate in projects. These projects include enhancing existing functionality, implementing new functionality, to full project implementations.

This person must have a strong understanding of the various integration points between Financial module(s) they are supporting and the various other process modules, such as Sales, Logistics, Procurement.



  • Functional liaison to business areas – Partnering with the IT Business Partner and business stakeholders, understanding their needs, prioritizing efforts, recommending changes / innovations, serving as the Subject Matter Expert for the area.
  • Collaborate with key business resources on requirements gathering, write demand request document (DRD), solution design (FD), and create requirement entry in Jira as ITD.
  • System Design – Understand and translate business concepts to executable functional designs; ensure functional designs are executed as a viable solution to the business concept; ensuring module solution aligns and is compatible with overall architecture. Documenting requirements and developing solutions using standard or custom functionality. Recommending alternatives when multiple options are available.
  • Developing Solutions – Work with other analysts to understand integration points with other systems, and communicate the impact of proposed system changes.
  • Estimation - Assist with estimations of new developments and enhancement requests (costs, benefits, resources).
  • Testing - Executes system unit testing, integration testing, user acceptance testing and regression testing.  Work with business to build test cases, performs tests, suggest changes to configuration or processes based on results and resolves errors.
  • Production Support – Partner with 3rd party support to troubleshoot system issues, analyze processes, recommend course of action, day-to-day operational support when required. Follow up on incidents and service requests to assure completion within the agreed service levels (SLA).  Escalate tickets and critical items, take ownership of follow up and monitoring. Work with the change management system to promote your changes through the environments to production
  • Ensure tasks and projects gets proper attention, delivered on time and under budget by the international support team.
  • Identify benefits, risks, and alternatives in proposed system design solutions and their impact on the integration with other systems and modules.
  • Project Management – Planning, support business case analysis, organize priorities.
  • Partner with subject matter experts to ensure user acceptance testing and change Management activities are planned and acted upon for all Accounting and Finance solution delivery.
  • Provide timely and effective communications, including appropriate status updates, to IT Business partner and all impacted stakeholders / project partners
  • Compliance – Ensures Company, departmental and governmental standards are followed at all times.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of working experience in IT as it relates to Accounting and Finance.
  • In-depth functional expertise within General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Asset Accounting, and Bank Accounting processes.
  • Experience with Cash Application tools like:  High Radius, and Hanse Orga.
  • Experience with Vertex Sales Tax software or a comparable tax tools.
  • Experience with Invoice scanning/OCR software like OpenText Vendor Invoice Management
  • Previous work with Bank Files (ACH, Positive Pay, Cleared Checks, Bank Statements, and Lockbox).
  • Full project life cycle implementation and go-live experience preferred.  
  • Must be able to write and understand functional and technical specification as well as user documentation.
  • Must have strong knowledge of business processes and functional experience in Accounting and Finance best practices.
  • Experience working with application life cycle tools like Jira.  SAP CHARM a plus.
  • A self-starter and the ability to deliver and be adaptable in understanding functional and technical requirements.
  • Problem solving skills including providing alternative options/approaches with cost-benefit comparisons, identifying potential impacts of problems, and identifying and solving team problems.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience leading in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Must have a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Must be able to work independently with little direction/supervision.
  • Must be adaptable and capable of absorbing new concepts and situations rapidly.
  • Must be a strong team player.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functional and configuration expertise within SAP General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Asset Accounting, and Bank Accounting processes and interface with other modules SAP modules.
  • Functional and configuration expertise within SAP Cost Element Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Product Cost Controlling, & Profitability Analysis.
  • Working knowledge of SAP Materials Management, Sales and Distribution, and Business Planning and Consolidation.
  • SAP S4 Hana Upgrade project experience.


Nearest Major Market: Tampa