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Business Analyst - Finance (REMOTE)

Company: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties as assigned):
Leads and conducts definition, design, configuring, documentation, testing, training, implementation, and support of system requirements for strategic projects, utilizing the defined software development life cycle (SDLC) on assigned projects. Manages issues and reports status to assigned Project Manager.
Participates in the definition, testing, training, implementation, and support of Finance and Accounting requirements.
Elicits and documents business requirements using interviews, workshops, and/or existing systems documentation or procedures to effectively capture business requirements for systems upgrades/enhancements. Uses industry standard analysis techniques to document business requirements such as data flow modeling, use case analysis, workflow analysis, functional decomposition analysis, and object modeling.
Participates in the deployment of Retail Software to La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries to include Readiness Assessment, table set and configuration, data conversion, training, and deployment.
Develops functional designs (FDD's) to include wire frames, logical data model, system interfaces, and security requirements, and reviews with and obtains stakeholder approvals.
Develops user acceptance test (UAT) plans and test scenarios and manages the execution of UAT. Documents test results and monitors and reports testing results and status to IT leadership and business.
Performs first and second level production support to Retail systems, including analysis and resolution of assigned incidents.
Manages requirements and functional design through entire lifecycle - tracks and fully documents change for functional and business specifications; writes detailed universally understood procedures for permanent records and for use in training.
Liaison between departmental end-users and I.T. in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance of information systems to ensure optimal operational performance.
Participates in documentation of Finance and Accounting processes.
Ensure compatibility and interoperability of Finance and Accounting computing systems.
Perform general accounting functions as it relates to system conversion activities
Provide orientation and training to end users on the accounting transactions contained within the Retail Point of Sale system
Experience with integrations, exports and general accounting functions to support dealers transitioning to new financial/accounting software.
Functional understanding of Accounting reports including various report writing tools
Identify areas of potential Accounting business risk and communicate these to management
Other duties as assigned

Scope & Impact

This role primarily supports the RMS system, but is used cross functionally across many La-Z-Boy information systems. The RMS system supports (6) Retail Distributions Centers across the U.S, (140+) Retail stores, and (60+) independent dealer stores all comprising hundreds of users transacting daily on the system that this role supports. Additionally, the role is responsible for maintaining an understanding of multiple business disciplines within the organization to effectively perform the job duties, to include but not limited to, Retail, Point of Sale, Operations (warehousing), Merchandising/Purchasing, and Accounting.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree with 2 - 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent.
Broad Knowledge of Financial and Accounting practices.
Applied usage of software to execute accounting transactions
Ability to effectively work with both technical staff and business process owners.
Strong communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously and independently
Ability to effectively work within cross vertical teams
Must demonstrate critical thinking skills
Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, business process modeling
Must be Finance/Accounting-oriented, enjoy work with new tools, and a self-motivated learner
Ability to conduct research into accounting issues and products as required.
Travel: Up to 20%

Preferred Requirements
Certified Business Analyst Professional
Experience with DROOLS, Pentaho, and Business Objects
Skilled with Project Management and organizational tools


Physical Demands/Work Environment

Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.

Core Attributes

Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop

OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

La-Z-Boy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our practice to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions and related entities will be made on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy and commitment to ensure equal opportunity is provided in all employment opportunities and practices, regardless of race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. La-Z-Boy is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail [email protected] or call (734) 242-1444. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under law, please CLICK HERE.

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