IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION

Business Analyst - Finance

General Information
Location  377 Simarano Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States
Employee Type  Exempt FT (I)
Job Category  IT
Description

IPG Photonics is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our growing IT team and work in a fast-paced, dynamic, high-tech manufacturing company. As a Business Analyst, your primary responsibility will be working with our Finance and Accounting teams to elicit and document clear, complete and comprehensive business requirements, and work with IT partners to implement solutions that meet the business needs, goals and objectives.  You will coordinate and manage the implementation and/or integration of new products or features required by the business.  The ideal candidate is a diligent, hardworking individual who is able to learn new systems and processes rapidly, can work with little supervision and is capable of delivering outstanding work at all times.


DUTIES


•  Analyze, document and prioritize business requirements in cooperation with key users, process owners and business leaders.
•  Analyze, model and document as-is and to- be business processes at a global level, highlighting deficiencies and inconsistencies.
•  Maximize the utilization of existing ERP system to meet business requirements and to improve the leverage of IT assets.
•  Develop functional test plans and user acceptance test plans and scenarios.
•  Coordinate functional and user acceptance testing by executing the testing strategy, scheduling resources and tracking test performance.
•  Perform data analysis to support evaluation of system defects or to develop requirements for new functionality, triage and troubleshoot complex user-reported system defects, assist in various system trouble shooting and balancing and correction efforts including analysis, verification and validation of issues and fixes.
•  Conduct impact analysis of technology changes on business processes and existing technology.
•  Assist in the development of data models and interface design specifications.
•  Work as a technical support and liaison to designated IT personnel to provide testing, support and feedback on enhancement requests and regular updates/releases, adhering to release schedules.
•  Design and implement process improvements and system enhancements that conform to industry and application best-practices.
•  Provide analytical support for critical corporate initiatives including business function support for system migrations and consolidations, significant business area process improvement projects and complex product installations.
•  Demonstrate a high level of subject matter expertise in functional area to bridge business requirements and IT solutions, provide technical direction and ensure compliance with best practice solutions.
•  Practice knowledge transfer and foster change management as the organization changes and new skills are required, focusing on team/individual development to be a valued contributor.
•  Analyze and define business reporting requirements and implement in cooperation with the IT team.
•  Perform data analysis using queries and ad-hoc reporting tools.
•  Document application work instructions and training materials, and provide training to end users as required.
•  Provide day-to-day application support to key users.

 

Requirements

•  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or a related discipline
•  5+ years of demonstrated experience as a Business Analyst
•  3+ years of experience with MS Dynamics NAV ERP or similar
•  Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP principles, sales and use tax, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, asset accounting, and month/quarter/year end close processes
•  Demonstrated business analyst work with large scale applications that may include CRM and ERP solutions
•  Strong understanding of Agile software development methodologies, including SCRUM
•  Strong experience with MS Excel, Word, Visio
•  Strong analytical skills, including proficiency in discovering customer business needs and translating them into functional and technical requirements.
•  Ability to analyze complex systems, and troubleshoot and isolate system issues.
•  Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks
•  Ability to influence at all levels of the organization
•  Ability to work independently as well as work in a team environment
•  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
•  Exceptional customer service skills.


PREFERRED SKILLS


•  Experience with JIRA
•  Experience with Sage
•  Experience with MS SQL, SSRS
•  Experience with Power BI or other Business Analytic tools
•  Experience creating and optimizing Jet reports.
•  Russian or German as secondary language a plus