Senior Business Systems Analyst - SAP FICO

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a senior level SAP FICO business systems analyst to collaborate and support business users in the company’s SAP system and to supporting the company’s IT compliance needs.  

The SAP FICO Sr. Business Systems Analyst will collaborate with company staff, IT and other stakeholders to identify user requirements and transform the business needs into SAP solutions. 

Must also own and understand end-to-end business processes such as order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, etc and is expected to be fully involved and support month-end close processes.

Document business requirements, prepare functional specifications, configure the system and prepare test scripts to support the business. Support process improvement, bug fixes and change management activities following the company’s SDLC processes and procedures. Provide production support and be able to simulate and fix problems reported by end-users.  Conduct Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance related activities; document and track SAP system changes; ensure IT staff follows SDLC processes and provide reports and evidence as requested by auditors and business users.  Identify, assign, and track all tasks which are required for successful completion of the project.  Detect and analyze any needs and trends requiring special attention


•    Master’s degree, or equivalent in Computer Engineering or a related field (Will accept bachelor’s degree + 5 years of experience as equivalent)
•    At least 5 years in position offered or as IT position involving analysis, design, implementation and support for SAP FICO modules
•    Experience supporting business users in month end close processes, resolving day to day end user issues
•    Experience integrating SAP with external platforms such as Concur, ADP, banking is a plus
•    In-depth knowledge in design, configuration and function of FICO module, including thorough understanding of database applications, system development, report writing, and SAP (ERP).
•    Strong SAP technical, configuration, and business area knowledge in FICO module as applied to bio-technology area. Be able to configure the module assigned at a project level.
•    Working knowledge of SDLC, Agile practices and project management skills 
•    Must have solid project management experience.
•    Ability to take initiative and prioritize time effectively to deliver results in a timely manner 
•    Possesses Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance related activities experience
•    Experience in test planning and performing end user training
•    Experience in at least some of the following area: HPQC, ASAP methodology, LSMW, RICEF, SAP Tables, SAP query & SAP notes, Background processing, Interface & EDI
•    Candidate must be a team player who possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills.
•    Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills (both independently and collaboratively)
•    Strong presentation and attention to details are essential.
•    Must have ability to interact with all levels and work on multiple projects simultaneously with   minimum of supervision.
•    Must be able to negotiate skillfully  in tough situations with both internal and external groups by being both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic
•    Must be self-motivated and be able to work independently and is capable of performing a variety of tasks with different levels of complexity by developing effective plans
•    Identify key issues and draws conclusions by analyzing and comparing data from different sources of information and uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions
•    The candidate should consider change as an opportunity and willingly adapts to changing environments

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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