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Global Financial Business Analyst
Boston, MA

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Job Description

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for projects related to the development, implementation and maintenance of Bain Finance's corporate performance management (CPM) systems. These systems will be used for financial budgeting and workforce planning. Customers include local and Global Finance teams, firm management and other global departments. The position also works closely with other Financial Systems analysts.

The job includes tasks involved with launching our planning systems. Responsibilities range from understanding and detailing user requirements, participating in design, testing, documenting and end user training. Post-implementation administration tasks include expanding current builds, report writing, monitoring data integrity and maintaining security.

To be successful, this role will demonstrate an understanding of business needs, identify and communicate risks with recommendations to management and execute work to implement solutions.

Essential Functions:

Serve in the development, implementation and ongoing integrity of finance planning-related systems

* Elicit user requirements and help define process flows and use cases
* Develop and maintain structures (models, cubes, modules) in the CPM applications needed to carry out workforce and financial plans
* Adapt current integration processes to accommodate changes in source systems and new business user requirements
* Define and design data input sheets
* Partner with reporting and Finance teams to set priorities, develop, test and roll out new/changed reports
* Field and represent customer interests to influence prioritization of enhancement requests
* Work independently or with vendors or internal technology teams to handle production support issues through resolution
* Maintain and ensure system integrity and controls: periodic testing, data load mapping/audits and user security
* Collaborate to create test plans, conduct system testing and data conversions
* Create presentations and perform end user training sessions
* Draft and maintain system documentation and policies
* Enhance knowledge of technology and make recommendations in support of current objectives by keeping up-to-date with CPM platforms through membership in professional organizations, trade or user groups
* Work with colleagues throughout the company to create ongoing partnerships with key business functions in order to define data and analytics standards, guidelines and best practices
* Other duties as assigned


* BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting or IT with 2-4 years of progressive experience
* Experience using/implementing cloud-based solutions (i.e. Adaptive Insights, Workday, Anaplan) preferred
* Demonstrated understanding of core accounting concepts and practices and IT concepts
* Experience writing and/or modifying financial reports
* Enthusiastic team player; productive working independently or as part of a team
* Analysis and design skills, critical thinking and analytical problem solving
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a passion for understanding and addressing customer needs; ability to work well with all levels of the organization
* High performance and standards as demonstrated by academic or previous job experience
* Ability to quickly grasp new technologies, tools and concepts
* Prior systems implementation or conversion experience preferred


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