About the job
This role required candidate to permanently relocate at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
About the Company
This company engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. It operates through the following segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Upstream segment includes crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration, field development, and production. The Downstream segment focuses on refining, logistics, power generation, and the marketing of crude oil, petroleum and petrochemical products, and related services to international and domestic customers. The Corporate segment offers supporting services including human resources, finance, and information technology. The company was founded on May 29, 1933 and is headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
We are looking for a seasoned Business Systems Analyst to join the Digital Implementation Division within our Digital Finance Department. Digital Finance is responsible for the coordination, development, and management of information systems used in financial accounting, treasury, financial planning & forecasting, performance management and the entire suite of digital solutions for the Finance Business line. The systems cover all the business cycles relating to Finance & Accounting in SAP; such as Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Build to Dispose, Plan to Results, and Hire to Retire. The main digital solutions used in supporting the various business cycles, beyond the standard SAP applications, are Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Advanced Analytics technologies including SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). The department personnel are multidisciplinary professionals with key focus on Financial Applications functional experience and IT technical background. Digital Finance Department is also coordinating and leading the Finance digital transformation program to accelerate the digital transformation through business-led workstreams to enhance major processes that align with the Finance objectives such as strategy management and execution, financial planning, analysis and performance management, global affiliates governance, among others, and prepare the Finance workforce for the digital era. The senior business systems analyst primary role is to drive end-to-end digital transformations across business process, technology, people readiness dimension, creating value by transforming and optimizing our business processes. The analyst will identify business opportunities, gather business requirements and translate them to systems specifications, drive business transformation, develop process maps, support and maintain relevant applications as assigned by management, build and maintain business relationships with the user community, IT, Corporate Digital organization, and Finance management.
Work with Finance users to transform their business areas
Organize and facilitate workshops to document processes and drive transformation
Conduct process assessments and develop process maps
Identify business opportunities and define business requirements for solution implementation
Lead delivery and execution of Finance transformation projects using SAP tools and non-SAP tools where applicable
Participate in solutions development through collaboration with business and technology groups
Perform problem solving through root cause analysis and provide recommendations for systems tasks
Maintain, support, and optimize digital solutions
Conduct financial process analysis, document requirements, and coordinate solution implementation
Develop and execute solutions for new processes and support current SAP systems
Formulate and facilitate successful process transformation using industry best practices
Ideate business opportunities, design processes, and facilitate SAP implementation
Coordinate change management for smooth launch of solutions
Investigate and resolve systems issues to ensure accuracy and completeness of data.
Willing to permanently relocate at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science, IT, MIS or a related discipline.
Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g. MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g. CMA, CFA, CPA) is preferred.
10+ years of related experience in designing and managing financial systems, with at least 5 years of process improvement experience.
Experience with configuring of SAP S4/HANA based FI/CO modules is a must.
Experience in financial consolidations, planning and performance management processes. Knowledge of other finance areas such as Treasury and Tax are a plus.
Experience with SAP BPC and BW is a plus.
Experience with process mapping using ARIS, and process mining is desirable.
Demonstrated capability and track record of working on large size Finance Transformation programs.
Solid knowledge and understanding of Accounting and Finance processes in Controllership and Financial Performance & Analysis, preferably, within Oil & Gas industry.
Excellent command of oral and written English and strong interpersonal skills.
Desired Skills and Experience