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Business Analysis Manager, Global Accounting

Company: Equinix
Location: Tampa
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Business Analysis Manager, Global AccountingEquinix is searching for a process automation-minded accounting professional to join our Global Accounting team. Business Analysis Manager, Global Accounting uses technical and organizational skills to identify possibilities for improvement and drives systematic solutions. He/she has knowledge that encompasses accounting, information technology and software, and assists in driving process standardization and in recommending the optimal use of system tools and system enhancement. This position will support Equinix's worldwide accounting organization.

What is the role about?

Process Improvement:

  • Identifies process gaps and issues, supports findings with data analysis, and recommends areas for improvement; Identifies time-consuming internal processes and then builds solutions that are reliable and scalable.
  • Design governance structure to drive global consistency.
  • Works closely with Continuous Improvement function within the Global Controllership Organization as well as Finance Transformation & Strategy team in process automation, utilizing SQL, ERP tools and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
  • Responsible for providing expertise and best practice recommendations to Management.
  • Assist in developing the KPI for Global Accounting organization to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Accounting Operation. Proactively assesses solutions from multiple angles, recommends and assists in implementing enhancements by working closely with IT on solution design and development of processes, systems and workflows. Provides recommendations to leadership on impacts, possible/necessary alternatives, and critical milestones regarding process changes.
  • Develops & maintains knowledge of Lean quality improvement principles.

    Level 1 Support:

    • Serves as subject matter expert associated with the Oracle functional areas of General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Global Intercompany, and Accounts Payables and other systems/tools that Equinix utilizes in its accounting process.
    • Responsible for training, on-boarding, and general system navigation questions.
    • Providing one-on-one support, explanations, and guidance to users regarding accounting systems.
    • Responsible for translating the user's needs into technicalities, while also acting as a filter in determining what is truly needed.

      System setup / Data maintenance:

      • Work closely with business users, Continuous Improvement function within the Global Controllership Organization and IT to define and prioritize business related issues associated with systems; and enhancement releases.
      • Recommend system enhancement through the established global Equinix process for reviewing and prioritizing system enhancements.
      • Apply functional Oracle knowledge to the design and customization of Oracle and related applications to meet the organization's requirements. Understands the content, processes and procedures associated with implementing and maintaining Oracle.
      • Support day-to-day business activities and objectives e.g. Chart of Account data maintenance and integrity, data validation rules design and approval
      • User responsibility maintenance of system:

        • Approval Management Engine (AME) for Journals;
        • AGIS transactions;
        • Others as required.

          BRD development / User Acceptance Testing (UAT) management:

          • Creates Business Requirements Document, managing cross-functional and cross-regional reviews.
          • Reviews functional design, working with IT to ensure solution meets requirements.
          • Work closely with IT on UAT test case creation, test cycle coordination and execution, and highlight risks & issues and report progress to Management.
          • Post UAT follow-up and training.


            • Provides training to various ReconNET
            • Develops job breakdowns, job aids, and training tools.
            • Develops and delivers end-user learning opportunities including consultations and coaching, 1:1 session, classroom/online trainings, user assessments, and feedback reporting to promote acceptance and optimal use of procedures and workflows for research business processes.
            • Identifies training needs through user and system assessments and end-user observations.

              Assist in documentation of finance policies and processes. SOX Audit coordination:

              • Coordinate an annual accounting system control walk-through with the external auditor and corporate finance team by working closely with IT.

                Who are you?

                • Candidate should possess strong understanding of finance/accounting business process and ERP system experience.
                • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of work experience.
                • Extensive experience of process improvement and system implementation
                • Experience in Oracle ERP (R12) suite with focus in General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Global Intercompany, and Accounts Payables.
                • Experience in any of the following tools and technologies is a big plus: Trintech Cadency, Certification, ReconNET, Reporting Tools- OBIEE, Hyperion, Excel4 Apps, Oracle Report Manager, and/or Incorta.
                • Understanding of RPA technology and its impact on Accounting Processes.
                • Experience with SOX controls, compliance and change management for business systems
                • Experience working in a cross-functional global environment.
                • Ability to communicate with clear, direct language when describing workflows and procedures; avoid overusing technical terms or company jargon; use outlines to clarify the sequence of tasks and diagrams or charts to provide a visual picture of the process.
                • Ability to facilitate the process of gathering and documenting user/project requirements; Build FDD and work with Technical team to complete requirements.
                • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity in a rapidly changing business environment.


                  Please use the link to apply and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

                  We look forward to meeting you!

Keywords: Equinix, Tampa , Business Analysis Manager, Global Accounting, Executive , Tampa, Florida

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