Financial Business Analyst (Houston, TX)

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WM, a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
I Job Summary
The Principal level Business Analyst supports the Functional Ownership of the assigned applications that include but are not limited to: Oracle module(s) and is responsible to work with their Domain Lead/Product Owner in partnering with the Department and Center of Excellence Leader to consult, innovate, enhance and/or deliver technology solutions to the organization.

The Principal Business Analyst will work with the Domain Lead/Product Owner and the Function and/or Center of Excellence leaders (e.g., Finance, Accounting, People, Recruiting, Payroll, Treasury, Tax, Shared Services, etc.) to understand the business requirements, vision, system issues and recommend a solution that will meet their short and/or long-term needs. Acts as liaison between business, functional team and application support. He/she will need to challenge existing solutions and work with the Domain Lead/Product Owner in enhancing systems with an emphasis on user experience, simplification, automation, performance, and standardization. Generally, provides functional input for application/vendor support at all levels including those with a high level of complexity.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
  • With the Domain Lead/Product Owner, supports the design and testing of the system with a focus on business objectives and end user experience.
  • Reviews release notes and vendor published sites to keep current and recommend solutions to resolve issues. May log enhancement requests or "vote " for enhancements.
  • Facilitates design sessions on items at all levels of complexity, lead and review the development of design specs and configuration iterations, participating in the solution and validating/approving prior to deployment.
  • Analyzes impact of configuration from foundational structures to Fast Formulas and extensions to service delivery, downstream systems and integrations. Leads meetings to resolve priority issues at all levels.
  • Continuously develops advanced knowledge of assigned application(s) utilizing vendor websites, user groups and training to effectively utilize system capabilities. Mentors other team members and is recognized as an expert.
  • Supports the request for proposal (RFP) process working closely with the application support team, Domain Lead/Product Owner and Finance/People functions leaders.
  • Gathers, documents, conducts assessments on requests, develops and analyzes functional requirements to make recommendations for config, reporting, and/or integrations. Interaction with senior management (Sr. Directors, VPs) is typical.
  • Follows and may make suggestions to any established requirements gathering process. Coordinates with configurators, QA (Digital), and Technical team.
  • Coordinates and executes unit, integration and acceptance testing. Provides support with required screen shots and system steps for testing and change management. Supports User Acceptance testing by developing test scenarios/cases and ensuring testers have necessary information and access for testing.
  • Provides experienced support for integrations, reports, and large data imports/extractions. Plans for and supports migrations, releases, upgrades and/or patches - mitigating risk/downstream impacts. Develop working knowledge and expertise on configuration, extensions and Fast Formulas. Engages Digital and vendor for support as necessary.
  • Collaborates with Domain Lead/Product Owner, Process Owner and COE SMEs. Provides consultative advice on complex issues to Finance/People functions and relevant detailed documentation to Support team.
  • Actively participates in design sessions and provides input on design and configuration iterations.
  • Analyzes current and proposed processes/systems. Makes recommendations on effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Identify application changes and partners with the Domain Lead/Product Owner and PMO/CMO to support the creation of change impact materials (job aids, training, FAQs, communications, etc.)
  • Assists with resolving "How To " questions and maintains relevant support materials with Knowledge Management and PMO team.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers.May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of less experienced team members.
IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant work experience.

Experience: Eight (8) years previous experience supporting Technology service delivery (in addition to education requirement)

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
  • Operations / business / financial knowledge: Strong understanding of WM's operations and service capabilities, or an ability to become a quick study, that translates this knowledge into practical and impactful features that add value to our customers without contributing to inefficiency for the business.
  • Technology support experience: Track record of administrative, upgrading and enhancing business process solutions. The successful candidate will have experience across several technologies including or similar applications to - Oracle cloud, OneStream, Hyperion, Coupa, Kronos/UKG.
  • 'Can do' & 'imagine if' mindset: A proactive, can-do mindset that enables independent definition and pursuit of opportunity, combined with a creative 'what if' persona that pushes the candidate to think out-of-the-box and venture into unproven territory.
  • Collaboration: Ability to partner with stakeholders (e.g., Digital, Finance, People, Area) and other functions for the success of the Company and project focusing on the greater good of the Company, its employees and customers.
  • Communication: Strong oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to synthesize and tailor complex material into simple and easily digestible content by experts and non-experts alike, including Corporate and Area stakeholders, and potentially the Senior Leadership Team.The successful candidate will have a track record of proactively speaking up and constructive dissent, where a contrarian opinion is held.
  • Innovative: Ability to think big, innovative and drive change across the enterprise.
  • Dispute resolution: Ability to combine all qualities above to resolve most day-to-day disputes independently and without more senior executive support. Will need to leverage strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.
  • Value-added innovation track record: Established track record of identifying, developing and implementing novel solutions with clear impact. This includes taking calculated risks and being prone to experimenting with new concepts.
  • Fact and data-driven approach: Track record of relying on facts and data to drive action, as opposed to over-relying on instinct, gut feel, experience or opinion. The successful candidate will have a track record of frequently using data, to overcome confirmation bias thereby ensuring the right decision is ultimately made even where counter intuitive.
V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day ;
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely ;
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely ;
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely ;
  • Normal setting for this job is: office setting.
  • Must be available to work standard business hours, as well as be available to work non-standard hours in case of emergency (natural disasters, power outages, etc.) May need to attend afterhours calls with the offshore team.
At WM, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Waste Management operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Waste Management was founded in 2022. It has 20513 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 52 open jobs at Waste Management, click here.
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