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Sr. Business Analyst (IT)

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Location: Alabang Muntinlupa, 00, PH, 1781

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

The Senior Business Analyst is the IT business partner and systems solution expert for identifying, analyzing, translating and documenting business requirements to solve key business issues and create IT solutions that enable the achievement of business/corporate function priorities. The candidate must provide hands on expertise for designing ‘best practice’ Finance and Controlling (FICO) solutions that combine knowledge from industry experience and latest capabilities within SAP ERP ECC 6.0 and effectively coordinate business/function and third party vendor relationships.

Sr. Business Analyst will review the rolling 18-month project roadmap with the various business functions to ensure alignment with business goals.

SAP and BPC/BW are some key technology enablers, and further innovation, introduction, and adoption will be instrumental for realizing these goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to overall Grace strategy by creating Finance specific strategy and execution of information systems roadmap
  • Leads the business in developing and evaluating business process / technology solutions
  • Translates business requests into technical and business process requirements
  • Consults commercial business leaders on applying current/emerging best practices addressing issues critical to success
  • Leads the development/documentation of functional requirements within Grace SDLC framework
  • Business process, system consulting; Project & business analysis;  3rd level support, minor projects; Preventive maintenance - Look for opportunities to leverage SAP ERP, BPC/BW and SharePoint foundation
  • Hands-on expertise in SAP FICO (ECC 6.0),  Working Knowledge of banking integration, Blackline, Fireapps, ProLease, SAP BPC and SAP S/4HANA Finance is a plus.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain business relationships with Finance and Controllership organization’s final decision makers and managers who influence the selection of solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation with analytical and organizational skills
  • Advanced group facilitation and effective presentation
  • Ability to think strategically about opportunities for business process/systems improvement
  • Ability to coordinate remote teams and work effectively with an off-shore, outsourcing provider
  • Change Management coordination and ability to guide/train and influence acceptance of new processes and use of technology
  • Flexible travel required, up to 30% possible


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or any Business Related Degree/Major 
  • SDLC project management experience
  • 6+ years IT Systems Projects / Business Analysis / Service experience
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt and Project Management (PMI/PMP) certification preferred
  • Good knowledge of FICO processes in chemical industry

Skills Requirements

  • SAP
    • SAP FICO
      • Product Costing
      • Profitability Analysis (COPA)
      • New G/L
      • Fixed Assets
      • BPC/BW
      • Accounts Receivable/Payable
      • Enterprise Controlling (ECCS)
      • Outbound and Inbound messaging via IDOCs
    • Working Knowledge of S/4HANA Finance
    • Knowledge of cost accounting procedures
    • Strong subject matter expertise in Chemical/MFG industry best practices.
    • Knowledge of international and local accounting requirements (GAAP, IFRS, Brazil/Turkey tax and localization)
    • Knowledge of other modules of SAP is preferred especially those with  interaction with FICO