Business Analyst – FICO & Reporting

Scope of Responsibilities:

Business Requirements:

  • Lead the development of and document to a high standard, business requirements for projects, continuous improvements and potentially programmes by:
    • Working closely with the business to understand their needs and act as a ‘bridge’ between the business and IS
    • Engaging with the business through interviews and workshops to gather and document detailed and unambiguous business requirements that meet those needs
    • Becoming the Subject Matter Expert on the business’ requirements and act as the ‘voice of the businesses for the project team
    • Ensuring that all governance, risk management, controls and compliance requirements are considered during development of requirements
    • Where required, working directly with Business Relationship IS Directors to ensure that business needs have been captured correctly and represented accurately in the requirements
    • Enabling effective business change by challenging business stakeholders to think differently about how the business delivers its products and services.

Solution Delivery Support

  • Support delivery partners with translating requirements into clear functional specifications
  • Respond to queries raised by delivery partners during the technical design, build and deploy phases
  • Support delivery partners during testing phases, in particular UAT
  • Provide support to delivery partners during the “handover to support” phase to help enable a successful handover to the business. As part of this, support delivery partners by contributing to the development and delivery of user training.


  • Support the Project Manager during the start-up and planning phase as required
  • Provide work/effort estimates to the Project Manager as required
  • Contribute to project meetings to ensure that potential impacts, risk, issues, gaps and assumptions are captured, analysed and understood
  • Contribute to post implementation reviews, evaluations and lessons learned.
  • Act as an SME for processes pertaining to Finance, Controlling along with Finance Reporting


  • Successfully capture and represent demand through high quality requirements
  • Ensure the delivery of the demand accurately reflects business requirements


  • Proficient with SAP FICO. Possess a solid understanding of core financial processes (GL, AP, AR, CCA, PCA, COPA, Product Costing etc) and the implementation of best practice solutions in the SAP FICO space
  • Proven experience of delivering business requirements and functional design on IT enabled change projects
  • Enthusiastic about the use of technology, with a proven ability to provide a communication ‘bridge’ between the business and technologists
  • A high level of business intelligence and strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of business imperatives and requirements and how to translate these into functional and non-functional specifications when supporting delivery partners
  • Ability to work in a mixed Waterfall and Agile delivery environment
  • Experience of supporting complex change and / or multi-disciplinary projects
  • Experience of working with delivery partners during the project lifecycle
  • Able to build and maintain strong and effective relationships
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Critical thinker and ability to demonstrate logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to prioritise work and balance competing demands
  • Able to deal with conflict and mediate
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and cope with change
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Experience of working within FMCG, Consumer goods
  • Exposure to SAP BW/BI & Hyperion (HFM)

Technical / Professional Qualifications:

  • Educated in Business discipline or Computer Science to degree level, or equivalent experience
  • Business Analysis Diploma, Information Systems Examination Board, or similar
  • Microsoft Office Suite to Proficient level.
  • Program and Project Management qualifications e.g. Prince2, PMI PMP.