Los Angeles Community College District

SAP Functional Business Analyst (Finance) (#5442)

$44.03-$54.55 hourly / $7,631.94-$9,454.63 monthly / $91,583.28-$113,455.56 annual


Definition

Analyzes and defines complex SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functions, business processes, and user needs and performs complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for the District’s SAP financial/material management and project systems modules according to operational and business needs.

Typical Duties

Analyzes and evaluates complex business functions and processes of the District related to general accounting, accounts receivable/payable, specially funded, inventory, enterprise accounting, budget planning, formulation, and management, and procurement activities.

Interfaces with functional unit process owners and users to identify, define, and document operational needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.

Defines and documents SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems processes and transactions in support of business processes defined by functional unit process owners.

Performs complex functional configuration tasks for the SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules to develop prototype solutions to business requirements and to implement fixes, changes, and enhancements.

Performs complex unit and integration testing for assigned modules from production to development, troubleshoots configuration and master data problems after release strategy changes and/or upgrades and other functional configuration changes have been created, and makes changes in configurations to resolve errors.

Interfaces with users to interpret and clarify complex functional configuration details and process change requirements involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules.

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users and programming staff in the analysis, design, functional configuration, testing, and maintenance of SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules to ensure optimal system integration and performance.

Guides user testers from various business areas to complete high quality testing of assigned system module.

Tracks and documents changes in complex functional and business specifications and writes detailed procedures that can be easily understood by end-users.

Identifies opportunities for improving business processes in partnership with process owners and management through SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems and associated information systems.

Analyzes the feasibility of and develops requirements for new systems and enhancements to existing systems and ensures that the system design fits the needs of the users.

Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff on matters related to assigned area.

Trains users and supports training in the usage of SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functionality.

Maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, functional and technical team members, and users.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An SAP Functional Business Analyst (Finance) analyzes and defines complex SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functions, business processes, and user needs and performs complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for the District’s SAP financial/material management and project systems modules according to operational needs. Incumbents in this classification use SAP functional and applications knowledge to analyze and translate departmental requirements into deployed functionality in the District’s SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems. The performance of technical programming duties is not part of this position.

An SAP Team Leader (Finance) plans, assigns, and supervises the work of an assigned SAP team engaged in analyzing and defining SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functions, processes, and user needs, performing functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for SAP financial/material management and project systems modules, and validating the systems design; develops and designs appropriate business processes in conjunction with functional managers and personally performs the more complex professional work of the team. Incumbents in this class are not required to perform programming duties.

An Assistant SAP/ERP Functional Business Analyst applies a basic knowledge of SAP or ERP systems functionality and applications when participating in the analysis and translation of departmental business processes and user needs into deployed functionality in the assigned SAP systems or ERP student systems modules. Systems modules include SAP Human Resources, SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Government Risk and Compliance, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, SAP Plant Maintenance, SAP HP Quality Control, SAP Portal (ESS and MSS), or ERP student systems modules related to academic scheduling, course development and management, coursework evaluation, student registration, and grade reporting. Assignments are selected to enhance the employee’s skills and professional development in preparation for promotion to higher-level analyst positions.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an SAP Team Leader (Finance) or an SAP/ERP Manager. Functional supervision may be exercised over lower-level analysts.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of SAP Financial systems modules with an emphasis on Finance, Budget Control System, and Funds Management

Principles of SAP Material Management modules with an emphasis on Procurement, Accounts Payable, and Inventory Management

Principles of SAP Planning Budget and Formulation system module

Principles of SAP project systems module

Fundamentals of systems analysis, functional configuration, and testing

Methods of developing operational process specifications

Characteristics and capabilities of state-of-the art technology in financial, budgetary, and material management information processing

Principles and practices of accounting, procurement, financial, and budgetary reporting

Industry and professional standards for key business systems, procedures, and methods pertinent to assigned area

Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations related to financial, budgetary, and material management information processing

SAP ASAP methodology

Principles of program documentation

Principles of report, screen, and form design

Principles of organization and management

Principles of work simplification and modification

Principles of training

Ability to:

Analyze and develop improvements to existing manual and computerized operational procedures involving financial, budgetary, and material management information processing

Develop and document operational and technical processes, functions, and procedures involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, and SAP Planning Budget and Formulation modules and develop appropriate solutions

Perform complex functional configuration, modification, and testing tasks involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules

Analyze complex operational problems involving SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems modules and develop appropriate solutions

Express complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Write clear and comprehensive reports, documentation, instructions, and training materials

Interpret and apply applicable rules, laws, and procedures to financial, budgetary, and material management operations

Work effectively and independently on assigned projects

Work effectively and cooperatively with administrators, functional and technical team members, and users

Provide technical assistance to users

Train system users effectively

Meet established priorities and project schedules

Present and lead discussions on SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, and project systems functionality as it relates to current operational needs

Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university, preferably with a major in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field AND two years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in the functional configuration, modification, or maintenance of a SAP Financial or SAP Material Management system.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 5442; EST: ; REV: 6/11/2013;