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SAP FICO Business Analyst in Garner, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.


Job Summary:

This position will perform the role of IT Senior FICO Business Analyst. The primary focus of this position is to manage and support the financial and controlling areas of the business environment by facilitating changes and updates to the SAP system and continuously monitoring the business processes to insure they are mirroring best practice. The Senior FICO Business Analyst will utilize business tools (process maps, value stream maps, data flow diagrams, functional requirement specifications and project management) to govern documentation of current FICO system configuration and business process within SAP ECC 6.0 ERP.  Proactively identify opportunities for improvement, document the future-state business processes and manage the delivery of new functionality, maintain data and transaction integrity and promptly recommend and facilitate business process improvement.  Recommend best practices to financial and controlling area management and proactively seek out opportunities to improve methods of doing business that will add value or contribute to cost reduction and/or efficiency.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with finance and cost accounting to support monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close periods
  • Support financial reporting from SAP and provide insight and options to financial report capability within the BI space
  • Assist in testing process in order to discover errors and issues in business processes, documentation or user’s inability to execute transactions in SAP
  • Learn, understand and utilize the Butterball IT Management System (project management, request management, project portfolio, service portfolio)
  • Application support, training of end users
  • Cooperating with Business Analysts from other modules such as MM, PM, PP and PS.
  • Experience in SAP FI and CO modules (usually at least 7 - 10 years) - General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Cost and Profit Center Accounting (CPA) and Internal Orders
  • Configuration of SAP FI, CO modules in IMG based on business requirements.
  • Application support, training of end users
  • Profit and loss (P&L) analysis
  • Balance sheet accounts reviews and reconciliations
  • General Ledger (GL) and Cost Center (CC) master data management
  • Purchase price valuation (PPV) analysis
  • Performing GAAP analysis, improving processes and looking for new opportunities/products to support the needs of the business

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate for the IT Senior FICO Business Analyst role will have demonstrated capabilities supporting the financial, controlling and cost accounting environment and the critical skills to find strategic solutions to continuously evolve the business.


  • Effective communication (verbal and written) and documentation skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization up to and including executives roles.
  • Knowledge and interest in transactional business systems and how they interface with the business (i.e. ERP, WMS, MES, CRM, PLM)
  • Knowledge and interest in financial software and relevant third party applications
  • Knowledge, interest and understanding of Project Management Methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid)
  • 7-10 years of experience in financial systems environment with an emphasis in Manufacturing
  • Experience with review, analysis, and maintenance of cost accounting and finance master data in SAP.
  • Knowledge, understanding of Federal/state Income tax return statement preparation.

Personal Attributes:

  • Intellectual curiosity – consistently trying new methods, never comfortable.
  • Business acumen – understands how our business makes money and how talent drives it.
  • Analytics and problem solving – uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems and with effective solutions.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity as we are building an environment of growth and change.  A positive attitude, flexibility and resilience facing multiple demands and shifting priorities.
  • Strong team contributor, sharing ideas, knowledge and best practices.
  • Influencing skills – the ability to quickly establish credibility and effectively manage others through influence.
  • Self-motivated, confident, and able to work effectively with little supervision; takes initiative, makes things happen, accepts accountability and has a 'can do' attitude.
  • A strong value system, excellent judgment, unquestioned integrity.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or equivalent field or acceptable equivalency of education, certification, and experience
  • Must have at least 7 years working as a Senior FICO BA.
  • Must have experience in SAP ERP
  • Experience working in a manufacturing cost accounting environment
  • Knowledge of fixed assets and how they are supported in SAP 


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