Business Analyst II-SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling (FI/CO)

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Business Analyst II-SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling (FI/CO)

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The City of Tacoma’s Information Technology Department, SAP Center of Expertise is currently recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate interested in innovation to join its Business Solutions Functional Team. The team is responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of the City’s SAP ECC 6.08 ERP application. The employee in this position serves as a subject matter expert for SAP modules Financial Accounting (FI) and SAP Controlling (CO). This work requires independent analysis of moderate and complex situations and strong communication skills.

The Business Analyst II is a mid-level position in the Business Analyst series, with excellent promotional growth opportunities. This position serves as a liaison between IT and Business Units. The responsibilities of this classification include providing functional analytical support to end users, translating business requirements into functional solutions, collaboration with development and testing teams for projects and production support initiatives. Business Analysts will conduct workflow and interface analysis, develop customer reports and queries, execute testing during implementation of processes, upgrades, conversions and enhancement requests.

The candidate must have knowledge of SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling processes or application experience in the SAP FI/CO modules to perform the primary duties & responsibilities:

Provide support on incidents reported by end user community; including troubleshooting, root cause analysis and corrections to solve issues in Production systems.
Analyze business requirements to determine if a request can be fulfilled by business process changes or if a technical solution is required via configuration change and/or development.
Collaborate with business and technical teams to design functional solutions to fulfill business requirements, design, build, test and deploy solutions.
Document processes and functional specifications for system changes and partner with development team through build and testing cycles.
Identify and document requirements for integrations between SAP and other City Enterprise applications, construct business processes and workflows.
Communicate effectively with customers and team members on complex and integrated system processes and applications; provide input to proposed solutions, projects, and modifications.
Executive functional changes, conduct unit testing and system integration testing.
Coordinate user acceptance testing and parallel testng with end users; verify data integrity and testing results.
Sustain system integrity by following best practices for configuring, developing, testing, security and system maintenance.
The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits:
Full-time telecommuting capability
Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment
Affordable benefits
Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents, including children up to age 26
Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits
Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code
Personal time off
12 Paid holidays
A lifetime benefit pension plan

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Knowledge & Skills
This classification includes and builds upon those competencies in the lower classifications of this series

Tech Savvy - Demonstrates ability to anticipate and adopt innovations in digital and technology applications.

Balance Stakeholders - Anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders. Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time.

Ensure Accountability - Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information
To be considered for this career opportunity please apply online and attach the following:

A detailed resume
Cover Letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers.

Examination Process:
This is a competitive selection process. Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions # 8-11 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of over 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny:

The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.

Bachelor's degree required in Information Technology, Business or Public Administration or a related field
Two (2) years functional experience related to SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling processes


Four (4) years of experience working specifically with SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling (i.e. analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution)

Desired Qualifications
SAP: four years of functional experience in the SAP Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) modules with a good understanding of the integration points with other modules (i.e. Procurement and Material Management)

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City of Tacoma
Human Resources

747 Market St Rm 1336

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