Business Analyst

Role Title :
Business Analyst
Type of Role :
Hours (Specific) :
38 Hours
Salary & Benefits :
Competitive + Benefits
Location :
Street, Somerset, UK
Closing Date :
Job Advert :

The role

To lead business stakeholders through a detailed analysis of their business processes across finance, based on the identified projects by the Head of Finance Process Improvement.  Facilitate and document process for both as-is and to-be states across key finance process areas, for example;

End to end P2P, R2R
Month end close process
Fiscal year change
Consolidation tool
Other projects as defined by Head of Finance Process Improvement.

Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.  Propose CI opportunities along with proposed standardisations for global process and technology solutions.

Document, maintain and manage RAID items as found.  Identify and document waste and non-added value steps across process from both a people and technology perspective.  Outputs are delivered using Clarks BA templates and standards, suggesting improvements to these documents that may benefit the BA practice.  

Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements.  Work with business teams to assess the fit of new processes and technology.  Lead the production of requirements and process documents for the identified workstreams.  

Successfully engage in multiple workstreams simultaneously.  Work independently with users to define concepts.  Drive and challenge business units on your assumptions of how you will successfully execute your plans.  

Essential Knowledge

Expert knowledge of business processes across Procurement & Finance.
Previous experience of at least one procure to pay or year end change solution implementation preferred.
Deep understanding of the design of robust application solutions to support business requirements.
Understanding of finance processes and accounting entries, preferably supported by a relevant technical qualification.
Understanding of continuous improvement cycles, preferably Lean Six Sigma.
Good understanding of enterprise architecture and the integration points between application/technology areas.
SAP exposure.

Technical Skills

Deep understanding of business process design and structured analysis techniques.
Deep understanding of the design, build, testing and implementation of application solutions.
Strong skills in the use of IT methodology, tools and techniques.
Ability to interpret and update application architectures.
Experience of finance modules in SAP ECC
Good project management skills. 

About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.

In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature – a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.

In February 2021, Clarks entered a new chapter in its history as it formed a partnership with LionRock Capital, positioning the iconic footwear brand for future success as it enters its third century.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

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