May 14, 2021
Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position in the Corporate Finance Department based at Libertas Parva in Stellenbosch. The successful applicant will report to the Group Management Accountant. Purpose of the position: BW/BI Analyst is responsible for the development, maintenance, support, and administration of the SAP Business Warehouse (BW)/(BI) data toolset and other data toolsets and will work closely with the extended internal analytics, Finance and Data and Analytics teams. The role is also responsible for the daily monitoring, management, corrective action, and governance of the financial reporting system. Key performance areas would include, but are not limited to: Analyse, understand, and document business requirements in the SAP planning, reporting, and analytics space. Design, develop, test, and support planning, reporting and analytics solutions on SAP BW on HANA and BOBJ suite (A4O, Lumira Discovery, Lumira Designer, WEBI) Data extraction from on-premises and hosted systems and repositories using various ETL tools. Data modelling of Transactional Data and Master Data, construction of ADSO’s Quality assures system configuration and development. Prepare documentations and specifications. Perform user support by diagnosing and resolving system problems. Guide fellow BI team members to develop the best technical design, in conjunction with the Data Architect, knowledge transfer to users, fellow team members and support resources (and vice versa) On-going system administration and maintenance Stay informed on new developments in analytics space; Educate organization on available and emerging toolsets; Identify opportunities for improvement; develop proof-of-concept to help illustrate useful approaches to applying technology to solve business problems. Ensure integrity in the financial reporting system through daily monitoring of indicators, investigating root causes of issues, suggesting corrective action to resolve, and providing governance to avoid repetition. Assist with day-to-day user queries regarding the financial reporting system for example master data, investigating issues raised, considerations of touch points with new system integrations, enhancements required. The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills: Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or a comparable education Ability to work on cross-functional teams is essential for this role. Hands-on experience of SAP BW on HANA and BOBJ suite (A4O, Lumira Discovery, Lumira Designer, WEBI) SAP ERP experience with FI, CO, and SD modules would be beneficial. Experience in integrating and extracting data from source systems ECC, CRM, SD, FI/CO, SCM, using standard/generic extractors (ABAP) and other tools. Data Services experience will be beneficial (SAP Data Services 4.0 or higher) Reporting Toolsets. Analysis for Office (A4O) Query Designer is required Web Application Designer (WEBI) Eclipse, Hana Studio required (not BEX) Lumira Discovery and Lumira Designer Knowledge of non-SAP reporting (for example Tableau) tools and how they integrate with SAP and HANA data will be beneficial. Experience in creating input templates, reports, and dashboards that are easy to use and visually pleasing: Variable Creation Creation & Enhancement of classes & methods Extensive Microsoft Excel skills Ability to work with both Agile & Waterfall methodologies Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers and business owners. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Besides the professional qualifications, this role requires someone with: High analytical skills High degree of initiative in driving projects to completion Customer Orientated Team player Ability to work independently and keep managers and team members informed and up to date. A finance interest will be beneficial.
Isilumko Staffing Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Full time