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Lead Business Analyst - Finance

Company: Dana Corp
Location: Novi
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets - passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment - Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

The Finance IT Business Analyst will serve as a Product Management liaison to existing and prospective Finance customers. They will also understand the corporate business imperatives and IT strategy to be able to determine how corporate standard processes and systems should be adopted and deployed within the Finance function areas. The position can be located in either Novi, MI or Maumee, OH.

  • Primary objectives will be to identify and recommend ideas to improve the Corporate Accounting & Finance functions through a comprehensive understanding of operations, challenges, and external environment factors.
  • This position will work with the Oracle EPM (Planning, HFM and FDM) and other Accounting and Finance business application teams to drive operational excellence.
  • This position will be responsible for facilitating clear understanding of all current business processes, goals, and drivers and analyzing and designing new business processes and functionality.
  • Responsible for identifying and defining detailed product requirements and use cases. Will work closely with internal teams to assess current system capabilities and identify high-level customer requirements. Assist in translating requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product, performance, and user acceptance testing. Participate in customer implementation projects to ensure successful integration of new product features and functionality.
  • This position is responsible for providing expertise in the implementation of business plans and the achievement of Corporate Accounting and Finance objectives. As such, they will work as a liaison among the business stakeholders and IT in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of the organization, supplier, and customer, and to provide solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.
  • They will also understand the corporate business imperatives and IT strategy to be able to determine how corporate standard processes and systems should be adopted and deployed.
  • This role will work with the PMO to facilitate program and project execution, taking an active role in all activities affecting the support area.
  • This role will work with the SAP Finance team to assist with the execution of the end-to-end business process.


    Business Requirements

    • Analyze and design business processes
    • Develop product requirements using SDLC deliverables based on input gathered from a variety of sources including analysis results and feedback from the user community

      Business Relationships

      • Works as a partner to the Finance team to provide guidance on business process improvement through use of relevant information technology.
      • Gains an in-depth understanding of Finance group's strategies, initiatives, opportunities, and risks.
      • Develops a comprehensive perspective of the global environment (customers, suppliers, and competitors).
      • Uses information from other markets and industries to identify process and solutions for improvement.

        IT Strategy and Process Capability Development

        • Applies knowledge business process design concepts and principles to improve existing processes to achieve measurable organizational goals.
        • Analyze the business capability requirements of the Finance applications and work to improve and align their usage with the business requirements.
        • Assumes ownership of the Finance applications and works with the business partners to provide a strategic roadmap and ensure strong integrations.
        • Performs frequent application rationalization activities to optimize the landscape. (Retire, Replace, Extend application usage)
        • Maintains a relationship with the Finance application vendors to understand future product lifecycle.
        • Understands Corporate and Finance business imperatives (key aspects of the corporate business strategy)
        • Determines opportunities for business improvement through the use of information technology, develop business case including cost/benefit analysis, and sells these opportunities to both the business team and corporate business/IT leadership
        • Develop test conditions and expected results based on the application requirements
        • Review project deliverables for completeness and quality, and compliance with established project standards



          Bachelor's Degree, or regional equivalent education required, preferably in a related discipline, such as Information Systems, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science or Business or 8+ years related professional Dana experience. Additional related certifications are a plus. Masters a plus.


          5-7 years in Oracle EPM suite with Planning, HFM and FDM experience, business process improvement or business analyst work; manufacturing industries (automotive, aerospace, etc.) is a plus. Experience with variety of business processes and working through process change methodologies, i.e. Re-engineering, Six Sigma, etc. Familiarity with SAP, ERP or Accounting/Financial Systems or web based application development and technologies. Experience with software development lifecycle processes. Previous business function, process analysis, and visualization skills. Previous consulting experience (internal or external) highly preferred.

          Language Skills

          • English (fluency in reading, writing and speaking)
          • Multi-lingual would be a plus


            • None required
            • CBAP, Six Sigma, APICS, or regional equivalents are a plus.
            • CPA or related certifications are a plus.

              Additional skills

              • Ability to use BPMN and BPA to document and optimize business process flows
              • Business financial skills; knows how to use and interpret metrics such as NPV, ROI, and IRR; knows how to develop and interpret IT investment business cases (understands inputs and outputs)
              • SAP FICO experience in production support and/or project life cycle a plus
              • Strong business acumen
              • Strong technology acumen; familiar with key concepts around data, applications and infrastructure
              • Strong process design skills; knows how to apply process analysis and design tools and techniques
              • Project management skills; ability to multi-task and keep all projects on schedule
              • Stakeholder management skills; excellent relationships with business stakeholders
              • People management skills; good relationships with team members
              • Excellent presentation skills; good written and verbal skills
              • Excellent time management and organizational skills; attention to detail

                We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

                Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

                Please note that as per Dana policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that Dana will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Keywords: Dana Corp, Novi , Lead Business Analyst - Finance, Accounting, Auditing , Novi, Michigan

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