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Principal Business Systems Analyst

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID:104595Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at Job SummaryThe Corporate ERP Accounting and Finance Principal Business Systems Analyst contributes toward planning, designing, developing, and the launching of efficient business, financial, and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes . This includes gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects, and systems requirements including compliance with DRS global ERP design. Also responsible for reporting findings, complete with probable causes and possible solutions to systems and process issues. Applies proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to maximize the benefit of ERP and related IT system investments. The primary focus will be on ERP business systems surrounding Accounting and Finance within Cost point ERP. The position functions as the Corporate Accounting and Finance liaison between DRS business units and the Core DRS IT ERP Solutions teamJob ResponsibilitiesContribute toward the planning, designing, developing, and launching of efficient business, financial, and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes centered around accounting and finance. This includes gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects, and system requirements. Also responsible for generating and compiling reports based upon findings, complete with probable causes and possible solutions to systems issues. Apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to maximize ERP systems.
* Meet with decision makers, systems owners, and end users; define business, financial, and operations requirements and systems goals as well as identify and resolve systems issues including DRS ERP Help Desk tickets.
* Establish DRS internal user group for best practice creation and adoption within Cost point ERP Accounting and Finance modules and applications.
* Independently review and analyze effectiveness and efficiency of initial system focus above and extend into related sub-systems supporting strategies for further improving or leveraging these systems in conjunction with immediate manager and the overall IT ERP team
* Collaborate as needed in planning, design, development, and deployment of new applications, and enhancements to existing applications
* Create and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives addressing existing and/or potential trouble areas across the organization related to ERP systems and sub-systems
* Create presentation of system models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to application programmers
* Lead and perform in-depth testing, including directing end-user during acceptance testing, for modified and new systems, and post-implementation support
* Provide orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems utilizing a preferred train the trainer approach
* Coordinate with end users and ERP technical staff to implement and maintain systems that utilize industry best practices to meet business objectives, while maintaining security and integrity of the data, system, and network.
* Support project plans/tasks, provide direction and coordinate project activities associated with the installation, evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of ERP business solutions and when required lead a small cross-functional project team to implement chosen solutions leveraging ERP system expertise and business knowledge
* Review and monitor progress of project(s) to ensure accuracy and timeliness and provide periodic reports to management as needed
* Provide functional direction, technical expertise and mentoring to less experienced personnel
* Review, prepare, and coordinate support in user training and documentation and provide technical assistance for post-implementation support issues
* Provide service desk and technical support to users for more complex issues
* Devise solutions to system-related problems and issues through coordination with users, other ERP team members, and Deltek Customer Support to assess and identify probable conflicts and investigate diverse data elements and sources
* Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the DRS mission, values and culture of the ERP and overall DRS organization
* Seek out functionally specific training in Accounting and Finance to supplement existing knowledge of Cost point ERP system including Deltek University certificationQualifications* Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Industrial Technology, Computer Sciences, or a related field, or equivalent experience and 8+ years of relevant experience.
* A self-starter with experience across Deltek products including Cost point 8.X, Cognos, and TESS 10 or equivalents
* Ability to interpret and explain terminology, technology and business issues related to technical, and non-technical such as user, management, and executive levels
* Detail oriented, organized, and able to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities within a dynamic ERP team
* Ability to work effectively across functional groups and facilitate or participate in problem solving workshops or design sessions as needed
* Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
* Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team-oriented environment
* Ability to successfully interact with all levels of management, other IT professionals and end-users as well as third parties such as Deltek Customer Support or outside consultants
* Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
* Open and responsive to change demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement by actively identifying and responding with sensitively to the needs of all customers
* Experience in a government contracting environmentOther Skills* MS 365 product family with high proficiency in Excel, Word, Power point and other tools required to complete job above
* Ability to use Cognos or equivalent reporting solution and convey to Cognos reporting group business requirements as well as validate related reporting changes where needed
* Exposure to Government billings and DCMA compliance a plus
* Prior experience with Cost point ERP financial data conversions a plus
* Experience with training in Accounting and Finance within ERP systems a plusCOVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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