• Business Analyst, SAP FICO

    Job Location US-MI-Novi
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/12/2018 4:14 PM)
  • Overview

    Daifuku North America Holding Company (daifuku.com/us/), a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.


    The company is currently seeking an experienced Business Analyst.


    Business Analyst


    Position Summary/ Primary Purpose

    The SAP FICO Business Analyst will be responsible for day to day support of the production application related specifically to the FICO module but will also be called upon to participate in projects.  The candidate is responsible for streamlining business functions using analytical tools along with best practices. Business skills and excellent people skills are a must. This individual reports to the IT Manager, and will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of IT system investments.  


    Major Areas of Responsibility

    • Collaborate with key business resources in providing SAP functional support for the FICO module, understand their needs, prioritize efforts and recommend changes or alternative solutions when multiple options are available
    • Support CO-CCA, CO-IO, CO-PC, CO-PA and Material Ledger with additional support on any of the following FI related functions such as FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR,
    • Perform hands-on configuration in the SAP FICO module
    • Understand the integration and relationship between SAP modules, especially as they relate to FICO & COPA
    • Provide Level 1 \ 2 support and maintenance of SAP FICO module to solve end user problems and answer related questions
    • Resolve Service Request tickets in accordance with agreed upon SLAs
    • Collect and review business requirements, recognize gaps in business processes, create functional designs, data and functional mapping, undertake hands on configuration of modules, communicate with developers, perform unit and integration tests and analyze results
    • Manage and control implementation of changes without business interruption
    • Support the deployment of production applications and provide post-production support related to custom system enhancements and integration points
    • Participate in system and applicate upgrades, enhancements and resolutions
    • Ensure company, department and governmental standards are followed at all time and provide sources and documentation for recurring IT audits
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 
    • Must have experience in Controlling with:
      • Cost Center Accounting
        • Profitability Analysis
        • Inventory Valuation
        • Product Cost Accounting – Make to Order, Make to Stock
        • Actual Product Costing – Material Ledger
        • Internal Order Accounting
    • Knowledge in Finance module with:
      • Master Data Management
      • General Ledger
      • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
      • Month End/Year End Closing
      • Cycle count
      • Consolidations
      • Reconciliations
      • Intercompany Transactions
      • Financial Reporting
    • Should have experience integrating FICO with SD, PS, MM, PP and WM


    Skills & Abilities

    • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
    • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
    • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
    • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Verbal and Written Expression and Recognition — The ability to listen to, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken or written words and sentences.
    • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Accounting, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience supporting or working in the finance team
    • Experience with SAP ECC 6.0 with expert knowledge in SAP controlling and good experience with Finance


    Demonstrated Physical Abilities

    Remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer and other productivity machinery; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence


    Daifuku North America Holding Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.


    Daifuku North America Holding Company offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more


    At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1233 and leave a message and your call will be returned.


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