JDE Finance Business analyst

  • Houston, TX 77002, TX
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: GA119-2691914

$115000 to $125000 Per Year

This role will be the Finance functional and JD Edwards subject matter expert, reporting directly to the Director of Financial Systems.  

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide vision, leadership and drive the processes changes and improvements within the financial functions.
  • Participate in strategy planning activities, and be the functional leader in the analysis, requirement development, design, documentation, and testing for all financial system enhancements and changes.
  • Work closely with the BU’s functional representatives in the development of simplified/lean process improvements or operating practices which best utilize the systems to improve quality; increase productivity; and supports business goals.
  • Develop peer, cross-functional & cross-BU relationships to maximize best practice sharing & team effectiveness.
  • Responsible for the timely completion of project tasks and activities within functional area by directing activities of others as well as maintaining individual project responsibilities.
  • Responsible for the development of the functional training and coordinating the on-going functional support, including, but not limited to the development of BU “super users”
  • Act as the functional change agent by creating a sense of purpose to meet the goals of the business & leading by example.
  • Own issue / risk identification, escalation, resolution and communication with the project team and functional management including BU functional leaders.
  • Assure conformance to system architecture, methods, standards & practices & promote their creation. 
  • Analyze the BU’s competitive position in the use of technology in relation to industry best practices.
  • Prepare, present & review overall plans, status reviews and reports as required by project and with BU responsible.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Strong Accounting background.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Finance Business Analyst in a manufacturing environment, automotive experience a plus.
  • 5+ years’ experience with J.D. Edwards ERP System with strong knowledge/experience with the Manufacturing Cost Accounting and Product Costing Modules are required.
  • Avalara or Vertex knowledge and experience. Avalara preferred.
  • Reports Now/E1 Financial Report Writer/FASTR knowledge and experience.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in implementing change.
  • Strong Data Analytic skills including the ability to develop SQL queries as needed to support data collection and reporting.
  • High level of initiative and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize daily work load and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently, identify priorities and work successfully with minimal supervision.
  • Drive to continue to learn and grow in the use and application of JD Edwards Citizen Developer Tools as well as other third party reporting and analytical tools.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to meet objectives by influencing and engaging others across multiple teams.  
  • Quality and cost driven.
  • Ability to travel 10-15% to domestic locations for rollout of JD Edwards over the next two years. 
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