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Lead Business Systems Analyst - SAP Finance (Remote Work Location)

Company: Brown-Forman
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Meaningful Work From Day One:

The scope of this position covers Finance business systems and process improvement at Brown-Forman Corporation in the disciplines of Finance and Administration. This person will serve as the liaison between IT and the user community to provide support primarily for the SAP Finance and related sub-modules (e.g. Profitability Analysis, Treasury, Product Costing and Material Ledger) and functions, work closely with cross-functional team members to resolve business process issues, and manage and/or participate in multiple division level projects/assignments with typically high degree of complexity and change management components. Lead virtual project teams consisting of various cross-functional roles and consultants. Provide excellent on-going system and client support.

What You Can Expect:

Research, analyze, design, identify and facilitate process improvements. Make solution recommendations to the business units and process councils. Implement new functionality and improvements for business processes utilizing integrated system technologies (e.g. SAP, Coupa, Salesforce, OneSource, Concur) where appropriate. Provide SAP Finance and related end-user support for global operations to resolve reported incidents, advise users in the proper use of the system, and implement approved upgrades, enhancements, and project requests. Extremely flexible and open to collaboration and to adopting new ideas to resolve complex business problems. Responsibilities: Project management, process analysis, systems design, documentation, applications support, configuration, and training.


  • Simultaneously lead, manage and/or participate in enterprise-wide projects/assignments with high degree of complexity and change management components.

  • Follow IT PMO project methodology, responsible for all aspects of project lifecycle management and the coordination of resources across various IT functions and within the business operating units.

  • Act as the primary liaison to key business clients and technology resources, coordinating requirements definition for multiple strategic finance and related initiatives.

  • Mentoring and Coaching of junior team members.


  • Directly interface/Collaborate/Partner with process owners and super users in the development of business requirements. Report strategic project outcomes and status to IT Leadership and Process Council Leadership.

  • Serve as in-house expert on enterprise-wide technologies (e.g. SAP S/4HANA Finance and integration with SAP and non-SAP cross-application modules, Salesforce, Coupa, OneSource, Concur), business processes and end-user information delivery tools.

  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of Business Scenarios, Business Process Procedures, Testing, and Quality Assurance documents related to production system changes.

  • Establish and enforce standardization of business processes and technologies within Information Technology and among operating unit super users.


  • Responsible for identifying, training, and supporting a network of finance super users across the enterprise.

  • Train other IT team members in Finance related technologies and processes, serving as the IT Finance expert.

  • Investigate and solve problems by documenting solutions and transferring key knowledge to business users as well as within IT.

We Are Looking For People Who:

  • Proven ability to quickly learn existing Business Processes and combine knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g. SAP capability, Standard industry best practice) to produce an optimal business solution.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and implement multiple enterprise-wide level projects with high degree of complexity.

  • Ability to lead, manage, design, structure, and facilitate multiple concurrent workshops and presentations that are effective and valued by the Business Partners.

  • Experience with designing, configuring, and supporting ERP systems (preferably SAP Finance and Sub-modules including Treasury, Profitability Analysis, Product costing and Material Ledger).

  • Possess the skills to initiate, evaluate, develop, defend, and influence users on adoption of solid, actionable recommendations.

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years or more of relevant work experience in the Accounting or Finance areas (or equivalent).

  • At least 10 years' or more experience configuring SAP ERP systems in the Accounting or Finance areas (or equivalent).

What Sets You Apart:

  • MBA or master's degree in related field, Business/Finance or Information Systems.

  • CPA, CMA SAP programming skills Certified project manager (PMP) or business analyst Coupa, Salesforce integration with SAP using BOOMI

  • Experience leading change by implementing enterprise-wide business planning and processing applications, and knowledge of integration points with SAP application areas such as SD, MM, PP, FI/CO, BW, Basis, etc. and integration with non SAP applications like Coupa, Salesforce, OneSource, Concur etc.)

  • Experience with content management, digital asset management, and document imaging applications.


  • SAP FICO (Financial Accounting & Controlling)

  • SAP TR (Treasury)

  • SAP FI-AA (Asset Accounting)

  • SAP CO-PA (Profitability Analysis)

  • SAP CO-PC (Product Costing and Material Ledger)

  • Documentum, OCR tools like OpenText

  • Consumer Products

  • Technology Strategic Planning

  • Lead Medium Teams (5-15) Team

  • Leadership Coaching & Mentoring Others

  • Effective Communication

  • Business Writing Effective Communication

  • Oral Interpersonal

  • Risk Assessment

  • Business Processes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • Business Case Preparation Lead Long Projects (12+ months)

  • Project Change Management

  • Project Estimating

  • Project Plan Development

  • Plan Execution

  • Project Quality Assurance

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Tracking & Reporting

  • Project Scope Management

  • Develop Requirements and Specifications

  • Development Life Cycle Methodology & Procedures

  • Business Process Re-Engineering

  • Process Analysis and Design

Nothing Better in the Market

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. We are dedicated to creating a responsible drinking culture, providing a safe, inclusive, and engaging workplace, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to our communities.

Locations considered for this opening:

  • B-F Headquarters office in Louisville, KY

  • B-F Regional office in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX or Irvine, CA

  • Locations across the US for a remote work from home set-up

This position is posted with multiple locations, you only need to apply to one of the postings to be considered for all locations and/or the remote work option.



Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Information Technology

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00002166

Keywords: Brown-Forman, Irving , Lead Business Systems Analyst - SAP Finance (Remote Work Location), Other , Irving, Texas

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