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Summary of the Lead Business Analyst, Finance job at Creative Artists Agency

Creative Artists Agency is hiring a Lead Business Analyst, Finance with 5 - 10 years of experience. Based in United States - Los Angeles, CA and with Hybrid ways of working. The expected salary range for this role is $116400 - $162960
About Creative Artists Agency

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA’s diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

Lead Business Analyst, Finance - Job Role & Responsibilities

The Finance Systems Business Analyst is a full-time position responsible for analyzing finance system business problems and implementing solutions in our corporate technology platforms. The business analyst supports the finance user community , elicit, configure, manage requirements and specifications as well as execute a variety of testing disciplines (test plans, scripts, unit testing and user acceptance) to drive development and validate results. The Finance Business Analyst will report to the head of Corporate Applications.

This role is both strategic and hands on with a strong ability to communicate objectives, configure finance systems, develop plans and deliver results.

Responsibilities

  • Primary lead for requirements, product configuration and user acceptance testing management
  • Evaluate the solution options, configure, demo and make recommendations within context of finance D365 & other tech platforms
  • Work with global finance teams to deliver product configuration and support that can scale across countries
  • Manage small projects related to finance platforms
  • Facilitate requirements review and design sessions with business owners
  • Maintain Business Use Case and Process Flows with requirement changes
  • Key liaison between the business and technical solutions delivery team
  • Deliver engaging, informative, well-organized technical and business presentations
  • Deliver daily and weekly progress metrics
  • Train users in using the system according to process best practices
  • Provide business as usual support

Requirements

Required Capabilities

  • 5-7+ years of implementing & supporting D365 F&O/ERP applications. Hands on configuration knowledge of finance accounting, fixed assets, accounts payable & finance reporting modules on D365 F&O is a must.
  • Advanced Excel skills, in particular around data validation, pivot tables and reporting financial data
  • Excellence in communication, collaboration, business presentations and meeting facilitation
  • Expert in business workflow modeling
  • Expert in project and product planning
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP accounting
  • Thorough understanding of SOX
  • Thorough understanding of source control, unit testing, and continuous integration practices
  • Thorough understanding of relational database design

Desired Capabilities

  • Experience with planning tools such as Oracle HFM, Workiva
  • Experience using SAP Concur
  • Experience and skilled in SQL and other query languages.
  • Experience with Lean and Agile (Scrum) development methodologies

Location

This role can be hybrid, based out of Los Angeles.

What we offer at Creative Artists Agency

The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $116,400-$162,960. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria.

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Creative Artists Agency

Creative Artists Agency

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Lead Business Analyst, Finance

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Posted on: 
August 31, 2023

About Our Company

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA’s diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

Job Description & Responsibilities

The Finance Systems Business Analyst is a full-time position responsible for analyzing finance system business problems and implementing solutions in our corporate technology platforms. The business analyst supports the finance user community , elicit, configure, manage requirements and specifications as well as execute a variety of testing disciplines (test plans, scripts, unit testing and user acceptance) to drive development and validate results. The Finance Business Analyst will report to the head of Corporate Applications.

This role is both strategic and hands on with a strong ability to communicate objectives, configure finance systems, develop plans and deliver results.

Responsibilities

  • Primary lead for requirements, product configuration and user acceptance testing management
  • Evaluate the solution options, configure, demo and make recommendations within context of finance D365 & other tech platforms
  • Work with global finance teams to deliver product configuration and support that can scale across countries
  • Manage small projects related to finance platforms
  • Facilitate requirements review and design sessions with business owners
  • Maintain Business Use Case and Process Flows with requirement changes
  • Key liaison between the business and technical solutions delivery team
  • Deliver engaging, informative, well-organized technical and business presentations
  • Deliver daily and weekly progress metrics
  • Train users in using the system according to process best practices
  • Provide business as usual support

Requirements

Required Capabilities

  • 5-7+ years of implementing & supporting D365 F&O/ERP applications. Hands on configuration knowledge of finance accounting, fixed assets, accounts payable & finance reporting modules on D365 F&O is a must.
  • Advanced Excel skills, in particular around data validation, pivot tables and reporting financial data
  • Excellence in communication, collaboration, business presentations and meeting facilitation
  • Expert in business workflow modeling
  • Expert in project and product planning
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP accounting
  • Thorough understanding of SOX
  • Thorough understanding of source control, unit testing, and continuous integration practices
  • Thorough understanding of relational database design

Desired Capabilities

  • Experience with planning tools such as Oracle HFM, Workiva
  • Experience using SAP Concur
  • Experience and skilled in SQL and other query languages.
  • Experience with Lean and Agile (Scrum) development methodologies

Location

This role can be hybrid, based out of Los Angeles.

What we offer

The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $116,400-$162,960. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria.

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