Lead Business Analyst

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Lead Business Analyst will act as an intermediary between the Finance business community and the technical community. This individual will be a senior Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Financials functional and technical lead who will implement key financial initiatives on the Oracle platform. This will require strong finance and accounting acumen and the ability to translate business requirements into application and operational capabilities within the Oracle EBS Financials area.


  • Provides functional leadership and support for Oracle EBS Financial modules (General Ledger, Fixed Assets, AR, AP, etc.)
  • Analyzes, designs, configures and tests Oracle Financials enhancements to support business processes
  • Leads projects involving strategy, configuration, implementation, testing, user training and project management
  • Liaise across IT domains to deliver Oracle Financials functionality including but not limited to infrastructure engineering, database, security and operations support
  • Provides day to day support of the Oracle Financials environment including applying periodic patches, reporting requirements, ad-hoc requests from business and production system support
  • Continuously reviews opportunities for improvement in how Oracle Financials platform is leveraged, brings best practices to the forefront, and maintains the Oracle Financial strategy and road map
  • Must be able to produce detailed system requirements specifications, complex data flow diagrams, test plans, swim lane and process diagrams using standardized documentation methods
  • Architects and delivers financial related canned and ad-hoc reports
  • Ensures that proposed solutions comply with the company’s technology direction
  • Ensures compliance with company’s change and security policies
  • Works closely with Oracle development team in the creation and validation of user interfaces and functional/non-functional requirements
  • Provides general technical support for Oracle EBS Financials system and user training
  • Technical accountability for month-end, quarterly, and year-end financial close processes
  • Oversees 2-3 offshore Oracle EBS Financials support team members

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related field
  • 5 or more years of experience in analyzing and supporting Finance business functions
  • 7 or more years of experience implementing solutions within Financial modules of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12
  • Detailed business process knowledge across the Finance domain including Accounting, Procure to Pay, Financial Planning & Analysis, Fixed Assets, Treasury and Cash Reconciliation
  • Hands on technical/functional expertise configuring Oracle E-Business Suite to support business processes, developing complex reports, and security
  • Experience implementing system to system integrations through APIs and batch processes
  • Experience implementing Oracle EBS integrations to 3rd party service providers and applications
  • Experience with techniques including business process and systems flows, data/business object modeling, use case and user interface prototyping
  • Demonstrated experience in writing software requirements and test specifications
  • Knowledge of programing languages (PLSQL, SQL, Java) and database tools
  • Able to understand business functionality and translate it into application requirements
  • MBA, Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or other related field (preferred)