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Business Analyst - Revenue Reporting Specialist

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Disability/Veterans Job Number: 19763 Costa Mesa, California

Description

The Revenue Reporting Specialist has a responsibility for partnering with users of both Sales Insight and Revenue Planning applications. This role will be supporting multiple Sales Insight instances and Revenue Planning Applications; working directly with the businesses to guide and support them in using the systems to create accurate reporting, facilitate data governance, answer key business questions, and manage the transition from current processes to system generated ones.

This individual will administer revenue sharing and allocation rules, research and resolve data mapping issues, work with the CoE and GCOA teams on business hierarchy needs / changes, and facilitate regional stakeholder forums.

Understanding the business:
  • Ability to understand the business context of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting; Management Information; and Financial Reporting business activities
  • Identify, evaluate, innovate and implement improvements to create efficiency and effectiveness of how users leverage the strategic solutions
Business User Support:

  • Be the subject matter expert on the Sales Insight and Revenue Reporting systems and go-to for regional stakeholders
  • Consult and partner with the businesses to identify revenue sharing and mass allocation rule needs; administer or facilitate creation of the revenue sharing rules with Oracle support
  • Proactively advise and consult on best practice system and reporting capabilities to the businesses through an understanding of their business and system competencies
  • Partner with the businesses in report, dashboard, and driver creations
  • Drive resolution of system data issues through partnership with the businesses and technology teams
  • Identify, investigate and help correct user data loading issues
  • Research and resolve data mapping issues by partnering with the business to agree on proper reporting structure of customer, vertical, sales associate, sales channel, product, etc. and communicate needs to the CoE and the GCOA teams where necessary
  • Support with changes to Sales Channel assignments, customer mappings, and other hierarchy changes
  • Act as liaison between GCSS, CoE and the businesses for needed changes. Create Change Requests identified by businesses / their needs
  • Act as Business tester for system changes
  • Load prior period adjustments when needed and notify regional FP&A teams once complete and system is reconciled
  • Maintain internal Zoom information site for Sales Insight and Revenue Planning
  • Support annual, quarterly, monthly RCP (Revenue by Customer / Product) reporting
User Adoption:
  • Drive best-practice usage of Sales Insight and Revenue Planning applications across regional user community
  • Drive change management objectives by understanding current processes, identifying automated solutions and partnering with users to implement
  • Perform user training for both beginner and more advanced users
  • Coordinate information sharing on analytics and reporting through regional user forums and special trainings
  • Coordinate regional user forums and establish super user group, building strong and effective relationships with end-users

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Required:
  • 5+ years of Finance/Accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to identify improvement areas and initiate change
  • Superior communication skills, must be able to effectively interact with all levels of the organization and lead large groups for user forums / training sessions
  • Ability to build relationships and manage across a matrix organization
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • High standards of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills with ability to prioritize
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude
  • Experience with reporting systems, Oracle and Hyperion Essbase skills preferred
Preferred:
  • Strong Database experience with SQL, Access, or other systems
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required
  • Experience with large ERP systems (ex. Oracle, SAP)
  • Experience working across time zones
Benefits:

Working for a leading FTSE 50 global information services company is just one of the rewards of joining Experian. Our benefits package is designed to reward contribution and loyalty and to attract the kind of talented individuals who have their pick of employers. That is why we offer a highly competitive package which comprises:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Aggressive bonus plan
  • Core benefits including: full medical, dental, vision, matching 401K and the opportunity to work with a global leader
Experian is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2017 was $4.3 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in over 40 countries.
Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Anyone needing accommodation to complete the interview process should notify the talent acquisition partner. The word "Experian" is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd. and/or its associated companies.