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Configuration Financial Accounting Analyst

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

IT, Accounting & Finance
Richmond, VA, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023

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Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondWhen you join the Federal Reserve—the nation's central bank—you’ll play a key role, collaborating with a dynamic and diverse team of mission-driven professionals to strengthen and protect our economy and our communities.

Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

About the Opportunity

The Federal Reserve System (FRS) have transitioned our human resources, finance, and procurement technology systems into one integrated cloud-based platform using the Workday and SAP Ariba product solutions. To support this platform, operational support capabilities are being reorganized to be singularly focused on one goal – to deliver a world-class platform in support of the FRS' mission. The ERP Support Office (ESO) has been created to spearhead technical support of the new solution by establishing an agile team that will embrace change, drive innovation, and rapidly respond to the changing needs of stakeholders.

The role will be a part of an Agile product team that is responsible for supporting the design, development, testing, troubleshooting and resolution of any Workday and/ or Ariba and all connected systems (on-prem, Cloud-based, and third-party providers) application challenges and will actively engage with other Agile team members to support process improvement efforts. This position will focus heavily on the development and maintenance of Workday/ Ariba’s core functionality and modules as well as the exploration of new functionality to address novel business problems as identified by business line partners. This position will also be responsible for adhering to approved design patterns; following relevant architectural, data, and security policies; and collaborating with internal service providers such as National Integration Services and National IT. This role will support the ongoing enhancements, changes, additions, and updates to the Ariba/Workday platform. Experience with Financial, HR, or Procurement configuration is expected.

What You Will Do:

  • Use agile engineering practices and various configuration tools or development technologies to rapidly develop and/or configure creative and efficient solutions that enhance the client, customer, and employee experience;

  • Collaborate with other agile team members to craft clear user stories, design tests for prototypes and products, and continuously deliver product enhancements;

  • Create solutions that improve the reliability of systems in production, fixing issues, responding to incidents and, when required, takes on-call responsibilities;

  • Manage incident troubleshooting and resolution;

  • Conduct root cause analysis to identify service improvements;

  • Conduct relevant testing to ensure correct functionality

  • Work through resolution of technical service issues according to standard processes and procedures and specialized understanding of complex product issues;

  • Participate rigorously in agile events and activities (i.e., daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint review, retrospective, refinement, peer reviews);

  • Maintain a strong focus on business outcomes

  • Communicate with business stakeholders about agile processes to set and manage expectations about delivery methods and timelines;

  • Perform tasks associated with technical release readiness, recurring routine report development and monitoring, proposing technical solutions for enhancement, and training material development.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • 5+ years of experience in Financial Accounting or related field

  • Experience with ERP platform tools is required: Workday, Ariba, Adaptive, etc.

  • Experience designing, developing, testing, deploying and managing technology platform and connected systems or processes;

  • High proficiency in product-related technology and systems operations;

  • In-depth understanding of industry market trends and conditions;

  • Experience in working with ticketing tools, configuration, escalation management, developing and maintaining core tools;

  • Ability to translate user-impacting defects into user consumable language;

  • Relevant business domain expertise – breadth or depth;

  • Ability to work and coordinate with third parties on data-related inquiries;

  • Experience with interface, networking, and data warehousing technologies, as well as design, relational database technologies, and performance tuning;

  • Well-versed in Agile development methodologies including Kanban best practices;

  • Learning mindset geared toward innovation and creativity for applying technology capabilities in new ways, necessary for both the delivery of effective technology and business solutions;

  • Expertise in relationship management and an exemplary ability to manage stakeholder expectations through clear and transparent communications;

  • Position requires demonstrated understanding of application and data principles and methods, significant architecture experience with mission-critical systems, and success with planning, designing, developing, and operating large-scale technology solutions;

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas in a clear, concise, and compelling manner; as well as ability to tailor communications for different audiences.

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • Candidates should review the Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

  • Employees who work at and/or visit another Federal Reserve entity or outside business as part of their job duties are required to comply with any onsite safety and health protocols of those organizations (including, but not limited to, requirements to vaccinate or test, mask, social distance, etc.).

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.

  • The hiring range of the Analyst – Business - Sr is $77,100 – $96,400 annually.

  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Nov 3, 2023.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary

Regular

Job Exempt (Yes / No)

Yes

Job Category

Analytical

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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