Oaktree Capital Management

  • Senior Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-1620
    Job Department
    Accounting
  • Responsibilities

    The Finance organization at Oaktree is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to manage the Workday platform for Corporate Accounting, Corporate Finance and Accounts Payable. This role is expected to evolve from an initial position within the project team tasked with implementing Workday Expenses and Procurement to an administrator role focused on maximizing the use of the Workday platform within Oaktree. 

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Playing a key role in the implementation of Workday alongside our consulting partners which include, leading discovery sessions, data validation and creating customized and detailed test scripts;
    • Working with internal business leaders to understand current processes; ensuring that the new system will address pain points, maximize efficiency and fully utilize Workday platform capabilities;
    • Using expertise and prior knowledge to recommend best practice resolutions for the organization’s needs;
    • Finding alternative solutions for challenges unique to Oaktree where necessary, using resources such as Workday Community;
    • Coordinating with the HR team to minimize impacts to Workday processes and security settings;
    • Partnering with IT and implementation partners to build or modify integrations to internal systems;
    • Being a subject matter expert and point of contact for both internal and external partners;
    • Ensuring data integrity;
    • Developing and generating analytics for business users;
    • Providing customer service, instruction, and support to system users;
    • Managing the semiannual Workday update cycle for the Finance organization
    • Working with the project team & IT to assure smooth transition to production support.

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of Business Analyst experience
    • Experience implementing a large scale project
    • Knowledge of Workday Financials preferred, but not required
    • Demonstrated skills in understanding and adhering to policies, procedures and operating controls to ensure consistency and timeliness of execution;
    • Proven ability to manage tasks with competing priorities and deadlines, independently determining order of priority and self-initiating other value-added tasks;
    • Knowledge of Project Management tools, tactics, and methodologies a plus.
    • Asset Management/Financial Services experience a plus
    • Experience with MS Office tools XLS, Project, Access, PPT, and Visio required

    Personal Attributes

    The successful candidate should demonstrate strengths in:

    • Relationship Building; works effectively with strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. He or she is known for doing what is best irrespective of politics and is comfortable with consensus building (at multiple levels) and soliciting constructive feedback; ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of participants including upper management, other departments, and 3rd party service providers.
    • Communication; strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; ability to present complex material.
    • Independence & Collaboration; experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; must be able to drive work effectively with limited supervision (at times) while representing department and executive management interests and concerns.
    • Work Ethic; focus on continual development, performance, accountability and self-motivation.
    • Flexibility & Organization; adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities; proven ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time across competing activities/resources; able to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and thrive in a high-pressure fast paced environment.
    • Intellectual Curiosity; energized by learning new things and engaging across a wide range of issues; must have strong problem solving skills; adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
    • Driving Results; sets aggressive timelines and objectives to drive results, conveys a sense of urgency, and drives issues to closure; is a self-starter committed to achieving results and has a strong sense of ownership and follow-through.
    • Judgment; makes recommendations and decisions that balance a variety of factors (e.g. cost, risk, short-term vs. long-term impact) and are supported by a sound fact base to achieve an optimal outcome. Goes back to core values and key objectives when making decisions/recommendations.

    Education

    A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Technology is preferred.

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