Business Systems Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Stripe   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Enterprise Technology

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5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

Stripe's Finance Systems team is responsible for enabling our core accounting, tax, treasury, and strategic planning & analysis functions with the information and tools needed to scale their capabilities as the company continues to grow. The business systems analyst role on the team is generally responsible for analyzing processes to determine capability needs, developing requirements and breaking them down into actionable work, engaging with stakeholders to foster a common understanding, and driving projects to completion. The ideal BSA is a strong tactician who helps operationalize our systems vision.

This particular role will work closely with our Finance & Strategy team, with particular emphasis on core Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) capabilities and roadmap.

You will:

  • Enable our finance stakeholders, by -
  • Gaining depth in our finance operational processes, identifying opportunities for new systems capabilities, gaps, and process improvement
  • Owning functional requirements gathering and work breakdown
  • Managing cross-functional initiatives, with emphasis on project planning and backlog management
  • Owning the effective communication of needs between Finance and Engineering, in both directions
  • Scope capability needs that are -
  • Usable, timely, and suitable to finance's use cases
  • Well-socialized and documented
  • Achievable from a business and engineering standpoint
  • Effectively partner with Engineering to -
  • Communicate and socialize finance requirements
  • Drive work to completion by unblocking any informational or understanding gaps between stakeholders

You'd ideally have:

  • 5+ years experience as a Business Systems Analyst or Business Analyst focused on financial planning and analysis or a related finance capability area, including direct experience scoping and defining finance systems capabilities
  • Working knowledge of FP&A processes and best practices
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and a curiosity to dig deeper into requests to determine needs
  • The ability and desire to question the status quo
  • Effective project planning, management and communication skills
  • Ability to define capability needs based on self-initiated interviews, diagrams, surveys and workflow analysis
  • Thoroughness in researching and analyzing existing business systems capabilities

Nice to haves:

  • Exposure to Anaplan and Oracle Financials Cloud
  • A background in a process improvement methodology
  • Prior project management experience
  • Data literacy & SQL
  • Experience as a Product Owner and/or a Product Owner certification (CSPO or similar)


Valid Through: 2019-9-16