Business Applications Analyst


Business Applications Analyst

Seattle, WA
  • Responsibilities

    The Business Applications Analyst plays a key role in bridging the needs of the business groups with the technical capabilities of the team and systems. They analyze complex business problems to be solved with automated systems and provide functional and technical expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures that meet user requirements. The core systems of support for the Analyst comprise the Vulcan Financials ERP environment.


    • Work directly with business users and technical staff providing functional and technical support for existing Financials ERP environment, including Treasury, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Projects, Asset Management and Payroll Interface.
    • Support tasks including but not limited to system configuration, ongoing maintenance, issue resolution, quality assurance and testing, interfaces, and reporting.
    • Perform business analysis tasks for project initiatives including compiling and analyzing data, proposing solutions, defining and documenting specifications to meet business requirements, helping to design future business processes, performing fit/gap analysis, process re-engineering, testing, and assisting in implementation efforts.
    • Provide training and consultation to system users.
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot software bugs, customizations, invalid configurations, reports, and interfaces utilizing delivered application tools or other tools as determined.
    • Understand the project lifecycle, how to identify issues and propose reasonable solutions, and the context in which the project falls within the group and overall organization.
    • Lead cross-functional teams and act as project manager on smaller efforts to address business or system issues. Teams may include internal or external resources
    • Perform system configuration activities to support business process changes and organizational realignments to maximize productivity of business operations.
    • Develop reports for supported applications and various user groups utilizing delivered application tools and other reporting tools.
    • Responsible for understanding and developing system documentation covering items such as customizations, interfaces, reports, and end user training materials.
    • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.
    • Special projects as assigned.


    • Must have excellent communication skills due to extensive interaction with end users, business management and other support and service areas.
    • Knowledge of both functional and technical aspects of the system is required (roughly 70/30 functional to technical).
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
    • Thorough understanding of software development life cycles, development processes, and quality assurance roles within a project
    • Ability to work in changing environment and work under tight deadlines
    • Ability to operate with little instruction on day to day work and general instructions on new assignments.
    • Creative problem solving skills. Ability to think “out of the box” and apply nontraditional solutions to challenging issues.
    • Manage internal customer relationships and set expectations, while managing risk and scope creep.


    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Oracle Cloud


    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and five+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 3 years of ERP systems experience preferably Oracle Cloud ERP or PeopleSoft Financials (GL, AM, PO, AM, Projects) on SQL Server/Microsoft environment. Experience with HRMS a plus.


    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures.
    • Ability to write reports, test plans and scripts, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment; extreme professionalism and communication skills; ability to prioritize tasks and work independently; strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills; and experience interacting with senior level management.
    • Experience creating and documenting work processes and procedures.