SAP Solution Analyst in Des Moines at Farm Bureau Financial Services

Date Posted: 1/13/2021

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Solution Analyst

Farm Bureau Financial Services is seeking a Solution Analyst to join our Finance Solutions team. An accounting background and strong interpersonal and analytical skills will be sought. As a Solution Analyst you will be coordinating efforts to implement, educate and maintain the enterprise financial systems and processes. You will provide enhancements to existing functionality within the enterprise systems and build a strong partner relationship with end users throughout the organization to define requirements and provide support. In collaboration with other team members, you will identify solutions and implement new functionality to meet operational and reporting needs.

Who We Are: With Farm Bureau Financial Services, our client/members can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars and other property are protected. We value a culture where integrity, teamwork, passion, service, leadership and accountability are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We're proud of our more than 80-year commitment to protecting the livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an atmosphere where our employees thrive.

What You'll Do:

  • Educate and support end users of our enterprise financial systems through an understanding of the technical solution as well as our business and accounting processes.
  • Participate in special projects by taking an analytical role in project proposal, justification, design, development, testing and delivery phases.
  • Serve as the key liaison between technical and business areas to analyze and resolve complex business problems. You will implement change requests and build relationships to move things forward.
  • You will assist with end to end process documentation and ensure adequate internal controls are in place to guarantee reliability of our financial results.
  • Maintain governance policies for the integrity of configuration and information in our financial systems. Document and implement modifications to configuration of those systems and related training materials. Ensure all users are informed and effectively trained.
  • Assist with the implementation of system enhancements to automate current processes and increase efficiencies and controls throughout the Company. Tasks may include: studying and documenting current work processes, requirements, risks and constraints, assessing alternative solutions and preparing test plans.
  • Conduct research and gain knowledge in systems software to ensure the highest quality operations and implementations.
  • Facilitate or participate in business process improvement workshops to identify and implement potential process and/or system enhancements.
  • Collaborate with business and IT teams working with and implementing non-financial systems as needed.

What It Takes to Join Our Team:

College degree or equivalent plus three years experience. An accounting background with strong interpersonal and analytical skills will be sought. An understanding of banking processes is a plus. The aptitude and ability to learn new applications, as well as experience with spreadsheets and databases for reporting and analysis are desired. Insurance experience, knowledge of GAAP and statutory laws related to accounting and reporting for financial services is preferred. To be successful, you'll need to be comfortable in a team environment with changing priorities and time pressures. Strong communication, problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills are a must.

What We Offer You: When you're on our team, you get more than a great paycheck. You'll hear about career development and educational opportunities. We offer an enhanced 401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, and life and disability insurance options. We also offer paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time, and teams who know how to have fun. You will also have access to a wellness facility with fitness classes and programs, a daycare center, a cafeteria, and a medical clinic. Farm Bureau….where the grass really IS greener!

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