Senior Functional Analyst

Posted Date: Dec-15-2020

Job ID: 18877

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ



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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by identifying solutions to business challenges and leveraging deep requirements elicitation/documentation and configuration/functional skills to implement for assigned business clients. This role is responsible for business/functional requirements, business process design, development/configuration documentation, configuring solutions, ensuring thorough unit/integration testing, and meeting customer expectations for SAP FICO. The role will partner with Solution Architects to develop and implement new solutions that will help optimize REI’s processes resulting in efficiencies and cost savings on FI areas. Collaborates with other IT groups that develop software in support of projects, enhancements, and production support activities. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


  • Acts as core subject-matter expert for SAP finance modules, and must demonstrate the ability to lead and coordinate the support of the production environment for end-to-end financial processes and [technical] programs
  • Implements solutions through requirements management and system configuration for the most complex requests or projects
  • Provides thought leadership and vision to understand design gaps, procedural inefficiencies, and develop transition plans for the most complex requests and projects
  • Partners with Principal Business Analyst and project/business stakeholders to assist in the development of business process documentation for large/complex solutions
  • Provide support for Integrated ECC FICO Module and coordinate with cross functional teams/systems (Order to Cash, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Business Warehouse)
  • Produces accurate and detailed development documentation (requirement/design documents, functional specifications, Knowledge Base articles for production support)
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of innovative solutions that provide new business capabilities and/or creates process efficiencies for the most complex requests and projects
  • Ensures accuracy, consistency and effectiveness of processes in the system/product space they support
  • Corrects system configuration defects for the most complex problems, using the IT incident and problem management processes
  • Participates in promotion of new or changed configurations using IT change management processes
  • Leads the creation of system usage documentation and training materials for newly created functionality and projects
  • Assists with quality assurance processes for assigned large/complex projects
  • Acts as a source for direction, training, and guidance for junior
  • Functional Analysts within the team
  • Actively seeks to be mentored to expand vision, experience, learning, and ability to influence

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or Computer Science Advanced degree or certification in SAP FI/CO
  • 5+ years of full-cycle development and implementation experience in SAP Finance & Controlling S/4 HANA Certification, S/4 HANA
  • Financials implementation experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Package System functional capabilities related to business area being supported (i.e., SAP)
  • Strong knowledge of SAP Hierarchy, General Ledger (GL), Special Ledger (SL), Asset Accounting(AA), Profit Center Accounting (PCA), basic ABAP debugging skills
  • 5+ years of experience in ECC FI and CO modules, General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), FI-CA, Cost and Profit Center Accounting, Fixed Assets accounting, Banking, Project systems, CO-PA, Product costing and Internal Orders
  • Strong configuration skills of ECC FI, CO modules in IMG based on business and functional/technical requirements
  • Integration/Coordination experience with cross functional modules/systems Eg: OTC, P2P, WM, etc.
  • Knowledge of retail and finance best practice business processes and procedures
  • Ability to identify and prioritize business needs
  • Ability to interpret and manage business and design requirements
  • Ability to conceptualize and recommend solutions to business problems
  • Advanced understanding and ability to execute all phases of Project Methodology (Waterfall and Agile) to successfully implement enhancements
  • Understanding of IT development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and conflicting priorities across both project development and production support tasks
  • Ability to maintain a professional composure during stressful situations
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business and project goals
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.