Master Data Analyst
Finance
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
2018-12-21

To ensure the accuracy, consistency, and value of enterprise master and reference data throughout EMA-NA’s applications by establishing data governance best practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish, improve, and develop MDM data governance best practices and processes.
  • Support business and technical requests to create/update master data records appropriately.
  • Audit and correct master and reference data as needed.
  • Support business processing, data and reporting needs.
  • Serve as data steward for EMA NA master data.
  • Guide and direct Global Shared Services on Master and Reference Data maintenance processes/questions/issues.
  • Ensure established controls & processes are followed.
  • Implement Data Quality efforts.
  • Modify tools, controls, and processes to accommodate environmental changes.
  • Actively work towards establishing and improving the end to end master data and reporting processes.
  • Automate and adapt master and reference data maintenance processes.
  • Identify errors/opportunities and develop recommendations for process modifications.
  • Create and Update system documentation – processes, tasks, definitions, rules, etc.
  • Actively build cross-functional and cross-competence collaboration within and outside the area of responsibility. 
  • Partner with IT, business and global teams to facilitate data governance efforts.
  • Coordinate cross-functional resolutions for system and data issues.
  • Educate the business through data, application, and process design changes.
  • Create ad hoc reports and other support tools for business as needed.
  • This role will be a key participant in the SAP migration project and preparation activities related to master data.

Minimum Qualification

  • 2 years of experience in data analysis, accounting, and/or Finance.
  • Intermediate data manipulation skills/experience.
  • Data management and analysis skills including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft products, data warehouse queries, SQL, etc.
  • System analysis, design, and integration experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree - preferred in Information Mgmt, Accounting, Business, or Information Tech

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Strong communication skills: verbal and written.
  • Ability to transform business requirements into a workable design at the functional level.
  • Ability to identify, clarify, and resolve issues and risks related to business process designs, interface designs, data conversions, project communications and training escalating them as needed.
  • Extremely detailed oriented.
  • Strong business aptitude, including having an outward perspective regarding how financial results and data are communicated and analyzed by internal audiences.
  • Effective problem solver in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-driven work environment.
  • Experience in manufacturing, finance, accounting, supply chain or demand flow.
  • Experience in SAP and/or JDE.
  • Prior SAP implementation experience preferred.
  • CPA, CMA and/or MBA a plus.