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(Principal) Oracle Financial Systems Analyst

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD - thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD has a role open in Sofia for a Principal Financial Systems Analyst experienced with Oracle and Cloud implementation. As part of a global Financial Systems team, this Analyst role provides management and delivery of process improvement and Oracle projects together with global end-user support of PPD financial applications.

• Administers the development, implementation, integration, and efficient processing of the Oracle Cloud system.
• Provides project management, consultation, analysis, testing and implementation support for Finance projects including upgrades and enhancements.
• Provides consultative and technical support of the ERP system, interfaces, and integrations with other financial applications.
• Defines requirements and acts as a liaison between the end-users (customers) and the Corporate Systems Development (CSD) department to resolve technical issues and design new features and/or application solutions.
• Generates queries, develops reports, ensures data integrity, performs systems maintenance, and provides routine audits as required.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Computer Science
• Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8 years') or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Oracle and Cloud experience

• Knowledge of Oracle Financials, Oracle SQL, Lawson Financials, or ImageNow would be an advantage, as will familiarity with reporting tools and relational database concepts (such as SQL+ and MS Access).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Advanced understanding of finance systems.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, particularly executive levels of management.
• Ability to provide positive end-user support across a global ERP system and global end-users.
• Ability to develop and deliver training programs for financial applications.
• Demonstrated proficiency in office productivity applications (such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio).
• Ability to identify, document and develop new processes that produce positive contributions to PPDI profitability either through revenue growth or future expense avoidance.
• Knowledge with data mining or reporting tools and an understanding of relational database concepts (such as SQL+, Lawson Add-ins, Microsoft Access, Toad, Crystal Reports)
• Must be able to multi-task and provide close attention to detail while managing conflicting priorities.
• Ability to positively contribute to a team atmosphere and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills as demonstrated by the ability to identify the source of a problem and determine the appropriate solutions; resolve and prioritize sensitive problems.
• Demonstrated ability to independently and effectively organize and manage multiple projects with challenging timelines, resources, and budgets.
• Understanding of relational database concepts.
• Self-starter with the ability to take initiative.

• Ability to handle confidential data appropriately.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.
As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.
- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -
If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.
As we are likely to receive many applications, sometimes we are unable to provide feedback to everyone.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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