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Sr. IT Finance Business Analyst - (SAP)

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77084 Jacksonville, FL, US, 32256

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our IT - Business Relations team.

The purpose of the Principal IT Business Analyst "SAP Finance" role is to work with the business to analyze technical and business processes to formulate and develop new and modified solutions using Kraton's finance tracking information systems.  Incumbents in this role represent the business finance unit to define requirements and business cases for the technology developments.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with the business and technology teams, ascertain system requirements, such as program functions, output requirements, input data acquisition, and system techniques and controls.
  • Formulates and defines the objectives and scope of business systems
  • Gathers data and analyzing business and user needs in consultation with both business managers and end users
  • Provides IT support for regulatory and compliance activities.
  • Analytical and Troubleshooting/Root Cause Analysis for complex issues and enhancements
  • Develop functional and design specs.
  • Makes recommendations on hardware and software procurement to support business goals.
  • Performs other administrative, functional, and technical tasks as needed.
  • Works independently and collaboratively in a senior/lead role on all aspects of diverse research, analysis, design, support and development of business solutions

Required Skills

  • Ten plus years of relevant work experience in business process/systems analysis.
  • SAP Finance/Controlling (FICO) experience
    1. Controlling (CO) – Product Costing, Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), Cost Center Accounting, Project Systems
    2. Finance (FI) – General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Asset Management
    3. Treasury – Bank Statement Processing, Foreign Exchange
  • Deep understanding of finance business operations, processes and reporting with experience identifying, designing and recommending value-enhancing improvements with a focus on digital solutions
  • Exposure or knowledge about Finance IT industry trends with aptitude and desire to envision and lead transformation from traditional to digital finance structure and reporting
  • Global/Inter/Multi-national
  • Experience with SaaS and Cloud Solutions
  • Project Management Exposure and experience leading initiatives

Preferred Experience:

  • Industry experience - Polymer/Chemical Manufacturing
  • Sales, Use and Income Tax 
  • Lease accounting

Education, Certifications & Licenses

Minimum bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field of study from an accredited college/university.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Houston