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Medtronic Principal Financial Systems Analyst - Americas Global Finance Operations - Open to Remote in Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Principal Financial Systems Analyst - Americas Global Finance Operations - Open to Remote


Columbia Heights, Minnesota, United States

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Apr 21, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

Position can be based onsite in Minnepolis, MN or remote in the US.

As part of the Americas Global Finance Operations (GFO), join the Accounts Payable team at Medtronic.This position will report to the Accounts Payable Sr Manager and will provide systems support by actively leading and executing projects within the Accounts Payable value stream, including Kofax, SAP, ReadSoft, and ServiceNow.This role will also provide governance, leadership and expertise to Accounts Payable Shared Services Centers, Global hubs and Local finance teams using detailed system, policy and accounting knoweldge.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader thats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Onboard acquisitions and system integrations of medium to large scope into the SAP ReadSoft module, ensuring an adequate recognition of financial transactions and alignment into global standard processes.

  • Manage and continuously improve processes on behalf of the Accounts Payable Global Process Owner and Accounts Payable Sr Manager.Identify opportunities for automation and process improvement.

  • Support deployment of new technologies and processes within Accounts Payable GFO.

  • Responsible for requirements gathering, identifying gaps, and providing solutions while maintaining global standard data requirements and process adherence.

  • Conduct conversion validation and end-user testing prior to implementation of system enhancements.

  • Provide day-to-day systems support for the GFO organization and its internal customers.

  • Deliver training to newly integrated entities on the SAP ReadSoft module and GFO processes.

  • Develop and deliver departmental communications to impacted stakeholders.

  • Provide guidance and training to Accounts Payable Shared Services Center, Global Hub and Local Finance teams with regard to Medtronics Accounts Payable policies, procedures, and global processes.

  • Provide leadership and expertise inaccounting and finance activities associated with complex matters requiring escalated support.

  • Execute and maintain global SOX controls established on account payables processes.

  • Provide internal and external audit support.

  • Support month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial close through completion and accumulation of various reports, schedules and tasks, including ad-hoc requests.

  • Perform G/L support and financial analysis for special projects upon request.

  • Participate in integration project travel, approximately 10% of the time.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelors Degree with 7+ years of work experience in Finance and/or Accounting (Or Advanced Degree with 8+ years)

Nice to Have

SAP or other ERP systems experience, accounts payable module preferred

Advanced Excel, including macros and common functions

Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to effectively communicate at all levels and across the organization

Strong organizational and prioritization skills

MBA or other Masters Degree.

Basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Working knowledge of Power BI reporting systems

Previous experience in financial close process

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Flexible and able to adapt to shifting priorities and responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment

Excellent change management skills

Ability to manage through ambiguity

Demonstrated decision making skills

Ability to influence without authority

Preferably in a large, multi-national organization.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.