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Financial Analyst /ERP Business Analyst
Concord, MA, USA
Date Posted:
22 Apr 2019
Vacancy Type:
Working closely with the world’s leading companies and universities, our technology is used to help scientists win Nobel prizes, astronomers detect neutron stars, and surgeons develop new treatments for cancer. We enable our customers to accelerate their R&D, increase productivity and make new scientific discoveries that underpin the shift to a greener economy, revolutions in materials and quantum technology, increased digital connectivity, and advances in medicine and healthcare.

Role Details


Business, Location:


Concord, MA Regional HQ



Financial Analyst /ERP Business Analyst

Reports to:


Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Direct Reports:



Primary Purpose:


The primary role is to own the ERP processes on behalf of Finance, specifically focusing on the core system design and facilitate its adoption and continuous evolution by actively engaging with the Finance and Sales functions. Key to the role will be ensuring that standardisation and simplification of the business processes is in place and to provide ERP training, testing, and governance utilising the ERP supplier/business partners. The applications chosen are Infor Cloud Suite Industrial (CSI), Infor PLM Discrete, and Infor CRM (formally Sales Logix). Overlaid with Business Intelligence utilising Qlikview


Key Responsibilities

  • Defining and Implementing best practice approach to ERP
  • Primary functional responsibility for the Finance and Sales processes within the ERP systems
  • Working with Business Process Experts to drive process improvements and efficiencies through improved use of ERP (ranging from Finance Directors, Managing Directors, Global Sales Managers, Sales and Finance Administrators)
  • Requirements gathering, Definition, Specification, Architectural design and Testing of bespoke requirements, reporting, analysis, and KPI’s
  • Specification of data requirements
  • Project Management of Finance and Sales related (Small/Medium) System implementations / upgrades



  • The role will be based in the Concord, MA office and will involve travel to other Oxford Instruments sites in the US and Europe.




Indicative Performance Measures



Person Specification – Essential requirements unless stated


Education / Qualifications:


Degree qualified and several years’ experience in Finance and or Business Systems Analyst role




Professional Skills/ Abilities:


  • The candidate will ideally have experience of implementing and/or supporting the Infor CSI and Infor ERP packages with knowledge of the Sales and Marketing functionality.
  • OR be familiar with a number of similar ERP / CRM systems and be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to adapt quickly & effectively to a new system.
  • Understanding of multisite and multinational businesses.
  • Project Management experience (desirable)


Personal Qualities:


  • Can communicate technically complex issues to non-technical people
  • The energy and drive to meet tight project timescales
  • Can challenge the status quo appropriately and effectively
  • Relationship builder
  • Global cross business approach
  • Can influence and manage upwards
  • Learns quickly
  • A team player









Listens and engages with customers, colleagues, shareholders and partners for mutual success.




Builds long-term relationships based on trust and respect.


Innovative and Progressive

Brings skill, experience and openness to new ideas to address the needs of the 21st Century.


Whole hearted

Approaches what we do with passion, with care and with pace.





Managing Yourself

Emotional Intelligence

Understands own strengths and weaknesses and recognises their impact on others.



Managing Uncertainty

Uses experiences to anticipate and manage events and has the resilience to remain on track. 


Leading Change

Constructively challenges the way things are done and takes actions that improve outcomes.


Cultural Awareness

Is aware of and able to successfully interact with the relevant geographical and/or business culture. Contributes to a positive team culture.




Managing People


Works co-operatively and supportively with colleagues.


Influences Others

Modifies own behaviour and communications style to accommodate the tasks, situations and individuals involved.



Contributes to a positive, committed approach to work within the team.


Performance Management

Continually improves performance of self and contribution to the team.



Takes ownership of own continuous professional development.



Is personally accountable within own role.



Speaks clearly, listens to others, and ensures that the right information is passed to the right people.






Managing Results

Planning & Delivery of Results

Understands priorities and plans own actions to deliver results that meet objectives. Regularly reviews and adapts actions accordingly.



Looks for better ways of doing things to achieve successful results.


Decision Making

Understands a decision is required and uses relevant information to act in a timely manner, escalating the decision when appropriate.


Business Understanding & Strategy

Is aware of the purpose of the business and how it contributes to the OI Group.


Commercial Awareness

Has an awareness of the effects of their actions on the business.


Customer and Markets

Has an awareness of the needs of both internal and external customers. Responds positively to those needs. 





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