AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP SAP Business Analyst in Chennai, India

Role and Responsibilities


  • Business Analysis

  • Identify and analyze business requirements and processes, prepare detailed business processes, liaise with relevant stakeholders and action the different activities to realize the foreseen benefits.

  • Perform requirement gathering and analyze business requirements to translate them into business processes leading to AS IS documentation and or Functional specifications.

  • Assists in developing and modifying systems requirements documentation to meet client needs.

  • Discover process gaps and perform feasibility studies/solution reviews and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Develop detailed requirements (business, user, process, system requirements – functional and non-functional) and establish traceability to business vision

  • Collaborate with development teams to identify system improvements.

  • Involvement in the development of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) to ensure enterprise operational and IT deliverables meet expectations

  • Carry out data quality related analysis and improvement activities.

  • Assist business training teams in content for training documentation.

  • Relationship/customer management across global teams/functions

Required Skills and experience

Business process – Knowledge areas:

  • Sound knowledge of business areas of Finance like general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit management, asset accounting,

  • Good fundamental knowledge of business processes like product costing, material ledger, profitability analysis, cost element accounting, cost center accounting, internal orders and profit center accounting.

  • Sound knowledge of integration areas of Finance & Control module with other business areas like material management, sales and distribution & production planning

  • Strong knowledge in FI- MM and FI-SD account assignments.

  • Clear understanding of accounting entries passed in SD and FI-PP/MM area having impact on CO.

  • Knowledge of Consolidation, Special purpose ledger, SOX, US GAAP, Background on the Technical and Functional upgrade

  • Exposure to Financial consolidation including IFRS Consolidation and reporting.

  • Knowledge of Report painter/writer (SQVI) and SQL query language (and query optimization over large data tables).

  • Ability to understand the solutioning against the backdrop of using Global template.

  • Exposure – IT project lifecycle:

Experience in different product lifecycle of IT projects like End-to-end Implementation, Rollout, Support, upgrade, enhancements and post go live support