Job Details

Senior Associate, Finance Systems


Date Opened: 05/10/2019

Job Type:

Job Number: 1900034G

Job Description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC's portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


HBC's leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium's only department store group Galeria INNO.


HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


The HBC India corporate teams focus on Finance & Accounting, Technology, Merchandising, and Shared Service operations.  HBC's entrance into this market has expanded the company's global footprint and further established HBC as a truly global retailer.


The teams in the India office play an integral role in supporting HBC's strategic plan. Bengaluru's workforce has deep experience in a variety of areas, including finance and accounting, technology, as well as other shared services and will support HBC's operations on an ongoing basis.  


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What This Position Is All About:

HBC is in the midst of a significant transformation of its Finance function, encompassing processes, systems and organization.  The move to Cloud/SaaS applications is a key component of this transformation.  This move is pushing increasing responsibility to the Finance Systems team in terms of support of critical applications and leadership role in identification of opportunities to streamline processes/operations and implement these solutions. 


The Senior Associate, Finance Systems will support our Finance teams globally in ongoing operations and maintenance of our Finance applications.  She/He will also be expected to identify and support the adoption of new functionalities/capabilities as the both the applications and Finance operational demands evolve.  The individual in this role will be required to interact directly as part of daily operations with Finance stakeholders in the business. 


This role requires a strong team player who will be expected to manage multiple demands on her/his time while maintaining a strong customer centric view.  As a member of a single, global team, she/he will also require strong communications skills and ?virtual team? experience.  The breadth of skills and experience provides in this role provides a strong development opportunity for the right candidate at the leading edge of the transformation of broader Finance.

Who You Are:
  • The successful candidate must be a proactive self-starter with a dynamic and resilient nature able to work and lead in a fast-paced.
  • He/she will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to engage with stakeholders across the business and provide critical input to business teams.
  • This individual will have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with strict adherence to deadlines.
You also have:
  • Minimum of 3+ years of diverse finance applications experience is required;
  • Demonstrated experience with/exposure to Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP required;
  • Experience with/exposure to Oracle Cloud GRC suite applications, Oracle Web Services and/or interface support is strongly preferred;
  • Technical skills/knowledge of BI Publisher, OTBI, Essbase, SmartView and SQL highly desired
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Finance teams to understand business requirements and translate these into process flows/narratives and functional specifications;
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively with both finance/business stakeholders and technical staff;
  • Written communication skills, including technical documentation and training materials;
  • Self-starter able to work with virtual/remote supervision with an honest, positive attitude, able adapt to a changing environment while maintaining customer service excellence.
  • Strong Microsoft skills, including PowerPoint, Excel and Project.
  • Bachelor?s Degree in either information systems or accounting/finance is required

As the Senior Associate, Finance Systems, you will:

  • Work closely with user/stakeholders in the ongoing implementation, expansion and operations of Fusion cloud (ERP, HCM/Payroll);
  • Co-ordinate the execution of monthly patch/upgrade testing across our functional teams;
  • Develop, maintain and trouble-shoot workflow processes;
  • Support development & implementation of new functions and processes;
  • Assist in development of analytics/reporting;
  • Ensure adherence to GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) across Finance systems and support Audit requirements;
  • Analyse and troubleshoot systems/operations issues identified by end users to successful conclusion.
  • Support strategic projects across other Finance applications and the intersect of Finance and other areas of HBC?s overall business;
  • Work closely with IT, other areas of the business and third-party vendors in achieving overall Finance Transformation goals

How Often You May Travel:

  • NA

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from IT to Human Resources, Merchandising to Finance.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance

Job Qualifications

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.