Principal Financial Systems Analyst

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/11/2023 3:00 PM)
Job ID
Finance & Accounting
# of Openings
Job Type
FTE Status


SPS is growing- we are adding a Principal Financial Systems Analyst to our Accounting & Finance team to serve as a product owner for Finance systems. In this role, you’ll influence and lead change through implementation of new technology and technology enhancements and associated procedures, process workflows, and compliance requirements. This person will use deep skills in business analysis, to drive strategic and cross-functional initiatives that will improve Finance’s ability to deliver efficient and effective systems for the organization and its customers. This is the perfect opportunity for someone to leverage their financial systems expertise at a company that will be doubling in size over the next 3 years.


This role will either be hybrid from one of our corporate offices or fully remote;

based on the candidate’s geographic location.


Does this sound like you?


  • You would consider yourself an Implementor – you know how to prioritize tasks, escalations, people, and projects simultaneously while focusing on tight deadlines and foreseeable goals
  • Teamwork and collaboration. You excel at building relationships and coming to the table with fresh ideas and out-of-the box solutions- you are always looking for ways to succeed together
  • You successfully analyze complex problems and situations and develop solutions. Your initiative and continuous improvement mindset has you always thinking about comes next. You don’t stop until the job is done


Why SPS? 


We solve retail supply chain problems by cutting through inefficiency with innovation and automation. At SPS we empower retailers, suppliers, distributors, grocers and logistics partners to work better together with our people, our process and our tech products.  We have the world’s largest retail network, and we don’t just lead the industry, we are the industry.


At SPS, we believe every employee makes a difference. We ensure employees have the tools, resources and training to explore new ideas and execute them. Our success comes from playing as a team and always playing to win.


Careers don’t just grow here, they’re made here.


The Day-to-Day


The Principal Financial Systems Analyst will drive strategic and cross-functional initiatives by partnering with senior leadership on business & technology priorities, timelines, and facilitate key decisions with relevant stakeholders. In this role, you will identify and influence opportunities to better leverage the business systems; make recommendations to enhance and improve processes, workflows, internal controls, and compliance requirements. In addition, you will develop materials such as executive communications, playbooks, request forms, etc.; communicate and teach new and updated features to users and stakeholders using all appropriate communication tools.


  • Participate in cross team collaboration, innovation, and ideation to define key initiatives and experiences with internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive system strategy and planning initiatives, partnering with corporate systems and enterprise planning teams in the execution of the strategies
  • Lead the translation of strategic initiatives into deliverables; identify, flag, and mitigate current or future risks
  • Own and manage Agile project methodology, including Scrum ceremonies, stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, demos, grooming, and release planning
  • Identify, manipulate, and analyze the data necessary to make decisions to support strategic initiatives and on-going process improvements
  • Drive global communications to ensure frequent, accurate, and timely information is provided to all stakeholders
  • Develop post-implementation strategy and monitor changes to validate successful implementation of system fix/enhancements
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with business partners across the organization
  • Mentor more junior Business Systems Analysts on the team to increase system/application knowledge and enhance abilities on the team as a whole 


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 10 years of related experience or 13 years of experience without a degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
  • Proven ability to provide systems strategy and planning 
  • Strong change management, problem solving, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience working with large ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft BC/NAV)
  • Experience with financial systems utilized within Controllership functions (billing, payment, treasury and reimbursement systems)
  • Experience working with, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, BlackLine, TRACT, Concur, VersaPay, Xactly, Anaplan, Gainsight preferred



EOE including disability/ veteran


SPS Commerce offers a comprehensive package of benefits including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, paid time-off, 401(k), health and flexible spending accounts, stock purchase plan and more.


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