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Finance Business Architect

Date:  Apr 29, 2021

Morristown, NJ, US

Requisition ID:  27603

About Avaya

Businesses are built by the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are delivered by Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). Avaya is shaping what's next for the future of work, with innovation and partnerships that deliver game-changing business benefits. Our cloud communications solutions and multi-cloud application ecosystem power personalized, intelligent, and effortless customer and employee experiences to help achieve strategic ambitions and desired outcomes. Together, we are committed to help grow your business by delivering Experiences that Matter. Learn more at www.avaya.com.

About the Opportunity

Avaya is undertaking a digital business transformation of its Enterprise Business Capabilities. The digital business transformation includes operating-model changes, business process improvement, and standardization and harmonization of processes. This includes several significant transformation programs as the business continues to move from legacy processes to new platforms and commodity processes.


The Finance Business Architect is accountable for proactively leading or supporting Enterprise Architecture activities that guide business models, people, process, organizational change, and investments towards achieving targeted business outcomes. This individual is responsible for leveraging technology to enable the finance organization's future-state business capabilities, which can enable or alter business processes or practices that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted business outcomes. They are also responsible for facilitating the construction of business models, which may include business capabilities, functions and processes and organization design, as well as working collaboratively with business strategists, process owners and subject matter experts. The role focuses on business strategy and targeted business outcomes: clarifying strategic intentions, identifying business outcomes, exploring implications, impacts and risks, and addressing stakeholder questions.

About the Responsibilities

  • Engage key business stakeholders to facilitate both strategy and innovation planning

  • Collaborate with stakeholders involved in digital strategy and digital innovation to develop an IT investment roadmap

  • Solutioning of ASC 606 Change Requests and Reporting Requirements

  • Work with enterprise architects and key organizational stakeholders to define a strategic plan for leveraging integrated business architecture as part of the enterprise architecture

  • Participate in IT strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development

  • Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business customers in defining or designing business capabilities, processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing, selling and enabling technologies based on business and end user requirements

  • Participate in enterprise architecture development, including business architecture, information architecture, application portfolio and technical architecture  #LI-HK1

About the Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; MBA. preferred

  • Solid business and IT experience with a direct responsibility for strategy formulation and/or translation, business analytics, and program management

  • Experience to include some of the following: SAP ECC / S/4 (FI/CO, Treasury, SD, Tax, PTP); SAP Analytics Cloud; SAP BRIM; SAP RAR; IT Process & Controls; Waterfall & Agile Methodologies; Systems Integration; Solution Design, Delivery & Support; Team and Resource Management; Vendor Management and RFP Process; and working with Internal Auditors

  • Experience of operating in a SOX environment.

  • In-depth experience with business transformation and process redesign methods.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management.


Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. You may also review the Avaya Global Privacy Policy (accessible at https://www.avaya.com/en/privacy/policy/) and applicable Privacy Statement relevant to this job posting (accessible at https://www.avaya.com/en/documents/info-applicants.pdf).

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