D365 Application Analyst - Finance and Operations

Golden State Foods
 Irvine, CA


Job Summary: This is a hybrid remote position. The D365 Application Analyst Finace and Operations is accountable for supporting Golden State Foods’ process manufacturing divisions. This is great opportunity to leverage innovative cloud technologies to design and implement high quality, technical solutions to the business. The Analyst will play an important role in driving adoption and ensuring best practices and optimal architecture. Capable of managing remote workers. Must have Dynamics 365 experience This is a hybrid remote position in Southern California.



(% of time may vary depending on assignments/projects)

1. Business Requirements

· Follow a standard, structured process for the gathering and prioritizing business requirements.

· Interview business users and SMEs to determine business requirements.

· Analyze business unit existing systems and flows of data.

· Contribute on all functional and technical aspects of the Dynamics 365 implementation. Design and implement solutions that fully meet business requirements

· Monitor and provide functional/technical direction to other internal and external resources as needed

· Lead functional and technical discussions during the Dynamics 365 implementation (architecture, integrations, custom development, and functional requirements)

· Collaborate with other IT functional teams as needed (e.g. Infrastructure, Security, Change Management)

· Coordinate technical upgrades, and new services to ensuring maximum up-time

· User procedure documentation

· Document Functional specifications




2. Application Configuration and Administration

· Document designs and deployment processes accordingly according to best practices. Leverage configuration before custom development.

· Design, Configure, implement and support Dynamics 365 application user security in O365 environment.

· Keep updated on planned service outages and feature releases with Microsoft. Coordinate with the BSA, technical team and business stakeholders.

· Provide support for application integration to other systems and processes.

· Support any audit and user security reporting requirements.




3. Technology Project Support

· Lead and evaluate new technologies and provide input into future systems strategies as it pertains to the manufacturing business. Review any technologies and projects that may affect the manufacturing systems.

· Develop solution roadmap presentations with input from cross functional teams

· Continuously look for opportunities to innovate, automate and bring efficiency to the platform

· Lead with various parts of testing process. Perform unit testing, facilitate QA & UAT, environment setup, etc.




4. Additional Responsibilities

· Accountable for properly following all IT standards, processes and methodologies as applicable including but not limited to Quality Assurance (QA), Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC).

· Other responsibilities and accountabilities may be assigned based on business and organization needs.





  • Regular travel requirements (<20%)
  • During project implementation travel demand may vary


  • None – Individual Contributor Role and Team Contributor Role




  • Bachelor's Degree in a computer science related fields or commensurate work experience, four-year college preferred.
  • Finance or accounting degree is also a plus


  • 4+ years supporting and delivering ERP/MRP technical solutions, preferably full-life cycle ERP implementations
  • Integration experience. Preferably Web services and SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services)
  • Exposure to Microsoft Azure, SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operation is preferred but not required
  • Experience working in core financials (AP, AR, GL, Pricing, Costing and FA), Period End close end to end and accounting processes, Procurement, and Inventory.
  • Experience within the process manufacturing & logistics industries a plus but not required
  • Ability to understand, communicate, interpret client business processes and requirements.
  • Ability to configure and test with the users
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


Refer to separate handout for Competency definitions (B/basic; P/proficient; E/expert):



· Troubleshooting

· Application Integration and Compliance

· User Interface Design



· Information Security

· Packaged Software

· General Office Applications

· User Security



· Business Continuity

· High Availability

· Infrastructure Technology

· Remote Assistance Tools




· Technical Writing

· Innovative Solution Development



· Business Alignment

· Innovative Solution Development

· Service Level Management

· Requirements Definition

· Risk Management

· Systems Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)

· Test Plans

· Communication skills



· Business Acumen