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Financial Systems Solutions Manager

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Financial Systems Solutions Manager. Candidate will oversee the teams that design, configure, test, deploy, and maintain enterprise packaged systems, while providing expert level knowledge of the business. This includes the teams that provide technical and functional support for finance solutions packaged systems administration, configuration, customization, problem resolution, incident management, process mapping, testing, and systems access. The manager is the lead contact with the Finance business partners to understand business needs and proactively identify technology solutions accordingly.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead sessions with business management on planning features/functionality required over a 1-3 year horizon
  • Collaborate with IT management on the planning for integration, infrastructure, vendor/market trends related to finance solutions
  • Identify, assess applicability and apply new technologies and architectures; oversee efforts to analyze, design, construct and implement customization and configuration changes to finance solutions in support of business operations
  • Lead development of procedures to ensure integrity of finance packaged systems and databases
  • Ensure that external/internal regulations and policies governing data management are met, including regulations concerning security, audit and privacy
  • Collaborate with IT management in defining user needs and developing data processing solutions as needed
  • Guide staff to extract data, format and run reports, or perform specific analytical functions within finance solution applications
  • Coordinate with IT stakeholders to maintain applications in production, including upgrades, patches, troubleshooting outages, repairing bugs, documenting application performance, and coordinating with technology infrastructure management to ensure high availability.
  • Thoroughly understand finance solution subsystems in order to assign appropriate system access to users at different levels across the company
  • Establish SLAs for finance solutions to ensure troubleshooting of application software and database problems are conducted on a timely basis
  • Maintain landscape of finance solutions and ensure cross-functional training is being provided, where needed
  • Maintain confidentiality of information stored in packaged systems
  • Lead and develop 5-8 Application and IT Analysts
  • Interact with Technology Vendors, Clients and Banks as needed
  • Ability to work with many deadlines, time requirement conflicts and management pressures
  • Collaborate across many teams within IT to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and relationships within a fast-paced, team-oriented and lean environment

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years in industry or consulting with 5 years emphasis on accounting/financial systems
  • Bachelor's degree with a major or emphasis in Accounting or Accounting Information Systems CPA or MBA a plus
  • Big 4 public accounting experience, Knowledge of US GAAP and knowledge of working in a SOX environment preferred
  • Excellent communication skills; the ability to influence and translate technology concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Understanding of technology life cycles and when appropriate level of maturity is reached; deep knowledge of ERP systems
  • Experience in leading and developing a high performing team
  • Demonstrated project management and change management abilities

Reference: 762246511

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