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Manager, Financial Systems

  • Location: melville, NY
  • Start Date: 1/3/2019
  • Job ID: 19-00003
  • Posting Date: 1/3/2019
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
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JOB OVERVIEW:

This position is responsible for managing the department's Business Services activities, processes and resources, while collaborating the coordination, and guidance of the Infrastructure & Environment activities of the team, where applicable, to meet multiple and simultaneous business needs in a timely and logical manner. To meet the larger corporate and department objectives, managerial ownership of Business Services initiatives include providing guidance and decision making that steers the team's activities and system design efforts with regard to events and tasks involving direct business finance team/system user interaction. This role will manage the end-to-end metadata change management request and implementation process; the Business Requirements Document (BRD) process by which requests for significant system enhancements are evaluated and designed; the various integrity check processes by which we confirm system data is accurate; and the onboarding process by which newly acquired entities are brought into the consolidation process. Additionally, this individual will work collaboratively with our customer service ticketing process and team members. This individual will have significant interaction with the global user community, management varying financial responsibilities and departments, as well as, Internal and External auditors, and 3rd party consultants. Some domestic and international travel may be required.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
" Facilitate the administration of Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3 suite of products
" Be skilled in understanding the HFM/Essbase/FDM processes and data workflow in order to be relevant in decision making and in providing guidance and instruction to the team and user community
" Answer questions and provide guidance to the business relative to data management, reporting cycles and various other system-related subject matters
" Guide the management of the BRD process from inception to completion, including collaboration with members of the team and the business to gather and document requirements, understand the impact of and potential obstacles to design options, manage expectations and business relationships, define testing strategy, and manage timing of roll-out
" Review the BRD reporting pipeline for various audiences and business needs and evaluate prioritization of workload
" Guide the management of 3rd party vendor(s) interaction relative to BRD workload and/or inquiries
" Oversee the monthly change management process from inception to completion, including collection of change management requests, collection of all necessary documentation and approvals, and communication notifying user community of implemented changes
" Oversee the management of information requests to meet Internal and External Audit needs
" Oversee the management of SOX documentation collection process for change management activities
" Manage acquisition reporting activities to meet first month reporting with respect to HFM/Essbase system set-up based upon interpretation of business and Corporate needs
" Participate in meetings regarding new acquisitions and legal integrations for the purpose of providing recommendations on system architecture design and system onboarding activities and timing
" Manage and coordinate HFM system onboarding activities of newly acquired entities in conjunction with other corporate teams and the business finance leads
" Participate in meetings regarding changes in legal structure (acquisitions, integrations, dissolutions, etc.) for the purpose of providing recommendations on hierarchical reporting design
" Manage the team through the planning of multiple deliverables through our multiple system environments (DEV, QA and PROD) in order to meet multiple and concurrent business needs
" Review testing evidence regarding implementation of significant system enhancement requests, as well, as review staff activities to determine Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
" Guide the management and performance of the routine system data integrity check review processes
" Aid in the facilitation of the global financial close consolidation process, working with External Reporting, financial business leaders, and Corporate Financial Analysis team to bring monthly and quarterly financial close process to its completion
" Work with Financial System team management in determining course of action on matters of urgency with regard to system/ data error or failure
" Aid Financial Systems management in strategizing short-term and long-term objectives for system enhancements and upgrades, as well as, leading the team through system optimization analysis efforts to identify and implement efficiency measures
" Participate in special projects and performs other duties as required



MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:

Typically 10 or more years of increasing responsibility and complexity in terms of any applicable professional experience; 1 or more years of management experience.

PREFERRED EDUCATION:

Typically a Bachelor's Degree or global equivalent in related discipline. Master's degree or global equivalent a plus.

GENERAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

" Strong management and leadership skills and ability to attract, retain, motivate, develop and mentor team members for high performance
" Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to resolve disputes effectively
" Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
" Excellent independent decision making, analysis and problem solving skills
" Understand and act on financial information that contributes to business profitability
" Ability to plan and manage successful projects; understand available resources, develop timeline, budget, assign tasks and areas of responsibility
" Lead team(s) to achieve company goals in creative and effective ways
" Excellent planning and organizational skills and techniques
" Communicate effectively with senior management
" Good negotiating skills and ability to effectively manage outsourced relationships
" Ability to influence, build relationships, understand organizational complexities and manage conflict
" Broad professional and managerial skills with a good understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures
" Ability to lead virtual teams

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

" Thorough experience in financial close reporting processes and transactions (internal management reports and metrics, budgeting, forecasting and RO preparation, understanding of restated financial presentations, intercompany reporting, statistical information, changes to legal entity reporting, etc.) to be relevant in decision making regarding system impact, availability and risks relative to the financial close process
" Strong finance and accounting experience to facilitate acquisition system onboarding and Trial Balance G/L mapping to HFM with ability to understand and evaluate output and provide recommendation of changes as necessary
" Good ability to guide people in day-to-day activities and execute to plan, navigation obstacles, inorder to achieve department objectives, as well as, aid team member career and skillset development
" Notable communication skills to explain technical subject matter to a non-technical audience, and conversely, be able to understand business needs and translate such to Oracle technical jargon and system functioning
" Good ability to understand business need and recommend appropriate system architecture design to meet that need through BRD, integration and optimization process channels
" Good restatement/res-swirl/understanding of Actual, budget, RO relationship
" Very good understanding of sytem data output across systems inorder to manage integrity check process and react accordingly to results
" Sophisticated understanding of Oracle HFM, Essbase and FDM functionality in an administrator-like capacity, and Competent in understanding the technical data flow of information through Oracle FDM, HFM and Essbase applications, in order to understand the expected outcomes at any given point in the dataflow process, as well as to be effective in understanding customer needs and guide the team in determine how the systems can be aligned to meet those needs
" Guide troubleshooting efforts in times of unexpected data results of system performance
" Advanced decision-making skills with regard to methodical troubleshooting and problem solving, to manage the team in the completion of tasks and department objectives, applying 'best practices' to system design and process, managing expectation of various customer groups, forecasting and meeting deadlines, and managing all aspects of staff development
Posted by Robyn Wolf
Technical Resource Manager
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