Director of Financial Systems

Sylmar, CA

The Manager of Finance and Systems (MFS) will support Forecasting & Planning (F&P) for the corporate Finance team and their various JD Edwards and Hyperion applications. Serves as the primary business partner to the finance teams, partners with technology in delivering solutions that enables the client base to produce cause of change analysis, forecasts and perform management reporting.

This position serves as a strategic business partner to the finance teams and partners with technology in delivering solutions that enable finance to produce forecasts, plans and perform management reporting. Assess client needs, identify alternative solutions that facilitate the finance teams’ goals using various technology and automation tools. The Manager will participate in the design, evaluation, testing and implementation of report development, system break fixes, and technology enhancements. Serves as the project lead partnering and liaising with the business partners. The manager is the go-to system support to the Finance end-user community. This role is also responsible for identifying ways to make processes more efficient, offering continuous improvement recommendations and developing and delivering training to the finance teams.

Responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Translates strategy into specific priorities, objectives and action plans
  • Connects their segment & process priorities to the greater organizational goals
  • Makes sound business decisions that balance priorities
  • Participates in the strategic business planning with business units (within Segments and across the Enterprise) and IT to formulate enhancement options to address specific functional issues / requirements
  • Identifies and analyzes metrics to obtain trends and patterns to identify process/system opportunities and recommend corrective action
  • Recommends and implements process improvement/reengineering initiatives Project Management
  • Liaises with IT to drive system enhancements, upgrades, and modifications; ensures architecture supports business requirements
  • Manages smaller scale/budget, lower risk, and single-process focused projects.
  • Leads the design, resource management, implementation and support of finance system solutions for each Segment and the Enterprise
  • Effectively communicates with management, stakeholders, subject matter experts and project team members
  • Assists in developing project infrastructure for team (i.e. templates, project management methodology and execution)
  • Assists in the development of project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans and allotment of resources for each phase of the project
  • Coordinates & executes project activities to ensure project progresses on schedule
  • Monitors project results against objectives, milestones and scope.
  • Develops and solution testing, training and communication.

  • Direct management of governance and finance system compliance in accordance with company policies, standards and SOX requirements
  • Applies expert knowledge and understanding of financial and US GAAP accounting principles to our systems and business processes
  • Proactively identifies and troubleshoots issues (data or process) and take appropriate action to resolve

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years work experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large JD Edwards/Hyperion installation
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated expertise and technical proficiency in report design and build
  • Working knowledge in using reporting tools like Hyperion Essbase or Cognos/TM1 tools (CAFÉ or PAX, CWA, Cognos Analytics, Report Studio, Active Reports) or other BI related tools
  • Experience in service delivery in a high performing customer service and support organization
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large JD Edwards installation
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated expertise and technical proficiency in report design and build
  • Understanding of general ledger, hierarchies and data structures
  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen
  • Experience in directing the accounting and reporting of a highly complex, diverse, international, multi-location financial organization
  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid ability to deliver on baseline client service obligations
  • Experience driving and advocating change on projects of moderate scope and budget, involving localized teams whose success is dependent upon the management of potential risk factors, impacting a specific line of business
  • Experience with direct/in-direct management of a team of high performing financial professionals with focus on solving complex technical issues to achieve specified results within service level agreement (SLA) parameters, while providing a positive experience for customers
  • Experience with direct/in-direct management of high performing customer service and support organization with demonstrated expertise in reporting and analyzing metrics and driving resulting improvements in service levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to succinctly convey relevant information across multiple levels of the organization and project a professional image that fosters relationship building and collaboration
  • Ability to work on self -directed and assigned tasks under moderate direction and supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent
  • PMP or other professional project management certification
  • Six Sigma certification

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

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Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 19 Jul 2021 Expire in: 2 weeks

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