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Financial Systems Manager-ERP Focus

at BDO Seidman, LLP

Posted: 2/14/2020
Job Reference #: 617304
Keywords: financial

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BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Financial Systems Manager (FSM) is responsible for designing and implementing robust system standards & processes for the finance system solution that supports the organizations business processes.

The FSM will be responsible for managing the availability and reliability of the financial system. Along with leading and participating in the design, evaluation, testing and implementation of applications, reports, dashboard development, system break fixes, enhancements, projects, and other reporting and/or system releases or updates.

The FSM will be responsible for being the primary contact regarding the company’s financial systems, from system configuration processes to sophisticated accounting, planning, budgeting, and reporting that is actively used by the organization.

The FSM will have strong communication skills and must interact regularly and comfortably across various departments, speaking in business acumen with the business field with the ability to effectively translate to technical acumen with IT teams and cross functional Management teams.

The FSM will have leadership qualities of mentoring, growing and motivating financial system professionals, along with taking responsibility and accountability of accomplishing team goals.

The FSM is responsible for the development of an effective system planning process for updates to stay code compliant, which includes the creation of an integrated project schedule that encompasses all aspects for the financial system. Along with the actual execution in conformance to plans and the continuing update and adjustment of plans to fit changing business-related circumstances.

The FSM is responsible for making timely, effective decisions and effectively communicating those decisions both up and down the support, project & management structures.

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Financial Systems Manager-ERP Focus

Multiple Locations
Grand Rapids (BSC)


Grand Rapids

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or related field OR equivalent work experience required
- Master's degree, preferred

- Seven (7) or more years of experience working with financial systems, required with degree
- Eleven (11) or more years of experience working with financial systems, required without a degree
- Prior experience working within a professional services firm such as accounting, financial services, business advisory and/or banking industries, preferred
- Prior supervisory experience, required

- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, required
- Proficient in the use of PeopleSoft Financials, especially query and reporting functions, preferred
- Proficient in the use of Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (i.e. OneStream, Hyperion, COGNOS, Business Objects), preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Strong technical and data analysis skills
- Capable of working and communicating effectively with professionals at all levels
- Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment with an attention to detail
- Superior analytical and diagnostic skills, and ability to apply analysis in determining appropriate next steps
- Excellent computer skills, and the aptitude to learn new software applications
- Superior customer service skills
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn