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Financial Systems Analyst

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Robert Half Technology Boston , MA 02108

Posted 3 months ago

Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Financial Analyst must be an organized and highly motivated team player with strong initiative, outstanding communication and systems skills, and a strong understanding of accounting/finance. The incumbent will work closely on IT and business process improvement initiatives for the financial system IBM-Cognos TM1, which are utilized for strategic planning, financial reports, tax analysis, and monthly accounting close submissions. The Financial Analyst will also serve as a system administrator for TM1. The incumbent will act as a system leader, partnering with finance management and IT to define business and user requirements, design solutions, test and implement system enhancements, provide documentation and conduct user training. The incumbent will serve as the TM1 point person, answering questions posed by both business end-users and IT personnel, resolve issues and perform recurring monthly responsibilities, including running system processes, reporting, and other functions.

  • Act as the corporate financial planning system lead, preparing and maintaining system models for monthly, quarterly and annual strategic planning cycles. Ensure data quality and consistency across planning and reporting environments. Combine end-user feedback and evolving business needs to design, test and implement planning system enhancements

  • Utilize the TM1 system to administer the cross-functional activities for Finance, IT and business process improvement initiatives supporting the Financial Planning Analysis department

  • Provide functional support to international and domestic business units and Corporate Finance teams, including independently determining appropriate user access, documenting and resolving issues, communicating regarding training, testing, system issues and development suggestions, providing on-demand analysis and training, providing support on other projects that impact the TM1 system

  • Partner with system stakeholders and the Financial Systems Manager to create and maintain TM1 forms and subsets and maintain and enhance hierarchies within system

  • Proactively identify system issues and risks. Assume responsibility for driving issues to closure and developing plans for managing and mitigating risks

  • Attend regular system status meetings with FP A, Accounting and Tax to discuss ongoing maintenance, potential system enhancements, assist with Sarbanes-Oxley (?SOX?) control procedures

  • Develop relationships and facilitate communications with business end-users and manage expectations of both users (corporate and regional) and IT Business Applications teams

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous system administration or development experience

  • Strong history with financial planning systems such as IBM-Cognos TM1, Hyperion or other comparable systems

  • Strong understanding of accounting/finance and monthly close and planning processes

  • Firm understanding of income statements, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel specifically) and ability and willingness to quickly learn other software tools

  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and on a team

  • The incumbent must be flexible as there may be workweeks that require more than 40 hours to ensure the position's expectations and responsibilities are met

Job Requirements

Oracle, IBM Cognos TM1, Hyperion Enterprise, Microsoft Excel

Skills:
Accounting, Analysis, Analyst, Cognos, Development, Director, Excel, IBM, Manager, Management, Microsoft Excel, Oracle, SOX, System Administrator, Testing
Permanent


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