Senior Specialist, Financial Coding And Architecture

Save The Children Washington , DC 20319

Posted 1 week ago


The Senior Specialist, Financial Architecture & Coding is at the forefront of financial data governance for Save the Children US (SCUS). As the financial data lead, you will emphasize the significance of clean information and ensure that financial data across the organization supports reporting needs, is understood, and is used consistently. You will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Financial Management Accounting Structure (FMAS) and serve as point person for code creation and quality assurance on SCUS coding. You will promote streamlining and automating systems, reporting, and business processes, and will support various Finance projects through data analysis and quality assurance.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Data Stewardship: Define and manage data governance related to SCUS financial coding and manage changes

  • 40%
  • Work toward setting strong expectations and accountability for data governance, institutionalizing analysis of data-related issues, and developing communication channels for implementing decisions on how coding should and should not be used.

  • Establish and develop a cadre of financial data owners within Finance and the business teams. Build capacity with respect to data stewardship. Strengthen accountable decision-making and analysis related to data and coding changes.

  • Create, manage, and implement rules for validation/quality assurance of data across business processes in relation to finance policies (such as CAS compliance).

  • Ensure written policies and procedures related to creation, maintenance, and closure of financial codes are updated regularly. Triage and respond to tickets in Finance Coding ticketing system, monitoring for timely response and closure.

Creation of FMAS coding and oversight of flow of data between systems

  • 35%
  • Throughout all processes of implementing data-related duties, identify and promote opportunities to streamline and automate systems and business processes, to further increase efficiency and effectiveness within Finance and beyond.

  • Support key Finance processes with respect to data integrity, including feeds from Agresso to other SC systems, as needed.

  • Perform data quality checks on a regular basis. Identify and reconcile variations between coding available in various systems (i.e. BBEC and Agresso).

Subject Matter Expert for content, use and definition of SCUS financial data

  • 25%
  • Create and maintain financial codes in AMS and Agresso-US.

  • Provide coding strategy/input as it relates to changes within the organization (e.g. implementation of HPO related coding changes, merging of divisions, changes in teams, or establishment of subsidiaries and affiliates).

  • Generate and support analytical tools (including PowerQuery applications in Excel) to provide and document FMAS information, analyses, and reports for customers such as Finance staff (Global Finance, FP&A, A/P, GCPC, Corporate Accounting and Treasury), Finance Leadership Team, Business Team Finance representatives, and Resource Development.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum 5-7 years' related experience

  • Bachelordegree or relevant equivalent experience required

  • Demonstrated experience manipulating complex data sets within MS Excel using PowerQuery and functions such as formulas, pivot tables, measures

  • Proven knowledge of Finance data, processes, and systems

  • Demonstrated success defining and managing data related processes

  • Proven internal and external customer service skills, across organizations and functions

  • Proven ability to lead and influence non-hierarchical, cross-functional work groups to drive to consensus on definitions and data usage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Power Query skills

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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Senior Specialist, Financial Coding And Architecture

Save The Children