Sr. Manager, Accounting Solutions

Bluebird Bio, Inc. Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 weeks ago

Leave your formal attire at home the bluebird bio Finance team is cool, cool blue, in fact. What does that mean? We don't gloss over the details we have a passion for data, logic and analysis. With a patients-first philosophy, we are determined to find innovative solutions to complicated, never-before-seen industry and business challenges. Our global cross-functional team thrives in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment where no one day is the same as another. As a member of the bluebird bio Finance team, you have the opportunity to play a valuable role in pioneering gene therapy with purpose.

As the Senior Manager, Accounting Solutions Systems, you will assist the Accounting operations team in leading and supporting the operations and functionality of our functional systems. In this role you will provide technical ownership & leadership of the accounting functions in our financial based systems. The successful candidate will be a hands-on technologist with excellent technical and customer service skills and a clear desire to respond to business needs, supporting and developing technology solutions as needed.


  • Work with IT business partners on change management, effectiveness and performance of the accounting systems. This includes monitoring system performance and suitability to business needs, working with system providers for ongoing support, upgrades and functionality enhancements

  • Act as the first line of support for business users having functional performance issues and automated job issues; provide support and ongoing improvement of assigned application systems

  • For significant system enhancements and upgrades, be a key member of the testing team as well as guide the infrastructure changes required. Coordinate deployment of patches, enhancements, and major rollouts with the business and technical IT and Business teams

  • Schedule and perform software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages; maintain them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures

  • Work closely with internal and external support as well as consultants to build and implement solutions.


  • Maintain bluebird's IT general controls framework, including but not limited to managing user access rights, and change control policies. Create, maintain and enforce written policies and procedures regarding use and support of applications by the IT Department and throughout the organization

  • Must also administer all Accounting Policies and Procedures to ensure bluebird's general control framework is consistently maintained; successful application management requires a close and effective partnership with business users, management, system providers, auditors (internal and external) and IT teams

  • Confirm unit and system testing for all system changes, ensure upgrades are properly completed and approved before moving anything to production


  • Ability to evaluate, pilot and/or test new hardware, software and applications

  • Provide education to end users for all modified and new systems.

  • Must be a highly organized and disciplined individual who fully understands the rigors of a fast-paced critical production environment


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience;

  • Must have 5+ years' experience in a Business Systems Analyst/Manager or equivalent role

  • Must have 2+ years in a leading systems role

  • Preferred: Certifications in one or more of the following disciplines: Six Sigma, Project Management, Business Analysis, Administration and Support.

  • Experience in Oracle Fusion is a plus but not required.

  • Knowledge of Blackline and Concur systems is a plus.

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