Associate Manager, Financial Systems, Business Services

Henry Schein   •  

Melville, NY

8 - 10 years

Posted 235 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing support management of our business solutions initiatives such as our Change Management processes, for both routine change management metadata requests, and our more significant system enhancement ‘BRD’ change request process - (Business Requirement Document).  Additionally, this position is responsible for providing support management of our Onboarding activities, by which we incorporate entities into the HFM financial close process, through various life-cycle phases.  These efforts involve having direct interaction with the corporate and business financial teams, a Systems Governance team (and potentially 3rd party programmers), providing guidance to users/requestors, clearly understanding the request and expectation of the events and assisting in management of the Financial Systems team resources to meet these multiple deliverables.  This individual will guide the team in preparing for any meetings and/or documentation needs in response to Internal and External auditors requests.  This position will assist in managing team and system resources to meet multiple deliverables simultaneously and will be relied upon to be expert in our data workflow and data processes.


  • Facilitate the administration of Oracle Hyperion suite of products
  • Become skillful in understanding the HFM/Essbase/FDM processes and data workflow in order to be relevant in decision making and in providing guidance and instruction to the team and user community
  • Answer questions and provide guidance to the business relative to data management, reporting cycles and various other system-related subject matters
  • Architect design solutions and brainstorm, providing interpretation and evaluation of ‘business need’ vs. ‘present state’
  • Manage the BRD process from inception to completion, including collaboration with members of the team and the business to gather and document requirements, understand the impact of design options, manage expectations and business relationships, define testing strategy, and manage timing of roll-out
  • Manage interaction with 3rd party vendor(s) relative to BRD workload and/or inquiries
  • Prepare BRD reporting pipeline for various audiences and business needs
  • Oversee the monthly change management process from inception to completion, including collection of change management requests, collection of all necessary documentation and approvals, and communication notifying user community of implemented changes
  • Provide guidance to the team regarding interpretation, impact, and solution design to change management requests
  • Participate and guide troubleshooting efforts in times of unexpected data results of system performance
  • Manage information requests to meet Internal and External Audit needs
  • Manage SOX documentation collection process for change management activities
  • Manage acquisition reporting activities to meet first month reporting with respect to HFM/Essbase system set-up based upon interpretation of business and Corporate needs
  • Collaborate with the team in order to aid in the management of pursuing multiple deliverables through our multiple system environments (DEV, QA and PROD) in order to meet multiple and concurrent business needs
  • Monitor the team’s handling of change management activities and hand-off as it runs through Service Now
  • Participate in meetings regarding new acquisitions and legal integrations for the purpose of providing recommendations on system architecture design and system onboarding activities and timing
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as required




Typically 7 or more years of increasing responsibility and complexity in terms of any applicable professional experience; first-level manager.



Typically a Bachelor's Degree or global equivalent in related discipline. Master's degree or global equivalent a plus.


  • Strong management skills and ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop team members for high performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to resolve disputes effectively
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong decision making, analysis and problem solving skills with ability to multi-task
  • Understand and act on financial information that may contribute to business profitability
  • Ability to manage successful projects, manage risks, costs, time and project teams
  • Lead team to achieve company goals in effective ways
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and techniques
  • Communicate effectively with management
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Build relationships, understand organizational complexities and manage conflict
  • Broad professional and managerial skills with an understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures


  • Possess finance and accounting knowledge to facilitate acquisition system onboarding and Trial Balance G/L mapping to HFM with ability to understand and evaluate output and provide recommendation of changes as necessary
  • Ability to guide people in day-to-day activities to achieve department objectives, as well as, aid in team member career and skillset development
  • Ability to manage team to execute to plan, and navigate obstacles as the present themselves
  • Ability to understand and interpret business data results, and  communicate effectively with both the business (financial) and the Financial Systems team (technical)
  • Ability to priortize and routinely manage multiple efforts
  • Ability to manage meetings with responsibilty of providing agenda, purpose, updates and action items
  • Ability to understand business need and recommend appropriate system architecture design to meet that need through BRD, integration and optimization process channels
  • Ability to create SmartView and Ad-hoc reports
  • Ability to trouble shoot Smartview related inquiries
  • Restatement/res-swirl/understanding of relationship Actual, budget, RO
  • Ability to research system errors through advanced problem solving skills and methodical elimination of variables
  • Ability to work with end users to aid in identifying the cause of system issues they are experiencing and provide possible solutions
  • Ability to perform reconciliation of historical data, during data migration and after implementation of entity structure changes
  • Ability to specify desired testing results and compare to achieved results to evaluate success and next steps