Director of Financial Applications - IT Corporate Services


Southfield, MI

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 266 days ago

  by    Bert Ikner

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This is a Direct Permanent or Contract to Hire position in Southfield, MI

In this critical role on the company?s Corporate Services IT Financial Applications team, you will lead a team of business analysts, system analysts and developers to support, maintain and upgrade the firms? global financial applications. You will partner with the business groups and collaborate with internal stakeholders and external sources to identify and satisfy the financial system demands of our fast-paced, high-growth firm.  

The Director of Financial Applications is a full-time role located in Southfield, MI and reports to the Chief Information Officer. Paid relocation is not available for this position.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for forecasting and managing an IT budget specific to the Financial Support Team
  • Manage a team of business analysts, system analysts and developers to ensure optimal function and uptime of all financial applications
  • Plan and conduct performance reviews and career planning for IT Financial Support Staff
  • Coordinate the design the financial systems strategy to ensure dynamic, scalable, and sustainable solutions
  • Evaluate business requirements and provide comprehensive solutions
  • Develop plans and manage upgrades for all financial applications (Elite, Hyperion, DTE, and Business Objects)
  • Lead the implementation of projects in line with the strategic plan and key business initiatives
  • Responsible for quantitative Project Management reporting for designated efforts to ensure delivery and mitigate risks to budget, requirements and schedule
  • Identify and drive initiatives to further leverage financial systems, streamline process flows, and create systematic methods for efficient data processing, reporting, and analysis of past history, current positions, and predictive future performance
  • Ensure overall stability of system infrastructure including purchased and in-house built applications
  • Additional responsibilities as and when identified


  • Bachelor?s degree in accounting or financedesired; additional degree in information systems is strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of diverse accounting, finance, reporting and information systems experiencerequired
  • Expertise in implementing financial systems, project management, and process improvement methodologies
  • Professional services/law firm experiencepreferred
  • High-energy, flexible and responsive work style; ability to work in a fast-paced environment with poise and professionalism
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to build strong relationships and networks with individuals at all levels
  • Experience with full life cycle of application implementations desired
  • Experience with multi-currency desired
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and project responsibilities simultaneously
  • Experience with analyzing business requirements and developing functional application enhancement specifications
  • Experience with implementing, testing and implementation of functional system enhancements
  • Ability to drive multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Expert problem solver - Ability to trouble shoot problems, sort through complex issues, conduct comparative analysis of multiple solutions and provide solutions

$130K - $160K