Manager, Financial Systems


Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 161 days ago

  by    Aaron Spence

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Our Client Company is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet.

Our Client Company?s clients are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We?re looking for our own trailblazers to help us keep providing clients some of the world?s most trusted brands, spanning scientific and academic research, patent analytics, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.

Our Client Company is undergoing exciting changes as they separate from their former parent company. To assist with our business system transformation, we are looking for a Financial System Manager to help lead the effort of implementing and supporting a brand new eco-system of cloud-based business applications. As a part of IT team, this individual will be the techno-functional liaison between the finance teams and technology, as well as the administrator of key financial systems, such as NetSuite and Adaptive. S/he will help complete the testing and implementation of the new finance systems slated for this year and transition into the role that supports and facilitates enhancements of these systems.

The Finance Systems Manager will be responsible for gathering and analyzing business requirements, translating them into system solutions, and ensure they are in line with all business rules, policies, procedures, and controls. This position will also use knowledge of business processes, analytical, and project management skills in a dynamic environment to drive the creation of short and long-term strategic plans, new system implementations, and overall support for the financial systems. Additionally, the position will have the responsibility of overseeing requirement processes, project planning, system setup, testing, training and roll-out of the various financial systems. This position will have exposure to a balanced view of accounting, finance, financial system infrastructure and the strategy surrounding it all.

This role will be responsible for high customer interface to build quality working relationships within the organization to manage Financial Planning, Core Financials, and Reporting.


  • Establish and supportmaster data operations, including ownership of the master data administration process for the financial elements within system data framework
  • Establish new master data elements in ERP and coordinate the initial population of those fields across the Company?s global operation
  • Monitor and ensure that the Company?s master data business rules, policies and procedures are adhered to by the Segments across all ledgers and the consolidation system
  • Update and maintain financemaster ensuring all parameters are accurate and maintained timely including foreign currency tables
  • Support all system releases, enhancements and system modifications
  • Support new system implementation and delivery
  • Ensure financial systems and financial data supports the needs of the business as we transition to stand-alone company
  • Coordinate with IT to improve and enhance ERP functionality
  • Contribute as needed across the enterprise during resolution of operational issues and global process improvements
  • Develop, update and maintain departmental procedures and metrics
  • Responsible for system maintenance, testing, data quality/conversions and change management as required
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop short-term and long-term strategic roadmap for financial systems
  • Manage new system implementation and support for various Financial systems.
  • Manage implementation of a new process or system solutions by preparing test scripts for UAT to ensure solutions are working as designed and that the appropriate knowledge transfer has taken place.
  • Gather key requirements of the process stakeholders. Consider the end-to-end process and other groups that may be impacted by any proposed change, both up and downstream
  • Align systems strategy to our stakeholders? functions and objectives. Understand how stakeholders use the systems and help drive stakeholders towards system optimization
  • The key person managing our project/enhancement requests with technology partners
  • Become an SME across all Financial Systems
  • Support special projects


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Information Systems or another business-related field
  • 7+ years?experience in financial systems management and accounting operations support roles
  • Prior experience as a NetSuite administrator or superuser
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and engaged.
  • Able to work independently or as part of a project team
  • Prior experience with cross-functional communication and cooperation, prefer global experience
  • Excellent communicator, comfortable engaging with all levels, from frontline staff to senior leaders
  • Demonstrated multitasking skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Acts with a sense of urgency, decisive & results driven
  • Strong organizational/project management skills
  • Relationship management skills and cross-business collaborative approach
  • Knowledge and Skills Inventory
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to professionally represent company policies and procedures, both written and oral
  • Ability to problem-solve using available resources, and proactively escalate when additional resources may be required
  • Strong PC skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access software applications.


  • Prior experience with cross-functional communication and cooperation, prefer global experience