Manager, Financial Systems

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Babson Park, MA

Babson College

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Full time

Overview: The Manager, Financial Systems is responsible for supporting the use of the financial management systems at Babson, including Workday Financial Management, Adaptive, Development Millennium, CVENT, CBORD, and other campus application finance integrations. The Manager is specifically responsible for working closely with the user community to make sure users are taking full advantage of all the features and functions of the application and applying best practices to the business process definitions being implemented; ensuring systems perform optimally and overall support of the application, financial reporting administration, and monitoring data integrations; acting as the Finance &amp; Budget functional lead for all financial applications and integrations in Workday Finance and Adaptive; and partnering with each areas functional lead, HRIS/HR, the platform manager, and other IT members. While partnering with business stakeholders across the college, the Manager will ensure all financial systems needs are well defined, implemented, and supported.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Overall responsibility for Workday &amp; Adaptive Financials, support, and strategic improvements working with the functional business owners within Finance functions and across the College.</li> <li>Act as functional lead and overall manager of Financial Services/Budget &amp; Financial Planning technical operations, including Workday Finances, Expenses, and Financial Reporting &amp; Analytics, and other financial management modules and systems.</li> <li>Primary technical owner for Babson College's Financial Services and Budget information systems and applications. Liaising with HRIS/HR team, responsible for the success of the division's initiatives through the specification, maintenance, and administration of those systems and applications.</li> <li>Responsible for system readiness, administration, and security for all finance-related solutions in production specifically in the Adaptive Financial Budget Module.</li> <li>Work with end users to understand reporting needs; develop appropriate reports and report delivery timeframes; works in collaboration with HRIS as appropriate.</li> <li>Work with members of the Babson community to generate business process understanding to support the continuous improvement of financial reporting across campus.</li> <li>Work with developers to maintain system interfaces and necessary data integrations with other campus financial database systems.</li> <li>Provide user training and ongoing support for finance-related Workday modules and other financial management systems, for efficient use of both existing functionality and emerging functionality changes.</li> <li>Ensure a quality production system, by partnering and collaborating with platform manager and other cross functional leads across campus to troubleshoot and resolve production application issues. Coordinate, review, test, and implement ongoing Workday and Adaptive system upgrades or patches.</li> <li>Design, develop, test, and implement configuration to meet best practice utilizing the established standards and protocols.</li> <li>Act as the liaison to Babson&rsquo;s Information Technology Services Department (ITSD), HRIS, and Student Workday on all information technology concerns including support tickets, data use, data integrity, and data security.</li> <li>Research and assist with the planning and implementation of data administration or other Financial Services projects as necessary.</li> <li>Responsible for maintaining proper security to protect confidential information &amp; disposing of CFI in an appropriate manner (i.e., shredding/deleting electronic documents, etc.) in conjunction with the Security Administration team.</li> <li>Responsible for Workday Financials and Adaptive Report writing.</li> <li>Assume additional responsibilities as required.</li> </ul> Supervises:<br /> <ul> <li>TBD</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Education Requirements:</u></strong></p> <p dir="LTR">Minimum Level of Education <span class="WBM2">Required&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree or equivalent</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Position Knowledge/Skills and Abilities Requirements:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="LTR">At least 8-10 years of relevant experience with financial management technology systems</li> <li dir="LTR">Knowledgeable of the Workday roadmap and upcoming product releases, reviewing release notes, assessing new features and understanding the impacts to business processes and basic changes in functionality</li> <li dir="LTR">Knowledge of accounting and general ledger structure</li> <li dir="LTR">Demonstrated ability to identify and implement cost effective and efficient technology solutions for business processes</li> <li dir="LTR">Ability to understand business processes and requirements</li> <li dir="LTR">Ability to work on multiple tasks</li> <li dir="LTR">Must have excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, oral and written communication skills</li> <li dir="LTR">Must have strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines</li> <li dir="LTR">Ability to create an environment where colleagues have the freedom and security to take initiative; deal with complexities with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciate open mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics.</li> <li dir="LTR">Ability to embrace ideas and changes created by all community members. &nbsp;</li> <li dir="LTR">Ability to work independently to solve problems; look for opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and effectively act on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.</li> <li dir="LTR">Ability to anticipate and effectively handle change; demonstrate willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.</li> <li dir="LTR">Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)</li> <li dir="LTR">Must have working knowledge of Workday Financial Management &amp; Adaptive, or similar ERP, and report writer tools</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Working Conditions:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="LTR">Some occasional travel to Workday Training and annual Workday Rising Conference</li> <li dir="LTR">May require occasionally evening and/or weekend work</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Additional Experience, Skills &amp; Abilities:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="LTR">Prefer previous experience in an information technology environment</li> </ul>