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Manager Financial Systemsat CDW Careers

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Nov 19, 2021
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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The Manager of Financial Systems is part of the Financial Systems team within the Finance organization. This team is responsible for administering, managing, and supporting critical Finance applications in partnership with Finance stakeholders and Technology. The Manager of Financial Systems collaborates with functional Finance leaders, IT team members, and external resources to deliver successful results, evaluate efforts, share learnings, and coach and mentor team members on ways to deliver project results.

The Manager of Financial Systems leads change through agile methodology – from discovery through delivery—including requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, maintenance, and operational aspects of CDW’s Financial systems such as PeopleSoft Financials, Zuora RevPro, and BAMS PSA contract applications. With a diverse systems and/or management background and knowledge of industry IT trends, the Manager of Financial Systems builds and develops trusted relationships internally as an advisor across Finance, Operations, and IT.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Support business teams through recommendation, scoping, and guidance through completion of systems and business process improvements. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to gather business requirements and work with functional community to provide requested information. 
  • Lead process/controls improvement efforts primarily within Finance, but also across functions as needed. 
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on process improvement opportunities, as well as assess the potential impact of changes, sharing overall best practices with Finance. 
  • Identify and manage opportunities to improve or automate work that will result in more effective, efficient, and accurate finance processes. 
  • Ensure appropriate support of the Finance team through resolution of requests for assistance—including systems fixes, user training, and/or business process changes. 
  • Guide and teach Finance practitioners in use of various query tools, reports, and functionality to enable self-service, and to adopt business process, controls, and system functionality/capabilities. 
  • Support system implementations, enhancements and upgrades. Assist with technical infrastructure issues. 
  • Maintain adequate internal controls and SOX compliance within the finance organization. 
  • Serve as a liaison across functions such as Finance, IT, and Services. 
  • Build relationships with internal and external people to continue to learn and share knowledge. 
  • Define, translate, and document business requirements into solutions through design, development and testing. 
  • Develop and perform/coordinate coding, testing (quality assurance and user acceptance testing), implementation, and documentation of solutions. 
  • Mentor and guide coworkers/contractor resources to deliver new capabilities in business applications or remediate issues. 
  • Measure, monitor, and maintain team’s ability to meet or exceed contact and resolution Service Level Agreements (SLA). 
  • Oversee data validation and data integrity. 
  • Develop and administer security protocols. 
  • Participate in cross-functional initiative reviews. 
  • Develop and deliver training and/or business-focused methodologies to Finance team (e.g., functionality, solutions, adoption, coaching, change management). 
  • Participate in IT PMO and/or organizational excellence teams to continue to learn and contribute ideas, approaches, tactics, and strategies. 
  • Create artifacts, white papers, decks, articles to share within CDW. 
  • Stay current with technology. 

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Computer Science or similar 
  • 3+ years of experience working in Finance 
  • 5+ years of data analytics/data management, business analysis, and/or program management experience in technology, process improvement, and/or organization design initiatives 
  • At least 1 year management experience 

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership.
  • Proven track record in problem analysis with the ability to creatively and proactively problem solve
  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Proven project management, planning, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to effectively document processes.
  • Knowledge of technical tools such as SQL.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to technical, user personnel, and management.
  • Solid interest and aptitude for and experience with critical, complicated analytical work and creative thinking.
  • Must be flexible, organized, and able to accurately work under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships cross- functionally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of financial / accounting terminology, business practices and procedures.
  • Experience with Zuora Revenue / RevPro, Oracle Peoplesoft, or other all-inclusive ERP.
  • General knowledge of US GAAP, 606 Revenue accounting, and International Accounting Standards (IAS) a plus.
  • Experience with project management.

COVID-19 Update:
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CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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