Finance Systems Administrator at Leslie's

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Description

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our associates and their families, our partners, our communities and our customers. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

Mission/Job Scope:

The Finance Systems Administrator is a newly created position responsible for the administration of our core financial systems (including Workday Adaptive, JDA and future tools such as Blackline) and ensuring the integrity of financial systems are efficiently utilized, maintained and available throughout the extended organization. As Leslie's is a newly public company as of October 2020, the Finance Systems Administrator is instrumental in the implementation of a new consolidations and reporting system to automate the current manual consolidations and financial reporting processes in support of the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements, as well as executing on short term and longer term strategies to implement other financial systems and tools to strengthen and automate controls. This highvisibility role works closely with Finance & Accounting team leadership on process improvements, system and reporting enhancements, providing critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving support to the organization. The position is based at Leslie's corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona

Responsibilities:

Responsible for consistent execution of master data management, data loads, user provisioning and testing/implementation of financial system enhancements and changes.

Facilitate period-end closings by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of your close related responsibilities while focusing on strategies to drive the reduction of the close timeline.

Maintain ownership of key controls related to corporate accounts and processes; update SOX narratives as needed and perform all assigned controls to ensure a strong control environment over assigned processes.

Analyze enhancement request requirements and system capabilities to provide feedback and gap analysis

Manage financial system projects to ensure that the activities are executed accurately, completely, and on time

Participate in various finance technology projects to provide technical system support

Maintain security access in JDA, Workday Adaptive and other assigned financial system to ensure data security and compliance

Monitor case support queue and assist the business as needed with financial system related questions and issues

Evaluate, develop, implement, and monitor operational policies and procedures for owned areas, with an emphasis on improving accuracy and timeliness, reducing risk and strengthening compliance; especially the reduction of manual, MS Access or Excel-based activities

Act as a key member of cross-departmental teams to improve the flow of data and reporting. Ensure information flow between the finance & accounting teams and other internal and external partners.

Continuously evaluate internal controls in response to changing systems/processes and work with department leadership to identify and implement necessary control changes.

Provide internal and external auditors with requested documentation on a timely basis.

Assist with driving change management by embracing change and championing new tols and processes across the organization

Other projects as requested by management

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required

Minimum 3+ years of experience in a finance systems support management role (JDA, Workday Adaptive a plus)

Strong understanding of finance and accounting principles, including design and operation of internal controls required

Project management experience implementing finance systems and tools preferred

Growth mindset, ability to absorb new technologies and features quickly

Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills, problem solving skills and presentation skills

Ability to work independently, with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment

Ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines

Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple deadlines and conflicting priorities

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment
More Information on Leslie's
Leslie's operates in the Retail industry. The company is located in Phoenix, AZ. Leslie's was founded in 1963. It has 1611 total employees. To see all 32 open jobs at Leslie's, click here.
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