Manager of Financial Systems

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-175,000 Annually
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Position Summary:

The Manager of Financial Systems will be responsible for helping lead the Firm through Financial application and process modernization, embracing and evangelizing improvements, and assisting the Finance function in providing exceptional support to the Firm’s Partnership and business leaders.

The Manager will work closely with IT and Finance professionals and is expected to have strong experience in IT and Finance functions. The Manager will collaborate with both Finance and IT professionals in continually shaping and reshaping the Financial Systems landscape, including driving the delivery of suitable financial reports and dashboards. Managing the firm’s systems will range from maintaining excellent health of the systems, including the highest levels of data integrity through to strategic planning, and business process engineering.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position requires a highly motivated and determined individual who will comprise part of the IT Team leading the way for innovation, best practice, and operational excellence regarding Financial and related systems and processes. They will help the firm embrace this change and adopt a continuous improvement approach to help keep the Financial Systems processes at optimal levels to support the business. This role requires a strategic mindset, strong technical leadership, and the ability to navigate complex business processes.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting or computer sciences.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years supporting financial systems, preferably in a law firm or other professional service organization.

Ideally, the individual will have experience in both IT and Finance.  Should the education qualification be in Accounting/Finance, then demonstrated experience is required in IT and vice versa.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of professional services financial process including time entry, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, general ledger, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, month and year-end closings client/matter intake, alternative fee arrangements, etc.
  • Deliver strong technical expertise serving as a subject matter expert on finance technology, providing guidance, training and documentation, and support to finance teams and stakeholders across the organization.
  • Previous experience with, and proficiency in, 3E required.
  • Analyzes current business processes, makes recommendations for improvements, and manages implementation of new practices.
  • Excellent technical skills including SQL, advanced Excel, experience with data models, master data dictionary management, and a wide array of integrations.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization, employing tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the experience and understanding to simplify complex technical issues for attorneys and other professionals.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, and effectively make judgments in prioritizing and time allocation.
  • Leadership and team building and skill in developing and retaining talent.
  • Outstanding client service skills and responsiveness.

Success factors

  • Thorough knowledge of law firm financial and accounting practices and procedures
  • Collaborate with the Finance teams on continuous system and process optimization.
  • Displays a strong commitment to project management principles.
  • Stay current with platform capabilities and best practices. Continuously expand your knowledge and expertise through training, networking, and peer events.
  • Takes initiative in their professional development, seeks out feedback, and continues to seek out new learning opportunities.
  • Be an evangelist for a culture of data-driven decision-making for the Firm.

The actual salary offered will be based on a number of factors including but not limited to the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

New York Salary Range

$160,000$175,000 USD

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Fried Frank operates in the Legal Tech industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Fried Frank was founded in 1890. It has 1471 total employees. To see all 6 open jobs at Fried Frank, click here.
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