Financial Systems Manager

Recruiter
Peter Millar
Location
Durham, North Carolina (US)
Posted
22 Jun 2022
Closes
22 Jul 2022
Function
Finance
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Peter Millar was founded in 2001 with a single cashmere sweater. Through this initial garment, an ethos emerged to embody luxury, elegance and a dedication to superior craftsmanship. Today the brand has grown to include luxury performance sportswear, seasonal resort apparel, refined tailored clothing, and sartorial accessories. Each offering features the finest raw materials and fabric innovations while utilizing the world’s best yarn spinners, artisanal workshops and highly specialized factories.

 

The Financial Systems Manager will be a critical member of the Finance & Accounting department, providing timely support of day-to-day Financial processing needs of the company. The Financial Systems Manager will interact and coordinate between functional internal teams and external vendors and will work to build and maintain a positive relationship. This position will join the project team for the implementation of Microsoft D365 Finance (upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics SL) and support the use of D365 Finance across functional teams after go-live (Fall 2022). 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide systems support to the Finance, Operations and Sales teams for day-to-day operations, reporting and ongoing projects
  • Partner with department leads to create efficient, scalable processes and formalize systems and internal controls
  • Liaise with IT, data, engineering, operations and other teams to ensure system outputs are provided timely and validated for accuracy to meet financial reporting deadlines, troubleshooting issues as needed
  • Document current business processes and ensure systems are being leveraged to fully utilize capabilities and automation
  • Participate in the evaluation and lead implementation of new systems and enhancements/improvements to current systems to support accounting and finance functions
  • Analyze, evaluate and influence solutions to systems that have downstream impacts to accounting processes, while developing business requirements for strategic projects and new solutions that will scale as the company grows
  • Support all finance end users in the use of ERP and Financial applications relating to scripts, workflows, saved searches and other ad-hoc configuration setups
  • Manage tasks related to Accounting System administration, access control and upgrades in coordination with the IT department
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to understand their business needs and translate into clearly defined and detailed business systems requirements, including business use cases, process flows, traceability matrices and report mock-ups
  • Monitor project progress, identify, and escalate potential project risks and delays to management
  • Plan and facilitate user acceptance testing and sign-off process with business stakeholders
  • Assist accounting and finance teams with other duties as assigned
  • Manage support activities with the 3rd party business partners

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Highly organized with the ability to respond quickly to new challenges and priorities
  • Ability to navigate a highly cross-functional organization and create a culture of collaboration with stakeholders across the company
  • Strong initiative to drive improvements and automation in systems and accounting/business processes
  • Highly motivated with positive, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to wear many hats as the Accounting and Finance functions evolve
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing formalized processes and internal controls in a small company or startup environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity, shifting priorities and tight timelines

 

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+years’ experience as a business analyst, project management support or equivalent role
  • 4+ years’ experience supporting an accounting/finance organization
  • Experience developing and monitoring internal controls in financial systems
  • Experience with analyzing large sets of data using SQL queries and other tools
  • Experience with project implementation methodologies (i.e. Waterfall, Agile ..) a plus
  • Experience with ERP integrated financial systems a plus
  • Experience with organizations that have International entities a plus
  • Must have experience working in Financial and related ERP applications in a multi-channel retail environment and understand the impacts of systems data and integrated processes to account for inventory, revenue recognition, general ledger and month end close
  • Prior experience with Microsoft D365 Finance or BlueCherry ERP a plus
  • Prior experience working within a Big (4) accounting firm or CPA credential a plus

 

At Peter Millar we created a close-knit culture that thrives on the power of our people. Everyone knows that their team has their back and are willing to jump in and help when needed. We take care of our people through great benefits such as health insurance & 401(k), clothing allowances, generous Paid time off and employee discounted access to products.

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