Finance Systems Manager

Finance Galway, Ireland



As the Finance Systems Manager, you will report directly to the Group Financial Controller and will be responsible for the development, maintenance, administration, and continued improvement of the Group’s core financial systems. The Finance Systems Manager will also lead on the implementation of a new finance system solution, working directly with our integration partners, internal implementation team and management to define system requirements, design and propose solutions, configure the software, train employees and provide overall project and financial governance from assessment to post go live.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Finance System Support

  • Working as part of the Finance Department management team, contributing to departmental strategy and policy and supporting the Group FC and CFO to develop and maintain a customer service culture within the wider Finance function;
  • Responsible for the development & management of the Finance Systems Team, who will support, develop and maintain the Group’ finance systems;
  • Ensure that the team provides an effective and intelligent helpdesk facility, delivering high service levels at all times;
  • Provide a link between finance and the larger IT department on any projects that require finance interaction and also work closely with IT resources to -
    • Design, develop, implement and support end user tools that interact with the finance systems;
    • Develop and maintain new and existing interfaces to and from the finance systems;
  • Organize and control, from a finance support perspective, the implementation of new upgrades, functionality and system wide changes across the department;
  • Establishes best practices for financial systems use and ensure that these practices are used throughout the organisation;
  • Support the finance team with the delivery of all financial reporting deadlines by assisting with report writing and system interrogation queries;
  • Meet with system owners, decision makers, and end users to define the business financial operations requirements, goals, and identify and resolve issues.




Finance System Upgrade & Implementation<span

  • As part of a Finance Systems Upgrade Programme, review and analyse existing financial systems within the Group for its effectiveness and identify opportunities for business processes improvement. In collaboration with system owners and business leaders, they will prioritize and develop new strategies to improve or further leverage the company’s financial systems;
  • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of the Finance System Upgrade Programme to ensure both compliance and company requirements are met at the best value;
  • Oversee and facilitate requirement gathering, design, integration and mapping sessions;
  • Oversee and facilitate all aspects of the development / implementation of the Programme involving departmental or cross-functional teams;
  • Interfacing with all internal / external stakeholders throughout the Programme lifecycle;
  • Conduct system design reviews to ensure requirements are met and all stakeholders are aligned with project scope;
  • Define and develop project plans for review, including but not limited to project scope, objectives, schedules, risk / issue management, change control, effort and cost estimates, resource requirements, budgets, and communications;
  • Ensure all risks and issues are being actively monitored and identify appropriate / timely corrective actions;
  • Implement appropriate governance mechanisms and controls to enable effective Programme decision-making, quality of delivery and plans / designs are “signed off”;
  • Define and develop sound testing strategies, including UAT’s, and execute in conjunction with the technical and business process leaders;
  • Manage overall Programme budget, including the consolidation of component project spend into a monthly portfolio forecast for the project steering committee;
  • Manage the vendor relationships and project resourcing in partnership with technology and process leads for the Programme portfolio;
  • Define and develop appropriate strategies for transitioning from implementation to ‘business as usual’;
  • Define and develop appropriate roadmap for continued and sustainable support strategy post go live;
  • Responsible for communicating to executive project sponsors, senior leaders, users and team members on the status of the Programme and the key project events.



Skills and requirements

  • Experience of financial systems and ERP projects management within complex global environments;
  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline or equivalent;
  • Understanding of the finance function processes and revenue recording systems;
  • Excellent systems skills including -
    • Knowledge of servers and database structures;
    • Knowledge of systems infrastructure including multi-tiered architecture;
    • Experience of implementing and supporting financial systems;
  • Proactive and with “can-do” attitude is a must;
  • Extensive Change Management experience;
  • Experience with analysing complex issues and delivering appropriate solutions;
  • Experience in tracking delivery against scope, resources and budgets;
  • Significant experience in ERP evaluation, selection and implementation;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop high performing motivated teams;
  • Ability to positively influence and make decisions in collaboration with senior colleagues;
  • Strong team facilitation, time management and organisational skills.