Senior Financial Systems Manager

Finance & Accounting Atlanta, Georgia

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, seeks a Senior Financial Systems Manager to join the Finance department in our Atlanta office. This position has responsibility for all accounting and financial systems and works directly with the Finance department managers, supervisors, and staff to support and further automate the financial systems within the firm.  The Senior Financial Systems Manager will report to the Associate Director of Financial Systems. 
The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plans, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, a profit-sharing plan, on-site gym access, discount programs, a subsidized backup childcare program, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.  
Candidates will have the following responsibilities:  
  • Lead and manage projects and the system development life cycle; review, clarify, and/or test deliverables prepared in conjunction with the finance team before providing the final product to stakeholders.
  • Work with Finance to define requirements, conduct needs analysis, determine project specifications, identify solutions, and implement recommendations.
  • Work with Directors, Managers, Stakeholders, and end users to create, implement, and document project specifications, project plans, and business processes and procedures with an emphasis on developing efficient procedures and methods to increase productivity by streamline processes.
  • Update, modify, test, and/or repair existing software systems and propose innovative solutions to problems.
  • Provide functional and technical analysis and documentation related to the design, development, and implementation of software systems and reports.
  • Develop test strategies, tools, and systems.
  • Oversee, design, track, and safely introduce modifications to the systems.
  • Maintain and support existing Finance and Accounting applications.
  • Act as liaison between the Finance and Technology department and vendors/consultants.
  • Learn related tables / data structure and all aspects of the financial and related systems.
  • Design and perform ad hoc queries, financial and operational reporting, and analysis.
  • Maintain working knowledge of system associations and data logic flow.
  • Create or update and test functional specifications for new or modified reports and applications.
  • Apply accounting and auditing principles and techniques to ensure that data integrity, internal controls, and audit trails are maintained throughout all applications.
  • Ensure data integrity and accuracy across all financial applications, inquiries, ad-hoc reporting and systems.
  • Keep abreast of changing and emerging technologies which support and enhance business operations and present to appropriate members of the finance department.
  • Specific Skills / Qualifications Required:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus. Including experience leading projects.
  • Strong accounting/systems skills including accounting principles, financial analysis, and common accounting terminology.
  • Ability to train new users of the financial systems.
  • Continuously improve the financial systems documentation and process flows.
  • Candidates should have strong MS Office skills, including Excel VBA, experience with relational databases, data validation and report writing; SQL (SSRS), Power BI and financial data systems and data visualization preferred.
  • Must be well organized, work independently, comprehend business requirements, and proactively identify systems and reporting capabilities to address those requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with creativity and vision.
  • Proactive with demonstrated troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
Job Conditions: 
  • Position is exempt.
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as necessary.
  • Must be able to respond to calls during the week and weekend.
  • Local and out of town travel will occasionally be required.
Education and Experience Required: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Systems required.
  • 7+ years of related experience is required.
  • Must have project and group leadership experience.
We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 24 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.  
King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.