Manager, Finance Systems

Finance Morrisville, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rye Brook, New York Boston, Massachusetts


We’re Hiring for a Manager, Finance Systems !     

If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!    

THE ROLE: The Manager, Finance Systems will collaborate with members within all business functions to drive transformation and process improvement across all of Xylem’s finance enabling technologies.  This role is a hands-on role and will support our current and future state finance applications by providing on-going support and develop enhancements. You will interact with our team of finance, accounting, procurement, global process owners, and IT professionals to manage/grow the company’s cornerstone finance application platforms.   

Key responsibilities include managing, implementing, and maintaining financial software applications, overseeing system upgrades and enhancements, and providing technical support to end-users.

To excel in this role, a strong understanding of finance and accounting processes is essential, as you will be required to analyze financial transactions and data, identify trends, and provide insights to support decision-making. Additionally, knowledge of application administration is crucial to ensure the smooth functioning of financial systems and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Overall, the ideal candidate for this position should possess a combination of financial acumen, technical expertise, and strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and drive continuous improvement in financial systems management.   

We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.   

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.       

  • Build, manage and nurture a solid relationship with internal customers and align resources and priorities to ensure consistent adoption and continuous satisfaction.
  • Provide leadership for developing, implementing, and servicing Finance and Accounting systems.
  • Manage the analysis, modeling and monitoring of the Finance and Accounting organization, business processes and systems to solve technical business problems and optimize system operations.
  • Participate in and lead the design, documentation, implementation and continuous improvement of Finance and Accounting systems across the company. 
  • Ensure the success of all Finance and Accounting system projects through direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects, ensuring consistency with Finance and Accounting strategy, commitments and goals.
  • Identify Finance and Accounting business requirements and the re-engineering of current processes.  Translate business requirements into specific technical specifications.
  • Partner with the IT group on Finance and Accounting system development and configuration projects for all finance enabling technologies.
  • Lead efforts to establish and maintain Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with the Finance and Accounting organization and align IT to adhere to the agreements so as to provide an optimal level of quality support services to all customers.
  • Act as a change champion and advocate benefits and adoption of standardized policies, processes and systems throughout the company.  


  • Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology
  • 5+ years of experience managing Finance and Accounting processes and systems. 
  • Strong acumen in financial management, financial processes and systems, data governance and business analytics
  • Experience leading and developing a team of systems analysts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of business relationship management, system analysis, governance, project management and software development lifecycle.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate technology concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.
  • Must be a critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, able to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, work well in a demanding dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.
  • Project management skills; financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management.
  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.
  • Hands on experience with one or more of the following applications:  Coupa, High Radius, Concur, SAP S4, Oracle EBS, Catalyst, Emagia, Get Paid or Ariba.
  • Strong knowledge of master data management and concepts
  • Experience with one or more technical coding/query languages.  Eg: SQL, Python, VB.Net, C#, C++, etc.
  • Experience in a multi-system landscape support
  • Familiarity with compliance and governance controls 

The estimated salary range at this professional level is $110,000 to $150,000 plus bonus.   Starting pay is dependent on multiple factors, such as skills, experience and work location, and is not typically at the top of the range.  At Xylem we offer a competitive compensation package with a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, Wellness programs, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.        

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.      

Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.    

Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.