Financial Systems Manager (remote opportunity) in Reston, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 2/25/2021

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Job Description

The Financial Systems Manager will be responsible for managing the overall performance and delivery of cross-functional projects, system enhancements and end user support. The position requires hands-on functional experience in UltiPro payroll and Kronos AutoTime configuration expertise and a strong understanding of payroll and Time collection systems. The Financial Systems Manager will be a member of the Financial System project team focused on delivering an exceptional end-user experience and will also work across departments and geographies, interacting with our partners in Payroll, HR, IT and Accounting/Finance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Lead finance and accounting special projects to align with corporate objectives. Development and management of overall project plan: project milestones; scope analysis and risk management; and resolution. Full cycle systems implementation experience
•Perform the following on an engagement: understand business requirements, configure the Workday solution, demonstrate the configurations through the development of testing systems, assist the business in testing the Ultipro and Kronos AutoTime.
•Be comfortable and confident with gathering configuration requirements and problem- solving with business stakeholders
•Assist with broadening internal knowledge of UltiPro and Kronos AutoTime configuration through hands on training to cross-functional teams
•Provide a proactive interface between Payroll client groups to ensure effective coordination and delivery of payroll and time implementations
•Assist internal team ensure data accuracy and seamless ongoing enhancements of new system features and functionality including US Payroll, Time Tracking and features; be the primary point of contact for data gathering, testing, and communication with key stakeholders and internal Financial Systems teams
•Build reports to support payroll, labor, group finance and billing, etc
•Ability to be problem solve and propose multiple solutions for business requirements within Payroll and Time tracking.
•Works under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish a variety of tasks and goals.
•Provide and manage ongoing production support and support system enhancements and upgrades that includes subject matter expertise, coordinate schedule, define test strategy and implementation timeline, and project manage to completion.
•Lead full cycle testing and implementation of system upgrades and patches/hotfixes
•Work across departments to define opportunities for improvement. Provide technical and functional support for accounting and finance users.
•Establishes best practices for systems use and ensures that these practices are used throughout the organization.

Requirements & Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years of finance/ accounting including payroll relevant experience, including data analytics and systems analysis. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
•Strong Project Management skills required
•3-5 years of in-depth payroll functional experience and/or experience implementing other payroll and time systems required.
•Must have experience with business process configuration for Payroll and Time, reporting, and integrations.
•Ability to work with government contractors which includes knowledge of applicable federal laws and regulations (SCA, DCAA, etc.).
•Proficiency with vendor management, financial systems Deltek (Costpoint),
•Knowledge of GAAP, Payroll and Time related to government contract accounting principles.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite – Excel, Word, visio, PowerPoint is required.
•Proven ability to lead/manage multiple projects/work streams simultaneously.
•Excellent communication skills and able to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
•Strong organization skills and work well under pressure.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support Costpoint, timecard, and Cognos systems from a day to day user perspective.
- Lead system upgrades and enhancements.
- Identify continuous improvement opportunities through automation and/or efficiency initiatives.
- Build and maintain working relationships with operating and other finance groups and provide them with subject matter expertise assistance.
- Assist with special projects as required.

Minimum Requirements:
- Manage, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.
- In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.
- Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
- Follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- Act as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems.
- Develop and administer schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
- Frequently interact with subordinate employees, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
- Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
- Receive assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
- Provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies.
- Recommend changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).

MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
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