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Director ERP - General Ledger Functional Lead

Company name
The Warranty Group

Location
New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Accounting, Executive, Manager, Insurance, Finance

Posted on
May 26, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 08, 2020

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Assurant is embarking on a multi-year, multi-phase financial systems and process transformation program.   This role will be critical for application design, process transformation, and making recommendations to enhance current state activities related to the General Ledger component of the implementation of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution as part of a broader financial systems and process strategy.  Specifically, the General Ledger Functional Lead will be the key Finance and Accounting resource leading the General Ledger, Consolidations/ Equitizations, Fixed Asset Accounting, and Allocations components of Assurant’s implementation of a market-leading cloud ERP solution and associated financial systems architecture as part of a multi-phased transformation program.The individual in this role will use their deep accounting skills, knowledge and prior experiences to lead the design and implementation of key accounting functions/processes in a new ERP platform.  This individual will also identify, make recommendations to senior finance stakeholders, and lead efforts to migrate current accounting processes to the leading practices facilitated by having a modern ERP system. Initially, the individual in this role will be responsible for providing functional and financial process leadership to the design and implementation of the new platform and best practice processes.  In the future, the role will then assume responsibility for the ongoing management, support, and enhancement of the general ledger and related functions, with a focus on continuously identifying, recommending, and executing on opportunities to better streamline and gain efficiencies in the Finance function through leveraging the investment we have made in a new systems platform. As new functionality and capabilities are added to the financial systems platform, this role will have responsibility for ensuring smooth integration into the general ledger and will proactively identify and mitigate any potential risks.Primary Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities Strategic:Lead efforts within Finance and Accounting to design and implement best practice GL, Consolidation, Equitization, Financial Reporting & Analytics, Fixed Assets and Allocations processes in a leading cloud ERP solutionIdentify, recommend, champion, and execute on opportunities to enhance existing accounting, fixed asset, and allocation processes taking into consideration the requirements of the overall Global Finance organizationLeverage prior Accounting and Finance experiences and expertise to identify, propose, and implement automated solutions and reduce reliance on manual processes, with a focus on prioritizing the remediation of those processes that currently have the most risk and/or inefficiencyActively engage and educate business process owners on solution optimization, simplification and standardization capabilities within the new platform through the reference of prior experiences and other relevant use casesServe as a change agent for the Global Finance organization in designing and implementing best/leading practices across AssurantChampion efforts to adopt delivered functionality and established practices and resist the need for customizations and off-system work aroundsClearly and effectively demonstrate to stakeholders how proposed solutions and workflows will help move the Finance and Accounting function forward towards achieving its goalsTactical:Work closely and collaborate with key Finance and Accounting stakeholders, IT, and third-party consulting resources across various locations to design, test, implement, and support a global financial systems platform, with overall responsibility for leading the General Ledger workstream component of the overall programWork with stakeholders to understand functional requirements for each area and then develop functional and process solutions in the new tool, while ensuring those requirements are properly understood and communicated to overall program teamDetermine how to best implement functional requirements in financial systems architectureDevelop creative solutions to effectively meet complex business requirements using delivered functionalityWork with internal and external auditors to ensure proposed system design, configuration and functionality complies with core control and audit requirementsCreate, deliver, and/or support communication and training activities associated with areas of responsibilityEnsure program deliverables are completed in accordance with established timelinesEscalate issues and open items to program management, as appropriateEffectively collaborate with workstream leads, program team members, Human Resources, Change Management, Corporate Communications, and other key resources supporting the programLeadership:Lead a team of financial/functional analysts responsible for the implementation and support of the general ledger and related functionalityProvide thought leadership and direction to teamEnsure team members have appropriate performance goals and provide ongoing feedback and hold performance discussions on a regular basisEffectively, prioritize and assign task and deliverables.  Leverage appropriate resources across the Enterprise ensuring collaborative decision making consistent with strategic goals of the Enterprise.Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and KnowledgeBachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent area of studyCPA and/or MBA PreferredA minimum of 10 years prior financial accounting/auditing and financial systems experiencePrior experience in implementing automated general ledger, consolidations, fixed assets and allocation processes and automated solutions in a complex, global organizationStrong knowledge of general ledger, fixed asset, and consolidation accounting principlesStrong understanding of U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting, Management Reporting, and Planning/Forecasting ProcessesStrong fixed asset accounting backgroundStrong allocations backgroundStrong business and financial acumenStrong change management acumenExperience in designing and implementing Finance and Accounting process and workflowsStrong influencing, facilitating and consulting skills in working with stakeholders at all levels in the organization and across departmentsExperience in defining, scoping, and managing technology initiatives from a Finance and Accounting perspectiveExperience in leveraging technology to improve finance processesAdaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and changeUnderstanding and experience with international regulatory reporting a plusStrong planning and organizational skillsStrong analytical skillsExperience in handling and effectively prioritizing multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlinesAbility to effectively communicate with all levels within the organizationAbility to build collaborative relationships with colleagues and business partnersMust be a team player and able to partner with business, operational, technology, and financial areasAbility to lead and motivate teams to reach a common goalAdvance proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and VisioPrior experience in Insurance/Financial Services industry a plusPrevious experience on transformation projects requiredBenefits and Value Proposition We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees.Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.To learn more about our current opportunities and apply online, please visit: http://www.assurant.jobs < http://www.assurant.jobs/ >Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/AssurantCareers < http://twitter.com/AssurantCareers > (@AssurantCareers)Company ProfileAssurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com.,employmentType:Full time,identifier:R-86701,industry:Atlanta,Georgia; Chicago,Illinois; Miami,Florida; Woodbury,Minnesota,title:Director, ERP - General Ledger Functional Lead,url:https://jobs.assurant.com/job/atlanta/director-erp-general-ledger-functional-lead/114/16263608,hiringOrganization:{@type:Organization,name:Assurant},jobLocation:{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:New York,addressRegion:New York,addressCountry:United States,streetAddress:,postalCode:10005}}}

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The Warranty Group
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