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DIRECTOR FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - DIRECTOR FINANCIAL SYSTEMS (2100444) DIRECTOR FINANCIAL SYSTEMS - 2100444 POSITION PURPOSE The Director of Financial Systems will be responsible for managing the principal financial systems and other systems that house financial data and are used in the finance function. This position acts as a primary liaison between Finance and IT and supports the Accounting, FP&A and the Global Finance teams by managing and supporting Woodward's financial reporting systems. Reporting to Senior Finance Leadership, this role has high level exposure and interaction with the Accounting COE and Senior Leadership throughout the business. Primary responsibilities include automating processes while maintaining the integrity and integration of excel and ERP system data, supporting Corporate Accounting and the FP&A groups. This role will be responsible for managing the Financial Systems team and developing/maintaining these resources to ensure the business has full support, functionality and appropriate internal controls within this area. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Designs, implements and maintains standardized processes for financial systems that support automation and integration of excel financial data from existing company systems on a multi-region and global level.
  • Providing necessary leadership, direction, and coaching to Financial Systems team
  • Ensure data integrity by analyzing and directing the adjustment of data controls to support accurate financial results.
  • Collaboration and partnership with end-users/customers, project management teams and continuous improvement initiatives to improve customer experience, business processes and increase utilization of systems functionality.
  • Implement and maintain system security protocols to ensure internal control of financial processes and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Create & design financial reports utilizing the system to support the Accounting COE's budgeting & forecasting process
  • May participate in preparing and interpreting analysis that leads to the setting of strategic objectives and implementation plans
  • Coordinates with Corporate Controller for input on strategy and implementation of enterprise wide changes.
  • Actively pursues continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Participates and represents finance function on miscellaneous projects as requested. OTHER FUNCTIONS
    • Support selection processes for new software impacting the financial systems working with the Information Technology department including design modifications and interfaces.
    • Support Finance and Accounting in design, development and distribution of internal and external financial reporting requirements
    • Understand software improvements and work with end users to implement where appropriate. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
      • Project Management expertise and understanding of PM methodologies
      • Strong organizational and planning skills
      • Strong problem-solving skills
      • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
      • Demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of: building effective teams; appropriately developing direct reports, self, and others; dealing with ambiguity; interpersonal and political savvy; change management and polished written and verbal communication skills.
      • Strong skills utilizing a large integrated ERP/MRP computer system (e.g. SAP, JD Edwards), strong Excel skills
      • Strategic thinker who can identify, communicate and implement a long-term vision for financial systems.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and written/oral communication skills
      • General knowledge or interest in gaining knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
      • Demonstrates sound and logical thought processes when making decisions and giving direction.
      • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
      • Basic understanding of company's operations and products.
      • Ability to effectively interact with all levels in the organization
      • Innovative thinking and ability to effectively influence and/or drive appropriate change. EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
        • US - Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS)-Finance, CIS or related field
        • US - Master's degree in Arts/Sciences (MA/MS)-MBA- preferred EXPERIENCE
          • 10+ years experience in Finance (or a combination of Finance & IT) with at least 3 years' experience in a systems leadership role, ideally at a global company
          • 5+ years experience in a formal Leadership role Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:
            • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match
            • Stock Contribution after 2 years / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
            • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
            • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
            • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave
            • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-up
            • This position is in consideration for Stock Options and the Deferred Compensation Plan This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.-- Job Finance Primary Location

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