AX Financial Analyst

AX Financial Analyst

Elk Grove Village, IL

The AX Financial Analyst will manage the financial aspects of company business systems, their architecture and design, to support solutions for streamlining and automating business processes while enhancing timely business insight at all functional levels of the organization. Act as liaison between Finance and Business Systems, and other cross-functional groups on business system issues and initiatives. Ideal candidate would be the interface between system change and the business itself involving financial transactions.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support development, testing and implementation of financial business system requirements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and company financial policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate the features, set-ups and functionality of new and existing financial systems to fully leverage investment in business system capabilities, providing sound recommendations on the direction of financial system priorities.
  • Manage how underlying processes and information flows can be enhanced and streamlined by leveraging invested technology.
  • Lead the investigation into the integrity of financial information processed through the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and Business Intelligence systems by applying in–depth understanding of the system functionality, financial reporting and GAAP requirements, system integration issues and data integrity requirements.
  • Coordinate ongoing financial system auditing, addressing financial reporting issues and weaknesses.
  • Document policies, procedures and work instructions related to financial business system processes.
  • Judge the needs and impact and then manage the testing and approval of financial configurations and attributes on system upgrades and data migrations.
  • Lead the finance team on the roll-out of and new functions and promote reporting excellence across the enterprise.
  • Lead efforts to transform business requirements to optimize the effectiveness of transactions and efficiency towards financial reporting and support of the entire business with a very strong focus on enabling the business processes to provide automatic distribution into an enhanced GL account structure, reducing the effort of reconciling and simplified reporting.
  • Support and enhance the effort of meeting all financial reporting requirements for subsidiaries and parent organizations.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by management.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Super user in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 including GL, FA, AR, AP, Banking, Inventory Management, and Reporting
  • Ability to act as a knowledge provider and assist managers in providing solutions to problems associated with specific business topics and issues.
  • Proven ability to successfully drive the achievement of financial and business expectations.
  • Strong communication and consensus building skills required in order to work effectively with management as a business partner, advising and influencing where both opportunities and issues exist.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, high level math skills, financial analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of financial/accounting principles and practices, financial reporting and US GAAP.
  • Has held a leadership role in adapting or changing business processes to suit changing business environment.
  • Has worked within a multi-company, international business environment.
  • Past controller

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Finance or Accounting.
  • 5 Years of experience in related positions
  • Has held a management position in the accounting department of a distribution/manufacturing related industry company
  • Has been part of an AX 2012 R3 implementation.
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles.

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