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Manager of Accounting Systems and Data Governance

Deerfield, IL
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Position Overview:

Join a team dedicated to providing clean energy and fuel sustainably. As the Manager of Accounting Systems and Data Governance, you will play a vital role in overseeing and optimizing financial data management processes and systems. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in accounting, data governance, and technology, capable of leading a team, implementing best practices, and driving process improvements. This position is crucial for ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and security of financial data while supporting strategic decision-making across the organization.


Accounting Systems Management:
  • Oversee the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of accounting and financial systems, ensuring seamless integration with other business systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, design solutions, and execute system upgrades or changes to meet evolving business needs.
  • Provide guidance and support for end-users, troubleshoot system-related issues, and ensure proper training and documentation.
Data Governance and Compliance:
  • Develop and implement data governance policies, procedures, and standards to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and security of financial data.
  • Monitor and enforce data quality controls, data retention policies, and data access permissions to comply with relevant regulations (e.g., GDPR, SOX).
  • Lead efforts to identify, assess, and mitigate data risks, ensuring data privacy and confidentiality.
Team Leadership:
  • Manage a team of accounting systems and data governance professionals, providing mentorship, coaching, and performance feedback.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment, encouraging professional growth and development within the team.
Process Improvement:
  • Continuously assess and improve financial data management processes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness.
  • Identify opportunities to automate manual tasks, streamline workflows, and optimize data flow across different systems.
Stakeholder Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with finance, IT, and other relevant departments to align data management strategies with business objectives.
  • Engage with senior management to provide insights on data quality, system performance, and potential areas of improvement.
Reporting and Analysis:
  • Generate regular reports and analyses on data quality, system utilization, and performance metrics for management review.
  • Provide insights and recommendations based on data analysis to support strategic decision-making.
Technology Evaluation and Vendor Management:
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to accounting systems and data governance.
  • Evaluate and select third-party vendors or solutions as needed, manage vendor relationships, and ensure compliance with service level agreements.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or a related field; Master's degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CISA) preferred.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in accounting systems management, data governance, or a related role.
  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in accounting software, ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle), and data management tools.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to solve complex problems and make data-driven decisions.
  • Experience in process improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with data privacy regulations and compliance (e.g., GDPR, SOX).
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and developing teams.
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits package.
  • Retirement savings plans with company matching.
  • Professional development opportunities and continued education support.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within a growing organization.
Join our dynamic team and contribute to shaping the financial data landscape of our organization. Apply now to play a key role in enhancing our accounting systems and data governance practices.

What We Offer:

Enjoy competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.


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