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Financial Systems Manager

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is searching for an experienced Financial Systems Manager with a strong background in data management, reporting, and analytics. This Financial Systems Manager will have the skill to test and implement solutions; a thought leader capable of translating their experiences to vision, someone with a passion to improve the financial and project reporting system environment; a critical-thinker capable of employing methods and developing processes that help people succeed. We need someone who can think critically through a problem and develop solutions. 

This Financial Systems Manager candidate has expert level understanding of the needs and requirements of an organization as it relates to the generation and use of financial systems and information for managing project and business financial analytics and reporting. The perfect Financial Systems Manager candidate has advanced an organizations technology through integration of new systems while managing upgrades and changes to existing systems and has a clear understanding of the needs of financial and managerial accounting information in a project-based service and manufacturing/production hybrid environment. More so, a candidate that understands the standards (CAS) and regulations (FAR/DFAR) that shape our structure and compliance as a Defense Contractor.

Essential duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership as the systems administrator, develop and oversee the policies and processes for the creation, review, and audit of all data within the financial system(s); including project and account additions, organization and structure changes, and systems roles and accesses
  • Lead integration and administration of the Finance and Accounting technology systems, partnering with local and corporate Finance, Project leadership, and HR to deliver world-class systems integrations and reporting of financial and managerial data
  • Support internal and external audit, including audit by federal agencies of our financial systems and processes
  • Conduct requirements gathering activities and stakeholder interviews as needed
  • Design and validate solutions and coordinate with partners for alignment with goals
  • Review current department reporting, identify opportunities for improvement and execute
  • Identify and understand reporting needs and design and implement solutions
  • Support ad hoc queries and other requests as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Data Science, or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in Finance, FP&A, Data Analytics or related field including 5 years of financials systems responsibilities
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC) if required
  • Proven capability of implementing and optimizing financial systems
  • Ability to understand and manage technical systems
  • Data extraction, analysis, and reporting experience with complex ERP systems
  • Very high attention to detail and accuracy with strong analytical skills
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Knowledge of financial concepts, including how operating budgets are created
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to Business and Technical associates
  • Demonstrated ability to track and drive initiatives to successful completion
  • Eager to learn with a proven track record of self-learning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines Education and Certification
  • Experience with Unanet ERP, Mosaic and Paylocity integration, and/or Tagetik is a plus

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a full-service engineering and technology firm that develops customized solutions for government and commercial organizations. Ricardo Defense combines experience, skill, and innovation to bring together leading-edge technologies and engineering to customers who require mission-critical systems. Our core capabilities include designing complex embedded systems and technology-enabled business management solutions.

Ricardo Defense Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.