2 Senior Application Specialist

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Full-time, direct hire

Contact: Mary Nugent at mnugent@forbestc.com



  • Support the delivery of projects and enhancements; engage with the Finance and IT teams to define, test, and implement business solutions
  • Write and maintain system documentation, process maps, test scripts, use cases, user stories, root cause analysis, and high-level integration and data flows
  • Understand the interdependencies of systems and data across the Finance business line to identify and analyze impacts as applications and systems are integrated, upgraded, and changed
  • Provide technical and operational guidance on application configuration, data feeds and reporting
  • Assist in the support of financial systems and in the troubleshooting of technical issues.
  • Manage relationships with business stakeholders and ensure excellent communication between business and technical teams
  • Support corporate compliance, regulatory and audit examinations, and reviews
  • Actively seeks ways to apply technology to business systems, projects and processes that offer advantages in cost, speed of delivery, quality, flexibility, agility, or any other valued impact
  • Assess near-term needs to establish business priorities; consult with technical subject matter experts and develop alternative technical solutions; advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities
  • Facilitate development of cross-functional solutions that combine knowledge of business processes and issues, general technical options, and process facilitation techniques
  • Support to the Finance team in defining/designing business processes and researching/identifying enabling technologies based on business requirements
  • Must be willing to provide support 24x7x365


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems or a relevant technical or business discipline
  • Experience with financial systems and reporting tools such as Workday and Power BI
  • Proficiency in one or more database systems (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience leveraging SQL Server (SSIS, SSMS, SSRS, and SSAS) to support reporting and integration
  • Understanding of the Finance business function and how that function maps to IT systems (both IT and business knowledge are required)
  • Experience working with data feeds, interfaces, and integrations Ability to understand technical and business concepts with experience in finance/accounting preferred
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable to the business
  • Exhibit a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive, and energy
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work diplomatically across all levels within the organization and with the vendors that support our applications

Mary Nugent
Senior Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting
Chicago, IL


To apply for this job email your details to mnugent@forbestc.com