2 Senior Application Specialist

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Full-time, direct hire

Contact: Mary Nugent at mnugent@forbestc.com

 

Responsibilities

  • 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

Contact:
Mary Nugent
Senior Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting
Chicago, IL
mnugent@forbestc.com

 

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