Finance Systems Administrator, Accounts Reconciliation

  • 225 S Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
  • Full-time
  • Employment Status: Regular

Company Description

Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand. 

With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners. 

A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY. 

Job Description

As a member of the SKECHERS USA, Inc. Information Technology team, this role will be responsible for the management and ongoing successful system administration of the BlackLine application within the SKECHERS financial systems portfolio.  This role will primarily support the transaction matching and accounts reconciliation application while being a part of a team who serve as project lead, partnering with the business, and other areas within IT, to be the go-to-system support for the global end-user community.  This role is also responsible for identifying ways to make processes more efficient, offering continuous improvement recommendations, developing and delivering system enhancements, and providing training to the finance and accounting teams.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS

  • Serve as the hands-on system administrator for the BlackLine Accounts Reconciliation and Transaction Matching application
  • Provide hands-on, ongoing end-user support to ensure that BlackLine is operating efficiently
  • Cross-functional collaboration and communication to quickly understand, troubleshoot, find root cause, and resolve system issues for BlackLine end users
  • Produce and review dashboard reports within the application to help maintain on-time accounting cycle functions
  • Lead, manage and execute system enhancements, including risk assessment, project planning, requirements gathering, design, development, testing, documentation, user support and training, and on-going application maintenance
  • Lead efforts to reengineer and optimize business processes using technology solutions to gain efficiencies and reduce manual effort of stakeholders
  • Lead and/or participate in global finance projects focused on driving best practices and consistency throughout the finance applications ecosystem
  • Lead and manage the testing of financial systems to execute features, integration, and reporting, including serving as the lead for functional and user testing efforts
  • Partner with key business stakeholders and multi-departments to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing program of transformation
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist and provide guidance to Manage Service Providers and/or Contractors

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Working knowledge of finance system administration
  • Previous project management experience in complex IT projects will be preferred
  • Ability to learn new and unfamiliar technologies independently using documentation and online resources
  • Takes personal responsibility to improve processes and systems
  • Ability to conceptualize, formulate, and succinctly convey complex solutions to a wide audience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills using Microsoft Office, Visio or LucidChart, Smartsheets
  • Demonstrated innovation and creativity, considers different approaches to issue resolution
  • Excellent relationship building skills, able to build trust with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of process improvement and desire to implement best practices
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Positive, proactive, and self-motivated
  • Must have high degree of accuracy, results-oriented, highly accountable
  • Adaptable, flexible in a changing environment, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines for deliverables

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology, or equivalent professional experience
  • Degree or certifications in systems administration a plus
  • 5+ years of accounting experience with relevant month-end close experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a BlackLine, Trintech or Oracle ARCS system administrator
  • System administration experience with Transaction Matching, Accounts Reconciliations, Journals, and Task Management modules
  • Experience developing reporting, analytics, and dashboards
  • Experience configuring match sets rules, approval workflows, risk ratings and provisioning user access
  • Strong troubleshooting skills to monitor and manage data file feeds (inbound and outbound)
  • Working knowledge of application’s workflow, certification, and variance processes
  • Proven successful project management expertise
  • Problem solving ability with a strong technical aptitude to perform root cause analysis
  • Involvement in a global enterprise project, including building business requirements documentation (BRD) and active participation in the design, testing, training, and implementation phases.
  • Experience in the retail industry, helpful, but not required

Additional Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.  The employee is regularly required to lift a 35 - 40lb dress form for garment evaluations.

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