The Financial Systems Administrator provides hands-on systems and user support for the firm’s Aderant Expert System as well as other accounting information systems and applications. This position will report to the Financial System Manager.
Act as the day-to-day administrator of the firm’s Aderant Expert System and associated applications, including star*collect, Chrome River, Xcelerate, Intapp Open and eBillingHub ensuring continuous operation and reliability.
Provide technical and application support to users of the firm’s financial systems.
Actively participate in the implementation, upgrade, functional and technical maintenance of financial systems applications, ensuring continuous expected operations.
Administer security Group and User rights and privileges as directed by Financial System Manager or Director of Finance.
Build, run and maintain financial reports as needed and/or requested.
Monitor financial systems’ performances and troubleshoots systems in collaboration with IT and 3rd party providers.
Analyze system performance discrepancies and recommend improvements.
Coordinate and provide end-user training as necessary, possibly in collaboration with IT.
Maintain up to date system/process documentation and procedural guidelines.
Actively participate on project teams for evaluation and implementation of new systems, or enhancement or upgrade of existing systems.
Identify and recommend production customizations and enhancements.
Collaborate on design, document and implement system updates/upgrades, make recommendations to improve workflow, enhance reporting and analytics and positively affect overall operational effectiveness.
Other duties as assigned by the Financial Systems Manager.
5 years or more IT systems experience with a professional services firm (law firm preferred).
Strong account/systems skills including accounting principles, financial analysis and common accounting terminology.
Knowledge of structured query language (SQL), and in-depth knowledge of financial, time entry, budgeting and cost recovery applications such as Elite, Aderant, e-Billing Hub, Chrome River,
Business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data mapping.
Must be well organized, work independently, comprehend business requirements and proactively identify systems and reporting capabilities to address those requirements.
Ability to work independently and collaborate with creativity and vision.
Proactive with demonstrated troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills in order to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to translate business requirements into systems solutions.
Exhibit initiative and innovative thinking and drive best practices.
Ability to prioritize work and competing deadlines.
Ability to work outside standard business hours and on weekends and holidays.
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