Manager, Financial Systems and Applications
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products. We are in all 50 states, which is one reason why we’re one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.
For your future…Airgas wants to help you develop and establish a career path, so we offer training and love to promote from within. Additionally, we have a terrific 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match and a Tuition Assistance program, which covers undergraduate and graduate degrees
What will the Manager, Financial Systems and Applications at Airgas do?
Provide leadership to the Finance (FI) Application Team including, but not limited to; prioritization of business initiatives, coordination of project-related deliverables, professional guidance to promote career development, ensuring the stability of the information technology infrastructure (systems, software, etc.) as well as management of vendor contracts and related relationships.
The Manager, Finance Systems and Applications is also responsible for configuration and maintenance of systems and business process solutions in support of Airgas business utilizing SAP functionality and other financial applications. The ability to analyze, design and implement systems, which enable the business community to achieve their goals and objectives, is critical to the success of this role.
What You Can Look Forward To:
Lead and support the FI Team responsible for development and maintenance of Finance & Accounting functionality including, but not limited to: GL, intercompany transactions, account determination, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, revenue recognition, AR, AP, Fixed Assets, Product Costing, Tax and credit card processing.
Assist in the development and execution of the IT Strategic Plan, which aligns IT initiatives with business goals and strategies
Lead efforts to deliver IT applications to the business community by leveraging resources, and third party relationships
Participate in departmental budget preparation and assume responsibility for managing team-specific items
Work with business community to develop business cases that help justify and prioritize initiatives while adhering to overall business plan
Work with business community to define requirements, goals & objectives, critical success factors, project barriers, resources etc with the ultimate goal of delivering the correct solution
Lead IT teams through the application development life cycle while adhering to standard project management methodologies. Focus must be placed on quality of deliverables, adherence to scope, and strong management to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget
Lead efforts to evaluate, select, design and implement new systems
Manage third party relationships, including, but not limited to, contract negotiations, delivery of agreed upon service levels, periodic service reviews and information sharing with the goal of maintaining a cohesive partnership
Develop and maintain a high-performing and highly motivated team, by establishing challenging career opportunities and implementing development programs
Prepare written documentation and narratives that define systems, problems, and solutions designed to enhance or resolve business situations
Develop procedures, processes and guidelines for systems that are efficient and focused on the quality of the process or end-state deliverable
Work with a great deal of autonomy, conferring with manager on unusual matters
Substantial latitude for decision making with regard to assignments, advising manager after-the-fact. This includes, but is not limited to, implementing corrective measures to cure system related issues, allocating and directing resources to focus on priority items, setting direction to ensure that systems are scalable, reusable and robust.
Coordinate and assist in development and execution of system conversions
Develop procedures, processes and guidelines that are efficient and focused on the quality of the process or end-state deliverable
What You'll Bring to the Team:
Bachelor’s degree in management information systems, computer science, and/or business, or equivalent work experience
6 – 8 years experience in an Information Technology systems analysis function, working with end-users to translate business requirements into systems specifications
2 – 4 years experience in an Information Technology management capacity, coordinating multiple projects / resources, establishing priorities and mentoring team members
Familiar with all stages of the system development life cycle from design through post-implementation
Hands-on SAP configuration experience a must and multiple full life cycle implementations required
Excellent written and oral communications skills; ability to lead discussions, present ideas to audiences of all sizes, and interact with all levels of the organization
Excellent analytical skills
Ability and flexibility to quickly learn new applications and software
Ability to work with teams or independently
Experienced in leading / project managing specific pieces of work, people and/or deliverables
Solid organization, time management, and project estimating skills
Willingness and ability to travel as required
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, both as an individual contributor and as a team member
If you are excited about thriving in a collaborative and challenging work environment, then please apply with your resume.
For further information about Airgas, please visit www.airgas.com
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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability