The Financial Systems Consultant position will provide leadership and influence to the design and development of accounting information systems, processes and capabilities and to project teams in support of large scale critical business initiatives. In this role you will act as Finance Business Lead and Finance subject matter expert in the planning, design and implementation of finance-related systems, processes and capabilities, adhering to corporate project management methodologies, to achieve expected results within budget guidelines, on schedule and in accordance with critical success factors as determined by each capability.
As Financial Systems Consultant you will integrate financial business processes, controls (end-to-end) and capabilities with functional areas across the organization (e.g., IT Factories, Product Development, Operations - Claims/Membership & Billing, etc.) and facilitate change management activities to ensure that financial capabilities meet corporate needs for initiatives.
The Skills You Will Bring
Gather process information through work sessions with SME's and document accurate, comprehensive business requirements for the capability on a timely basis, which includes process flows and financial controls.
Act as the voice of the Corporate Controller Division to the assigned initiative teams.
Produce business deliverables on a timely basis; ensure project deliverables satisfy business requirements, adhere to applicable standards, and address internal/financial controls, ensuring Model Audit Rule considerations/requirements are documented.
Develop benefit realization metrics.
Proactive and timely communication of status on business deliverables, including issues and risks.
Work with business partners during planning phase to understand objectives to identify accounting implications and influence contract provisions with external vendors.
Verify that System Requirements developed by IT fully accomplish business requirements (no gaps).
Build comprehensive (end-to-end) test scenarios and perform User Acceptance Testing.
Prepare business areas for implementation (Operational Readiness) by developing/ delivering training and coordinating creation of SOP's with SME's.
6+ years related work experience or equivalent combination of transferable experience and education.
Leadership experience in Financial Accounting or Internal Audit environment, including financial statement preparation & analysis, internal controls, and exposure to all Accounting operations and computerized systems in a complex environment
Bachelor's degree required Accounting or Accounting Information Systems
Proficiency in both Accounting & Auditing to assess the financial process implications of business strategies, monitor and ensure compliance with financial policies & procedures, ensuring the accuracy of financial data within end-to-end business processes
Master's degree Accounting or Business Administration
CPA - Certified Public Accountant
Black Belt certification
Big 4 Public Accounting firm experience
Knowledge of the automated financial systems of BCBSF
Knowledge of BCBSF project management methodology and tools, including process flows mapping
Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional, or Certified Internal Auditor