Full Job Description
Join the thousands of innovators, advocates and forces who are making an impact every day at one of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Whether you love to connect with consumers on the retail floor or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the SKECHERS team is the place to be. Learn more about our brand at skx.com.
As a member of the SKECHERS USA, Inc. Information Technology team, this role will contribute to the management and ongoing successful system administration of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application within the SKECHERS finance systems portfolio. This role will primarily support the financial modules within the ERP 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 Finance and Accounting global end-user community. This role will work with stakeholders, analyze system problems, application data and business processes, create solutions, perform testing, identify ways to make processes more efficient and offer continuous improvement recommendations that meets business objectives and user needs.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as one of the hands-on system administrators for an ERP solution to ensure application stability and data integrity
Interacts directly with stakeholders to gather business needs, input and output requirements and evaluate processes and procedures
Research business problems and create models that help analyze these problems
Creates workflows, process maps and summaries to document processes, procedures, and possible solutions
Present solutions and viable alternatives to management for final approval
Actively participate in system enhancements, including requirements gathering, development, testing, data validation, documentation, user support and training, and on-going application maintenance
Participate in efforts to reengineer and optimize business processes using technology solutions to gain efficiencies and reduce manual effort of stakeholders
Cross-functional collaboration and communication to quickly understand, troubleshoot, find root cause, and resolve issues
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
Core Skills / Requirements
Working knowledge of ERP financial modules (GL, AP, AR, Inventory, Billing, AR, Asset Mgt, Purchasing, Project Costing, Lease)
Working knowledge of using reporting tools like MicroStrategy, nVision, Cognos, etc.
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
5 years of combined Accounting/Finance and Financial Systems experience with at least 3 years of experience working in at least one financial module of a large ERP installation (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, etc.)
Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes, and testing (ServiceNow, Jira)
Strong understanding of key financial models and metrics to ensure that the application(s) meet performance expectations and reporting requirements
Solid understanding of multi-currency general ledger, data modeling concepts (relational and dimensional), extract, transform, load (ETL) processes and reporting systems
Problem solving ability with a strong technical aptitude to perform root cause analysis
Working knowledge of the integration process between the core ERP modules with third party applications.
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
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.