Full Job 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.
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.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
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
Assist and provide guidance to Manage Service Providers and/or Contractors
Core Skills / 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
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.