Director Financial Systems in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 7/21/2019

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Job Description

Job Code: 89374872582

Category: SS VP/Director


The Director, Financial Systems leads application development, system configuration, release management and system enhancements for a variety of applications including, but not limited to, Oracle ERP Cloud, Hyperion and Vertex.  This position will work in close coordination alongside other application owners including Oracle HCM Cloud, Infor Workforce Management and Oracle Business Intelligence.

The Director, Financial Systems serves as the IT point of contact with the Finance and Accounting departments understanding their business functions and providing IT guidance in relation to areas such as accounting, financial reporting, revenue, budget, procure-to-pay and expense management.  The Director, Financial Systems is responsible for providing end-to-end system solutions, process leadership, senior functional, integrated system design and project management competencies to drive the Technology Roadmap for Finance and Accounting.



  • Work with Securitas stakeholders to define business requirements and priorities for Securitas’ Financial Applications (GL, AP, AR, Procurement, FA, Cash Management, Expenses, Hyperion, Vertex OBIA);
  • Manage configuration changes in respective application areas;
  • Provide expertise on new application releases and new functionality;
  • Provide functional and technical direction for solution options around specific business requirements and guidance around cross-module dependencies and impacts;
  • Investigate system options and recommend appropriate solutions to address requested system functionality;
  • Advise in the development of test scenarios so that appropriate integrated testing is conducted;
  • Participate in system testing and resolution of system issues;
  • Implement new system solutions in accordance with Securitas/ Software Development Life-Cycle;
  • Provide applications knowledge in evaluating and improving current business processes;


  • Provide advanced cross-module and cross-functional support (Level 4);
  • Maintain system integrity by assessing, recommending, and implementing appropriate controls on both system management access and application data access;
  • Support in the investigation and resolution of reported system issues.
  • Provide system information, utilize diagnostic techniques, guide the efforts of Tier I and Tier II support and interface with vendor support as required;
  • Interact with technical/development professionals in the design and support of required specific customizations, interfaces and extensions to Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Follow prescribed methodologies and processes in executing support and implementation activities.


  • Will manage a diverse team of employees and contractors;
  • Develops and implements project plans in accordance with Securitas’ project management methodology while delivering high quality services within budget;
  • Ensures technical training/support and knowledge is transitioned to support functions;
  • Provide systems leadership and direction to Team;
  • Manages project team members to ensure successful development, testing and production migration of medium and large size projects;
  • Estimate duration for completion and implementation of customer requests;
  • Provide regular status reporting to management;

Job Requirements


Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.

  • 7-10 years experience commensurate with a Senior Information Technology related position;
  • Ability to demonstrable expertise in the setup and integration points of multiple Oracle ERP Cloud and/or e-Business suite modules is required;
  • 5-7 years experience building and managing cross-functional and high-performing teams by creating professional growth and developmental opportunities and creating training and developing plans to grow talent.
  • 5+ years experience managing in an onshore / offshore model.
  • Experience with Oracle Financials 11i.X / 12.X environment is required;
  • Familiarity with Order To Cash, Procure To Pay, Record To Report, Hire To Retire business process flows;
  • Additional experience with Oracle HRMS / HCM Cloud and Infor Workforce Management a plus;
  • Knowledge of all phases of Systems Development Life Cycle is required;
  • Experience converting data from legacy systems is a plus;
  • Experience with GRC (Governance Reporting & Controls) and SOX Compliance is a plus;
  • Experience in developing and executing test plans is required;
  • Experience with Financial Consolidation/Budgeting Software is required (OutlookSoft, Hyperion);
  • Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence or Discoverer a plus;
  • Hands-on experience installing and maintaining Oracle E-Business suite modules required;
  • 5+ years senior functional experience with the Oracle e-Business suite;
  • 5+ years experience working with end-user clients and business-area process leaders to develop requirements for new and enhanced functionality;
  • Must have leadership experience in full life cycle implementations of Oracle ERP
  • Experience working in a global / matrixed organization and managing distributed teams.
  • Ability to easily adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Samples of design documents as well as operational documentation may be requested;


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business-related field with at least 10-12 years of successful and progressively responsible business development experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company.
  • CPA or MBA a plus

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):

  • Relationship Management – Partners with customers and stakeholders by establishing excellent relationships to drive continuous process improvement throughout Securitas.
  • Organizational ability – Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments.  Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
  • Problem solving skills – Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.  Unusually decisive in handling difficult business problems.  Translates problems into practical solutions.
  • Client service skills – Consistently ensures the team provides the customer with attentive, courteous and quality service.  Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.
  • Ability to multi-task – Manages multiple tasks at a time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks.
  • Excellent planning, organizing and leadership/supervisory skills.
  • Excellent team building / mentoring skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and executive communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization and across diverse cultures.
  • Ability to be an effective member of and lead complex project teams.
  • Ability to present information effectively and respond to challenging questions from groups of stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.
  • Understanding of service industry cost and profitability drivers.
  • Strong customer service and results orientation.
  • Ability to travel 25%

Working Conditions and Physical/Mental Demands

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions.  In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with executives, clients, prospects, and staff, in group settings and in situations requiring high performance and results.
  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey.
  • Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Regular use of vehicle required in the performance of duties.
  • Regular talking and hearing.
  • Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasional local and regional/national travel for presentations, meetings, and visits.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds.