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Financial Systems Analyst

Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson

IT, Accounting & Finance
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023
Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Financial Systems Analyst to join our Accounting & Finance Department.

Supports and assists to maintain the firm’s financial systems; participates in the implementation of new software platforms and upgrades; resolves end user financial system issues and provides software application support; provides support for financial system procedures, documentation and end user training; assist with configuration and data management in the finance system modules, and provides analysis of issues and concepts used in the implementation of new procedures; assists with month-end close support duties and provides reporting solutions.

Essential Functions
  • Assist in daily maintenance of the firm’s existing automated financial systems; participate in maintenance and updates for all financial database servers working with IT Department
  • Participates in implementing new software programs and upgrades; interact with users to resolve issues and test specifications for custom reports, inquiries, processes and IDE changes for Elite Enterprise and 3E; test customizations
  • Resolve end user financial system issues and provides software application support; participate in logging of financial systems bug/issue and follow up regularly for successful resolution or acceptable workaround
  • Respond to potential issues in financial databases and assist in analysis for integrity problems and correct errors as necessary, assist to identify root cause and provide recommendations for corrections
  • Administer user security for key business users of financial systems
  • Provide support for and assist in firm financial close and monthly reporting needs
  • Analyze current business processes, makes recommendations for improvements, and participate in system changes with an understanding of change control procedures and communications
  • Monitor and assist with issues in the soft cost, rate, journal, AR and other finance system loads, resolves related issues
  • Work on various projects as assigned by the Financial Systems Manager
Non-Essential Functions
  • Complete other special duties as assigned
Success Factors
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Basic understanding of the transact SQL systems environment
  • Basic familiarity with the table structures within accounting system
  • Ability to act as a technical analyst and QA for Finance projects as required
  • Ability to assist with system changes and migrations
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to communicate results
  • Desire to learn and understand in-depth technical skills and have familiarity with law firm financial systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate with staff of varying technical expertise
Work Environment
  • Full time work commitment with a combination of in-office and remote
  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence in other safety protocols implemented
Steptoe & Johnson LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any basis proscribed by applicable statutes.