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Accounting Systems Finance Manager

Date: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Mission Viejo, CA, US

Company: James Hardie




The Accounting Systems Finance Manager plays a leadership role within the Accounting Department. The position will report directly to the North American Controller, who in turns reports directly to the Global Controller.   This position will require project management, technical and leadership skills in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.  The Accounting Systems Finance Manager will act as a thought leader on a range of accounting process design and systems issues.  This role will work hand in hand with SAP FI/CO resources to deliver automated and system based solutions to leverage SAP in creating a more efficient and controller accounting environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major or emphasis in Accounting or Accounting Information Systems
  • 7-9 years in industry or consulting  with 5 years emphasis on accounting systems
  • Experience in leading and supervising a staff of 2 or more
  • Strong Experience with SAP, Oracle or other large ERP
  • Demonstrated Project Management Skills
  • Strong Change Management Skills
  • Travel 15-25%


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • MBA
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Knowledge of working in a SOX environment
  • Big 4 public accountant
  • Industry mix of large and small companies

Other Qualifications

  • Strong  analytical skills
  • Proactive, self-directed approach with the ability to multi-task, and think creatively
  • Detail-oriented with a sense of urgency and exceptional organizational skills
  • Communicates effectively
  • Ability to work cross functionally
  • Ability to Project Manage a large complex initiatives


Position Responsibilities

  • Developing strong working relationships with coworkers and other departments.
  • Seek out opportunities for process and system solutions within the Accounting function
  • Act as a Super User for the global Accounting Team
  • Ensure proper testing of SAP changes have been completed, reviewed and approved before the changes are put into production
  • Help drive the implementation of bolt on systems to SAP
  • Navigating and extracting data from financial systems to investigate and resolve outstanding items as appropriate;
  • Identifying process inefficiencies and helping to support the identification of the underlying root causes;
  • Act as System Admin or backup for certain accounting systems (i.e. Blackline, Lease Accelerator, etc.)
  •  Partnering with other finance and non-finance groups to support design and implement process improvements;
  • Providing timely communication to the North American Controller or other management to support effective resolutions.


James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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