Finance Systems Program Manger

General Information
Location  377 Simarano Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States
Employee Type  Exempt FT (I)
Job Category  Accounting & Finance

The Finance Systems Program Manager (FSPM) will provide critical support to the Finance organization in developing a roadmap for financial reporting and systems capabilities for IPG.  The FSPM will coordinate projects to improve the close and consolidation process and will also assist with monthly close and reporting process.


Goals & Objectives


Monthly Close and Host Administration

  • Process all close related jobs and tasks in Host, such as recording consolidating and eliminating journal entries and compiling financial reporting packages.
  • Ensure data integrity of data from source systems (Microsoft Dynamics NAV, C1, and QuickBooks), and troubleshoot issues within the close.  Process and validate data loads and subsidiary templates.
  • Administer the Host database by maintaining the dimensions including accounts, entities, and categories of data.
  • Assist subsidiary controllers with questions with Host and address accounting and financial reporting issues as they arise.
  • Create and maintain Host reports and books based on user requirements.
  • Work with auditors at quarter and year end to support questions that might arise.  Prepare year-end audit schedules and footnotes as assigned.

Project Management

  • Coordinate with outside consultants and the internal IT groups on establishing requirements for systems projects.
  • Develop a financial reporting roadmap, including analysis of optimal systems/tools for tasks/functions.
  • Work with Finance leadership and IT to prioritize systems projects and initiatives.
  • Evaluate and standardize master data across NAV instances.  Develop a master data management and control framework/process.
  • Assist in evaluation on BI reporting tools.
  • Lead the financial reporting and close improvement project, which includes:
    • Automating data feeds from source systems in Host.
    • Improving and creating new financial reporting packages.
    • Streamlining the input templates used by the subsidiary controllers.
    • Automating intercompany eliminations.
    • Creating standardized checks and internal controls around data integrity and accuracy.
    • Eliminating manual work and use of Excel where possible.
    • Implementing Host Modeling/Spotlight and Dashboard modules.
    • Review use of Host in the budgeting process and provide recommendations for improvement. 
    • Assist with projects to evaluate use of NAV and standardizing processes globally.





  • Problem solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost effective results. Determines objectives and sets priorities for projects. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Communication – Provides clear communication to colleagues, management, and other business contacts.  Establishes a routine for upward communication, including status updates, issue escalation, recommendations, and resolutions.
  • Managing change: Demonstrates support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization’s effectiveness; initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change.
  • Flexibility: Display openness to different and new ways of doing things; demonstrate a willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.