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Finance Systems Manager

Finance Systems Manager role available in law firm using Elite 3e leading a team of two Analysts.

As the Finance Systems Manager, you will play a key role on driving forward progress on all matters related to the firm's Elite 3E accounting system.

You will be pro-active in sharing knowledge across the wider business, together with identifying and implementing systems improvement initiatives and will lead in the development and roll-out of further improvements/customization of Elite 3E and Intapp Time across the wider business as well as supporting the data analysis requirements of the Finance team and senior management team.

Specific duties include:

  • Lead roll-out of further Elite/Microsoft Reporting Services customisation/improvement projects planned. This includes scoping and re-design of workflows, consultation with the wider business and Finance team (pre and post rollout, including assistance with developing the training and comms plan), programming of agreed workflow changes into Elite and associated testing.
  • Management of the development and maintenance of all aspects of the Elite 3E system from day-to-day and strategic perspective. This includes masking, database management and administration, interface with other systems (eg Intapp Time, CRM system, Client and Matter Opening, HR system and NetDocs document management system) and ensuring all Elite system set-up documentation is kept up to date. Liaison with IT team on technical infrastructure aspects of above listed systems.
  • Support Finance team and senior management team with 3E data extraction either direct from 3E or via Microsoft Reporting Services, including analysis and presentation utilising ad-hoc reports, SQL queries, design and creation of new automated reports.
  • Review current systems processes and procedures and propose improvements to workflow and reporting processes to improve service and information delivery to enable internal and external clients gain maximum benefit from 3E and Microsoft Reporting Services functionality.
  • Support central finance team with production of monthly financial results pack, with year-end analysis requirements (WIP and debt etc) and resolution of Elite balancing issues. Support HR team with preparation of detailed reports for Partner/Associate appraisal purposes.

Project work includes:

  • Upgrade Intapp time.
  • Upgrade of Elite 3e planned for 2023 (we are currently on 2.9.1).
  • Develop further enhancements to the firm's billing workflow, that was rolled out in September 2021.
  • Support on the role out of Chrome River AP.
  • Review reporting systems in place and suggest improvements, this may involve procurement of new reporting software.
  • Support on the roll out and integration of a new CRM system.
  • Support on the upgrade and re-design of the Intapp onboarding process.

Experience needed for the role:

  • Already working in a senior position of a finance systems team within a law firm using Elite 3e or Aderant
  • People management experience and ability to develop a team professionally
  • SQL experience

Flexible working offer - 2/3 days a week in the London office.

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