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Position Summary

The Director of Global Accounting Systems will manage global team of SAP Business Analysts responsible for design, implementation, effective operation and level one support/trouble shooting of various mission-critical accounting systems at Citrix. Director accountable for:

  • Identifying and partnering with stakeholders to implement solutions/enhancements that achieve efficiencies, enforce compliance or increase gross margin of Citrix
  • Serve as stakeholder on all projects resulting in updates (including downstream) to SAP FICO module and to SD module to the extent they impact financial accounting and disclosure
  • Provide first line support for accounting system issues
  • Protecting financials against configuration changes that will present financial misstatement
  • Manage Controller and Shared Service
  • Systems supported include SAP ECC, Ariba Integration, Blackline Integration, BOBJ, SAP BPC (consolidations only), Concur Integration, SAP BW, SAP ECC and Vertex and other non-SAP systems such as SFDC, Apttus or other SaaS systems that may be implemented.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Manage team of SAP Business Analysts and one Web Developer located in multiple time-zones.
  • Act as escalation point for resolution of accounting systems issues, including high priority month and quarter end issues.
  • Review and approve all transports to SAP production system.
  • Stay current with SAP and other Accounting System developments. Promote standard, scalable solutions. Ensure team has current knowledge of core system capabilities, new releases, and technologies.
  • Establish priorities requiring IT or consulting resources.
  • Review, draft or comment on project documentation impacting accounting systems including but not limited to: framework decks, business requirements documents, functional specs, high level designs.
  • Work with other business units to understand non-accounting/finance projects requiring accounting/finance decisions or participation.
  • Develop playbooks for repeatable processes/enhancement requests.
  • Allocate team resources to address enhancement requests, UAT and review of upstream system impacts.
  • Communicate with stakeholders regarding accounting/financial system projects, impacts, and enhancement.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives in parallel
  • Assist the business with management of business requirements and needs for org readiness that need to be required and facilitated by system enablement projects

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Ability to interact effectively with executives, functional peer groups and subordinates to gain commitment and cooperation from others, especially those in other departments with competing priorities
  • Strong and effective communication abilities are required, especially verbal communication skills to translate technical jargon into easily understandable concepts
  • Understanding of order to cash, procure to pay, and record to report processes
  • Ability to manage expectations
  • Ability to influence teams not directly managed by finance
  • System implementation experience
  • Understanding of cross module/system impacts
  • 2 or more SAP go lives (including FICO module)
  • Supported SAP configuration for company with international operations
  • Experience in any of the following SAP modules:, FICO, Treasury, Controlling, Profitability Analysis, Cash Management, Accounts Receivable, Sales & Distribution, Material Management, Material Ledger, Accounts Payable, Logistics,
  • Experience with SAP BPC (consolidations) or Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

Team managed is accountable for items below:

  • Provide functional expertise and facilitate support, development and enhancement of systems utilized by the following teams: Tax, Treasury, Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Revenue Operations, Accounts Payable, Shared Services, Procurement, and Cost/Inventory Accounting. Guidance includes configuration suggestions, standard practices, data extraction, and roadmap discussions.
  • Partner with IT and business peers on SAP Team, Internal Audit, Production Operations, Supply Team, HR, and FP&A; to assure end-to-end solutions work as designed, do not compromise financials, and provide benefit to Citrix.
  • Remain current on business, compliance and regulatory initiatives impacting core and supporting systems
  • Provide ad-hoq system support as required including for month-end and quarter end close process
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to define business requirements and project/enhancement scope
  • Review systems related project documentation. Partner with business and qa teams to determine UAT scenarios.
  • Validate data related to system/enhancements cutover.
  • Perform up to 80% of UAT for Tax, Treasury, Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Revenue Operations, Accounts Payable, Shared Services, Procurement, and Cost/Inventory Accounting teams.
  • Manage IDEA creation and submission for IDEAS (enhancement requests) for Tax, Treasury, Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Revenue Operations, Accounts Payable, Shared Services, Procurement, and Cost/Inventory Accounting.
  • Provide guidance on execution of SAP transactions.
  • Provide IT with guidance on potential project and enhancement priorities.
  • Provide guidance to other departments on system impacts to accounting functions

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Domestic and international travel as needed. Ability to accommodate schedule to work off hours to support international discussions, close operations, and project efforts.
  • Need to be available 24/7 or develop 24/7 support plan to address accounting systems escalations.
  • Ability to work in shared space

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