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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Financial Systems Business Analyst in our Finance department reporting to the Financial Systems Manager.

This role can be located in the Dallas, New York or Washington, DC office and will be responsible for assisting with maintaining, supporting and customizing financial systems. The Financial Systems Business Analyst will develop subject matter expertise with the Aderant Expert suite and all integrated applications. The role will involve testing and implementing customizations, end user support and working as a liaison with the IT department and other internal business partners. The Financial Systems Business Analyst must have a computer systems, finance or accounting background with a basic understanding of how transactions flow through the financial system and an understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The Financial Systems Business Analyst must be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative and accurately complete projects in a timely fashion.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assist in maintaining and customizing financial systems: Aderant Expert, iTimekeep, INTAPP Open, Chrome River and others
  • Develop, support and maintain firm's prebill and bill formats via Aderant's DocuDraft tool
  • Initiate/monitor all interfaces between financial databases
  • Modify financial systems' front-end and back-end (database) as necessary
  • Participate in month-end closing activities. (Able to work at night at least once every three months)
  • Assist with testing new customizations, software releases and upgrades
  • Act as a liaison between Finance and IT, software vendors, and other 3rd party consulting service providers, with detailed specifications defining needed customizations or new initiatives
  • Extract and provide data from the database to business partners
  • Provide Help Desk support for financial systems and troubleshoot issues as necessary
  • Create documentation to track all aspects of financial systems projects 

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer systems, finance, accounting or a related field require
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio skill is a must
  • Experience with Aderant Expert preferred
  • SSRS, SSIS and VBA knowledge is a plus
  • Basic understanding various stages of system development life cycle
  • Advanced proficiency and extensive experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong service orientation, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers, office and firm management, and outside business partners
  • Ability to work well under pressure, facilitate solutions, and meet deadlines and milestones for assigned projects
  • Commitment to professional growth and development
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
  • Team player, problem solver and quick learner


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