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Business Systems Manager

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Canada · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

Our Accounting organization is looking for a Project Manager for our financial systems to join our accounting team! The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and problem solving skills and great interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally and drive forward various initiatives. We are eager to meet candidates who will deliver impact through robust frameworks and scalable solutions that uplevel the Finance function.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage projects that improve processes and reporting for the Accounting function including enablement of automated journal entries from subledger to general ledger and data enablement for account reconciliations

  • Create accounting requirements. Work with our engineering partners on the implementation and create test cases and business processes.

  • Represent the accounting team in product development conversations with Commercial, Legal, Capital Markets, Product, and Engineering teams including pre-planning for project deliverables, level of effort across all of accounting functions before project launch, weekly status update of project status as well as escalation needed to management

  • Participate in the development of product areas touching finance by authoring spec documents, reviewing specs, attending regular development syncs, and reviewing stages of software development output (e.g. ledger entries, reports, integrations results).

  • Perform complex analysis on financial data from Affirm’s proprietary systems for financial reporting.

  • Own the consumption of financial data from Affirm's proprietary systems for financial reporting; champion data accuracy, integrity, transferability, and ease of use from system to system (e.g. disbursements system, front office ledger, back office ledger)

  • Lead the development of robust system documentation and support financial and internal controls and audits.

  • Work closely with other accounting teams on application of reporting policies and procedures, including technical accounting and general ledger teams.

  • Exercise advance planning and judgment to prioritize and advocate for any system builds or fixes required for financial reporting in the short term to long term.

  • Participate in any day-to-day system troubleshooting exercises causing reconciliation breaks or other reporting failures. Create complex ad hoc queries and reports to support accounting and finance teams.

What We Look For

  • 6-8 years of experience in accounting, business analysis, project management and financial systems.

  • Experience working with Financial or Accounting teams on operational or financial system projects. Project management certification (e.g. PMP) is a plus.

  • Proven business analysis skills and experience working on complex projects with an excellent attention to detail and understanding of impact when change occurs to scope or timeline. Ability to dig deep into problems and domain areas.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to collaborate and build relationships across organizations, bridge gaps between teams, and successfully influence without authority

  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. A willingness to roll up your sleeves and dive into the details to understand and drive your programs

  • Strong data analysis skills and experience with large data sets. Proficient with Excel and SQL and prior experience with data warehouse and analytical tools (e.g. Looker).

  • Direct engagement with Engineering teams on product development with a thorough understanding of software development processes including SDLC, Agile, and waterfall. Project planning/execution skills that include reviewing technical design documents, estimating, and scheduling

  • Good understanding of financial principles and processes (e.g. Accounting month-end close, automated accounting entries, reconciliation processes).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with confidence, clarity and focus. Able to convey concepts clearly and concisely.

  • Degree in Computer Science, Finance or Accounting, Information Systems.


Pay Grade - CAN30

Employees new to Affirm or promoted into a new role, typically begin in the min to mid range.

CAN base pay range per year:

Min: $123,200

Mid: $154,000

Max: $184,800


#LI-Remote

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and you can work almost anywhere within the country of employment. Affirmers in proximal roles have the flexibility to work remotely, but will occasionally be required to work out of their assigned Affirm office. A limited number of roles remain office-based due to the nature of their job responsibilities.

We’re extremely proud to offer competitive benefits that are anchored to our core value of people come first. Some key highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health care coverage - Affirm covers all premiums for all levels of coverage for you and your dependents
  • Flexible Spending Wallets - generous stipends for spending on Technology, Food, various Lifestyle needs, and family forming expenses
  • Time off - competitive vacation and holiday schedules allowing you to take time off to rest and recharge
  • ESPP - An employee stock purchase plan enabling you to buy shares of Affirm at a discount

We believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

[For U.S. positions that could be performed in Los Angeles or San Francisco] Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, Affirm will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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