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Dow Jones Director, Financial Systems Management in PRINCETON, New Jersey

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We are seeking an individual with deep SAP and finance process experience to lead our Finance Systems Management (FSM) function within the Global Controller’s organization. Following Dow Jones’ recent implementation of SAP S/4 HANA, this team’s focus is on day-to-day system management supporting the Finance department and will also deliver on a range of systems enhancement initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess a strong mix of SAP-specific business process experience as well as SAP systems skills. The FSM leader will serve as a liaison between the business and technology teams as we collaborate to stabilize systems and operating procedures, manage configurations, develop best practice processes and deliver future enhancements.


  • FSM team leadership and management.

  • Manage the daily support, maintenance and continuous improvement of SAP environment.

  • Finance system solution design for SAP based initiatives and legacy system interfaces and collaborate with Dow Jones Technology and external consultants to deliver changes.

  • Provide expertise in SAP BPC real time consolidation functionality.

  • Share deep knowledge and experience from working with SAP solutions with other team members to accelerate post-go-live stabilization and future enhancements.

  • Provide input on and oversight of internal processes with respect to SAP master data, hierarchies and reporting.

  • Manage and satisfy SAP audit controls and pertinent SOX program requirements.

  • Lead in the development of SAP best practice principles to facilitate change management and end user adoption of new technologies and processes.

  • Support monthly financial close and forecasting processes as well as the annual budget and long range planning cycles.

  • Support the broader Finance team with the delivery of all reporting deadlines by assisting with report writing, system interrogation queries, data corrections and other ad hoc business requirements.

  • Validate and document configurations, enhancements, development and underlying processes.

  • Coordinate with Finance users to understand and document functional requirements to enable identification and development of solutions.

  • Update production settings for cost center allocations, profit center allocations, and FX revaluation.

Skills & Experience

  • Deep experience (minimum 7-10 years) and expertise with SAP in a functional finance setting supporting Accounting and FP&A processes.

  • Significant project management experience and demonstrated knowledge and application of SDLC principles.

  • SAP functional and configuration experience in S/4 HANA RTR, OTC, PTP, ATR and Business Planning and Consolidation.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel and other data management tools.

  • Highly self motivated, work ethic driven with keen attention to detail and exceptional customer orientation.

  • Strong leadership, collaboration and business partnering capabilities.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Exceptional stakeholder management, communication and interpersonal skills are required to present strategies and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Expertise in Analysis for Office or similar reporting tools required.

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study is required; an MBA or CPA / CMA certification is a plus. Relevant SAP certification(s) are highly desirable.

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Business Area: FINANCE

Job Category: Finance Group

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Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 20118