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Financial And Accounting Systems

Knowledge of and ability to use financial and accounting applications specific to the organization.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Names core financial and accounting applications.

Identifies key functions of major financial systems.

Locates relevant documentation and information.

Describes planned changes to major applications.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Works with a specific financial or accounting system and sub-systems.

Explains the type of information maintained within the specific application.

Utilizes operating requirements for the financial environment.

Selects key business and technical contacts in the event of a production problem.

Coordinates major system interfaces and criticalities.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Trains others on multiple financial and accounting systems and related sub-systems.

Implements high-level data flows between financial and accounting systems.

Manages key interfaces and interdependencies with other applications systems.

Evaluates systems for compliance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

Oversees processes for the enhancement, conversion and retirement plans for core financial applications.

Participates in planning enhancements to a financial system and associated business rationale.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Consults on all major financial and accounting systems in the organization.

Evaluates the key components of the application architecture for financial systems.

Leads discussions on major competitors' financial applications environments.

Develops strategies to align the operating costs of all major financial applications to organizational goals.

Provides leadership in the development or enhancement of a major financial system.

Predicts industry trends and developments for state-of-the-art financial systems.

Interview Questions

  • What types of financial systems do you have experience using?
  • Tell me about your experiences implementing financial systems.
  • What features or functionality were important to you when selecting a financial system and why?
  • Tell me how you have used a financial system to improve revenue collection or capture.
  • What type of information is recorded in a cash flow statement system?

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