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Knowledge Of A Specific Financial Or Accounting System

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

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies the financial or accounting system's key components through the use of relevant language.

Lists the applications of the accounting system's major functions, features and capabilities.

Summarizes key reports, their use and frequency within the accounting system.

Locates and interprets application documentation of a specific accounting system.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Uses all basic features and facilities of the accounting system.

Troubleshoots all routine application or data problems.

Categorizes the major input, output and flow of information within the system.

Generates and interprets all major reports from the system.

Implements planned changes and migration duties.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Oversees all operational modules of the accounting systems.

Advises others on the benefits, drawbacks, strengths and weaknesses of the accounting system.

Trains others on how to use the features and facilities within the system.

Resolves the bugs in the data generating process.

Evaluates the system for compliance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

Consults on in-depth and advanced issues, considerations and experiences regarding a specific accounting system.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Mentors others on the advanced features and functions of a specific application system by giving an extensive guided tutorial.

Designs planned accounting system enhancements and migration strategies.

Directs the processes for defining an application and testing application enhancements.

Updates and leads analysis of comparable application trends of accounting systems in the industry; assesses implications.

Establishes best practices associated with the use of the system.

Coaches others on performance considerations, measurements and tuning.

Interview Questions

  • What steps did you take to ensure the accuracy and security of information was maintained in the financial/accounting system?
  • What features or functionality were important to you when selecting a financial system and why?
  • Tell me about your experiences implementing financial systems.
  • Tell me how you have used a financial system to improve revenue collection or capture.
  • Tell me about the strengths and weaknesses of various financial or accounting systems.

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