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    Misty Dodge

    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Financial Systems Administrator

    The City of Grand Rapids (pop. 200,217) is conducting a national search for a Financial Systems Administrator. The Systems Administrator’s position provides professional and confidential administration of the operation, maintenance, development and reporting needs of the ERP Financial system (including General Finance, Payroll, Budget, and Purchasing). The Financial Systems Administrator works at the direction of the Chief Financial Officer and assists employees with training and functional system questions, while overseeing and maintaining the security and stability of the City of Grand Rapids Financial applications including the following functions:

    • Designs, develops and implements new system menu items, reports, tables, views, and program jobs to assist or enhance the daily needs of the users;
    • Creates interface files for outside vendors and internal budget system;
    • Designs, develops and tests system changes to support union contract changes;
    • Provides system support and implementation needs when implementing new benefit plans and yearly open benefit enrollment;
    • Administers program quality control procedures;
    • Maintains and updates policies and procedures, reviews technical problems and procedure changes, administers acceptance testing of new programs, program modifications and fixes and completes documentation for, and logs, project work and new programs into production;
    • Coordinates and conducts training for system users;
    • Undertakes long, and short, range planning and needs assessment for the improvement of the financial information and related systems;
    • Consults with user departments to assess financial information needs;
    • Develops plans and recommendations;
    • Participates in technical and administrative studies, either independently or with a group, and reviews reports of program needs and accomplishments; and
    • Maintains records and prepares reports on a variety of financial system subjects.
    The ideal person will be highly skilled in developing appropriate working relationships; changing from one task to another of a different nature; performing customary mathematical functions; using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and compliance with the laws, ordinances and regulations relating to public sector accounting and financial reporting.
    Requirements include:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, information technology, business administration, or related field
    • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to financial information systems
    • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities
    The compensation for this at-will position is $78,272 – $99,903 and is augmented by an excellent benefits package, including:

    • 401A plan with a mandatory 6% Employee / 6 % Employer matching contribution
    • Retiree Health Savings Account
    • Voluntary section 125 benefit plan
    • Voluntary Deferred compensation plan
    • Death benefit of $50,000
    • Voluntary Term Life Insurance of up to $100,000
    • Paid Parental Leave up to 4 weeks
    • Tuition reimbursement plan
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Medical insurance

    Apply by January 17, by submitting a cover letter, resume, and three references to Confidential inquiries are encouraged. Contact Ryan Cotton, Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, ext. 114 or and see

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