Senior Financial Systems Administrator/Developer (Remote)
Ballard Spahr, a prestigious national law firm with 15 offices across the country, has an Application Administrator/Developer opportunity in our Information Technology Department. We are looking for a self-driven, independent-thinking individual who works effectively as part of a larger team, both within the department and with other firm departments. They will have a thorough understanding of the finance function and the technology needed to support it. This position will be responsible for core time and billing systems and the associated interfaces. Must be a problem solver who identifies issues and provides accurate and timely resolution. In addition, the position will be responsible for implementing process improvements in the finance area, which may not involve technology. This position is located in Philadelphia however will consider a remote option if located in close proximity to one of our offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Sioux Falls, Washington DC or Wilmington DE with the expectation to work in the office as needed.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Administering the core accounting systems and ensuring that they are in balance and functioning correctly.
- Developing and implementing customizations within in the core accounting system and related applications.
- Identifying and implementing improvements in the processes and procedures that will maximize the use of the firm’s financial systems.
- Ensuring the maintenance, patching, upgrading, etc. of the systems aligns with the firm’s security policy.
- Acting as the front line for issue resolution for Finance/Accounting department core user questions and incidents as well as working with other technical teams for more difficult issues.
- Responding to requests from lawyers or firm personnel for ad-hoc accounting-related information requests.
The selected candidate will have strong project management, analytical and organizational skills. An aptitude for learning the database architecture of the systems they support along with displaying a strong work ethic and the ability to effectively communicate business and technical problems and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences, including at times, senior management, are required.
A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with extensive systems experience or Accounting degree with extensive accounting experience and a minimum of 5 years of work experience in software application development and support. Proficiency with VB.Net, and C# and strong technical knowledge of XML, XSLT, XPATH, SOAP Services and RESTful APIs. Advanced understanding and experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including SQL Server Management Studio, Transact SQL, Reporting Services and Integration Services.
An in-depth understanding of relational database design and programming fundamentals, a broad understanding of information systems technologies and products, and experience with a variety of integration tools is necessary to be successful in this position. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products. Previous experience working in a law firm or legal environment preferred.
Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color and members of the LGBTQAI+ community, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.
For immediate consideration, please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and apply online.
Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.
Fields of study
- Computer science / IT
Required degree level
- Bachelor Degree
Years of experience
- 5 - 7 Years