Sr. Financial Systems Analyst - Boston
First Wind - Boston, MA

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The Company

First Wind is an independent wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind energy projects in the United States. Based in Boston, First Wind has developed and currently operates wind energy projects in the Northeast, the West and Hawaii. First Wind is committed to the communities it works with to achieve the most efficient and economic wind generation projects in North America.

Job Purpose

The Senior Financial Systems Analyst will be responsible for analysis, development, and maintenance of MS Dynamics GP (v11) and other supporting financial systems and applications utilized within the accounting group and managing the Company’s relationship with outside IT support vendors. The Senior Financial Systems Analyst will also prepare and update system documentation in support of business processes, understand business problems and opportunities, and recommend solutions that enable First Wind to achieve its goals.

Principal Responsibilities

Financial Systems Strategy & Planning

· Document system processes and controls

· Understand how the application supports business processes and apply this knowledge to best meet the needs of the business

· Collaboratively develop with all stakeholders an understanding of business requirements and impart knowledge of system capabilities and limitations when delivering solutions

· Develop functional specifications and work with technical resources to complete development and testing

System Operations

· Serve as the GP and supporting module system administrator

· Develop solutions to leverage financial systems’ technology and functionality and recommend process improvements

· Lead user sessions for requirements definition, end user training and testing

· Assist users with problems and resolve issues independently

· Perform system changes as required by the Accounting department

· Create test plans, test cases, test scripts and performs functional testing.

· Maintain an up-to-date test environment

· Draft and maintain documentation on application configurations and business processes

· Track and manage requests and issues

· Maintain system security

· Actively monitor system configuration and provide recommendations to business partners for change

· Serve as technical and business liaison between Accounting department, the Information Technology department and third party vendors regarding these systems

· Own and manage overall support for GP software

· Adhere to Change Management Policy


· Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Finance or Accounting

· Advanced degree/MBA or CPA a plus

· Minimum 5 years financial systems analysis experience (or financial systems’ power user w/ system administration exposure)

· Experience as an end-user Financial Analyst and/or in Accounting is required

· 3 - 5 years strong experience with a core and advanced Dynamics Great Plains application

· 3 -5 years of hands on experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounting and Distribution modules

· Significant experience as a technical writer and business analyst in designing and delivering business processes for financial and accounting systems

· Ability to understand dependencies and interrelationships between functional components of MS Dynamics GP

· Ability to translate business discussions into clear, concise, system and process specifications and deliverables

· Proven ability to solve complex, multi-faceted problems

· MS SQL familiarity to address issues with technical staff and client

· ERP implementation experience with Dynamics Great Plains software

· Solid data schema knowledge of Dynamics GP

· Strong accounting or financial systems background

· Knowledge of financial and accounting business functions and processes

· Additional experience with Microsoft Dynamics Project Accounting, Intercompany billing, and Paramount Workplace are a plus

· Microsoft Dynamics GP Certification is a plus

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At First Wind, wind is the first and last item in its business model. The vertically integrated energy company (formerly UPC Wind) develops,...