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Applications Manager in Kansas City, MO at CBIZ

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be recognized as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation for 2016. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment based on categories such as

CBIZ is seeking a leader with strong collaboration and project management skills and a deep technical acumen.  An action-oriented, delivery-focused mindset with the ability develop demands into effective IT solutions are critical to the role.  The Application Manager will build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders in our Accounting Operations, Tax, Audit, and Advisory business areas while staying connected to business needs and industry trends to identify, architect and implement technical solutions. The position combines managerial responsibilities with in-depth hands-on technical expertise, and will be a part of our Corporate IT Application and Data Services team located in our Independence, OH office.

Essential Functions and Primary Duties:

  • Serve as technical point of contact for operational leaders in our Accounting Operations, Tax, Audit, and Advisory business areas.
  • Consult with business and operational leaders to help document the business case for systems initiatives, and facilitating project intake approval and implementation processes.
  • Analyze business requirements, costs and benefits, project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives through formal business cases and project charters.
  • Implements technical solutions ranging from packaged application implementations, custom software development, system integrations, and analytics.
  • Work in a hands-on manner with internal stakeholders to align technology solutions with business needs and strategies.
  • Facilitate product selection processes.
  • Architects technical solutions, business processes and analytical outputs using available tools.
  • Establishes Application Support, Management and Governance protocols for business applications.
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures that are compliant with IT, industry, and regulatory policies.
  • Manages application upgrades, enhancements and support initiatives.
  • Manages a project portfolio and project roadmap.
  • Assists in the management of software vendor relationships.
  • Manages and mentors individual staff members.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Application, Analytics, and System Integration development.
  • Formal project management experience.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in management information systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.
  • 10 years of broad IT and operational experience.
  • 5 years practical working with enterprise level SaaS and packaged applications.
  • 3-5 years of practical experience defining requirements, managing projects and implementing systems.
  • Experience working in an Accounting firm and with relevant applications such Time and Billing systems, Tax Preparation software, Client Portals, Work Paper Management, Scheduling, Workflow, Document Management, Data Extraction, Audit Methodology.
  • Strong application architecture and process discipline with experience in defining business requirements and translating them into well-constructed and integrated technical solutions.
  • Proven experience delivering enterprise integration solutions.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills, analytical abilities, problem solving, and follow through.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization.


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