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Business Segment Controller

Job Function Finance and Accounting Location Lenexa, Johnson, KS Additional Location Allen, Texas; Monett, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri Workplace Type Hybrid Travel 15% Date Posted 04/24/2024 Job ID 14625

At Jack Henry, we deliver technology solutions that are digitally transforming and empowering community banks and credit unions to provide enhanced and streamlined user experiences to their customers and members. Our best-in-class products are just the start as we lay the groundwork for the future of digital banking and payments. We hope you'll join us. We can't do it without you. 

The Business Segment Controller role at Jack Henry is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in accounting & finance with a passion for learning. Key responsibilities include proactively managing the closing of the general ledger for a specific business unit, ensuring accuracy and timeliness while effectively collaborating with shared service accounting and Finance Business Partners (FBPs).  Given the diverse lines of business within Jack Henry, including Core, Payments, and Complementary solutions, the role requires a candidate who can quickly grasp the intricacies of each segment and understand how they contribute to the overall success of the organization. This necessitates a keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.  

Additionally, the ideal candidate should be a proactive learner, capable of quickly absorbing new information and adapting to evolving priorities. Strong communication skills are essential for effectively collaborating with cross-functional teams and supporting the needs of the assigned business unit.  If you're someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys tackling new challenges, and is dedicated to driving financial excellence, then this role could be a perfect fit for you.

The Accountant Senior Advisor works independently and is responsible for ensuring accurate closing of the general ledger for a business unit. This role will own the actuals while effectively communicating and supporting the shared service accounting and Finance Business Partners (FBPs) to assigned Business Unit (BU). 

This position will be filled to work a Hybrid schedule at Jack Henry’s Lenexa, KS office location or the following office locations will be considered: Springfield, MO / Monett, MO or Allen, TX.   You are required to come into the office 1 day a week and based on business needs and meetings may be required to travel to one of the office locations listed.  

This position will have a salary range of $92,000-$135,000 based on experience and location. 

What you'll be responsible for:  

  • Owns and delivers monthly actuals reporting, providing comprehensive storytelling bridging to FBPs for the designated BU..
  • Fosters collaborative partnerships and supports accurate closure of the general ledger through work with accounting teams and FBPs for the designated BU, with the following responsibilities:
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of Actuals in financial reports through thorough review during the month-end close process.
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for all business transactions and activities.
  • Tracks, analyzes, and identifies trends in Actual Revenue and Actual Expense activities across Line of Business.
  • Monitors and reports trends in Balance Sheet account balances and reconciliation status to FBPs.
  • Communicates accounting trends, significant activities, and issues to the respective Finance leadership team and Finance Business Partners.
  • Conducts comprehensive financial analysis to inform strategic decision-making and identify risks, implementing control measures and mitigation strategies as necessary. 
  • Maintains a deep understanding of operational drivers and communicates trends and insights effectively to FBPs.
  • Partners with other departments to ensure alignment with accounting objectives and goals. 
  • Reviews and liaisons with accounting teams to set standards for balance sheet discipline and controllership like duties within business unit.
  • Prepares and may present management reporting packages to senior management team. Transforms complex accounting data into user-friendly, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, and other visualizations.
  • May collaborate with internal and external auditors.
  • Serves as liaison with Accounting Manager to drive productivity and efficiency and owns the quality of services and accuracy of information provided.
  • Fostering and building collaborative business partnering relationships with identified teams.
  • May participate in strategic planning sessions to provide and guide insights and recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you'll need to have:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance.
  • Minimum of 13 years of combination experience in the following finance categories: P&L, balance sheets, general ledger, revenue, revenue recognition.
  • Must have Excel experience in any of the following: Vlookups, pivots or SQL.
  • Must have experience as a trusted partner with several stakeholder groups such as: Executive Sponsors, Corporate Leadership Team, Line of Business leaders, project stakeholders/Subject matter experts.
  • Must have strong public accounting experience.
  • Must have experience in FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis).
  • Must have experience in accounting in areas such as: general ledger, AR, AP, fixed assets.
  • Must have experience working in a Shared Service environment 
  • Must be able to travel up to 15% for meetings, engagement, events, business partner relationship collaboration sessions. 
  • Must be able to work extended hours as business needs dictate and have the ability to work late evening/overtime for close processes. 

What would be nice for you to have: 

  • CPA 
  • Blackline or nVision experience
  • Oracle or PeopleSoft experience.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this opportunity. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement on this positing, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet motivated people who align with Jack Henry's mission and can contribute to our company in a variety of ways.

Why Jack Henry?

At Jack Henry, we pride ourselves through our motto of, "Do the right thing, do whatever it takes, and have fun." We recognize the value of our associates and believe much of our company's strength and success depends on their well-being.

We demonstrate our commitment by offering outstanding benefit programs to ensure the physical, mental & financial well-being of our people is always met.

Culture of Commitment

Ask our associates why they love Jack Henry, and many will tell you it is because our culture is exceptional. We do great things together. Rising to meet challenges and seeking opportunities is part of who we are as an organization. Our culture has helped us stay strong through challenging times and we credit our dedicated associates for our success. Visit our Corporate Responsibility site to learn more about our culture and commitment to our people, customers, community, environment, and shareholders.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Jack Henry, we know we are better together. We value, respect, and protect the uniqueness each of us brings. Innovation flourishes by including all voices and makes our business - and our society - stronger. Jack Henry is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, performance management, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, education, training, social, and recreational activities to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and military and veteran status, or any other protected status protected by local, state or federal law.

No one will be subject to, and Jack Henry prohibits, any form of discipline, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for good faith reports or complaints of discrimination of any kind, pursuing any discrimination claim, or cooperating in related investigations.

Requests for full corporate job descriptions may be requested through the interview process at any time.  



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