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Senior Financial Systems Architect



IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Join our dynamic Corporate Finance Systems team and become a pivotal force in steering the financial and operational destiny of our rapidly expanding company! As the go-to expert in systems and technology, you'll be an integral part of our Finance team, taking charge of our interconnected planning system from start to finish. Your mission? Crafting cutting-edge, scalable solutions to intricate cross-functional puzzles, fine-tuning existing systems and processes that fuel strategic decision-making, and pioneering innovative technologies to unearth deeper insights into our business. Get ready to leave your mark on the future of finance!

You will report to the Director, Financial Systems and be based in our NYC office.

You'll Get To…

  • System Design for Finance Processes: Lead the architectural design and development of finance systems, ensuring alignment with business objectives and compliance requirements. Design solutions that streamline finance processes, enhance data integrity, and improve decision-making.
  • Integration of Financial Applications: Oversee the integration of financial applications, such as ERP systems, accounting software, and reporting tools, to create a seamless and efficient finance ecosystem. Ensure data consistency and accuracy across integrated systems.
  • Data Security and Compliance: Implement robust security measures and compliance controls to safeguard sensitive financial data and ensure regulatory compliance (e.g., GDPR, SOX). Design access controls, encryption mechanisms, and auditing processes to mitigate security risks.
  • Performance Optimization: Optimize system performance to support the demanding requirements of finance operations. Conduct performance testing, capacity planning, and optimization initiatives to enhance system responsiveness and scalability.
  • Technology Evaluation and Adoption: Research and evaluate financial technologies, frameworks, and best practices to recommend the adoption of innovative solutions. Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes relevant to finance systems.
  • Documentation and Training: Document architectural designs, technical specifications, and implementation guidelines to facilitate knowledge transfer and ensure compliance with internal standards. Provide training and support to finance users on system functionalities and best practices.
  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Management: Collaborate closely with finance stakeholders, including CFO, controllers, analysts, and auditors, to understand their requirements and priorities. Communicate with cross-functional teams to align technical solutions with finance objectives.

Who We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Finance, or related field.
  • Proven experience (10+ years) as a System Architect or a similar role in designing and implementing finance systems.
  • Deep understanding of finance processes, accounting principles, and financial reporting standards (e.g., GAAP, IFRS).
  • Strong knowledge of financial applications, such as ERP systems (e.g.,NetSuite, Coupa, Workday/Adaptive), financial management software, and business intelligence tools.
  • Experience with data integration, ETL processes, and data warehousing solutions.
  • Familiarity with compliance and security standards and regulatory requirements applicable to financial systems (e.g., SOX, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR).

Benefits & Perks

  • A choice between medical plans with an option for 100% covered premiums
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Access to supplemental insurance plans for additional coverage
  • Headspace mindfulness app subscription
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Pretax commuter benefit
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 6 Global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Private rooftop

Cash Compensation Range: $178,500 - $225,000 USD

The base salary for this position will vary based on job-related criteria including relevant skills, experience, and location, among other factors.

In addition to the cash compensation above (which includes base salary and, where applicable for eligible roles, may include on-target commissions or overtime pay), all Squarespace employees are eligible to receive equity in the company as part of their total compensation.

About Squarespace

Squarespace (NYSE: SQSP) is a design-driven platform helping entrepreneurs build brands and businesses online. We empower millions of customers in more than 200 countries and territories with all the tools they need to create an online presence, build an audience, monetize, and scale their business. Our suite of products range from websites, domains, ecommerce, and marketing tools, as well as tools for scheduling with Acuity, creating and managing social media presence with Bio Sites and Unfold, and hospitality business management via Tock. Our team of more than 1,700 is headquartered in bustling New York City, with offices in Chicago, Dublin, Ireland, Aveiro, Portugal, and coworking spaces in the UK, Netherlands, and Australia. For more information about our company culture, visit

Our Commitment

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customers, but we also work toward the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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