Business systems managers typically work in an office environment to ensure the efficiency of business programs in a company's finance department. These managers must ensure that operational requirements are met and comply with all regulations, and must demonstrate knowledge of both federal and state laws as well as the company's human resources (HR) policies.
Business systems managers help develop strategic plans for a business's financial activities and are also responsible for analyzing and evaluating these plans. They should be familiar with database management, Intacct, Mint, Microsoft Office software, and other relevant programs.
A bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of experience in the field are generally required for this position, and some certification/s may be required depending on the employer. Applicants should also have strong communication skills to work well with executives and coworkers on a regular basis. Interpersonal skills are important in this position to develop internal and external business relationships, and some employers (particularly government contractors) may require a background check and security clearance.
Business Systems Manager Tasks
Determine solutions to business software/hardware system problems.
Work with business leaders to determine their business needs to transform them into information technology system requirements.
Develop strategy and vision for the effective use of information technology systems.
Manage budget and employees on team.