Functional Architect

London or Boston

About us

At Aptitude Software we provide software solutions that create a world of financial confidence.

We uniquely combine deep finance expertise and IP rich technology to enable finance professionals to run their global businesses, forecast decision outcomes and comply with complex regulations.

We are proud to have served the offices of finance for over 20 years, delivering financial control and insights to empower our clients achieve their strategies and ambitions. Aptitude Software supports businesses with combined revenues approaching $1 trillion and over 500 million end customers.

We have experienced incredible growth over the last few years and we are excited to further grow our team with smart, motivated, passionate people who share our three core values – being one think ahead, being the guru and being the difference. We are proud of the team we’re building, and believe diverse experiences and perspectives build stronger teams and better products.

Headquartered in London, Aptitude Software is an operating company of Aptitude Software Group plc. ​

What you'll do

As a Functional Architect, you will possess expert domain knowledge and be accountable for the functional aspects of the product development cycle, providing a deep knowledge of accounting, finances, as well as financial systems. With this knowledge, you are expected to enable various contributors, as well as inheritors from the product requirement and functional process.

In addition to working with internal resources, you will collaborate with prospects, clients and partners and demonstrate strong knowledge over their use cases and the solutions we are building, giving them confidence in our ability to deliver upon their requirements.

The role will involve managing a team of subject matter experts in the creation of product requirement and functional deliverables. The experts may comprise a combination of product employees, contractors as well as temporarily allocated resources. You will facilitate an efficient onboarding process for the short, medium, and long-term resourcing to ensure all are enabled to deliver a quality output.

To facilitate completion of the product requirement and functional deliverables, a Functional Architect is responsible for developing and managing a plan to align to the product development plans and overarching milestones. The plan should reflect all known risks, issues, assumptions, and dependencies. You will liaise with the Product Owner(s) to ensure all content is created and prioritised in a fully informed manner and you will oversee a successful handover of the requirement and functional deliverables to the development teams.

The Functional Architect needs to establish and manage to a framework that meets the needs of the development organization as well as the wider business, including but not limited to competitor research, gathering and socialisation steps internally and externally, a formal review process by all appropriate parties, and documentation templates and principles to support. You will establish best practices to be followed by the product requirement and functional process to ensure the solution is fit for purpose and you will actively engage with experts across all regions and functions to obtain and share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned.

The Functional Architect will keep necessary resources informed of progress of the overall product requirement and functional process escalating items as appropriate. As it relates to clients, the role requires that your decision-making process considers risk and the commercial relationships between Aptitude and its clients, consistently striving to deliver value to all parties.

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will have the following skills & experience:

  • Highly experienced in the effective design of Financial Systems / General Ledgers / Sub Ledger projects;
  • Previous experience in ledger design and configuration and the implementation of financial management systems;
  • The ability to concisely articulate accounting and finance concepts to non-accountants;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with and influence stakeholders across multiple teams;
  • Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments;
  • Ability to coach and share knowledge and skills with colleagues and others where required.

We’re seeking someone based in either London or Boston; some in-country and international travel will be required in this role.

How to apply

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Functional Architect

London or Boston

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