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Finance Administrator

Business Unit:  ESI HQ & Other
Division:  Finance - Business

Business Overview


Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time. MacDermid Alpha is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.

Job Purpose

We are seeking the BlackLine System Administrator who will act as a primary owner and global administrator for the Blackline reconciliation and close management tool, providing day-to-day support, governance, and oversight of the application and ensure adherence to architectural design, data management, certification controls and risk management of the company's balance sheet exposure. Additionally, the BlackLine System Administer will assist business users with identifying and implementing process improvements that produce quantifiable benefits.

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as the global system administrator and subject matter expert for any issue relating to Blackline, as well as ensuring timely and accurate processing of all Blackline requests from global users.
  • Provide hands-on, ongoing cross funccross-functionalsupport to ensure that BlackLine is operating efficiently across the organization.
  • Coordinates and supports process changes due to ongoing business changes (onboarding transactions, fielding change requests from process owners)
  • Performs necessary administrative functions of the Account Reconciliation, Transaction Matching, Journal Entry, and Task Management modules, including but not limited to account setup, match rule construction, metrics, journal entry management, task management, communications to users and leadership, and other functionality configurations. 
  • Training global users on Blackline functionality
  • Manages and enforces business policies related to reconciliations and works to ensure users complete reconciliations in a timely manner.

Further responsabilities

  • Utilize the close management and variance analysis tool set to monitor and predict issues or areas for concern.
  • Liaison with IT on user issues, application upgrades, system maintenance and projects as it relates to BlackLine and other integrations to/from the tool. Performing ongoing application maintenance; coordinate upgrade, development, testing and implementation of application enhancements with users and IT.
  • Testing BlackLine software to ensure newly implemented and existing functionality is working as intended.
  • Collaborate with internal and external business partners to identify inefficient processes and drive the implementation of solutions that deliver improved efficiencies and processes using technology as an enabler.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors regarding annual Blackline System IT control testing and user access audits.
  • Work with business users to develop and track quantifiable metrics to drive process improvements.
  • Serve as a source of expert advice, influence change, frame information in a broader organizational context
  • Provide leadership guidance, make recommendations, and collaborate with business to ensure solutions meets the business needs.
  • Stay abreast of new functionality becoming available and drive the deployment of feature releases


  • System administration experience with Transaction Matching, Accounts Reconciliations, Journals, and Task Management modules
  • Experience developing reporting, analytics, and dashboards
  • Experience configuring match sets rules, approval workflows, risk ratings and provisioning user access
  • Ability to manage time commitment amongst multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must possess both outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Expert in building and maintain relationships with leadership, stakeholders, and delivery teams
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology, or equivalent professional experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a BlackLine, Trintech or Oracle ARCS system administrator
  • Working knowledge in Finance Systems, particularly around reconciliation tools like Blackline, Cadency or Oracle ARCS, BlackLine preferred (Account Reconciliation, Transaction Matching, Journal Entry, Task Management)
  • Possess a good understanding of Core Financials processes, accounting practices, and SOX compliance


EEO Statement

Element Solutions Inc is an E-Verify Company and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. "Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation"