Engineering Lead

New York, NY

Your team responsibilities

MSCI Inc. seeks a Senior Technology leader, with proven experience in delivering Technology Solutions for Finance and Business Technology stakeholders. This role is based in United States, with primary responsibility around providing transformative technology solutions for Order to Report Business Processes in compliance with US GAAP and other regulatory requirements.

The Finance Technology Lead role focuses on driving global projects as well as regional continuous improvements in both Finance Systems and Finance Processes by leveraging the capabilities of the ERP and local reporting tools.

This includes coordinating and supporting projects on behalf of the Financial Organization, requiring strong cross-functional collaboration skills between IT and Finance.

The Lead role will manage direct reports and support the teams’ efforts toward various aspects of the overall operation of Financial Systems.

Ideally the right candidate would have a hybrid set of skills and experience in Finance and SAP FI/CO. The candidate would have the ability to see the bigger picture and be able to deliver against tight deadlines.

What we will offer you: 

  • At MSCI, we provide competitive benefits programs in every region in which we do business. While our benefits plans vary in availability in our different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as a MSCI employee. Wherever you are with us, you will find benefits that can help ensure your health and well-being and contribute to your financial security.
  • A hybrid work environment, for the vast majority of employees, offering a more progressive way of working to give you the flexibility, accountability, and responsibility to empower you to perform at your very best. At the center of this way of working is a culture which is built on a strong foundation of trust. We trust our people and they trust our organization’s leaders to support them.
  • An inclusive and performance driven culture where you are empowered to maximize your potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work
  • A purposeful approach to Wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our Here For You Employee Assistance Program provides confidential emotional support with local experts, financial and legal advice in a wide range of issues as well as access to online information, resources and tools. All the services are available for our employees free of charge.

Your key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the delivery of the systems module within projects and enhancements to support continuous improvements as well as enterprise projects and initiatives such as Scaling MSCI, S4 HANA upgrade
  • Support system enhancements and project implementations through translated requirements, documentation, gap analysis, optimal solution design and hypercare
  • Manage and prioritize the project and enhancement portfolio discussion with key stakeholders, ensuring that the Cost vs Business Benefit adds value and is aligned with global strategy
  • Support the deployment of new functionality, including integration of Corporate tools
  • Understand and work towards meeting IT release deadlines
  • Work in close collaboration with various stakeholders (Sales, Finance, Product, Client Services, Sales Ops) to understand the business processes in order to provide system expertise and guidance
  • Analyze and challenge existing processes to facilitate transfer from legacy process to new process
  • Communicate financial business processes and system solutions to peers across regions and platforms
  • Drive the creation of training documentation and/or conduct training through various channels
  • Strictly comply with all compliance and business policies including SOX cycles, SOPs, internal & external audit requirements, and system security protocols. Ensure strong internal controls are in place to achieve “Adequate” internal and external audit rating
  • Assist with Manager responsibilities, as required, ensuring that the Team Leads are aligned on priorities, progress, and challenges – escalating appropriately when required

Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • Equivalent experience/qualification around accounting, demonstrating a solid understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Thorough understanding of Financial ERP systems (SAP, etc.)
  • Minimum of 5 years strong transactional experience with SAP or similar ERP systems.
  • Experience with system enhancement process, project implementation, and testing protocol
  • Strong understanding of financial business processes and reporting and strong Sales cycle understanding covering order to cash and/or procure to pay, etc.
  • Working knowledge of reporting tools like SQL, Qlik, and Power Platform (BI, Automate, etc.) is desirable
  • Experience in supporting business applications such as Salesforce, Concur, RevStream, SAP RAR is helpful.
  • Experience with global collaboration, operating model strategy and system implementation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and team building skills, attention to details, ability to prioritize and plan effectively, initiative to follow through on directives, and knowledge and sensitivity to global partners/cultures/norms
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced framing skills for presentation & communication at all levels of the organization


How we’ll support you

  • Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team
  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development
  • Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee Resource Groups: MSCI Pride & Allies, MSCI Black Leadership Network, MSCI Women’s Leadership Forum, MSCI Women in Tech, MSCI Asian Support Network, MSCI All Abilities, Hola! MSCI and MSCI Climate Action Network.


Salary Range: $207,000 – $269,000/year plus eligible for annual bonus


About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

To learn more about life at MSCI please visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Glassdoor.

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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