Blackline System Administrator

Destiny Industries, LLC

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Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


  • Acts as the Blackline system administrator and subject matter expert for 7 business units of a $1B+ organization.
  • Optimizes 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.
  • Manages and enforces business policies related to reconciliations and works to ensure users complete reconciliations in a timely manner.
  • Incorporate new acquisitions/new locations, setting up in blackline, training, fully integrating into processes and procedures. Identify automation opportunities and create road map for implementing based on biggest efficiency gain for effort required.
  • Ensures timely and accurate processing of all Blackline requests from users and process owners, including new user set-up, sub role definitions and dependent validation.
  • Provides ongoing end-user support trouble-shooting and resolving issues, as well as training to ensure that Blackline is operating efficiently across the organization.
  • Understand and maintain company close schedule, custom frequencies and user-defined functions.
  • 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, data imports and projects as it relates to Blackline and other integrations to/from the tool.
  • Tests Backline software to ensure that newly implemented and existing functionality is working as intended.
  • Create dashboard reporting within Blackline to help maintain on-time accounting cycle functions
  • Stay abreast of new functionality becoming available and drive the deployment of feature releases.
  • Owns and updates companies’ internal ‘Blackline Maintenance User Manual’. • Trains with designated backup.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Technology
  • 3+ years of experience as a Blackline system administrator preferred
  • Familiar with multi basis of reporting (e.g., GAAP, Operational and STAT)
  • Experience configuring match set rules, approval workflows, risk ratings and provisioning user access
  • Strong troubleshooting skills to monitor and manage data file feeds (inbound and outbound)
  • Proven successful project management expertise
  • Experience with process improvement projects and continuous improvement methodologies with the ability to optimize the use of Blackline modules.
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel; Access and SQL a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines for deliverables
  • Ability to read and understand technical forms and financial reports
  • Desire to independently learn new and unfamiliar technologies using documentation and online resources
  • Must have high degree of accuracy, results-oriented, highly accountable