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23 Oct 2012

Contract \ Contract-to-Hire Documentation Specialist/Technical Writer (New York, NY)

SGA – Posted by TechWhirl New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a Documentation Specialist/Technical Writer for a contract assignment with one of our premier financial industry clients in lower Manhattan, NYC.  This contractor role is to support some strategic work within the Financial Technology area of the firm.   This would start out as a two-month contract but could go longer.
Responsibilities include:
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts within the group to create clear, concise and accurate procedural/training documents for use by offshore team for this group
  • Compile existing documentation and create a uniform format/template
  • Create and/or update training documentation pertaining to financial reporting processes, including:
    • Headcount Reporting
    • Expense Reporting (Direct Expenses & Allocations)
    • Invoice Processing
  • Analyze and evaluate procedures during documentation process and make suggestions for process improvements
Required Skills
  • Candidates should have a proven track record of working as a Document Specialist in Finance/Accounting and previously produced a training manual documenting financial procedures
  • 5 years work experience
  • Strong functional writing skills (may need to provide samples of prior work)
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Effective planning and organizational skills; ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and recall
  • Solid analytic skills
  • Ability to work with Finance & Technology subject matter experts globally to prepare and review documentation
  • Strong Microsoft Word experience, Flowcharting, ability to work in SharePoint environment
  • Prior experience in business process re-engineering a plus
SGA is a Certified Womans Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base. We offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit in addition to transferring H1B Visa sponsorship. Please inquire about our referral program if you would like to submit a candidate for any of our open or future job opportunities. To view all of our available job postings and/or to learn more about SGA please visit us online at

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Contract \ Contract-to-Hire.

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