Leads large Finance programs and process improvement programs, combining extensive hands-on experience with change management and techniques for problem-solving with a strong drive for results. Designs and develops large Finance programs and manages the teams and resources who are responsible for the successful delivery and adherence of the programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages teams who are responsible for the delivery of multiple large Finance projects and programs. Serves as the primary contact and escalation point for any staffing, bandwidth, resource, or delivery issues within relevant programs. May provide support in assigning resources (guest resources and Subject Matter Experts) to projects/programs.
Designs and develops finance programs utilizing project management disciplines. Ensures successful project delivery that is in line with the broader goals and objectives of the program. Identifies organizational change management impacts. Provides successful oversight of execution activities to ensure program adoption and adherence. Provides the processes and tools needed by teams across all programs enabling successful program implementation and delivery.
Designs specific project plans including timelines, business cases, and resources ensuring design sign off by executive leadership/sponsorship to the program.
Supports Sr Director and leadership in strategic analysis, project scoping, and approach definition. May provide consultation on complex large scale projects that integrate into an organized program. Participates in process improvement efforts.
Ensures regulatory and compliance policy is adhered to in the programs and related operational risks are explicitly considered and managed in their implementation.
Produces effective progress reports and communication mechanisms for the program to keep senior leadership appraised of the status, major risks and issues, scope changes, budgets, headcount and milestone achievements or misses, including leadership of restructuring costs and transition to the SSC's.
Manages resource allocations and profiles across programs and teams ensuring appropriate resources are adequately distributed.
Implements metrics to measure all programs finance benefits, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Drives standardization of business/financial processes through the programs. Provides guidance on consistent application of project management methodologies, ensuring successful delivery of projects/programs consistent with strategic plans.
Collaborates with cross functional teams to manage and communicate inter-dependencies. Leads and develops an effective team through communication, performance management, development plans and rewards and recognition.
Drives technology implementation and coordinates effective testing, go-live and stabilization independently or as part of a wider transformation.
Provides a governance structure around the program. Ensures accountability and enables the predictability of the outcomes of each initiative.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.
Works with team in regards to staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination.
Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval.
Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime.
Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff.
Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.
Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values. Manages 3rd party project delivery resources/team (typically larger more experienced team).
Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating team members.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) ideally in Accounting, Finance, or related field. MBA is a plus.