Financial Project Manager
500 W Madison Street 32 Floor Chicago, IL 60661
Financial Project Manager
Our client a Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely.
POIT Program Management Office (PMO) is a centralized organization, providing single-point responsibility for POIT initiatives from the strategic, planning, realization and support readiness perspectives. The focus of POIT PMO includes:
• Definition, management, communication & realization of initiative deployments, aligned with POIT strategies and objectives.
• Coordination & management of highly complex initiatives, focused on accurate, consistent and timely planning, issue resolution/mitigation and reporting, involving clearly defined project deliverables (including Change Management), dependencies, resource needs, risks & communications.
PMO ensures that all stakeholder interests are addressed and that reports provide consistent and measurable results, including overall planning and realization effectiveness and timeliness.
• IT Financial Experience:
o Understanding of foundational Corporate Finance (cost/revenue forecasting & planning), & Financial Management building blocks.
o Ideally has experience leading projects associated with accounting records, forecasting, enterprise tools, financial reporting sources (capacity mgmt, vendor mgmt, asset mgmt, forecast databases, etc.) and tracking/reporting of costs & budgets.
o Experience with PeopleSoft and Hyperion is a plus.
• Project Management Experience:
o Managing (planning, executing, reporting) system implementation, improvement, integration projects requiring cross team partnerships with multiple areas.
o Manage new initiatives from requirements gathering, business case creation, change management plan, technical feasible assessment to high-level deployment schedule.
§ Ensure alignment with IT Change Management governance for each initiative.
o Consistently plan, communicate and coordinate the implementation of highly complex IT projects.
§ Manage complex solutions into clearly defined initiative deliverables, dependencies, resource needs and risks.
o Contribute to and execute the PMO processes, methods, tools, reports, KPIs, improvements and streamlining.
o Undergraduate degree required (grad. Degree preferred)
o Degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems preferred
o Certifications: PMP preferred
• Work Experience:
o 5+ years of successful management and solution delivery of cross-functional financial systems projects.
o 5+ years of experience in IT Project Management.
o Must have experience managing improvement/deployment projects associated with forecasting, financial enterprise tools, financial reporting & budgets.
o Experience managing complex projects that involve cross functional internal business processes and matrix organizations and may involve dependencies with external business partners.
o Strong communicator, with proven ability to navigate / negotiate passionate & differing perspectives.
o Experience with formal process definition & improvement.
o Proven technical experience managing Service initiatives (defining, planning, tracking, reporting & deploying).
o Experience with Financial tools (i.e. PeopleSoft, Hyperion).
o Experience with industry tools (i.e. MS Project, Jira, ServiceNow, Confluence, Sharepoint, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint) in support of planning and realization.
o Ability to manage a diverse team, driving initiatives to closure.