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Sr. Manager, Finance Projects

at Frontdoor in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The Sr. Manager, Finance Projects is an experienced project professional responsible for managing the finance project portfolio and executing transformational finance projects that support growth and scale across the Finance organization. This individual is responsible for developing relationships with process owners, vendors and technology teams to influence process design as well as leading cross-functional teams to project completion.

Job Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

+ Drives process improvements and efficiencies across all finance functions through automation, standardization and process change related to various finance functions while gaining appropriate senior level management buy-in

+ Designs new processes to aid in timely and accurate reporting of financial results through the use of various reporting applications used throughout finance, including, but not limited to, Snowflake and Looker

+ Works with senior leaders to provide vision and strategic direction for accounting and reporting processes and systems. Recommends improvements to strategy, application usage and process, applying knowledge of the business’ policies, procedures, and processes.

+ Leads preparation of solution roadmaps and budgets and ensures they are aligned with business goals and objectives

+ Identifies critical path decisions, leads teams to develop recommendations and influences process owners to maximize accounting and reporting processes and systems

+ Initiates discussions to help finance realize the ‘right way to do things’ or best practices, rather than providing solutions based on existing processes

+ Solves complex problems requiring detailed knowledge of business and industry best practices

+ Engages with process owners and project teams to provide expertise and lead teams through business process solution design

+ Provides project updates to senior management for closely monitored process improvement or accounting and reporting systems implementation and enhancement projects

+ Serves as subject matter expert and internal consultant during the design and execution of process improvement and accounting and reporting systems projects

+ Continually strengthens knowledge of accounting and reporting systems and applications to be able to engage business users in a meaningful way

Job Requirements:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required

+ PMP or PgMP certification preferred

+ 7-10 years of successfully managing complex, cross-functional, Finance-systems-based end-to-end projects

+ Knowledge and thorough understanding of GAAP

+ Experience with business users to determine solutions to business process needs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

+ Project management and proven team player

+ Ability to identify opportunities and ways to drive process improvement in manual, decentralized and sometimes broken accounting processes and to lead development and implementation of solutions (both procedural changes and system changes)

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to interface with all levels of the organization

+ Ability to communicate financial automation needs to technology team stakeholders and report progress to finance stakeholders in a clear concise manner

+ Ability to lead and develop a high performing team that successfully interfaces with senior organizational leaders

+ Detail oriented, highly motivated hands-on leader, proven ability and commitment to achieve goals with strong work ethic

+ Ability to influence and build consensus with various stakeholder groups

+ Ability to handle multiple projects and competing priorities

+ Strong influencing, interpersonal, and relationship management skills

+ Able to effectively manage conflict and change

+ Risk management mindset

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office, Project and Lucidcharts

+ Expert user of various project management tools (e.g. SaaS-oriented tools like Smartsheets)

+ Knowledge of Atlassian products – Jira and Confluence

Frontdoor is a company that’s obsessed with taking the hassle out of owning a home. With services powered by people and enabled by technology, it is the parent company of four home service plan brands: American Home Shield, HSA, Landmark and OneGuard, as well as AHS Proconnect , an on-demand membership service for home repairs and maintenance, and Streem, a technology company that enables businesses to serve customers through an enhanced augmented reality, computer vision and machine learning platform. Frontdoor serves more than two million customers across the U.S. through a network of more than 16,000 pre-qualified contractor firms that employ over 45,000 technicians. The company’s customizable home service plans help customers protect and maintain their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns of essential home systems and appliances. With nearly 50 years of experience, the company responds to over four million service requests annually (or one request every eight seconds).For more details, visit frontdoorhome.com.

Job Category: Finance/Accounting

ID: R0015775

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Job Posting: JC192769190

Posted On: Sep 19, 2021

Updated On: Oct 23, 2021