CDW Principal, Finance Systems Process in Chicago, Illinois

The Principal, Finance Process Control manages technology, process improvement, and/or organization design endeavors needed by the finance organization; collaborates with functional leaders, IT team members, and external people to deliver successful results; evaluates efforts and shares learning’s; coaches and mentors peers and team members on ways to deliver project results.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensures delivery of strategic Finance-based initiatives:

  • Validates goals and gains agreement to how to measure results.

  • Structures change management/adoption approach.

  • Validates governance structure.

  • Partners with internal and external resources needed for initiatives.

  • Contributes ideas to the technical, process improvement, and organizational design solutions.

  • Serves as the Product Owner to CDW’s Finance Data Strategy & Management.

  • Responsible for maximizing the results of all technical changes/enhancements/fixes to a specific solution/application (i.e., FDM).

  • Leads implementation of data governance operations model, and ultimately manages this area.

  • Analyzes functional (project) data in order to develop ideas, approaches, and strategies for solutions.

  • Constantly manages priorities for what needs to happen next with technical changes.

  • Acts as data domain steward.

  • Liaisons and collaborates with other functions that use Finance data.

  • Sets data strategy and manages Finance Enterprise Data Model needs

  • Applies knowledge of Finance measures and reporting in order to manage financial data domain – documenting data classification rules, compliance rules, and business rules for data in financial domain.

  • Responsible for vision of management of financial data management application/solution.

  • Participates in Strategic Roadmap Planning for the Finance organization, as related to Product Owner/Data Stewardship responsibilities.

  • Distributes knowledge/experience throughout the finance organization, and CDW:

  • Participates in cross-functional initiative reviews.

  • Develops and delivers training and/or business-focused methodologies to finance team (e.g., adoption, change management).

  • Builds relationships with internal and external people to continue to learn and share knowledge.

  • Participates in cross-functional committees/teams to continue to learn and contribute ideas, approaches, tactics, and strategies.

  • Creates artifacts, white papers, decks, articles to share within CDW.


Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 7 years of data analytics/data management, business analysis, and/or program management experience in technology, process improvement, and/or organization design initiatives

Other Required Qualifications

  • Solid, current technical knowledge of how to establish structure to support successful initiatives including technical development life cycles, process improvement and organization design best practices, and change management strategies.

  • Understanding and interest in the value data and analytics plays in assisting Finance in its business advisory role.

  • Solid ability and proven track record to partner with teams of internal and/or external people. Excellent interpersonal skills capable of interfacing effectively with key stakeholders; must possess team orientation.

  • Proven track record in developing and maintaining strategic relationships.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Ability to plan and facilitate information gathering and idea creation.

  • Proven record of successful project management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven successful management of the full life cycle of complex technology/process improvement programs with package software and custom-developed applications.

  • Data Stewardship

  • Scrum or Agile-based delivery

  • Experience with full life cycle of custom development of information systems/applications.

  • Management consulting experience.

Principal, Finance Systems Process

Chicago, IL