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
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.
Proven successful management of the full life cycle of complex technology/process improvement programs with package software and custom-developed applications.
Scrum or Agile-based delivery
Experience with full life cycle of custom development of information systems/applications.
Management consulting experience.
Principal, Finance Systems Process