Finance Transformation Project Manager

Location Blackburn
Discipline: Executive Finance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££65k - 85k per year + Bonus
Contact name: Ashley Dunbar

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Job ref: 32638
Published: 26 days ago

Finance Transformation Project Manager, Change Management, P2P, Master Data, Credit Mgt, Prince 2, Agile/Waterfall, ServiceNow.

Office based in Blackburn, flexi-hours, £65,000 - £85,000 base salary DOE + bonus.

We are offering a compelling opportunity for a skilled Finance Transformation Project Manager to join our dynamic team, to play a key role in enhancing financial processes and system changes utilising industry level project methodologies to manage our Portfolio. The ideal candidate will have good experience in delivering end to end finance transformation projects and be skilled in working in a highly regulated environment and ensure the highest standards and approaches to project delivery. Providing excellence in governance, control and project measurements. You should have a mindset where you encourage continuous improvement and create advocacy for change and be able to manage mindsets and influence key stakeholders to drive real value.

You will be part of the finance project management office function responsible for taking ownership and delivering successful implementations assigned to you. Working alongside business stakeholders, subject matter experts, head of functions and external partners. You will govern and manage programs/projects through their full lifecycle, as well as delivering both business requirements and project governance controls in line with standard and methodologies.

Key projects include enhancing the P2P (Procure to Pay) procedures across global offices, multi-currency and localisations. Plus, POS, credit management, master data and reporting work streams as the client ready themselves for an pending ERP implementation. It is highly desirable that you will have delivered finance projects and are experienced working with business critical processes which include high volumes of data with strong analytical skills.

You will have excellent communication skills and hold the ability to converse and challenge stakeholders at all levels, driving your ideas and perspectives and be use to working with a change management mindset. If you're seeking a stimulating challenge, and the extensive exposure that comes with this role, this opportunity might be just what you're looking for!

This is a permanent office based position; we offer flexibility on your preferred working pattern between 8am – 10am Monday-Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with members of the program/project teams to gain their trust and be a credible partner in helping them through all stages of the projects.

  • Manage the full project lifecycle using ServiceNow Strategic Planning Module.

  • Lead all activities from initiation to delivery, utilising both waterfall and agile methodologies

  • Project deliverables include Business Case preparation, Scope, goal and deliverable definition, cost/benefit assimilation, resource planning, project planning, issue and decision management, stakeholder, and communication management plans.

  • Project governance deliverables include monitoring of timelines and milestones, managing risk and issues, exception escalations, stakeholder management, steering group management, program/project reporting and generation of relevant artefacts to support digital risk and control requirements.  

  • Strong focus in ensuring full participation from the user community and that associated quality and governance controls are undertaken.

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time

Candidate Requirements:

5+ years Project Management experience across the full software development lifecycle.
End to End finance transformation project experience
Prince 2 Practitioner Certification (waterfall / agile) or equivalent
Experience of waterfall and agile project methodologies.
Experience of Microsoft Project, ServiceNow SPM, SAP Solution Manager
Advanced use of all Microsoft tools and packages