Director - Financial Systems

American Express - Phoenix, AZ4.1

Do you have a passion for business efficiencies whether it be through process optimization or the use of modern stack technologies? Are you looking for ways to drive additional value for the enterprise? The Finance Automation COE team is responsible

for identifying and delivering results on highly critical projects and initiatives leveraging process automation and the use of advanced technologies.

We are looking for someone who is collaborative and passionate about transforming processes using new and emerging technologies and the drive to solve difficult business issues.

This position is responsible for leading and motivating a diverse team of US automation specialists accountable for delivering against a pipeline of process improvements that have been identified from the Finance Organization. Responsibilities include leading

the assessment of opportunities, aligning with Process Owners and driving results using existing and new capabilities, while ensuring that all compliance, audit and legal requirements are adhered to. This position is also responsible for developing a collaborative and effective business relationship with various business and technical partners and will be tasked with working with partners across all Finance functions to support the implementation of the organization’s automation goals. A strong focus on process optimization and driving results is required.

Key Accountabilities:
Enhance the process for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing new process opportunities, and assessing automation feasibility
Management of Finance automation roadmap, driving accountability across stakeholders in Technology and Finance functions (Controllership, Business CFO, Corporate Planning, Tax and Treasury), from ideation through implementation
Educating stakeholders across Finance on automation capabilities and future opportunities
Collaborate and discuss strategy with Enterprise Process Automation groups for standardization and applicability of solutions
Implementing Process Automation communication plan to ensure all requestors/stakeholders are updated on status
Responsible for maintaining automation solution documentation
Problem solving issues that arise during development, collaborating with stakeholders to resolve, and providing timely responses and solutions as required
Envision and define the evolving future state of Finance process automation products and services, focusing on deployments that deliver strong business value in the shortest amount of time
Optimize delivery by leveraging the existing suite of tools available including learning from prior deployments
Driving both quantitative and qualitative benefit by eliminating repetitive manual processes and repurpose skilled resources across the Finance organization
Other duties as required

Required Qualifications:
Proven experience leading a local team with global responsibilities
Strong working knowledge of automation capabilities and techniques, including OCR, RPA, NLP, Machine Learning and Workflow based logic
Substantial business process improvement experience
Demonstrated strategic thought leadership; ability to assess business objectives/strategies and define/implement appropriate strategies
Innovative mindset with a track record in the successful delivery and support of improving existing processes with the use of technology
Excellent communication and written skills, with the ability to present technical details to a non-technical audience
Strong working knowledge of agile methodologies, an ability to coordinate multiple priorities at once and an ability to work in a dynamic, time-critical environment
Historical background in driving reengineering and in delivering automation capabilities and large technology programs
Proven ability to build and leverage relationships and influence and inspire key partners to drive collaboration and alignment
Superior problem-solving and analytical skills, strong learning agility, curiosity and willingness to embrace new challenges
Experienced leader with strong ability to coach, engage, develop and provide feedback to team members
Knowledge of Finance functions desired
Indirectly lead and motivate others to work through complexity and road-blocks to drive results
Proactive and collaborative work style
Strong executive presence and comfort presenting to all levels of the organization
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 19003940
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2019, 11:28:39 AM