Full Job Description
The Senior Manager, Digital Finance will lead strategic objectives to establish advanced analytics, digitally enabled operating models, data visualizations with BI tools (e.g. Power BI, Tableau) and procedures to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for GAAP and SOX compliance, and will develop and execute a roadmap to deliver digital solutions in accounting/finance. This person will assist in significant ad-hoc projects including streamlining existing processes and development of transformation and change management programs for digital technology process implementations; and ensure compliance with Internal controls and GAAP.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Serve as a strategic thought leader and interpret functional needs of accounting/finance team and translate into solutions using data and advanced analytics tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik and other cognitive and emerging technologies
Understand big data in the accounting system and integrate findings in to accounting/finance deliverables
Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams including Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Inventory Accounting, Merch Payables, Compensation, Financial Reporting and internal auditors to optimize digital projects according to impacts, priorities, budget and resource availability
Work with company leadership to provide analytics support, developing recommendations and implementing analytical approaches and methodologies to capture the critical, actionable data to achieve business goals
Actively use digital visualization tools to prepare results of data analyses in graphical form and to varying degrees of detail for the respective target audience
Understanding of Finance and Accounting function and the people, process, and technology that support the finance function
Evaluate the ROI of new emerging technologies, best practice operating models and opportunities to optimize analytics across the organization
Apply knowledge of accounting principles, best practices and technologies to develop tools that provide actional business insight to assist the Company’s Accounting business function
Keep abreast of industry best practices, monitor competitive and market trends to drive new features and innovative digital solutions
Create external partnerships to continuously learn, engage, pilot and deploy emerging technology solutions in agreed upon finance and accounting focus areas
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to Director, Digital Finance
Strong analytical skills
Ability to research issues to solve problems
Accountable for the management of a department or functional group through subordinate supervisors/managers and for all personnel issues - including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.
Must be able to adjust and work effectively in a dynamic and changing environment
Ability to communicate effectively and confidently across all levels of management
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 8 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
CPA or local country equivalent preferred
MBA or Masters Degree in Accounting
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Degree in Accounting or Finance
Prior experience in public accounting
Financial Analysis and Financial Acumen
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong leadership with the ability to foster collaboration and excellence
Strong networking skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Must be able to multi-task and balance multiple high priority tasks
Prior experience with process improvement and systems development projects
Proven record of high performance and excellent leadership skills.
Motivated self-starter who can effectively work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
Team player who manages collaboratively with the ability to influence