Business Transformation Manager - Open Issues Management, Vice President

MUFG - Tempe, AZ (30+ days ago)2.6


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Job Summary:
Reporting to the Business Transformation Lead (BTL) in the Project and Change Management Group, this position will provide program and project management services and act as a subject matter expert, where needed, for the Financial Management of the Americas (FMA) Open Issues Management (OIM) portfolio of projects. OIM scope includes projects designed to remediate MRAs, SOX material weaknesses or significant deficiencies, higher risk issues identified by Internal Audit, and management’s self-identified higher risk issues.

This role will provide direct program and project management support that will span the Controllers, Treasury, FP&A, and Finance Operations functions while noting that SOX issues can span the enterprise.

Major Responsibilities:
Responsible for supporting the OIM project management office including direct project management to drive timely remediation of all identified issues.
Participates in the root cause analysis of identified issues and contributes to recommendations on remediation plans including methods, procedures, and technologies to ensure issues are resolved, and adequate processes and controls are implemented to prevent future issues.
Leads development of remediation plans ensuring plans are complete and address; the root cause, testing to close deficiencies supports conclusion, and that the timing of activities in the plan is accurate to ensure remediation is complete within the timeframe committed to by Management.
Manages multiple remediation projects concurrently, as needed, including project plan development, resource planning, coordination of project team, deliverables, testing, and implementation.
Designs, produces and distributes reporting on project portfolio progress, risks, issues, and dependencies.
Proactively identifies potential gaps in delivery and facilitates actions to close issues and mitigate risks.
Ensures projects are on time, evaluates project portfolio for cross project dependencies, and escalates to the BTL as appropriate.
Coordinates with Business Unit Risk Management (BURM), Internal Audit, and SOX teams as needed.
Develops project budgets.
Identifies project resource needs and funding requirements and coordinates with appropriate CFO to secure funding.
Monitors project financial results to ensure accurate accounting and forecasting each month.
Develops and delivers management and project-related presentations as needed.
Ensures all project documentation standards and governance requirements are met within the required timeframes in accordance with the appropriate Project Management Framework designated for the given project.

A BA/BS degree from a 4-year college.
5+ years of Financial Services experience dealing with process and technology change management, preferably in Finance.
Experience leading and managing large projects from start to finish with specific experience in:
Finance and accounting system implementations or conversions
Process improvement assessments / implementation
Turnaround, tight timeline, and/or crisis environments
Management role within Finance as a function manager, with experience in remediation of internal control issues or addressing regulatory initiatives a plus.
Banking industry experience and knowledge of banking organization, operations, risk management and technology preferred.
MBA, CPA, and/or PMP certification preferred but not required.
Big 4 or top tier management consulting experience preferred but not required.
Must possess strong leadership skills and be very proactive in approach.
Ability to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization at all levels, and be viewed as a team player.
Ability to be an influential business partner who can lead through influence and garner support from cross-functional executives.
Strong presentation skills; ability to present to large groups and to senior management.
Ability to lead meetings, facilitate resolution of differing views.
Ability to work independently and with all levels of management within and outside of Finance and to negotiate matters on behalf of senior management.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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