Product Owner

EY - Nashville, TN4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $75,000 - $100,000 a year
Position Summary:
As part of our Americas Tax Technology Group (ATTG) you will be part of a technology organization that develops and maintains innovative solutions for our client-serving Tax professionals. ATTG professionals will partner with our Tax professionals to develop supporting technology such as digital/mobile tools to improve internal operations, application of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) to collect financial data, development of advanced financial dashboards, visualization, analytics, and reports.

The Product Owner role is in the Technology Enablement pillar. The main function of this pillar is to serve as the primary interface between the tax business leadership and IT.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Assist in managing applications & products throughout their lifecycle, ensuring business relevance, adoption & continuous improvement. Partially responsible for annual planning based on roadmaps and the development of business cases in support of the governance process
Help coordinate activities at all levels of the organization on issues and matters related to the products, including managing relationships with ATTG business sponsors and vendors to facilitate smooth development and implementation of products
Direct the continual upgrading of ATTG products, procedures and operating environments to maintain currency with technological progress, economic change, and all business needs
Develop annual budgets and manage expenditures in order to operate within approved budget guidelines
Provides field communications regarding planned or unplanned production issues
Coordinates or delivers of training to Product Support Services (PSS) team members on all new releases and updates to the application
Formulates test plans and strategies to coordinate/execute user acceptance testing
Provides the necessary leadership and guidance to help team members understand focus area strategies and knowledge needs

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
Ability to clearly articulate both problems and proposed solutions
Proactive approach to identifying issues and presenting solutions and options, and where appropriate, leading to resolution
Ability to prioritize personal and team workloads to best meet organizational objectives
Empowered to make decisions and recommend approach based on the results from quality reviews.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills
In depth Tax Domain knowledge
Deep knowledge of the software development lifecycle
Knowledge of EY support, training and operating models and processes
Ability to understand and learn tax law and technology implications at a high level
Excellent organizational and project management skills as well as the ability to multitask on various projects in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work and team effectively with clients and high level leadership personnel as well as influence all team members

Supervision Responsibilities:
Provide supervision and direction to team members and staff
Delegate, coach, coordinate and lead co-workers and project team members.
Leads a functional team with responsibility for utilization, assignments, and reports to a pillar leader
Responsible for training and standards for functional team performance
Has direct responsibility for supervising personnel, (i.e., sets goals, assigns work, reviews performance, and conducts career development discussions)

Other Requirements:
Occasional overnight travel may be required

Job Requirements:
A bachelor's degree (computer science, engineering, accounting, finance preferred) or equivalent work experience.
Master's degree preferred
10-15 years of relevant experience
Management experience a plus

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.