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Senior IT Director - Financial Systems

Location: Shrewsbury
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Senior IT Director - Financial Systems for our IT/Digital organization. This role can be based in either Brooklyn, NY or Waltham, MA.Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.Job PurposeThis role is a key partner for CFO's Finance Transformation team and will be responsible for helping develop and execute the vision of Global Finance through Digital Transformation of the function. Role will lead a multidisciplinary team of technologists, business/functional analysts, process and product managers responsible for successfully deploying, implementing or evolving digital tools and enhancing capabilities using existing tools and systems. This role will also drive the strategic roadmap for a digital finance transformation by partnering closely with key stakeholders across the organization, including Finance Transformation, Business Services, Treasury, Tax and FP&A/Controllership Functions, among others.The Sr. IT Director of Financial Systems will serve as the IT Lead for Finance processes (working with the Enterprise finance process owners) and playing a key role in Finance's transformation journey by evolving our end to end Record to Report and Plan to Perform processes and achieve the process vision and benefits (financial, efficiency, regulatory, user experience). You will serve as the voice of the customer and guide platform and development teams in building software and digital capabilities with the highest business impact. This leadership role will serve as a trusted partner, advisor and thought leader to enterprise Finance stakeholders, providing strategic recommendations on future technology and digital capabilities in support of an efficient enterprise finance function.Key Accountabilities

  • Partner with CFO Transformation Team and Finance functions to lead digital Finance Transformation projects involving strategy, implementation, and optimization of the Finance function including technology implementations
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on related system capabilities and emerging technologies that are yet to-be-acquired or that are already implemented or offered in our existing systems
  • Drive implementation of Finance technologies and systems to simplify financial processes and simplify employee experience
  • Partner with Finance Data Office and critical stakeholders to identify and improve the data quality, reporting and analytics for both Finance and business users.
  • Partnering with Finance Enterprise Process/Product owners in launching, maintaining and continuous improvement of key Finance platforms and deploying new products/technologies that solve frictions and realize business value
  • Understand business and end-user needs; identify and prioritize features to be delivered to meet those needs; Guide all stages of delivery, including user story development, sprint planning, and prioritization of the product backlog
  • Manage multiple highly visible initiatives with minimal oversight, through management of project scope, timeline, deliverables, outcomes/benefits, and financials, with an eye on issues, risks, and change management
    • Drive and manage portfolio of Enterprise Core Systems IT investmentsSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience RequiredWhat You Need To Succeed
      • Ability to lead/deliver large-scale transformation projects and technology enabled finance initiatives
      • Ability to balance concurrent activities across cross-functional workstreams and work within the constructs of a broader multi-phased program
      • Enterprise Finance implementation experience involving integration with multiple technologies
      • Understanding of best practices in Finance processes including Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Time & Expense, Record to Report, Treasury, FP&A and Financial consolidations
      • Proven leadership, relationship, communication, and presentation skills
      • Ability to convey confidence and professionalism, positively influencing and persuading others to take a specific course of actionQualifications
        • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or Information Technology related discipline; MBA or master's degree is preferred
        • 15+ years of experience in program management and process improvement experience, specifically in Finance processes
        • 10+ years' experience leading SAP/SAP Ecosystem platforms (SAP ECC, S4 HANA, SAP MDG, SAP BPC, SAC, Blackline etc.)
        • Leadership role in 3 or more end-to-end enterprise SAP/ERP implementations with the ability to autonomously lead the Enterprise Finance workstream
        • Familiarity with broad scope of technologies supporting enterprise Finance (Treasury, Tax and Other fit for purpose systems such as FIS, Longview, Power plan etc.)
        • Demonstrated track record of success in leading globally distributed teams for at least for a period of 5 years and comfortable working in a matrixed environment
        • Experience/expertise on SDLC/Agile/DevOps/SAFE implementation in large enterprise programsSkills and Competencies
          • Highly organized, influential, strategy and finance professional.
          • Intellectual curiosity, comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to learn and an ability to think big and fast.
          • Work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and know how to navigate a global and matrixed organization with significant emphasis on collaboration to get things done, connect the dots to better equip others in their work, and lean in where additional support is needed.
          • Positive, influential, and motivational approach to working across all levels, from individual contributors to VPs and C-level in supporting the IT org achieve their goals. Ability to understand complex business problems and identify and interpret business needs.More InformationNational Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Worcester , Senior IT Director - Financial Systems, Accounting, Auditing , Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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