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Finance Project Manager

Job Title: Finance Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
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Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: 6 months
REF: PP/CK/FinancePM_1643992455
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email: caroline.kennedy@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Finance Project Manager

6 months initially

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Project Manager to support the finance business as part of an overall digital transformation programme. Seeking an experienced Finance Project manager to mobilise and plan the business project and take an end-to-end role in the delivery of the project. This will include stakeholder management, planning, risk management, reporting, driving the project and achieving business goals.

The Finance Project Manager will be able to:

  • Demonstrate experience of running a large complex business project within a large digital transformational programme, where agreed outcomes were met.
  • Develop strong business-wide stakeholder relationships and effectively manage a multitude of challenging internal and external stakeholders and conflicting views - the business owner, business Subject Matter Experts, technical delivery leads, external partners, the business readiness team, other internal teams, etc.
  • Lead planning activities for the project and each of its constituent workstreams - the definition, initiation, delivery and implementation so that they are correctly structured with an underpinned plan aligned with stakeholders that is coordinated, appropriately resourced, risk-managed and communicated.
  • Ensure that the business outcome or goal for each workstream is defined and agreed with all stakeholders. Holding stakeholders accountable for delivery and ensuring that end to end governance is in place and effective.
  • Proven track record in the on-time, on-budget delivery. Drive high-quality deliverables within tight timeframes and on budget, while monitoring progress and managing risk. Provide the capability to manage change against project budget and provide clear, simple and transparent reporting
  • Demonstrate strong skills in the planning, organisation, scheduling, project financial management and problem solving and the resolution of conflicting priorities. This is not a passive role and will require active participation in the delivery process.
  • Proven experience in project management delivery frameworks and a track record of delivering continuous improvement with Agile and waterfall projects. Provide clear direction on project management methodologies/approaches to the project team to ensure quality and control is fit for purpose. Drive systemic thinking across project.
  • Inspire a culture to drive others to continuously evaluate and embed change across our own and partner organisations. Responsible for continuously optimising value of the project (process, tools & people), ensuring learnings are tracked, shared and implemented to drive a culture of continual improvement across all workstreams.
  • Proven leadership ability with strong negotiating, influencing and people skills at senior level and across diverse teams. The ability to motivate, inspire and guide others to deliver in an uncertain and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate good business acumen and the ability to quickly assimilate to new knowledge. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact up to senior management and executive level.
  • Experience of delivering operating model changes covering technology, people and process
  • Has the ability to articulate complex project delivery and operational risks succinctly and clearly to senior stakeholders

The successful Finance Project Manager will have

  • Strong Project management execution (RAID, resource, cost, scope, quality & communication) in alignment with the appropriate PM approach
  • Finance Project Management background
  • Stakeholder management for internal and external stakeholders
  • Project Governance and Risk Management through effective escalation.

To apply for the Finance Project Manager please send your CV to caroline.kennedy@projectpeople.com

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