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Deloitte Application Portfolio Manager in Frederick, Maryland

The team

Finance Systems serves as US finance application portfolio subject matter experts, to implement and manage innovative solutions and changes through governance and change management to meet the technology needs of finance and the US firm. Joining the team provides an opportunity to drive the future vision of the Finance organization.

The work you'll do

Finance Systems is looking for a Portfolio Manager to drive the operation, enhancement, and integration of finance-led systems. In this role, you will manage a portfolio of finance systems, serving as the subject matter expert. The Portfolio Manager will manage the enhancement backlog, translate requirements to technology teams for development, manage the Program Iteration execution and delivery working with technology teams, and coordinate UAT efforts. After a production release, this position will monitor system performance, support ongoing defect resolution, execute governance tracking, and provide project (PMO) oversight. In this role you will act as the liaison between Information Technology and various Finance stakeholders to provide insight on system changes and design.

Responsibilities include:

  • Relay the business strategy into technical requirements; communicate requirements to technical teams

  • Manage the execution and timeline of system changes, escalating issues and risks to leadership, as needed

  • Manage operations and maintenance of financial systems; Oversee the manual and automated financial work processes, systems, and procedures for efficiency of workflow and accuracy

  • Understand interfaces across the portfolio of systems and the impacts to business processes

  • Identify and recommend needed process improvements

  • Analyze system design alternatives for new financial accounting systems and / or improvements to existing systems

  • Provide insight on the development of system upgrades or redesigns

  • Oversee the accuracy of the financial systems and ensure that there are no variances between the financial systems and general ledger

  • Oversee the resolution of application and data integrity issues

  • Provide content and review for the change management team

  • Manage team of analysts (in US and India)

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Professional with 5+ years of relevant experience; previous work experience with a professional services firm preferred

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to work with and influence senior leaders

  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to logically structure issues and determine recommended resolutions

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to make connections across workstreams and matrixed organizations

  • Superior project management skills with demonstrated experience successfully managing a cross-functional or cross-departmental team on a complex project

  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively and professionally navigate tough situations

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team, but also be a self-starter

  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity and confidentiality

  • Deep understanding of finance systems and processes; experience with SAP and supportive finance applications

  • Excellent proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, business, or related field required; Master's degree preferred

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

  • Ability to travel 0-10%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve

    The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $117k - $195k.

    You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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