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Deloitte ARA Controllership Transformation - Manager - Workiva in Lansing, Michigan

As a Manager in Deloitte's Controllership Transformation Services practice, you will gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside leading professionals while building your professional skills in a variety of Purpose Built Accounting Automation technology specialties, such as Workiva, as we help our clients transform their processes around financial close, consolidation, and reporting.

Work you'll do

The Deloitte Controllership Transformation team works closely with purpose-built automation technologies in the market to help our clients improve accounting processes, build / configure accounting automation solutions, and develop governance/controls around these tools. We help organizations effectively navigate business risks and opportunities-from strategic and financial risks, to operational and regulatory risks-to gain competitive advantage. We apply our experience in ongoing business operations and corporate lifecycle events to help clients become stronger and more resilient. Our market-leading teams help clients embrace complexity to accelerate performance, disrupt through innovation, and lead in their industries.

As a Manager in the practice, your responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of engagements

  • Identifying, preparing and participating in proposals for new clients and projects

  • Staying connected to market trends to think through future innovative solutions

  • Guiding integration of overseas resources to drive efficient execution

  • Developing, maintaining and leveraging internal contacts across Deloitte businesses

  • Being a trusted advisor to public and private clients to assist with accounting, financial reporting and internal control matters

  • Strengthening client relationships and generate additional engagement opportunities through excellent quality, timely execution and a strategic approach to service delivery

  • Analyze, manipulate, and manage data to deliver meaningful insights necessary to help companies of all sizes and across multiple industries address regulatory and business challenges

  • Working with clients to understand business challenges and identify solutions to drive desired outcomes

  • Leveraging accounting technology principles to turn data into trusted business information

  • Designing, building, and configuring Workiva at medium and large size organizations

  • Creating, managing, and utilizing structured and unstructured data stores

  • Performing current state assessments of client's close-to-report process, accounting, and data

  • Leveraging tools to enable actionable decision making

  • Developing system requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures and implementing with specific focus on Workiva

  • Mapping data flows and to identify optimal design and governance options as well as potential risks

  • Developing business solutions leveraging emerging automation, cognitive, and machine learning tools.

Deloitte Controllership Transformation helps our clients transform business issues into opportunities for growth and long-term competitive advantage. Our Workiva professionals make extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, rules-based methods, and accounting technology to bring insights to client issues in all industries.

QualificationsRequired

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following majors with relevant business, technology, data and/or analytical focused coursework: Business: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business Analytics; Technology: Management Information Systems, Data Analytics, Computer Science; Math/Engineering: Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering

  • Strong communication, team building, teaming and presentation experience

  • Demonstrated passion for innovation and use of technologies to solve business issues in the finance and accounting functions

  • Workiva certification in at least one of the core modules (SEC Reporting, Annual & Interim Reporting, Controls/Audit Management, etc.)

  • 2+ years of experience developing system requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures and implementing with specific focus on Workiva Wdesk and Wdata

  • 2+ years of experience in managing and supervising teams in executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies

  • Prior experience working with and managing data sets as well as integrations between systems

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects/ assignments/ responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to travel up to 50%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve

Preferred

  • Master's degree in related area

  • Workiva certification in all of the core modules (SEC Reporting, Annual & Interim Reporting, Controls/Audit Management, XBRL, etc.)

  • Experience with packaged technologies like Workiva

  • Experience integrating Workiva with other accounting automation tools including Blackline

  • Project experience in areas such as process mapping, root cause/ gap analysis/ best fit, requirements gathering/ definition development

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • High energy, result driven person

  • Ability to energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people

  • Strong commitment to the customer

  • Ability to multi-task and ensure timely deliverables

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

    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 i s $90,300 - $202,800 .

    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.

    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.

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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