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Deloitte Financial Services Industry Digital Controllership Leader in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Financial Services Industry Digital Controllership Solution Leader

Job Description:

Deloitte's Risk & Financial Advisory business is seeking a Financial Services Industry Digital Controllership Solution Leader to support the development of our technology strategy, design, and enhance our assets and products while also leading our efforts to integrate our products and services across existing technology alliances. We are looking for an individual with deep finance and product knowledge, coupled with experience working closely with Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers, and business unit finance leaders in helping them solve complex financial accounting and reporting issues through digital enablement.

Responsibilities:

In this role, you will interact directly with senior finance and technology executives across the financial services industry. You will bring exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, business judgment, and technical expertise to cross-functional teams. This role requires a strong finance and technical background to identify, assess, and improve operations and financial systems throughout the project lifecycle, giving consideration to the appropriate architecture, functional, data model, system design, and interfacing requirements.

Specific Responsibilities May Include:

  • Identifying and applying relevant specialized accounting, regulatory standards, cost accounting concepts, financial close, consolidation/financial reporting, financial operations, and across sectors

  • Experience with financial product sub-ledgers or product processor finance capabilities

  • Generating innovative ideas to challenge the status quo - including exploring new digital technologies

  • Designing accounting data models and rules engines to deliver higher quality and more accessible financial information

  • Lead mapping of existing finance and accounting data models into new models utilizing proprietary Deloitte Accounting Information Scienceā„¢ tools and methods

  • Applying a deep understanding of Tier 1 Digital Core technologies (e.g., SAP, Workday, and/or Oracle) to solve business issues in an efficient and effective manner

  • Lead finance and accounting focused implementations of ERP modules and other relevant boundary applications

  • Defining, optimizing, and implementing Charts of Accounts as part of a finance transformation or ERP implementation

  • Implementing financial close and reporting solutions

  • Identifying client issues and managing day-to-day client and internal relationships

  • Participating in engagement planning and budgeting; defining the work product structure and content; managing engagement economics, engagement risk, and engagement timeline

  • Contributing to the proposal development process for marketplace pursuits

  • Engaging in recruiting and retention activities

  • Contributing to training and personnel development efforts within your area of expertise

  • Facilitate use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design, and/or implement products and services

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for innovation and use of Digital Core technologies (e.g., SAP, Workday and/or Oracle; and boundary applications) to solve business issues

  • Strong communication, presentation, client servicing, and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations, corporate finance, or financial systems architecture knowledge with technology skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Finance, Accounting, Risk Management, Economics, Engineering, or related field

  • Experience leading components of full lifecycle implementations from requirements through deployment with a common ERP package or boundary platform (Workiva, Blackline, Trintech, etc.) OR experience as an administrator of a common ERP package

  • Project experience leading requirements gathering / definition development and business process mapping

  • Configuration experience in one or more of the following financial / data applications: SAP, Oracle, Workday, Workiva, BlackLine, Alteryx, Trintech, CPA, CIA, CFA, CA, CCA, CMA, CAIA, or FRM certification, or working towards achieving one of these certifications

  • 10+ years of technical or advisory-related experience in entity and enterprise accounting, carve-outs, acquisition integrations, and/or technical accounting, controllership, financial planning and analysis, and cost accounting

  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and SEC rules and regulations

  • Proficiency in MS Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Travel up to 80% (While 80% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business, Information Systems, or Accounting

  • Experience in supervising and executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies

  • CPA, CIA, CFA, CA, CCA, CMA, CAIA, or FRM certification, or working towards achieving one of these certifications

  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and SEC rules and regulations

  • Configuration and implementation of finance/ accounting software applications

  • Project experience in areas such as root cause/gap analysis/best fit, financial modeling, and value mapping

  • Project workstream leadership experience within a functional area (e.g., Record to Report, Order to Cash)

  • Hands-on experience with software development methodologies and programming languages such as Java, C, Python, etc.

  • Project management experience and/or experience leading small to mid-sized teams

  • Experience in Agile development environments preferred

    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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