Manager, Global Financial Systems, PMO

US-TX-Corp - Westlake
Type
Regular Full-Time

Mission

About Solera

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 45 acquisitions across its Risk Management Solutions, Service Maintenance & Repair, and Customer Retention Management platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 250 million transactions annually for approximately 200,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,000+ associates comes from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. Solera went public on the NYSE in 2007 under the stock symbol "SLH", joined the S&P 400 in 2009, and went private in 2016 in a $6.5 billion transaction backed by leading investors that include Vista Equity Partners, Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit solera.com, fb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE AND OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

Our expectations are high. That’s why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best! What makes this role exciting? We are currently seeking an experienced program manager to lead the Solera Global Financial Systems Program Management Office. In support of Mission 2020 and the promotion of shareholder value, this individual will strive to achieve administrative excellence by ensuring that the portfolio of Financial Systems projects are aligned with the needs of the Solera businesses and that they deliver the business value that is planned (on time, on budget) and expected. To be successful in this role, candidates must show an ability to develop and lead a 97th percentile elite accounting and reporting infrastructure (80/20) and efficiently deploy resources to constantly innovate and achieve more output (30/30), while holding him/herself and others accountable to a rigorous performance standard (90/10).

Position 80s

A Day in the life of the Manager GFS PMO Office

Core Mission 80’s

  • Design and implement a Global Portfolio Management system to monitor the ongoing performance of all active Financial System projects across the enterprise.
  • Manage the Global Financial Systems roadmap for key financial systems.
  • Establish & manage governance model to monitor the performance of all active projects to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding the deliverables committed.
  • Establish A Risk assessment & mitigation framework to assess and manage the risk associated with Financial systems projects.
  • Manage Financial systems budgeting & forecasting process including variance analysis & mitigation.
  • Define & deploy Project management drills across the portfolio of projects that ensure consistent use of best practice tools & techniques.

Core Mission 20’s

  • Develop standard reporting KPI’s and dashboards to measure the performance of projects.
  • Train & teach project teams on how to use the drills and tools required.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce or mitigate program risks.
  • Proactively identify technologies and services that can improve the overall efficient & effectiveness of the Finance function within Solera.

Qualifications

The Fine Print

  • Undergraduate degree in Financial Systems Management or equivalent
  • PMP/PMI certification required
  • 5-10 years’ project management experience leading large scale global projects with a high degree of complexity.
  • 3-5 years’ prior experience managing an enterprise or functional Program Management office that was responsible for managing a significant portfolio of concurrent projects.
  • Strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP Accounting).
  • Prior experience identifying, recruiting and developing talented people and creating work environments where employees have been successful.
  • Prior experience in creating a culture of continuous improvement and a good understanding of Six Sigma & Lean principles.
  • Strong management skills and a proven track record of successfully managing significant change within a large diverse organization.
  • Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
  • Advanced understanding of the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley act and prior experience implementing and managing internal control plans.

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