Project Manager - Finance Effectiveness at DFIN

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Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Summary:

The Principal - Finance System and Process Effectiveness will plan, scope and lead transformative projects in the finance and accounting function. This person will lead projects that move the organization’s current state to a continuously improving, technology enabled future state.

Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 


Deliver results

  • Partner on cross functional teams to deliver process improvements within the finance and accounting organization, reinforcing value stream thinking and the elimination of waste
  • Establish clear post-implementation benefits with defined measurement for finance improvement projects. Maintain tracking of post-implementation benefits realization for established periods.
  • Maintain key metrics for tracking the efficiency and effectiveness of the global Finance organization

Drive collaboration

  • Understand and document value streams within selected areas for process improvement; gain buy in from process stakeholders for proposed changes
  • Support impacted team members to adopt and work through challenges in using key, transformative finance technology solutions through being liaison with technology experts and through working through challenges directly
  • Develop project plans that foster integration between our IT Finance team’s release schedule and the finance and accounting team’s close and budget cycles

Embrace change

  • Create governance processes of as a liaison between global Finance and IT Finance; establish best practices for identifying, prioritizing, delivering and implementing roll out of process changes and technology solutions in support of Finance objectives
  • Catalyze change in the Finance organization; manage and execute new initiatives regularly in a positive, constructive manner to ensure rapid acceptance of new ways of operating
  • Actively acquire and share knowledge of best practices, available technology solutions and strategies for implementation across all the Finance organization

Grow self and others

  • Facilitate continuous improvement projects in collaboration with finance and accounting partners. Within each project, develop measurements for tracking each project’s success and manage stakeholders to continue tracking success through a Plan, Do, Check and Act cycle. 
  • Research and remain knowledgeable of industry leading technology solutions for digital transformation and business analytics; host learning sessions on implementing self-service technologies
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in accounting/finance, industrial engineering or data science with 2 -7 years of work experience in process design, implementation and change management.
  • Able to apply broad work experience and knowledge when analyzing complex problems. 
  • Must be able consistently identify critical elements, variables and alternatives to develop solutions. 
  • Must be able to organize/prioritize existing resources and incorporate new information, as needed, to implement the most effective solutions. 
  • Able to communicate clearly and courteously with those who need to know of decisions/actions/problems. 
  • Able to apply excellent business acumen and collaborative skills when resolving problems.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of financial systems and processes. 
  • Must be able to work with senior level management throughout company to analyzing financial situations and make recommendations.
  • Requires excellent communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand. Able to explain programs policies and procedures in language that is understood by others.
  • Must be able to modify communication style both formal and informal to match the appropriate level of the audience targeted. 
  • Requires strong understanding of the impact of a message on the organization or customer.
  • Able to write with the clarity and precision necessary for the work being performed.

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Active and honest listening – Contrary to the stereotypical, extroverted sales rep, some of my most effective and insightful client interactions are when I do the least amount of talking, and the most active listening. Client insight is exponentially easier to excavate when you stop “pitching” – and start listening.

Carey

Senior Sales Representative

What is your vision for the company?

Our business plan reflects the change in products DFIN is selling today versus what we sell in five years. DFIN today is a company that offers a lot of professional services that we added software to, but the goal is to become a SaaS company that has services to support it.

Stephen

SVP, Global Head of Engineering

What does your typical day look like?

The role of a software engineer is really about creating computational systems and ensuring they behave as designed. My day-to-day is focused mostly on writing code that provides new functionality within our products that we see a need for in the market—and providing quality control to be certain it works properly.

Herve

Senior Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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