Manager, Finance Project Reporting
Time type: full time
Posted on: January 25, 2024
Job requisition id: R3048
What we need
We are looking for a Manager, Finance Project Reporting, to join our Costing and Project reporting team which is part of the Finance organization. This is a fast-paced role which will offer senior-level management exposure across a wide variety of business activities. In this position, you will manage the embedded financial analyst team and be accountable for Project Cost Control, Estimate at Completion (EAC) / Estimate to Complete (ETC) data collection and analysis, Resource Planning, Variance analysis & explanation, Portfolio Reporting, Customer Reporting, support Risk Management and Change Management. An ideal candidate will demonstrate advanced financial modeling skills, be proactive and work independently with the different teams while leveraging and expanding a diverse team of embedded analysts. This role will report to the Senior Director, Costing and Project Reporting.
What we do
The finance costing and project reporting team plays a crucial role in ensuring the financial health of projects within an organization. Their responsibilities typically encompass a range of activities related to project costs, budget management, and financial reporting.
What you’ll do
Monitor the ongoing project activities against the project management plan and the project performance baseline
Influence the factors that could circumvent integrated change control so only approved changes are implemented.
Control changes and recommend preventative action in anticipation of risks
Assess material, labor and equipment required and analyze different quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers.
Prepare budgets, review budget proposals, and prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification.
Monitor project progress, manpower and productivity by discipline. Budget v actual analysis and commentary
Forecast costs, including labor, materials, equipment and subcontractors
Assure verification of cost coding - time sheets, purchase orders etc.
Ensure alignment with scheduling (current budget hours used)
Project reporting on budgets, actuals, forecasts and variances
Monthly KPI (key performance indicators) reporting
Communicate to multiple budgets owner’s regarding current cost status and opportunities /threats based on current scope of their respective budgets.
Ensure projects comply with governance, project delivery processes and project reporting standards.
Liaise with various function owners regarding performance reporting
Work with key stakeholders and finance team members to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the financial planning process, assumptions, and results.
Manage, train, and develop a team of high performing embedded financial analysts and expand the program to additional areas of the business.
Manage complex financial models which are used for monthly forecasting and annual budgeting.
Perform ad-Hoc financial analysis as needed by the company.
Ability to travel up to 10%.
What you’ll need
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent
8 plus years’ experience with 5 years of financial analyst experience
Prior management experience a plus but not required
Strong sense of ownership for delivering excellent results
Excellent organization, attention to detail, analytical and abstract reasoning skills
Expert financial Excel modeling and analysis skills
Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
Strong interpersonal skills - effective business partner
Regular and dependable attendance
Ability to thrive in a dynamic business environment that requires rapid learning, multitasking and prioritization of deliverables
Strong quantitative and technical / computer skills with significant experience in modeling and analysis
Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; specifically Excel and PowerPoint