Senior Project Manager – Finance

  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #3785

Senior Project Manager – Finance
Location: Vancouver, BC
Staffing Placement Opportunity


Position Summary
Are you seeking the opportunity to work with an innovative, energetic and supportive team of people who are dedicated to creating smart technical and business solutions and challenging the status quo? If you relish challenges, are passionate about technology and the finance industry and want to be an influential leader in the launch of a multi year business transformation strategy, then we want to hear from you.
Reporting to the Project Management Lead, Transformation Program, this position will focus on business consultation, project initiation and management for strategically important projects of the Business Transformation program. The immediate priority for this role will be to support the initiation of the COTS implementation projects in the Finance department.
This role will be responsible for the delivery of a group of concurrent projects and initiatives in a program of projects. Success in this role requires extensive stakeholder engagement, project management experience with a focus on application implementation and business process improvement, and the ability to lead strategically important projects from concept to completion. 
Key Accountabilities:
  • Work with Project Sponsor(s) and Program Manager to document and confirm project objectives, benefits and inter-dependencies in a project charter.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, including the schedule, resource estimates and budget.
  • Manage the day to day activities of the project team, including the assignment and tracking of work packages and tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Program Manager and Sponsor to support project procurement activities.
  • Follow the PMO guidelines and collaborate with vendors and partners to monitor project performance, manage risks and report on progress.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Leverage project governance to escalate risks or support structured decision making.
  • Support the program manager by managing dependencies and constraints across projects, participate in risk review and mitigation planning activities.
Success Factors:
  • Capable of defining approach and building consensus within broad range of stakeholders where ambiguity exists.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills, capable of working effectively with different levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Positive, flexible and open-minded with a hands on approach towards work assignments.
  • Able to prioritize, manage, and handle multiple tasks across concurrent projects with the ability to delegate or discern between critical and less important problems.
  • Able to maintain a calm professionalism and effectively collaborate under pressure.
Your experience and qualifications will include:
  • University degree, or college diploma in the field of Information Technology, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent related job experience.
  • 5+ years Project Management experience, direct experience in enterprise-wide business transformation projects involving multiple COTS application modernization projects
  • Experience in structured project management methodologies and toolset.
  • Proven track record of delivering concurrent technology projects in a program setting.
  • Experience leading the implementation of ERP solutions or accounting systems in a multi- project delivery model is an asset.
  • Experience in agile/waterfall hybrid environment is an asset.
  • Previous experience as a hands on Project Manager / Business Analyst, someone who can collaborate closely and build relationships with both functional and technical teams.
  • Experience with utilizing Organizational Change Management throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Previous experience working for a System Integrator or representing an owner organization in a large engagement would be an asset.
  • Financial services, asset management or client services experience is an asset.
  • CPA designation or corporate accounting experience is an asset.
  • PMP Certification beneficial.

Note; This opportunity is with a Microserve client. 

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