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Senior Project Manager / Financial IT - Consulting Position
Ref No.: 13-00041
Location: New York, New York
Start Date: 11/01/2013
Senior Project Manager / Financial IT - Consulting Position
Client: Investment Bank

Duration: 6-12 months+
Location: NYC ¿ Midtown

Compensation: Negotiable
Senior Project Manager

Keys to this position:

1. Project Management experience within Information Technology and Financial Services (7 ¿ 10 years).
2. Strong leadership & coordination skills.
3. Great written & verbal communications skills.
4. Candidate must be a ¿self-starter¿ and able to demonstrate a strong track record of working both independently and within a team, using one's own initiative to provide robust and timely solutions.
5. Experience working on projects in multiple locations/offshore resources.
6. Experience with Issue Tracking.
7. MS Project, SDLC & SharePoint.

Key Responsibilities:
Role involves leveraging solid project management skills to support Product Control and Financial Accounting implementation projects. This role resides within the Pan-CFO IT department and in particular, the Data Sourcing group which consists of specialist IT Project Managers and Business Analysts responsible for supporting front-to-back projects.

Product Control are the Financial Guardians of the Bank's sales and trading activities. Their function includes: Ensuring complete, accurate and timely P&L and Balance Sheets, The independent validation of our trading positions' valuations, Evaluating and integrating new products and businesses into our financial environment and the provision of reliable and meaningful financial information to Credit Suisse colleagues and external stakeholders.

Financial Accounting are responsible for: meeting Regulatory and Financial Reporting requirements stipulated by the Bank and external bodies accurately and on time, delivering independent financial control and playing an influential role in the Bank's overall governance process.

This individual will be required to perform project management responsibilities and manage SDLC+ deliverables across various groups within a specific time frame in alignment with the Bank¿s project management policies and standards. The individual will work closely with the Product Control and Financial Accounting clients to understand high level requirements and interface with multiple development teams to satisfy business requests and assist with defining solutions. This role will entail liaising with business units and IT groups to coordinate all of the SDLC+ milestones.
Project Management
¿ Coordinate SDLC activities and testing across multiple groups specifically Line Users, PC Project Teams, Business Analysts and Development Teams
¿ Define the scope of work, project plans and deliverables
¿ Document assumptions and manage expectations if they are invalidated
¿ Develop and manage project schedule; Status tracking and reporting
¿ Creating and using protocols and templates for project planning/tracking, status, issues/risks/actions reporting
¿ Preparation and distribution of Weekly/Monthly Reporting

Experience and Skills Required/Desired:

This role requires an experienced Project Manager who will be able to manage all SDLC+ milestones across multiple team members and key stakeholders. The candidate must evidence a proven track record working within Information Technology, Finance industry experience preferred. Also, prior experience with implementation of projects across a large and diverse stakeholder base located in multiple geographies is required.
¿ Solid project management experience
¿ A self-starter, the candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working both independently and within a team, using one's own initiative to provide robust and timely solutions
¿ Ability to coordinate SDLC+ related activities across a large team of stakeholders
¿ Ability to manage own work plan and schedule to successfully meet goals with tight deadlines and minimal supervision
¿ Ability to identify issues, recognize root causes and take appropriate action or recommend possible scenarios to solve problems
¿ Ability to work in a fast paced environment under tight timelines
¿ Excellent attention to detail
¿ Experienced in creating project plans utilizing MS Project
¿ Experienced in creating senior management presentations utilizing MS PowerPoint