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Hybrid Program Manager / Financial Manager
The Program Manager/Finance Manager must be a highly motivated, strategic thinker
that is a self-starter focused on providing project management and leadership in a fast-
paced environment and be able to demonstrate independent work skills and strong work
ethic. Program Managers are accountable for the success of projects, programs, or
portfolios under their supervision. They should have extensive experience with planning
and executing a pilot and launch for each project which meets intended business
outcomes, ideally on time, on budget, and within scope according to business priorities.
Throughout the lifecycle of these projects, the PM is responsible for making appropriate
tradeoffs with project teams to mitigate any issues or risks.
Strategy and Governance
Demonstrate critical thinking and planning skills at a strategic, global level.
Ability to translate strategic plans into specific objectives, and to create and
execute project plans to achieve objectives.
Connect project messaging and reporting to strategic business initiatives.
Represent the project at project governance and inter-department forums.
Align projects to project methodology compliance standards set by the
Create and maintain standards, processes and communications.
Business Relationship Management
Develop communication plans to interface and actively engage all business
Communicate effectively between Product Manager, Stakeholders, IT, Learning
& Development, Training, Operations, Call Centers, and others as needed.
Communicate project and program progress to key constituents.
Work with Product Team to ensure alignment with roadmaps and stakeholder
Project and Program Delivery
Define and create project plans for projects, portfolio and implementation.
Build and manage detailed Pilot roll out plans (Purpose and goals, Scope,
Timeline, Activities, Tasks, How Conducted, Tracking Needs, Tools, Resources,
Training, Communication, Monitoring, Evaluation)
Build and manage detailed Launch roll out plans (Apply Lessons Learned from
Pilot, Account for Barriers, Scope, Timeline, Tasks, Training, Communication,
Collaborate with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria for
pilot and launch.
Manage all aspects of the project life cycle, and work with team members to
oversee all phases of project completion.
Facilitate all operational checkpoint activities throughout the project lifecycle.
Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as encountered.
Coordinates deployments with IT and affected Business partners.
Work with IT counterpart to track progress on project timelines and milestones.
Finance High Level Responsibilities
Responsible for managing all aspects of project budgets including forecasts,
funding requests, invoice tracking, cost allocation, and reporting as necessary.
Support the forecast and budget process for expense and capital, and ensure all
procedures and activities comply with corporate guidelines.
Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for
improvement by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative
Responsible for developing and maintaining models for monthly reporting,
including headcount summaries, forecasts, and planning.
Serve as a liaison between IT leadership and delivery leads to communicate
financial expectations and ensure key financial reporting and metrics are
analyzed and acted upon in a timely manner.
Work closely with other business partner teams, including Procurement and
Business Planning, to ensure alignment regarding financial objectives and tasks.
Assist with ad hoc information and reporting requests from leadership as needed.
Coordinate operating expense variance analysis and reporting.
Review expense entries of the assigned business unit leaders and understand
timing of their projects prior to submission to Accounting.
Reconcile balance sheet accounts including pre-pays and accruals.
Vendor Management from finance perspective.
Finance Low Level Responsibilities:
Work with vendors to request all SOWs/WOs prior to expiration/year end
Process, Complete templates and Track all SOWs via Central Contracts
Process, Complete templates and Track all Work Orders via Central
Complete templates and track all Purchase Orders through reporting system
Send Purchase Order number to each vendor
Process and Track monthly external project re-classes per project
Submit monthly re-classes for external projects
Process and Track other re-class transactions
Review and Approve invoices receipts via system
Enter all actuals in appropriate spreadsheets
Reforecast remainder of the years as actuals come in
Work with IT Finance to coordinate monthly budget meetings
Track burn rates
Update corporate budget sheets for each forecast process
Enter all variances on a monthly basis (work with IT to complete theirs)
Validate/Track actuals in Accounting Ledger document
Validate/Track all Capex dollars
Validate/Track all Opex dollars
Work with Business Planning on any budget requests
Updated all Finance process flows as the process changes
Submit accruals and re-accruals on a monthly basis
Add/Remove contractors to the Lewis Budget spreadsheet
Attend weekly Finance call with Business Planning
Contact vendors to reconcile missing invoices
• Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
• Strong team leadership skills
• Ability to influence, motivate, and mobilize teams and business partners
• Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, and unpredictability
• Excellent task management, organization, and team collaboration skills
• Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Sound business and technology acumen
• Proficient with Project and Portfolio Management Tools. (Visio, MS Project,
• Familiar with PMI or equivalent methodology
• Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and SDLC
methodologies and tools (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, Iterative)
Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree preferred
• PMP certification preferred
• Ideal candidates should have experience as a Program Manager working on
Product Development SDLC projects and programs
• Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Program Management/Portfolio
Management role; may come from one of several backgrounds in IT
management, business unit management or consulting
• Ideal candidates should have experience as a Program Manager working on Product
Development SDLC projects and programs. Experience delivering Agile Scrum
projects in addition to standard waterfall methodology is preferred.
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