Project Manager - Finance IT projects

PMP, cloud migration, payroll outsourcing, project manager
Contract W2, 1 Years
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

NCS has been helping enterprises staff and deliver business-critical projects for over 30 years. We are business and technology consultants who understand what works when aligning the people needed to help our clients succeed.

Our client is seeking a Project Manager - Finance IT projects for a long term consulting position in Tarrytown NY. The Project Manager will support various projects including Payroll Outsourcing, moving Financial Services to the cloud and overseeing Hyperion Implementation.

  • Responsible for the overall direction, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

  • Work with minimal supervision and responsible for applying advanced Project Management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.

  • Work closely with the Program Manager, Portfolio Director, Business Relationship Manager, and PMO Operations to identify and promote best practices and continuous improvement in PMO processes, systems, tools and reports

  • Understand the G&A's objectives and requirements, both at a high level and a detailed level, to provide continuity of vision and understanding across the team throughout the full lifecycle of the project

  • Author and ensure the quality and on time delivery of PMO artifacts related to the project, as well as timely execution of SDLC gate check processes

  • Accountable for project budgets, forecasts, revisions, and project-related accruals

  • Build the Project Charter, which should include: the resource plan and roles, the communication plan, a description of major features or work products, lists of major milestones, potential risks, and project dependencies, and the project budget

  • Ensure that the Project Charter clearly defines the business objectives and measures of success, and ensure that the team understands this during program kick-off

  • Expand on the project charter, build-out and manage to a Project plan including tracking of key project milestones, (e.g., specify goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of project risks and dependencies, issue resolution processes, contingency plans, and change controls)

  • Manage the delivery team (and/or vendor's delivery team), ensuring that team members deliver quality work on time and on budget while rigorously managing scope and delivering the expected value proposition

  • Anticipate challenges, track and actively manage dependencies, issues and risks and escalate as appropriate to the Program Manager or Portfolio Director

  • Provide weekly status and work with the Program Manager, the Portfolio Director and the BRM to provide client and stakeholder transparency and project level reporting

  • Organize and facilitate UAT of applications and directly participate in early UAT to ensure readiness

  • Execute day-to-day project operations in collaboration with Implementation vendor counterpart

  • Maintain stakeholder engagement

  • Support issue resolution and escalation of decisions

  • Attend and participate in project meetings, as applicable, and in final readouts


  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong long-term relationships, communications and interact professionally with a diverse group of Executives, Managers, and Subject Matter Experts in both IT and business unit groups

  • Passion for managing change, as well as achieving high quality results

  • The demonstrated ability to effectively organize, influence and motivate diverse teams to achieve goals

  • Experience commanding status meetings and effectively holding team members accountable for status, deliverables and timely escalation of blockers

  • A history of successfully managing vendors and vendor-implemented packaged software

  • Collaborate closely with Business Analysts, Solution Architects and Application Quality Assurance to provide continuity and promote a consistent understanding of the business requirements and objectives throughout the full lifecycle of the project

  • Actively anticipate, track and plan for project risks and issues, dependencies, and resourcing (working closely with the Program and/or Portfolio Director on cross-team dependencies and impacts)

  • Function as a trusted advisor to the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director and the Business Relationship Manager

  • Build strong relationships and gain trust

  • Understand business requirements, values and goals

  • Communicate changes in status, risks, issues and dependencies quickly

  • Work closely with the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director and Business Relationship Manager on client and stakeholder communication and reporting

  • Escalate issues that are blocked to the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director in a timely manner

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Position Id : 820480
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