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Senior Manager, Finance Operations/CFO Services

West Monroe Partners, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 24, 2021.

Senior Manager, Finance Operations/CFO Services311 West Monroe Street, 14th FloorChicago, Illinois, 60606United StatesAt West Monroe, our people are our business.We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting-and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey?West Monroe Partners (WMP) has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Manager to help deepen our Finance Operations consulting practice. This is a dynamic role that will work closely with our clients to improve processes, provide advisory on finance operations, and apply best practices to their organization. This role will also partner closely with other WMP practice areas, namely supporting our M&A team.Preferred capabilities:We are looking for candidates with 8+ years of experience of experience leading Finance transformation programs, serving in CFO or Controller roles, and/or providing Finance leadership and support of large-scale process/technology projects. Candidates should also have experience in helping to develop and/or enhance supporting methodologies and tools, as well as integrating these with other consulting solutions (e.g., technology and vertical practices).Successful candidates will have experience in/participated in the following types of activities:* Designing finance future state vision, identification of transformation initiatives and development of finance transformation roadmap* Leading critical major cross-functional initiatives and projects for the finance organization including system implementations, operational improvements and international expansion* Scoping out requirements, designing a project plan, and executing the stand-up of a net-new finance organization post-carve out with respect to people, process, and technology needed* Establishing business process management framework, perform process assessments and implement scalable processes leveraging automation* Working closely with IT to define finance systems strategy and designing new and enhanceexisting finance systems* Partnering with process owners to define and benchmark operational KPI and to automate thedelivery of KPI dashboardsProviding guidance on finance operating model (incl. shared services) and supporting the build-out of the transformation and data analytics teams* Building and delivering training regarding optimal use of finance tools and technology* Hands on functional knowledge of at least one ERP solution (knowledge of mid-market ERPlandscape a plus)* Must have been an active team member or PM on at least 5 full-cycle ERP and/or EPM implementations* Strong functional knowledge within the following areas: Lead to Close, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Plan to Produce, Record to Report, Recruit to Retire (any other industry specific knowledge is a plus (e.g., TMS, WMS, PSA, EAM, etc.))* Software Selection and Platform Strategy experience is a plus* Organizing and coordinating client and WMP functional teams (i.e., demonstrate core project management skills)Financial Operations Senior Managers at West Monroe have three primary responsibilities:Client Delivery:* As a leader within our Practice, you will be expected to provide delivery oversight on largeengagements, manage relationships with c-level buyers and create compelling offerings that are relevant and thought-provoking.* Fulfill relevant Project Manager duties, including managing overall project plan and managing of the project financials* Oversee and manage deliverable development – delegating to junior resources, monitoring theirwork effort, and assisting with (or owning) development when appropriate* Leading meetings, overseeing and facilitating detailed requirements gathering sessions, andexecuting workshops* Manage project economics including: track project budgets, create and deliver invoices, andmanage collection process* Mentor and develop staff on the job and through formal feedback* Manage project economics including: track project budgets, create and deliver invoices, andmanage collection process* Mentor and develop staff on the job and through formal feedbackPractice Development:* Participate in and support the national team in development and enhancements to the FinancialOperations methodologies, tools and other collateral* Actively participate in thought leadership activities such as blogs, white papers and other relatedefforts* Collaborate with local office leadership to define how to align practice with office strategy andother practices* Manage a group of consultants and actively participate in the performance expectationmanagement process* Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultantsBusiness Development:* This role entails significant responsibility in developing new business, managing the clientrelationship at the executive levels while providing direction and oversight to project teams* Participate in meetings, development of proposals and other efforts related to FinancialOperations* Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for opportunities* Participate in our business development process as a subject matter expert* Actively build a professional network and affiliate network in the local communityQualifications:* Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (e.g., Finance/Accounting, Supply Chain, Economics,Engineering, Management/Business, Information Technology, MIS, etc.)* 8-10+ years’ experience managing teams of consultants and technologists* 8-10+ years of progressive experience in understanding and/or configuring CorporatePerformance Management (CPM) systems (e.g., Hyperion, Adaptive Insights, Host Analytics, etc..)* Led financial close/consolidation processes, process improvement reviews, and M&A transactions(integrations, carve-out, best practice advisory)* Experience as a CFO or Controller is heavily desired* Strong business development and an active professional network of contacts in the local market* Membership and visibility in relevant professional organizations* Understanding of US GAAP* Very experienced in developing work plans, project scopes, pricing estimates, and presentationsto assist in selling work to clients, strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience* Prior consulting from either a large/strategic consultancy or internal ERP/IT department ispreferred* Demonstrated success within one or more of West Monroe Partners’ core industries includingEnergy & Utilities, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Insurance, Consumer Products, Banking and/or Private Equity* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; able to work well with clients and present tC-level executives* Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint* Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship* Ability to travel up to 70%Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.wmp.com/inclusion.West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerWe believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.