Sr. Manager, IT Finance Technology Business Management and Infrastructure

  • Deerfield, IL, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

The Sr Manager, IT Finance will act as a key link between the Finance and Business Technology organizations and will lead the execution of Discover's Technology Business Management efforts. The position will also provide strategic financial support, budgeting&forecasting, and investment analysis for the IT Infrastructure organization. This highly motivated leader will creatively blend their financial skillset and business acumen in order to successfully partner with leadership to set and execute the strategic vision.


* Lead the execution of Discover's Technology Business Management (TBM) efforts, including implementation of an industry leading TBM tool. Lead all aspects of TBM tool implementation and subsequent ongoing processes

* Collaborate across Business Technology to collect relevant data, build processes, and develop models to implement Total Cost of Ownership and consumption based allocations to drive transparency and decision making

* Leverage TBM tool to evolve overall technology reporting and educate broader team and organization on TBM concepts

* Lead TBM and Infrastructure financial analysts, setting vision and driving execution across team for monthly processes including budgeting&forecasting, allocations, reporting, strategic and financial analysis, and accounting close support

* Lead the development of financial plans and forecasts for the Infrastructure organization. Create and maintain detailed monthly forecasting models with a high degree of accuracy

* Provide reporting for the Infrastructure organization. Provide meaningful and insightful variance explanations to Plan, Quarterly and Monthly forecasts with a sound foundation in performance drivers

* Create ad hoc and trending analyses to identify potential risks and opportunities. Present findings and recommendation with supporting data to business partners and senior management

* Develop detailed investment analysis and tracking&monitoring of key investments

* Continually collaborate with, while effectively challenging, business partners to achieve strong results

* Continually seek ways to improve team processes. Maintain strong process controls and risk management practices

* Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes


* Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree a plus

* 6 or more years work experience in technology/business management, financial analysis, or related with demonstrated progression of responsibility

* Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills required. Must have demonstrable ability to successfully interact with internal and external business partners at senior levels

* A high level of initiative and critical thinking to formulate business issues into analytical problems and devise actionable solutions

* Strong MS-Office skills (Excel, VBA, Word, Access, PowerPoint)

* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

* Knowledge of IT Financial Management (ITFM) and Technology Business Management (TBM) concepts preferred; experience implementing Apptio or another TBM tool at an organization of similar size and complexity preferred

* Knowledge of data warehousing concepts, relational database management system experience, and technical skills related to data manipulation/interpretation preferred

* Understanding of Infrastructure technologies and technology service management preferred


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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