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Sr. Program Manager - Finance PMO

Req id:  37927

Mississauga, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The Opportunity


As Senior Program Manager, Finance PMO, you will play a central role in helping to support the organization's financial projects, processes, and systems.  The ideal candidate is a results-oriented individual with a proven track record as a strategic planner and organizer, and one who can thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative cross-functional environment.  The primary responsibility will be partnering with the business and IT to manage Finance Projects and enhancements and drive and support Legal Entity Rationalizations, as well as other strategic projects, as required.  The Sr. Program Manager should be familiar with overall Finance Functions (Record to Report, Order to Cash Procure to Pay/Source to Pay, etc.) and be able to relate cross-functionally within Finance and act as a liaison for Finance projects. 


Finance Projects are typically large and complex programs composed of multiple sub-projects and cross-functional initiatives.  The Sr. Program Manager must have the ability to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.  The finance team are key stakeholder in projects and the Sr. The program Manager will have significant involvement in helping to coordinate efforts related to project management, blueprinting, requirements, process design, testing, data migration and retention, change management, and training.  This role will interact with all levels of project team members, subject matter experts, management, and leadership throughout the company.  


You Are Great At:


  • Serve as the key internal point of contact for finance-related projects and key deliverables, timelines, and guidance with ongoing business initiatives.
  • Coordinate and develop finance detailed project plans that support Finance Projects and include items such as: defining requirements, milestones, budget, deliverables, and success metrics.
  • Work closely with cross-functional department subject matter experts to ensure their buy-in is incorporated into project plans and solutions.
  • Report to key executive sponsors, stakeholders, and team members on program/project status and progress including continually managing project expectations.
  • Develop awareness of cross-team dependencies to identify potential risks or issues.
  • Assist in data migration efforts for legacy systems and ensure completeness of data transfer occurs.
  • Help design and coordinate change management processes and communication.
  • Assist in the design and execution of UAT and QA testing plans.
  • Liaison with the business and project teams to identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Become familiar with industry standards and best practices and leverage them in future states where possible.
  • Develop communication, engagement, and training requirements.



What It Takes:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or information systems
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, PMP certification is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP is preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification or knowledge is beneficial.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, ALM, or other tools used to track projects and testing.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across disciplines.
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations; drive processes that may be indirectly related to the project but require management to reach the larger project goal.
  • Problem-solving and root cause identification skills.
  • Able to communicate and work effectively at all levels in an organization.
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others.
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of a project lifecycle
  • Experience working on large cross-functional initiatives.



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