Senior Manager, Finance Process & Strategy - West Des Moines , Iowa, United States, 50265
We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more. Purpose The Senior Manager of Finance Process Strategy is responsible for supporting the strategic vision of the global finance organization to ensure achievement of long-term finance objectives. Accountabilities Serve as the key relationship counterpart to Business Process Owners (BPOs) within Finance, helping connect their work to the achievement of Global Finance and the companyrsquos strategies. Act as the liaison between Finance and IT, serving as the subject matter expert on multiple financial applications, including Hyperion and Oracle R12. Assist in providing priority to projects based on changing functional needs, resource capacity, risk exposure, and their interdependencies. Engage Finance and Business Unit leaders regarding requirements to deliver on strategies and partner to shape initial scope for Global Finance Transformation change programs. Lead finance technology projects and implementations through ambiguity and competing priorities. Manage RFP process in partnership with internal sourcing and vendor management teams. Provide critical thinking and influence by helping to link the strategic agenda within specific finance projects to the resulting execution plan. Provide direction and input to multi-disciplinary project teams from an architecture, process and people perspective. Provide input on end to end finance solutions, working in partnership with internal partners, outside consultant groups and vendors. Provide long term strategy to the finance organization related to financial systems, including purchasing and vendor decisions. Qualifications and Experience 6+ years of experience leading Finance process and strategy for a mid- to large-size financial services organization. 3+ years of experience working with project teams on major finance technology initiatives. Strong expertise providing direction to and working closely with outside vendors and consultants. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Annuities or reinsurance experience is highly preferred. Excellent requirements gathering, analysis and solutioning skills. Experience working as part of a PMO. Must be able to lead and manage an RFP process. Strong analytic and fact-based decision-making skills. Strong corporate accounting or data analytics background with an emphasis on Fintech required. NOTE Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check. Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene https . Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans https . Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.