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Finance Project Manager

Posting Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Location: 

Louisville, KY, US, 40299

Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative serving financial needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee for over a century. Our purpose is to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture - one home, one farm and one business at a time. We are passionate about serving the needs of our rural communities and creating positive customer experiences.

Farm Credit Mid-America is a great place to work! We have been named as a Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the past 10 years. At Farm Credit Mid-America we put our customers and team members at the heart of all we do.  

 

SCHEDULE:  Full Time 
TRAVEL REQUIRED:  0% - 25% 

 

About Our Opportunity

Our Finance Project Manager works with Financial Operations leadership to create and/or improve systems and processes.  This position will also help facilitate communication with Business Owners (BO), user groups, development teams and business stakeholders as necessary using a combination of process improvement, waterfall and agile methodologies.  Team members in this role elicit business requirements for current and upcoming project requests and are a liaison with the Business Technology team to manage the project list.  As a project manager, team members understand the business processes and systems to assist with identifying possible enhancements for Financial Operations and improve the value of the end user. 

How You Will Spend Your Time

  • Assist with the strategy and deployment of Continuous Improvement (CI) principles and practices for Financial Operations.  
  • Represent Financial Operations on Continuous Improvement Voice of the Business (CIVOB) teams in identifying, scoping and prioritizing opportunities for improvement (OFI’s). 
  • Manage projects with multiple component projects. This will include providing oversight to support and coordinate project-level activities to make sure program goals are met. 
  • Elicit, document and manage requirements and related acceptance criteria. 
  • Understand the “as-is” and “to-be” business processes as needed to ensure all parties are working towards the same goal.  Model the expected system interactions, particularly when software is being developed. 
  • Lead or participate in Financial Operations CI events and projects to successful completion and realization of the value forecasted in the event or project charter. 
  • Manage all aspects of Financial Operations projects, from inception through project close, ensuring that project management methodology is applied to all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Lead and facilitate planning sessions to assist in determining project approach and overall timelines associated with project requirements. 
  • Support the business owner by discussing business and technical impacts of and dependencies related to priority decisions. 
  • An advocate on behalf of the Financial Operations team.

 

Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in operations, finance, statistics, computer science, business or related field and at least two years of successful experience in business analysis, business process management, business process reengineering, project management or continuous improvement in a transactional environment.  Experience developing business requirements, test plans or implementing systems.  Strong oral, written and analysis skills.  Understanding of Agile processes and IIBA CBAP® certification or equivalent business analysis training preferred.  Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and statistics, ASQ black belt and PMP® helpful.

Mental & Physical Requirements

  • Engage in telephone and face-to-face conversation to serve internal customers and give and receive information from staff, vendors, outside consultants and the public.
  • Use a computer and similar office technology and tools.  This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information
  • Speak and make presentations to individuals or groups on technical subjects related to job.
  • Travel via auto or commercial transportation to carry out essential responsibilities of the job.
  • Successfully interact with and represent the organization to staff, officers, board members, customers, vendors, and/or the public at all levels.
  • Provide sound technical advice to leaders and other staff in the subject field(s) related to this position.
  • Understand and explain various subject matter and consulting concepts, programs, terminology, and methods.
  • Reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate, decide, and critique such information as written material, numerical data, responses to customer needs, and/or other related work activities.

Farm Credit Mid-America provides a competitive total rewards package to our team members. This includes an award winning 401(k) Plan. Our Health and Financial wellness benefits provide safety, security and peace of mind for you and your family. Here is only a highlight of what we provide our team members:

 

  • Medical Insurance - Two consumer-driven health plans available paired with a tax-advantaged Health Savings Account (HSA).
  • Dental - Our dental plan offers option of basic or comprehensive coverage. 
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Two Savings Plans to plan for eligible healthcare expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Mental Health providers for you and your family.
  • Income Protection - Short and Long-term Disability Insurance coverage.
  • Retirement Savings - Team members have 401(k) savings options with an employer match.
  • Paid Time Off - Vacation, sick, and holidays.

 

Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Louisville