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Head of Finance & Corporate Applications (Hybrid - 3/2 Work Schedule)

Company: Castleton Commodities International, LLC
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Head of Finance & Corporate Applications (Hybrid - 3/2 Work Schedule) page is loaded Head of Finance & Corporate Applications (Hybrid - 3/2 Work Schedule) Apply locations Stamford, CT time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id R560 CCI follows a Product-based methodology to guide application development and process transformation. The Finance & Corporate System Product Channel consists of the SAP platform, tax systems, and other applications. In 2022 CCI delivered the Finance Transformation project, a cornerstone of which was the implementation of S/4 HANA and related applications.

The position will act as the key liaison between Finance/Corporate teams and technology teams (IT and 3rd party vendors) for purposes of maintaining and developing enhancements to applications within the Finance & Corporate Systems Product Channel, with a specific focus on the SAP platform (S/4 HANA, SAC, Group Reporting, PaPM). The candidate will be tasked with leveraging technology and application capabilities, combined with good stakeholder communication, to drive process improvements and translate requirements for development. The candidate must have a Finance background. The position will play an integral role in delivering improvements across Finance and Corporate teams and will have broad exposure across functions and to senior leadership.Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the SAP platform strategy and support model which includes the analysis, design, and delivery phases of future-state SAP-related deliverables as well as day-to-day configuration maintenance, testing, and change management processes.
  • Understand key Finance/Accounting and Reporting processes across CCI's commercial businesses (Merchant and Assets) and demonstrate an ability to leverage this knowledge by developing and supporting impactful business solutions across a broad range of requirements.
  • Lead the gathering and documentation of enhancement requirements in JIRA and run regular meetings/scrums with business and technical teams to prioritize work. Lead the development of planning, including resourcing, communications, risk mitigation, and issue resolution.
  • Collaborate with business teams to design and implement more streamlined technology and reporting solutions, as well as improve existing procedures/processes.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders, including business representatives, technology partners, and consultants.
  • Liaise with, and oversee the performance of, CCI's external SAP managed support team, SAP (vendor), and other vendor/consulting teams with respect to ongoing support, incident resolution, application monitoring, and relationship management.
  • Provide support, training, and guidance to SAP users when creating reports, running upload templates, making software configuration updates, and assessing the downstream impact of changes.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
    • Prior experience within financial services and with software implementations
    • Minimum of 5-10 years working directly within the SAP suite of applications/modules, with preference for experience with FICO, Group Reporting, and SAC
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with business users and subject matter experts to capture requirements in the form of user stories and collaborate with technical resources to complete and test the work required to satisfy requirements
    • Functional experience integrating trading and other finance applications with the SAP platform
    • Experience with project management software is required (JIRA experience preferred)
    • Certified ScrumMaster or equivalent certification is preferred
    • Extensive knowledge of design and configuration concepts including varying uses of SAP's referential data model, accounting model (GL accounts, transaction types, reporting hierarchies) and allocation rules
    • Functional knowledge of other applications, including but not limited to PowerBI, Tableau, Excel VBA, Excel Add-ins, SSRS, etc.
    • Knowledge of the energy/commodity transaction lifecycle, processes, and data concepts is preferred
    • Leadership skills and track record in working with diverse constituency, building consensus, identifying risks, and developing risk mitigation strategies
    • Critical thinker who is collaborative and able to communicate with precision and clarity
    • Passion for achieving results through solid execution and leadershipEmployee Programs & Benefits:CCI offers competitive benefits and programs to support our employees, their families and local communities. These include:
      • Competitive comprehensive medical, dental, retirement and life insurance benefits
      • Employee assistance & wellness programs
      • Parental and family leave policies
      • CCI in the Community: Each office has a Charity Committee and as a part of this program employees are allocated 2 days annually to volunteer at the selected charities.
      • Charitable contribution match program
      • Tuition assistance & reimbursement
      • Quarterly Innovation & Collaboration Awards
      • Employee discount program, including access to fitness facilities
      • Competitive paid time off
      • Continued learning opportunitiesVisit to learn more! #LI-CD1 About Us Castleton Commodities International is a leading global energy commodities merchant and infrastructure asset investor. As a trader, CCI deploys capital on a proprietary basis in the physical and financial commodity markets, providing the Company with market insights and access. As a strategic investor and developer, CCI leverages its market expertise, operations capabilities, and industry knowledge to invest in, and develop, select commodity infrastructure assets. This fully integrated platform has generated strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors since our formation.

Keywords: Castleton Commodities International, LLC, Stamford , Head of Finance & Corporate Applications (Hybrid - 3/2 Work Schedule), Accounting, Auditing , Stamford, Connecticut

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