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Home Depot Sr. Manager, One Finance in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

One Finance is a multilayer, multiyear enterprise initiative to Simplify The Home Depot’s Financial Systems landscape, Transform Finance Function and Support the success of One Home Depot vision. Delivering on One Finance objectives are critical and foundational for achieving the Interconnected Retail experience through execution of Enterprise Priorities and Commons (EPiCs).

The Home Depot’s Finance Systems landscape, consisting of heavily customized applications on disparate platforms and databases, is complex and outdated. The current version of the core Finance System, SAP ECC, will go out of support and will be migrated to SAP S/4HANA on the Google Cloud Platform. Additionally, the business transformation mandate requires end-to-end process streamlining and standardization, simplifying the Finance function, supporting enhanced analytics and enabling highly flexible reporting through “One Ledger” architecture.

In order to deliver these mission critical objectives, One Finance is structured as a fully dedicated Program Office within Corporate Controller and Tax division, with the following functions:

  • Program and Change Management

  • Overall responsibility to continually refine, measure and deliver planned business value

  • Program Governance to manage scope, budget, risks, and ensure quality and value realization

  • Proactively manage change across all areas and levels to ensure change readiness and process / technology adoption

  • Business Process Applications

  • Overall responsibility to

  • Influence and drive end-to-end process streamlining and standardization based on industry leading best practices

  • Build consensus and drive decision-making by engaging the appropriate Business and IT stakeholders, at the right time and in the right forum(s)

  • Deliver application / system functionalities that are configured to support process simplification and provide better data insights

  • Manage and deliver planned business value for the assigned functional area(s) within the four work streams (discussed below).

  • Act as Business Process Subject Matter Experts (SME) in assigned functional area(s) within Record-to-Report, Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash and Finance Technology work streams.

  • Liaise effectively with –

  • EPiC program stakeholders in managing up-stream scope / milestone inter-dependencies

  • Finance / Accounting stakeholders in driving design and scope decisions

  • IT stakeholders in configuring / developing technical solutions that satisfy business requirements

  • Finance Integration and IT stakeholders on testing strategies

  • Internal Audit and Finance Integration stakeholders on identifying and mitigating Security and Controls risks

  • Serve the role of ‘Product Manager’ as needed: groom stories, prioritize backlog, lead agile ceremonies

The four work streams and relevant functional areas or scope are shown below -

  • Record to Report (RTR): Master Data Design, Management and Governance, One Ledger Architecture; Cost Accounting; Financial Accounting; External Financial and Managerial Reporting; Acquire-to-Retire; Project Accounting; and Financial Planning and Forecasting

  • Procure to Pay (PTP): Purchase and Inventory Accounting – Tracking, valuation and recordation of inventory movements from vendors through Supply Chain; Merchandise and Non-Merchandise Procurement, Payables and Payments (scope includes migrating Ariba and Concur T&E to cloud); and operational / managerial reporting

  • Order to Cash (OTC): Sales Revenue Accounting; Accounts Receivable and Credit Collections; and operational / managerial reporting

  • Finance Technology (FINT): Design, develop and deliver loosely-coupled Common Services / API’s for enterprise systems to consume.

The Senior Manager position supports the ‘Business Process Applications’ function of One Finance. In this position, the Senior Manager will report to the Director of RTR, PTP, OTC or FINT work streams and be responsible for one or more functional areas assigned within the work stream. The Senior Manager will be responsible for partnering with business leaders, IT stakeholders and system integration partners in planning and executing the technology roadmap, and delivering planned business outcomes.

The Senior Manager will be responsible for managing a team of Functional Managers and Analysts. Additionally, they will also manage any matrixed resources assigned from Business and IT stakeholders.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Strategic Analysis/Problem Solving - Works to fully understand business; identify and implement process and organizational improvements. Plans and ensures execution of department objectives. Participates in preparation of the annual budget, reviews monthly expenditures and ensures that budgetary goals are met. Reviews monthly metrics to ensure goals are met.

  • Project Management- Develops and supports a strategic alliance with business partners. Participates in cross-functional activities focused on solving business issues and enhancing our competitive advantage. Facilitates cross-functional communication with other areas of the business including but not limited to Finance, Operations, and Information Systems.

  • Leads, plans, and coordinates work teams in an efficient manner to effectively perform any financial function and activity; utilizes metrics to track performance and manage workload. Ensures operational processes and procedures are compliant and consist with established policies.

  • Predict Revenues and Expenditures and Report to Management.

  • Conduct financial planning for function and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Drive key functional financial metrics.

  • Financial Reporting

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Typically reports to Director Finance

  • Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. Planning, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. This may include direct supervision of a shift or the coordination of multiple work groups. Makes recommendations concerning selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Examples include: telephone operator and file clerk.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • CPA, CMA

  • CBAP, Lean Six Sigma

  • Working knowledge or exposure to SAP ECC (FICO) or S/4 Simple Finance

  • Product Management Experience (Scrum Master, Product Manager)

  • 6 years of experience working in large, matrixed Retail organization as a Business Process SME in one or more functional areas within the four work streams.

  • 4 years of focused experience in Business Process Re-engineering, Standardization and Continuous Improvement

  • 2 years of demonstrated experience in implementing major ERP systems such as SAP.

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate organizational structures and build credibility with internal clients / stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing complexities of competing priorities and program inter-dependencies

  • Ability to demonstrate strong business acumen; experience implementing financial processes and systems with an ability to discriminate between symptoms and root causes.

  • Excellent facilitator capable of influencing people over which he / she has no authority

  • Ability to direct, coach and mentor functional managers, analysts and other junior members of the team.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Thorough working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal accounting controls

  • Knowledge of business and management. Principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation.

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies that support the objectives of the company

  • Ability to lead and develop subordinates

  • Able to effectively communicate with all departments and levels of associates through both verbal and written methods

  • Critical thinking skills; using logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, applying general rules to specific problems.

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.

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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