AllianceBernstein

  • Project Manager/Senior Business Analyst

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    ID
    2019-6330
    Category
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    AB is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AB employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies, and alternative investments, and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AB’s research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AB also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.

     

    IT Group Description:
    Provide a brief overview of the IT group, including the core businesses and business functions and applications the group supports, or, if an enterprise-servicing group, what enterprise functions and applications it supports:

     

    The Corporate Technology Services (CTS) organization is responsible for AB’s end user technology, workplace technology and corporate systems. CTS is a face-to-face client focused organization that works closely with all IT counterparts, as well as the business to deliver enterprise wide products, services and support. Teams within CTS include End User Technology, the IT Service Desk, Service Delivery Management, Corporate Financial Systems, Corporate Systems, Audio Visual Services, IT Product Management and Technology User Experience. CTS is a global organization of 150+ members located across 15+ AB offices and reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

     

    Corporate Financial Systems (CFS) provides project management, business analysis, system administration, software development, QA, and production support for AB’s corporate financial functions globally including Corporate Controller’s group (Corporate Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, P2P), Financial Planning & Analysis, Assets Under Management (AUM) Reporting, Client Billing, Advisor Compensation, Revenue Accounting & Reporting, Tax, Treasury and IT Finance. CFS manages internally developed applications and services, internally hosted third-party applications and externally hosted SAS solutions.

     

    IT Job Description:
    We are seeking a Nashville based Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst to join our Corporate Financial Systems team in Corporate Technology Services.

     

    Describe the role:
    The Project Manager will be responsible for project management of initiatives across various Corporate Financial Systems. The individual will own relationships with the Chief Financial Officer’s senior management team supporting the delivery of business aligned technology initiatives. The role will face off with technology executives, technology teams, and business teams across the organization, and manage the development of requirements, delivery of best practice solutions, integrations, reporting and general support services to the business. The role will also manage the various vendor relationships. The role will report into the Corporate Financial Systems manager for Revenue Accounting and Payment/P2P Systems that consists of three teams with a mix of employees, consultants and third-party offshore resources.


    Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:
    The role will manage the delivery of initiatives across various Corporate Finance groups that include, but are not limited to, Corporate Controller’s group (Corporate Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, P2P), Financial Planning & Analysis, Assets Under Management (AUM) Reporting, Client Billing, Advisor Compensation, Revenue Accounting & Reporting and IT Finance. The current application portfolio includes, but is not limited to: Infor SmartStream (GL), ODS/AUM Reporting, Revport (Institutional Billing), Private Client Billing, Revenue Accounting, Revenue Reporting, IIM / Retail / PC Commissions, IBM Planning Analytics (Cognos Reporting and TM1), AP, P2P Solution (VIP, Ariba), Infor XM (Expense Management), AB Advantage (proprietary .Net UI platform), ITBRS (IT Budgeting), Artemis.

     

    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.

    Responsibilities

    • Delivery management: development of requirements, delivery of best practice solutions, integrations, reporting and general support services to the business
    • Own relationships with the Corporate Finance & IT Finance senior management team and underlying business subject matter experts
    • Manage, track, and report on initiatives.
    • In collaboration with the business clients and Corporate Finance technology teams both onshore and offshore, help determine strategic direction, planning and execution of all technology services
    • Manage offshore and other vendor relationships as required.
    • Maintain strong focus on ensuring the effective integration of the department with other areas of the firm; interact with peers across other technology teams from across the firm, collaborating on department level or wider firm level initiatives.
    • Adhere to and enhance the application architecture across all Corporate Finance applications/systems proprietary or vendor.
      Help guide the integration of technology and process solutions across multiple teams and application groups within the department. Ensure key technical and implementation risks are understood and addressed.

    What makes this role unique or interesting?
    With AB’s headquarters move to Nashville, the candidate will be presented with a unique opportunity to be a key contributor in the Corporate Financial Systems technology team, help develop/maintain strategic direction, work alongside senior business and technology leadership and the opportunity to have a direct impact on the business’ strategic initiatives.

     

    What is the professional development value of this role?
    The candidate will have the unique opportunity of working alongside the firm’s IT and Corporate Finance leadership, interface and collaborate with technology and business teams from across the firm and grow as a leader.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems
    • 10+ years of experience with end to end project management activities, working with senior business leadership creating and maintaining strong partnerships
    • Experience within the Financial Services industry strongly preferred
    • Experience maintaining and managing business relationships to assess and predict needs, offer innovative solutions, and continue to grow the business / technology partnership.
    • Proven ability to work with multiple cross-functional teams including business users and other technology teams
    • Excellent prioritization ability along with strong focus on ensuring the effective integration of the department with other teams across the firm
    • Experience with department wide solution implementations
    • Experience with Corporate Financial systems a plus
    • Experience with BI solutions highly desirable (IBM Cognos preferred)
    • PMP Certification a plus but not required

    Skills:

    • Leadership and strategy
    • Strong communication skills to facilitate discussions with team members, end clients and senior business leaders
    • Strong executive presence and high energy
    • Basic SQL
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment.

    Location: Nashville, TN, US

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