Leads activities of financial management and process improvement transformations for LCRA’s IT department. Consistent with established departmental objectives, leads change by utilizing process improvement and operational excellence methodologies and aligning key stakeholders to implement financial processes and programs that result in measurable improvements. Provides financial advice and counsel to CIO and management regarding operations and budget. Fosters and sustains a continuous improvement culture within the functional area. This position is recognized as an expert within the department. Anticipates internal and external business challenges and regulatory issues impacting department. Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact related to departmental functions. Contributes to the development of functional strategy related to departmental objectives. Operates with minimal supervision in a complex environment. - Develops and executes budget development cycle intake and analysis. Attention to detail and a passion for accuracy is key.
-Responsible for establishing, maintaining, monitoring, and reporting expense budgets within corporate financial policies using accounting/budgeting controls, standards, guidelines, and tools supplied by the corporate finance function.
- Maintains spend tracking tool for department, advising CIO and management on a monthly basis on YTD spend, risks, and strategy for meeting targets.
- Develops and implements operating plans, goals, objectives, priorities and procedures that are in alignment with the established strategic goals and objectives of the department. - Delivers significant and quantifiable process improvement and cost savings results within areas of departmental focus. Provides problem-solving expertise through quantitative analysis in support of process improvements and operational excellence. - Identifies high priority opportunities, assists in crafting business cases and structures the approaches for how to capture key improvement opportunities. - Presents and champions strategic recommendations to management and stakeholders. Builds consensus and advocates the appropriate actions and approach to implement established strategies. - Partners with management and stakeholders to assess current processes and identify process improvement opportunities. Manages a review process for selecting, scoping and prioritizing projects. - Provides strategic and tactical project direction to simultaneously plan, schedule and monitor resources, deadlines and costs of several interrelated or independent projects. Facilitates special projects involving cross-functional teams. - Formally tracks and reports progress toward established goals and milestones - Educates departmental staff in best practices associated with process improvement and change management methodologies.
-Participates in cross-training activities, cross-departmental sharing of knowledge and, when appropriate, cross-departmental developmental assignments. - Oversees quality, completeness, timeliness and cost impact of all work associated with departmental process improvement function. Recommends and monitors quality control standards. -Ensures appropriate records are maintained for departmental personnel, budget requirements, management systems, policies and procedures.
This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.
Ten or more years of experience in business, operational or financial process improvement, quantitative analytics and change management. A degree(s) in business, engineering, industrial operations, science, math or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
Experience in financial analysis and consulting. - Experience in successfully implementing large-scale change efforts - Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the complexities and dynamics of change management and organizational change -Masters degree in Business or Finance is desirable.