Project Manager – Financial and Contract Reporting

SUMMARY
Our public sector client is seeking a Project Management Consultant with strong finance and contract reporting experience to support a high priority initiative in Ontario.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Regularly involved in the ongoing refinement of the implementation strategy, high-level roadmap, project scope, business requirements and detailed planning for the program
– Design a financial management process based on a custom Excel-based model to track program actuals vs budgets
– Monitor project budgeting and required to provide project executives with regular financial and contract reports
– Immediately communicate to the Project Sponsor/Steering Committee when resources are insufficient for completion of the project on schedule, on budget, or according to specification
– Create a custom financial model for the project including cost recoveries from delivery partners, procurements, and operational costs
– Fully document the source of each cost estimate, listing any gaps in required cost estimates and resolving gaps to ensure requested funding is sufficient
– refine monthly processes to maximize alignment of PMO estimated actuals & annual forecast with Controllership’s actuals & annual forecast
– Develop and present slide decks for briefings with and various project senior stakeholders
– reporting on the financial aspects involved with performance metrics, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis (value-for-money), variance analysis, and ‘what if’ scenarios and projections – ensuring all assumptions and estimates are documented and supported
– Work with client partners to educate delivery partners financial management processes to speed up reconciliation of cost recoveries with budgets allocated
– Conduct knowledge transfer to the client on how to reuse the financial model in future corporate submissions
– Document processes & procedures for orientation sessions with new PMO staff;

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
– Project Management experience at the intermediate to senior-level
– Experience in financial analysis at the intermediate to senior-level in the public sector
– Knowledge of and experience with managing project finances and undertaking financial reporting
– Knowledge of, and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (‘GAAP’) established for the public sector to make or justify financial accounting decisions
– Experience with assembling statistical and financial data, categorizing, and incorporating results into complex models
– Experience in the design of financial management controls to ensure the integrity of financial information and the safeguarding of assets
– Experience in three or more of the following areas: development of business analytics for optimization of service delivery; business process re-engineering; business case development and cost/benefit analysis; feasibility studies
– Knowledge of and experience in financial planning including budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis in large scale organizations
– Knowledge of costing methods (e.g. activity-based costing) and applicability in an organization using a shared services model for internal financial services
– Knowledge of current/emerging concepts, technologies, financial process/data modeling and audit in service delivery
– Knowledge of documenting and designing of business processes; familiarity with financial control and reporting processes, including audit
– Experience working with cross functional teams with financial information to support operational/project-based decisions and the preparation of reports for senior management
– Current knowledge of latest developments and leading practices in the project management industry and profession and familiar with best practices in other industries, sectors or jurisdictions related to project management methodologies
– Formal recognized project management training/certification
– A Project Management Professional (PMP®) Designation is desireable

ABOUT IAN MARTIN:
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Sr Advisor, Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis

Our Calgary based progressive energy client has an immediate need for a Senior Advisor, Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis.  This will be an eight month contract due to start immediately.  This role will start with you working at home and transfer to their Calgary head office once deemed safe to do so.

High-Level Description

•           Analyze budgets and forecasts, prepare and support management’s analysis of critical issues and opportunities

•           Support special projects as they arise

Specific Accountabilities

•           Critical participant in coordinating and developing quarterly forecasts and annual budgets

•           Develops and maintains strong relationships with business unit asset teams, Treasury, Tax, Risk, Corp Strategy, and Financial Reporting, to ensure that financial projections are valid and incorporate their collective outlook

•           Acts as a consolidation resource to prepare budgets and forecasts in line with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, with a focus on verifying the accuracy of Business Unit forecasts, Non-Controlling Interest, preparation of subsidiary budgets and preliminary review of working papers and journal entries

•           Performs detailed budget to forecast analysis, ensuring consistency between the FP&A and Financial reporting teams

•           Applies financial and management accounting expertise to assess business changes and reflects them in the budget and forecasting process

•           Prepares summary reporting packages for senior management

•           Demonstrate a high degree of competency in various analytical tools including Excel (e.g. Pivot Tables, Index, Match, VLOOKUP, Logical functions, etc.), PowerPoint, Power BI, Hyperion Planning and Essbase systems and recommend enhancements to the systems

•           Identifies process inconsistencies and recommends improvements

•           Leads and supports management in development of financial information and projections to meet the needs of other corporate groups and assists with other ad hoc requests as they arise

•           Supports Business Partners in developing the effective reports and data points to assist analysis and decision making.

•           Identifies opportunities to leverage system tools to automate tasks / processes

Scope/Dimensions

•           This position supports enterprise-wide budgets and forecasts and is a key consolidation resource for several entities

•           In this capacity, this position will have access to significant information related to the all of the client’s entities and will assist in critical analysis of budget results

Contacts

•           Business unit FP&A groups to assist in compiling and analyzing budget information

•           Other Corporate & Enterprise FP&A groups to ensure reliability of budget information and plan and implement system improvements

Required: 

•           Designated accountant (CPA) with 7+ years of accounting experience

•           Prior consolidations experience an asset

•           Prior experience in Hyperion Planning, Essbase, Power BI and/or Hyperion Strategic Finance or other financial planning tools an asset

•           Strong analytical skills to validate and challenge information provided by various sources

•           Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP an asset

•           Strong project management and team skills, including the ability to work independently and manage multiple concurrent projects

•           Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a results oriented business approach.

Looking for meaningful work? We can help!

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com  

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Advisor – Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis

Our Calgary based progressive energy client has an immediate need for an Advisor – Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis.  This will be an eight month contract due to start immediately.  This role will start with you working at home and transfer to their Calgary head office once deemed safe to do so.

High-Level Description

•            Analyze budgets and forecasts, prepare and support management’s analysis of critical issues and opportunities

•            Identify and resolve process issues and identify and communicate emerging business trends and issues to management. The latter activity requires working closely with business units and other departments in the organization.

 

Specific Accountabilities

•            Critical participant in coordinating and developing quarterly forecasts and annual budgets

•            Develops and maintains strong relationships with business unit asset teams and other Enterprise FP&A teams.

•            Applies financial and management accounting expertise to analyze business changes and reflects them in the budget and forecasting process.

•            Performs detailed budget to forecast analysis, ensuring consistency between the FP&A and Financial reporting teams.

•            Prepares summary reporting packages for senior management.

•            Assists in maintaining Hyperion Strategic Finance system and updates the consolidation structure for changes in the business as they arise

•            Demonstrates a high degree of competency in various analytical tools including Excel (e.g. Pivot Tables, Index, Match, VLOOKUP, Logical functions, etc.), PowerPoint, Power BI, Hyperion Planning and Essbase systems and recommend enhancements to the systems.

•            Identifies process improvement opportunities within the FP&A group and proposes solutions.

Scope/Dimensions

•            This position supports enterprise-wide budgets and forecasts

•            In this capacity, this position will have access to significant information related to the client’s entities and will assist in critical analysis of budget results

Contacts

•            Business unit FP&A groups to assist in compiling and analyzing budget information

•            Other Enterprise FP&A groups to ensure reliability of budget information and plan and implement system improvements

Required: 

•            Professional Accounting Designation.

•            3-5 years of post-designation experience.

•            Prior experience in Hyperion Planning, Essbase, Power BI and/or Hyperion Strategic Finance or other financial planning tools an asset

•            Strong analytical and problem solving skills complemented by excellent attention to detail.

•            Works well within a multi-disciplinary team environment, with an ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.

•            Highly proficient in the use of Excel; prior experience with major ERP systems an asset.

•            Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a results oriented business approach.

 

Looking for meaningful work? We can help!

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com  

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Senior Tax Accountant

We are seeking a Tax Accountant who will be responsible for preparing interim and year end income tax provisions for a 6 months contract to hire assignment in Belcamp, MD.

Our client is a multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace.

We at Ian Martin envision a world where everyone is connected in meaningful work and if you find great meaning in developing some of the most widely used products in the world, then we have the career path for you.

On a day to day basis your work will include:

  • Reviewing U.S. federal, state, and Canadian corporate income tax returns in a timely and accurate manner
  • Preparing miscellaneous tax filings
  • Supporting the close process and other general accounting functions including account analysis, reconciliation, the generation and posting of entries in the ERP system
  • Calculating, review and file quarterly tax estimates and extension payments
  • Assisting with cash tax forecasting and other modeling projects as needed
  • Developing and streamline procedures and worksheets.
  • Document and monitor internal tax controls
  • Handling audits, by providing information and defending the Company’s tax position
  • Maintaining tax records and respond to data requests of external advisors.
  • Assisting the Sr. Tax Manager in daily corporate tax functions such as addressing notices, handling tax payments and mailings, and communicating with other business associates

To perform above tasks, you must have below skills:

  • 2-6 years of experience in tax accounting, has experience with ERP systems, such as Oracle, Magnitude, or SAP.
  • manually calculate tax returns, and not depend on the software to automate it
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.  
  • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and with minimal supervision.  
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Ability to occasionally travel to other office locations.
  • Preferred: if you have a CPA or seeking CPA certification, along with Big Four or a mix of public and industry experience.
  • You should be fluent in English.
  • Resourceful
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft software programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 

Applicants with Bachelors Degree or above with related experience will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Accountant

The Ian Martin Group is seeking Accountant for a 12+ Months contract assignment in Pasadena, CA. Working as part of a team, you will be responsible on collecting customer accounts receivable, reconciling bank accounts, other balance sheet accounts, and maintaining fixed asset records.

Our client is an international digital security company providing software applications and security to personal devices.

We at Ian Martin envision a world where everyone is connected in meaningful work and if you find great meaning in developing some of the most widely used products in the world, then we have the career path for you.

Looking for someone with:

  • Hybrid/Dual Role of bank reconciliation and collections.
  • Must Have Experience completing Bank statement Reconciliations – be able to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Experience posting entries to General Ledger
  • Credit collections (responsible for own portfolio on accounts, and make sure payments are met.)
  • MUST HAVE: ADVANCED EXCEL SKILLS (pivot tables, pivot charts, create and run macro tools, VLOOKUP formulas, count if formulas, if-then)

On a day to day basis your work will include:

  • Perform collection calls and prepare customer-based correspondences.
  • Provide customer service regarding collection issues, process customer payments and refunds, resolve client discrepancies and short payments.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining assigned accounts and perform heavy account reconciliation.
  • Accountable for reducing and avoiding delinquency of assigned customer accounts.
  • Enlist the efforts of Sales and Management when necessary to accelerate collection solutions.
  • Reconcile bank accounts, prepaid expenses and other balance sheet accounts.
  • Maintain records for fixed assets including tagging, disposals, additions & retirements.
  • Review and analyze monthly depreciation schedule.
  • Assist with the unapplied cash and escheatment resolution effort, including research of customer or vendor accounts to identify and resolve potential discrepancies.
  • Respond to incoming customer questions emailed to group email address monitored by the team.
  • Perform special projects as needed.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or above and Proficient in Advanced MS Excel skills: Pivot Table, Vlookup, Formula functions (If-then, macros, sum if, ABS) will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Project Manager

Do you want to work for one of the largest “Utility” companies? They are currently looking for an “Project Manager” to support their facility in Waltham, MA OR Syracuse, NY.  If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Role Summary/Purpose

The Program Manager provides cross-functional program leadership to implement best practice across internal client Warehouse facilities. They achieve this through the broader application of program management practices or principles to ensure the collective set of program related projects achieve stated benefits. They ensure utilization of project management processes and tools to drive high level collaboration and execution. Their function is essential to ensuring teams define and achieve the objectives and goals required to complete projects on time and budget.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a list of dependent projects needed to reach the programs overall goals.
  • Drive high level collaboration and coordination with various business functions or joint development efforts with external parties to facilitate the planning process, setting goals & milestones, and creation of comprehensive timelines considering available resources, dependencies, budget, priorities and other constraints.
  • Manage 100+ individual implementations across a 12-month period.
  • Define, capture, and action project and product risks
  • Take ownership of tracking overall team progress and provide detailed management status reports, including KPIs.
  • Organize regular team meetings to monitor progress, track and mitigate risks, resolve/escalate issues, and review action items.
  • Generate the necessary documentation and assist teams with creating project plans, protocols, reports etc.
  • Take ownership of hands-on management and tracking of overall team progress and provide detailed management status reports and updates.
  • Interface with external partners and facilitate joint development efforts
  • Drive and action Lessons Learned to improve both program and project delivery
  • Monitor and track against benefit targets
  • Report program status to senior leadership on a bi-weekly basis

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of program management experience preferably in Supply Chain related activities
  • Certification or formal training in Program or Project Management and experience using a resource management tools is a big plus.
  • Strong preference for understanding of Lean 5S methodology

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Experience compiling GANTT charts and project plans.
  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Project or other.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in addition to having the ability to effectively communicate within the project teams as well as to top level management.
  • Excellent organization and time management/multi-tasking skills (comfortable in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment, operating at both strategic and tactical levels).
  • Experience with direct resource management.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team.
  • Ability to motivate a team to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Ability to strive strategic vision

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Duties are typically performed in an office setting but can require 25% travel to visit other company locations
  • Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times to meet deadlines.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a Project Manager professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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