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Sr Finance Transformation Mgr at Harland Clarke

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Description:

Harland Clarke is a leading provider of quality payment solutions, multi-channel marketing campaigns, and secure data-driven lead generation programs and critical communications. In addition, Harland Clarke provides promotional products, call centers, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. The company delivers operational excellence and intelligent solutions to more than 50 million consumers and 5 million small and medium sized businesses per year through its relationships with 8,500+ of the nation’s leading financial institutions, large retailers, affiliate marketing companies and accounting software providers. Harland Clarke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. For more information, visit or follow Harland Clarke on LinkedIn and on Twitter @HarlandClarke.

Build your career with a company dedicated to growth as you ensure the financial health of the enterprise. Engage with all levels of leadership as you master financial planning, forecasting and budgeting along with accounting software such as SAP, Oracle, Essbase and BlackLine.

Live your passion cultivating new skills in an organization where leaders prioritize your well-being and empower you to excel. Our teams focus on mutual accountability, dedicated to helping one another and sharing a knowledge base derived from years of experience.

Create our future of innovation by building positive relationships with clients across the organization, aligning people, process and technology to optimize our financial success.We are the pulse of the organization—we are Harland Clarke Finance professionals.

Position Summary

Responsible for managing the evaluation, measurement, monitoring and control of Finance Shared Service (FSS) projects to implement transformational process enhancements through technology projects and the use of proven methodologies including process re-engineering, Lean and Six Sigma.  Manages all aspects of FSS projects from demand through successful project closure across various FSS end-to-end processes including project planning, execution, timing, functionality, cost and quality,.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with senior management and staff across the business to discover inefficiencies in business processes and then manage projects to bring our business methods in line with our financial goals. The ultimate goal is to ensure the finance shared service organization executes against its vision of continually driving efficiency and effectiveness into every process we touch.

Key Duties / Responsibilities - Essential duties are identified by asterisks.

* Manage and execute against a portfolio of finance continuous improvement projects, using Lean Six Sigma and other process improvement methodologies to deliver measurable and sustainable business results. Manage project scope, tasks, deadlines, budgets and status reporting.  25%

* Analyze work flows within and across all departments to determine how the entire company can work better together. Lead discovery sessions to include requirements gathering and desired workflows to understand and document business needs.  Develop and document improvement opportunities, implementation plans and training needs.  25%

* Own individual project engagements from problem identification to project execution (or as determined in scoping discussions).  Anticipate critical issues and risks and takes responsibility for resolution. Actively and aggressively drive progress, identify obstacles, make course corrections and provide solutions, while maintaining appropriate levels of communication with internal business partners and stakeholders.  Be a liaison between other business locations on projects that have a multi-organization or business unit scope.  20%

* Provide timely and accurate visibility into project performance via dashboard and analytic reports.  Collect, analyze, compile and communicate project strategy, planning and progress information, including milestone achievement and goal completion to management.  Provide management with project status updates, feedback, and appropriate reporting on key, process focused objectives .10%

* Responsible for working with key finance business areas to identify enhancements and new solutions within SAP, Oracle, Essbase and other finance enterprise software packages to solve business problems.  Responsible for maintaining close contact with finance leaders to ensure the solutions are delivering as expected and providing value to the end user. 15%

Build strong strategic business relationships and serve as an impartial consultant to internal business partners, understanding their needs and the broader business landscape. 5%

All employees are responsible for demonstrating the company's Core Values at all times and for using Performance Excellence principles to continuously improve effectiveness, efficiency, products, and services.  This includes, but is not limited to, participating on improvement teams, recommending and implementing improvement ideas, and participating in training and other activities to keep up to date on processes, information, etc.

All employees are responsible for supporting and complying with internal and external  audits, to include providing information, performing assigned tasks to ensure compliance, and preparing and maintaining evidence that key duties identified as internal controls have been performed.

All employees are responsible for supporting and complying with safety and security policies to promote a healthy working environment.


Education & Knowledge Required

Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related discipline required (Master’s preferred)

Proven history in improving business processes in a complex, multi-billion organization

Familiarity with multiple ERP systems, RPA, AI and other finance specific tools (Excel, Blackline, Essbase)

Proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Access, Project, PowerPoint and Excel

Strong project management experience

In-depth knowledge and use of Continuous Improvement, Change Management and Six Sigma principles

Green Belt – Lean Six Sigma; Black Belt preferred

Experience / Skills / Abilities Required

10+ years of professional experience working in complex business environment

Experience with business process re-engineering

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Successfully applied LSS principles in a transactional environment that led to process improvement/transformation

Must be comfortable with integrating new technology into an existing business environment

Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills

Versatile, dynamic, demonstrates initiative, results oriented, flexible and able to work under tight deadlines

Proficient in financial analysis and risk management

Experience developing KPI monitoring systems which in turn maintain/improve FSS operations

Proven change leader with experience leading projects across diverse business segments

Managerial courage and intestinal fortitude

 Exhibit critical core competencies (collaboration, leadership, ability to influence, drive results etc.) Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills coupled with the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives

Excellent eye for detail

Preferred Requirements/Competencies

Knowledge of forecasting and execution support related to resource management, planning, and cost analysis

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Ability to create an analytical process that justifies business decisions

Experience working in a large, multiple process shared services organization\

Strong demonstrated analytical, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills

Superior influencing capabilities

Demonstrated success building cross-functional networks and stakeholder management

Sought as a resource for resolution of unique or complex business problems. 

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Proactively pursues growth opportunities as it relates to maintaining technical expertise, business acumen and competency development.

Supervisory Responsibility

No direct supervisory experience.  Must be capable of leading small teams to meet project objectives

Communication & Contacts Required

Ability to deliver oral and written reports and presentations at various levels of corporate management 

Experience must show strong communication skills (written and verbal) with an ability to drive change, influence others and positively impact results

Communicates clearly and concisely, adjusting level of detail and technical content for the intended audience

Effective listening skills; contributes to group discussions

Decision Making

Exercises a significant amount of independent judgment; works without appreciable direction


Travel required – estimate less than 25%

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions


Harland Clarke Holdings, to include its affiliated and subsidiary companies (Harland Clarke, Valassis, Scantron, NCP Solutions, NCH Marketing Services, Clipper Magazine), is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator, Laurel Reddish at .

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