Finance Sr Manager - IT Vendor Management Office
Amgen Job Description This role reports into the lead of the Vendor Management Office VMO Lead, is an integral part of the overall Service Management and Governance (SM&G) team, and a resource for team members for pricing, new work, extensions of scope, and other financial analysis. The Finance Sr Manager is accountable for assuring the accuracy and audit ability of all financial transactions related to the outsourced IT environment, and to make certain the proper financial controls are in place for the term of the agreement. This role is responsible for establishing and coordinating all outsourced contract budgets. The Finance Sr Manager is accountable to ensure accuracy of all Service Provider charges and pass-through expenses. The Finance Sr Manager is responsible for providing regular IT financial reporting, including budgeted vs. actual expenses, forecasts, and financial trend analysis. The Finance Sr Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the appropriate investigation and validation processes are established to handle financial variances in forecasted expenses or usage. The Finance Sr Manager will also work with other SM&G team members and lead or participate in such activities as: contract negotiations, vendor reviews, special projects, benchmarks and audits, root cause analysis and other assignments as needed. This position works closely with the Contract Management Sr Manager, Contract Executive, other IT organizations and key Service Providers to ensure overall operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Provides direction and leadership to ensure that proper financial controls are in place for the term of the contract. - Establishes and maintains consistent methodologies for performing financial business reviews on effectiveness of the Service Provider relationship - Ensures compliance with GAAP and Clientas internal accounting policies - Ensure compliance with tax laws - Ensure SOX control framework implemented and continuously reviewed if applicable - Ensure Service Provider implementation of required SOX controls if applicable Develops, administers, controls and optimizes total cost of sourcing in line with the business and sourcing targets: - Plans and manages budget/ forecast - Investigates and resolves variances in forecasted expenses or usage - Manages variance in planned expenses or resource usage - Controls global sourcing budget and manages financial data and reporting - Manages any global special project budget in conjunction with the Sourcing Executive Ensures accuracy of all contract-related charges - Monitors and audits all monthly charges to ensure accuracy of Service Provider charges, Client-retained expenses, and pass-through expenses - Investigates and resolves discrepancies Ensures timely payment of Service Provider invoices - Ensures timely and accurate payment of Service Provider invoices - In conjunction with the Service Management & Governance Executive and Contract Manager, ensures identification and collection/payment of any performance credits or other sums due/payable - Manages and controls the financial implications of contractual obligations Provides direction and support in the financial aspects of contract negotiations - Ensures overall effectiveness of the financial side outsourcing efforts - Serves as the liaison between outsourcing organization and other corporate entities on finance-related outsourcing issues - Ensures compliance with corporate policies and reporting requirements Basic Qualifications Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience OR Master's degree & 6 years of directly related experience OR Bachelor's degree or & 8 years of directly related experience OR Associate's degree & 10 years of directly related experience OR High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience Preferred Qualifications Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance Eight years of financial accounting experience MBA/CPA certification Thorough understanding of Outsourcing Services Agreements, Financial Analysis, Cost Accounting, Cost Models, Cost Allocation processes, and Economics Understanding of IT services such as computer/infrastructure services and telecommunications services; pricing models, and resource units (measures of service utilization) Financial and Process skills; an understanding of the company's financial practices and goals a including drivers of process costs, ability to work with supplier to ensure effective cost solutions and agreed upon service level agreements Knowledge of Business Unitas business environment, service requirements and culture Demonstrated ability to manage a large budget and exercise fiscal responsibility Demonstrated ability to assess needs, creatively approach solutions, decide and influence appropriate courses of action. Strong persuasion and problem resolution skills Service provider/vendor management experience Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas in easy to understand business terms to senior leaders Strong collaboration and partnering skills Working knowledge of applicable Sarbanes-Oxley regulations Working knowledge of any other biopharmaceutical industry Auto req: 16818BR Career Category: Information Systems Employee Subgroup: Salaried FT
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