Global Program Director – General Ledger Transformation (Division Director)


We are hiring for a Senior Program Director who will be responsible for delivering a large scale system-led transformation replacing our core General Ledger and associated systems. This individual will be ultimately responsible for managing the program to successful delivery of the new platforms and associated transformation in process and operating model. The role will have high visibility throughout the organisation across global support, business and technology teams, will involve management of several external support partners and will require interaction with the highest management levels.

We require a Program Director with experience of driving large scale transformation projects in the financial services environment – preferably with a focus on Finance Transformation and the GL/ERP. (General Ledger/Enterprise Resource planning)

The Project

The project is to replace or upgrade our General Ledger and associated platforms (e.g. sub ledgers, reporting datamart) with the latest technologies. The project will start with an evaluation including Scope, Target Operating Model, Platform Recommendation, Business Case and Delivery Roadmap.

 Role and Responsibilities

FMG (Financial Management Group) and Technology are embarking upon a major program of work to replace the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, and Asset Management core platforms and leverage these platforms to transform our operating model.

There is an opportunity for an experienced Program Director with a proven ability to span Business and Technology at a global level to drive the Planning and Initiation phase over a period of approximately 6 months.

Future responsibilities post the Planning and Initiation phase will be dictated by the agreed scope of the program and the required roles, responsibilities, and skills.

The role will comprise

  • define, develop and implement a strategy to deliver the global GL transformation project on time and to business case
  • managing the relationship with the Professional Services partner and ensuring that all SOW’s are setup to deliver the most value to Macquarie
  • leading effective project planning, tracking, and communications including the preparation of all Steering Committee materials
  • own program risk reviews and appropriate mitigation to anticipate challenges before they happen and take appropriate action to minimise risk.
  • collaborating with Sourcing and vendor management, Legal, and Finance on all commercial contracts
  • managing the preparation and approval of the business case
  • completing commercials with the selected vendor(s)
  • mobilising the required teams to set the program up for success.

To be successful you must have

  • experience in leading global finance focused transformations using a range of ERP vendors.
  • experience with multiple methodologies and the ability to apply the most appropriate approach to achieve the required outcome
  • excellent financial management skills
  • willingness to take a hands-on approach working with a small team spanning the Business, Technology, and Professional Services partner
  • excellent stakeholder management skills across Business, IT, Risk, Finance and Legal stakeholders
  • ability to work with C-Level stakeholders
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholder.

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