Description

Baker McKenzie is modernizing its Professional & Business Services (PBS) functions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of how it delivers services to clients.

The Finance Project Manager - Collections Services will be part of the Delivery Management Team and Programme Management Office (PMO), and will play a strategic role in the implementation of Finance Collections and Cash Application processes globally. This implementation will promote revenue growth, helping drive the Firm forward in its ambitious goal of being the legal firm of choice and the employer of choice for its people.


Responsibilities:

  • Support the project Delivery Management team in the coordination of the project management effort and associated activities for a service(s)
  • Create, manage and execute the project schedule, including defining the required steps to achieve project objectives, the required resources and work allocation, and the management of dependencies to ensure delivery within agreed timeframes and ensuring compliance against agreed project framework, methodologies and governance
  • Proactive and effective stakeholder management, including organisational change, communications, training and organisational engagement; analyse and adapt key collateral for individual audiences
  • Risk and issue management, with a strong focus on the identification, analysis, response and escalation of key project risks; communicate risk effectively in order to protect project schedule
  • Team leadership, including the day-to-day management and oversight of project analysts, ensuring quality and performance; lead and drive weekly meetings and working sessions with broader project team
  • Ensure project quality and compliance through effective integration into the PMO and the adherence to established standards and methodology
  • Focus on value-based outcomes both quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Collaborate for results and become a respected leader

Experience Required

Technical skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor's degree related to business and/or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working in Finance Transformation Initiatives/ Programmes
  • Experience of working in Collections would be advantageous
  • Independent practitioner who is comfortable working in an unstructured environment
  • Strong post-college project management experience in consulting, accounting, banking, technology, finance or other large-scale global transformations
  • Experience in professional services is highly desirable, especially Law Practice
  • Experience in relationship building, gaining consensus, and adoption methods
  • Experience working directly with senior counterparts on strategy and execution
  • Project Management Professional or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification (strongly preferred)
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Continued drive for excellence and high quality, despite frequent iterations, changes in priority, scope and stakeholders
  • Excellent collaboration skills and comfortable with an agile and iterative development process that includes accepting and managing feedback from various stakeholders
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to communicate in a multi-cultural, multi-level environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritise and manage time to meet deadlines
  • Strong presentation and documentation skills, word processing, spreadsheet, and Powerpoint skills
  • Have confidence and experience in a deadline driven environment
  • Disciplined and thoughtful approach to client focus and consultation