Sr. Consultant, Project Management - Accounting

Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #58108

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

 

The Role

The Senior Consultant, Project Manager, will provide subject matter expertise and direction on project management of the enterprise-wide and cross functional implementation of FASB’s Long-Duration Targeted Improvements to Insurance Contracts.  In this role, (s)he will drive planning and execution of the project, with guidance and support by the Project Lead (VP), including project governance deployment, day-to-day project management, education and communication planning and change management.  

 

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Develops and executes complex effective project and/or program management throughout the project development lifecycle, including but not limited to: project planning, resource planning change management and communications planning, managing changes to scope, and ensuring that the project schedule is accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized changes.
  • Directs and delivers complex projects and/or programs conforming to project management standards and processes as designated by his/her assigned area of responsibility, including applicable change control and project management
  • Collaborates effectively with management and appropriate project stakeholders on complex issues and conflicts that impact time, cost, scope, quality and risk of assigned projects/programs.
  • Analyzes assigned project and/or program plans to validate if project outcomes will meet the business needs and align/support operational plans/objectives and recommends mitigation plans.
  • Advises and collaborates with project owners and appropriate personnel to manage project/program quality and cost.
  • Identifies complex project/program resourcing needs and facilitates the procurement of needed hardware, software and human resources for the project.
  • Monitors and evaluates assigned complex project and/or program’s progress and performance against the project plan and develops complex mitigation plans.
  • Identifies and resolves complex project and/or program issues to minimize delays.
  • Facilitates project/program communications with sponsors and other leaders/contributors.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on project management best practice standards, templates and practices. 
  • Utilize influence skills to help achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Serves as a mentor and shares expertise with project managers and project team members.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate degree or 4+ years of comparable work experience; educational concentration in Finance / Accounting and Project Management is preferred
  • PMP certification preferred

 

Experience

  • 5-7+ years of experience in Project Management that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Strong Accounting / Finance acumen to enable communication with varying levels of accounting and finance professionals on subject matter.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
  • Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Evaluate trends in data or information.
  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple project workstreams in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills including development of detailed project plans and day-to-day detailed management of project plans, including management of issue logs and coordination and driving resolution with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Possesses a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions
  • Drives performance targets to completion

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This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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