• Sr Dir IT Finance

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    # Positions
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


    Manage the personnel and activities to meet the organizations need for the financial accounting, analysis and reporting necessary to enable operating oversight and support informed decision making for the Information Technology (“IT”) division. Build strong partnerships with key stakeholders, business units and technical staff. Collaborate with business units to pursue strategic opportunities, understanding of cost drivers and identify areas for efficiencies and expense management opportunities.


    Manage and direct a professional staff in all facets of financial accounting and reporting to ensure complete and accurate financial data through effective internal controls and active communication with budget managers and process owners.


    Oversee all aspects of the financial operations of the IT division, including management reporting and analysis, capital planning, and financial accounting.  Participate on project teams to analyze total cost of ownership and collaboration on business case analysis.


    Develop and maintain performance metrics, scorecards, cost transparency models, activity based costing, billable chargeback models and other tools to aid in the presentations to leadership in IT and business divisions.  Collaborate with business units to pursue strategic opportunities, understanding of cost drivers and identify areas for efficiencies and expense management opportunities.


    Lead and/or serve as a finance expert of special projects and corporate initiatives, including benchmarking studies and surveys with external research firms.



    Education:  Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field 


    Experience:  8 -10 years progressive financial management experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. Experience working in Information Technology departments or divisions, hands on experience with PowerBI, activity based costing, and cost allocation models.  Experience developing multi-year expense budgets, tracking actuals, and forecasting. Intermediate skills in SharePoint, ServiceNow, Visio. Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


    Knowledge & Skills:  Requires highly developed problem solving and analytical abilities to determine business needs and provide appropriate solutions.  Displayed aptitude for technical and logical processes as well as IT knowledge.  Achieving results through others; express ideas clearly and persuasively in oral, written, and presentation forms.  Broad technical knowledge of infrastructure technologies including network, server, storage, mainframe, middleware leveraging IBM, Microsoft and Linux operating systems.  Understanding of SW/HW acquisition, maintenance, support models – e.g., on-prem, hybrid, cloud.  Strong ability to influence to achieve results.


    Professional certification preferred:  CPA, CMA, or MBA 

    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.



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