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Director, Financial Project & Systems Integration

Accounting and Finance | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 840,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com 

Job Overview:

The Director, Financial Project and Systems Integration will play a critical role in driving the growth and transformation of our organization by leading the implementation, adoption, and ongoing enhancement of key Finance-related platforms, tools, and projects at ASCAP. In this role, you will work as part of our Finance senior leadership team, in partnership with our Product team to coordinate core project management processes.

Job Description:

  • Lead the implementation, integration and adoption of Finance-related technology platform projects including FP&A and general ledger tools
  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders and external partners / vendors to support complex platform transformation and finance tool enhancement
  • Thoroughly assess business and technical requirements to scope projects appropriately and then effectively drive projects to successful adoption
  • Develop detailed project plans, timelines and manage a project action log
  • Organize & facilitate all project meetings, including meeting agenda and meeting notes
  • Capture and memorialize key decisions and assure team members are aligned on next steps
  • Work with the product lead to ensure that all pertinent team members and stakeholders understand project goals, identify/ track KPIs and prioritize deliverables in accordance with strategic goals previously identified
  • Create weekly status reports
  • Create and maintain project documentation, including kick off deck, requirements, project plans, risk mitigation plan, user stories, and design assets
  • Implement effective project management processes that help initiatives run well and integrate seamlessly with agile methodologies

Qualifications:

  • 5 - 10 years of experience working in project management, product development, or systems integration, including an understanding of the product development lifecycle; experience working with Finance teams a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree; PMP certification a plus
  • Experience driving change through effective project management
  • Experience with JIRA, Smartsheet, PowerPoint, Lucid Charts and/or other presentation & reporting tools; strong presentation skills
  • Experience with or exposure to agile development environments desired
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across departments
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize, along with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing financial and accounting reporting systems and platforms
  • Knowledge of the music industry beneficial

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:

  • A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network 
  • Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
  • Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
  • An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
  • Generous time-off policy
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Short term disability Insurance / salary continuation and Long term disability insurance
  • Company provided basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Supplemental and dependent life insurance options

ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.