Manager - Financial Support Office
The FSO Manager is responsible for guiding the development of System-wide processes, policies and practices and to lead FSO staff and other Reserve Bank personnel on specific initiatives and projects. This position is also responsible for providing advice on contemporary System-wide challenges or opportunities.
1. Promote financial management best practices and provide leadership and support to implement them.
2. Assist in the development of strategic goals with manageable scope/timeline and measurable success outcomes. Manage and directly execute efforts to achieve them. Monitor and report FSO and System financial management performance against targets.
3. Provide consultative support to stakeholders on their high priority objectives as needed. Provide leadership on System work groups or the like, while fostering an environment that welcomes diverse perspectives.
4. Manage a professional staff. Set objectives and allocate work assignments. Assess performance and develop, coach, and upskill staff.
This individual will support the Enterprise Resource Planning platform implementation effort initially, as well as the overall evolution of financial management, positioning the Fed finance community to better leverage its tools, processes and talent. Specifically, the FSO manager will have responsibility for:
"Day 2" planning, execution and tracking
Continuous improvement of business processes, particularly in the financial planning space, in support of FSO strategy and FSO finance
Support incubator efforts for new business value, including design, socialization, inclusive participation, and implementation
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position is required to directly supervise 1-3 employees.
Knowledge and Experience:
Knowledge and experience typically acquired through 5+ years of experience of increasing responsibility, including experience at the management level.
Advanced knowledge of business process improvement methodologies and approaches
Effective management skills, including the ability to hire and develop high potential professional staff.
Strong leadership skills. A proven ability to lead diverse workgroups and projects with and without direct authority.
Strong organizational, planning, and self-management skills.
Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and be flexible as the picture changes.
Independent thinking and decision-making ability.
Interpersonal savvy to build rapport and relate well to all levels of staff and executives.
Experience on geographically dispersed work teams.
Strong customer service orientation.
Excellent written and oral communications skills with proven ability to present material to senior executives.
Familiarity with the financial management industry (particularly financial planning and analysis) preferred.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.
All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, level of work and the requirements of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.