is seeking a VP, Strategic Program Office - Finance
to join our dynamic team in our Irvine Headquarters.
Due to our continued business growth and expansion, the VP, Strategic Program Office - Finance
will be part of a committed team focused on the core values of Service, Choice, Value, & Trust. The VP, Strategic Program Office - Finance
should have a proven track record of producing quality work and desire to be part of a rewarding and friendly environment.
The position of Strategic Program Office - Finance is responsible for advising, strategizing, planning and execution of large Finance strategic programs. Manages the finance processes and deliverables associated with M&A activity. Consults and advises executive level direction based on strategic growth and initiatives based on experience and best practices. Improves processes and procedures for the growth and scale of the finance organization. Program and project manage small to large scale finance projects and initiatives in alignment with the strategic goals of the bank.
Identify and manage mitigation to any potential risk or exposure that could be inherited by the finance aspect of strategic initiatives. Ensure finance compliance from regulatory mandates. Raise and escalate areas of risk and mobilize teams of people to properly address.
Lead teams of finance professionals to successfully integrate bank and other companies through exercise of acquisition. Conduct due diligence, determine current/target states and plan for conversion and integration activity. Execute with internal staff as well as external vendor manage to successful completion. Strategize, plan and execute large scale, strategic finance initiatives
Continually monitor and improve finance programs/projects and operations to ensure efficiency and maximum value
Constant communication to executive steering committee for program status and reporting
Manage external vendor's execution of projects and integration
Manages deliverable outputs and communications
Identify and mitigate risk areas for finance growth and integration
Advise finance solutions based on strategic programs of the bank
Explore and research new technology that would enhance the capabilities of the finance organization and strengthen the overall company.
Manage the finance aspect of bank integrations through strategy, planning and execution.
Develop and train internal finance staff in program management and M&A methodology
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; or 7 years of related experience and/or training. Work related experience must consist of finance experience in the financial services industry. Educational experience, through in-house training sessions, formal school or financial industry related curriculum, should be business or financial industry related.
Advanced knowledge of Bank operations and lending products and services; related state and federal laws and regulations, and other Bank operational policies and procedures.
Mastered experience, knowledge and training in progressively responsible finance department operations, M&A, management and supervisory activities.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to provide leadership, supervision and training for employees using positive supervisory techniques to ensure maximum productivity; demonstrated ability in organization and delegation skills.
Advanced skills in information systems architecture
Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, train personnel, read, analyze and interpret documents and professional journals, understand procedures, write reports, correspondence and procedures, speak clearly to customers and employees.
Thorough understanding of management procedures; ability to plan department or Bank activities (setting objectives, developing strategies, budgeting, and developing policies and procedures); initiative to organize various functions necessary to accomplish department or Bank activities; effectively staff (selecting, training and developing employees); directing employees towards the desired objectives (delegating, motivating, resolving problems); controlling the function (developing performance standards, measuring results, taking corrective action and rewarding employees as appropriate).
Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
Ability to work with no supervision while performing duties.
Current driver's license and a vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage if required to drive in the course of performing assigned duties and responsibilities.