The Director Financial Systems Modernization serves as principal and expert advisor to the CFO on all matters related to Financial Systems Modernization (FSM) regarding the deployment, integration, and sustainment of integrated mission-essential enterprise financial, acquisition and asset management systems. The Director is responsible for goals including enabling OMB regulatory compliance, maintaining system security, correcting current program-specific audit issues, enhancing internal controls, improving integration with feeder systems, standardizing processes and data, and enhancing management oversight.
Specific responsibilities include:
Managing the overall program and project plan, budget, task descriptions, and earned value management to include estimates and a work breakdown schedule, monitor project performance, and associated deliverables.
Planing and managing complex IT projects involving interrelated disciplines and multiple stages of the systems development lifecycle. Developing comprehensive project plans, budget requirements, task descriptions, and work breakdown structures to accomplish program/project requirements. Duties include the following:
Overseeing the program from development to implementation, ensuring adherence to cost, schedule, and performance
Coordinating all associated DHS activities related to the Financial Systems Modernization (FSM) program
Ensuring consistent acquisition execution
Serving on technical committees
Overseeing sustainment efforts for systems deployed by the Financial Systems Modernization (FSM) program. Evaluating post-implementation support requirements and modify them based on emerging mission and business requirements. Developing service level agreements (SLAs) that define requirements and expectations for delivering customer support services.
Incorporating Business Intelligence into the Financial Systems Modernization (FSM) program to provide historical, current, and predictive views of financial operations.
Coordinating the governance needs of the program, including interactions with the Acquisition Review Board, Executive Steering Committee, and DHS component organizations.
Ensuring that modernized DHS financial management systems adhere to federal accounting standards and meet federal financial audit and internal control requirements, including those promulgated by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Government Accountability Office.
Applying comprehensive and expert professional knowledge and understanding of management concepts and practices; lifecycle management policies and procedures; Earned Value Management (EVM), Return on Investment (ROI), cost and resource analysis; and their application to major programs for improving the management of IT.
Manage, direct, and formulate strategies to substantiate business process improvements and reduce or eliminate usage of inefficient systems, processes, and programs.
Applying expert professional knowledge of computer hardware/software technologies and experience in IT applications; database administration principles and information sharing techniques; research and analysis of technology programs issues and program requirements; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and experience collecting, analyzing, and integrating complex information to develop options or logical conclusions for difficult issues.
Direct and execute organizational improvement and information management programs.
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