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Financial Accounting Systems Transformation (FAST) Business Program Management Lead

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Employer Provided Salary: 148,300-194,600 Annually
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About the Corporate Controller Organization:
The Controllers Organization is responsible for delivering on the foundation of credibility and control of the core financial information leveraged across Finance to communicate with leadership, key business partners and regulators on the enterprise's actual results, forecast implications and strategic decision making. This work considers legal entity structures, distribution channel and product results as well as how these impact our capital optimization and operating liquidity.
We are a diverse group of professionals experienced in and responsible for accounting, financial reporting, tax, policy and controls, cash operations, corporate finance data and systems management as well as wealth management finance activities. We are seeking engaging professionals with strong communication skills and deep intellectual curiosity to ensure the timely and efficient reporting of results. We not only perform the required activities. We are looked to as business partners who add value by challenging existing operating practices strengthening controls and highlighting trends and insights.
The Opportunity
In this highly visible role as the business Program Manager Lead for the Financial Accounting Systems Transformation (FAST) program, you will be responsible for leading one of the largest and transformative programs at MassMutual.
The FAST Program is on a multi-year plan to replace our existing SAP R3 platform with the SAP S/4HANA platform that will provide a modern event based financial system solution for Corporate Finance, enabling a more streamlined financial reporting process that leverages enhanced reporting and data analytics functionality.
FAST Business Program Manager Lead will be responsible for the planning, day-to-day execution, management, implementation and reporting of large and complex programs. The incumbent will be accountable to manage and monitor project tasks and controls during project planning and delivery activities to ensure on-time and quality goals are met within scope and budget. Apply advanced project and program management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, communications and presentations in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.
High Level Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategy for the program team.
  • Lead creation of the program management plan.
  • Oversee all activities associated with the program to ensure the program achieves its goals.
  • Identify and understand program objectives.
  • Manage timelines and deliverables.
  • Identify and assign program team members.
  • Identify projects needed to achieve program objectives.
  • Coordinate interdependent projects that are part of the program.
  • Communicate with project managers.
  • Monitor program activities.
  • Measure and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and return on investment (ROI).
  • Resolve problems and delays in the program.
  • Manage program budget.
  • Manage resources across all projects within the program.
  • Help to ensure collaboration among project teams.
  • Manage program risk and coordinate corrective measures.
  • Document the program.
  • Identify and manage program adherence to standards and governance.
  • Manage stakeholder communications.
  • Report on program performance to executive team and organization leaders.
  • Ensure that the program is aligned with organizational business goals and objectives.
  • Identifies required human resources to successfully executive to plan and submits to Program Lead; provides cost estimates
  • Interviews candidates and onboards as appropriate
  • Maintains change request (change to existing requirements
  • Collates decision that require business line discussion and decision and escalates to Program lead for discussion at Steering committees
  • Leads regular cross workstream scrums to ensure alignment on deliverables and dependencies remain in sync.
  • Identifies conflict in deliverables and delays; make best efforts to resolve issues and escalates to Program Lead if unable to achieve for resolution
  • Maintain a matrix reporting relationship with the business sponsor of the program/project and the program manager
  • Identify and drive key stakeholder involvement and work with them to elicit scope
  • Secure and maintain project resources from a business and technical scope
  • Identify, document, assign, track and facilitate project issues through to resolution
  • Confirm achievement of objectives, verify and document project results to formalize acceptance of the product at each phase gate of the project by the
  • Facilitate lessons learned and retain information in a central location for future use


  • Bachelor's degree and/or CFA designation is preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience managing large-scale programs and effective change management.
  • Proficient experience with Project Management tools including but not limited to: Atlassian Jira, Zephyr for Jira, Smartsheets as well as MS Office Suite (Project, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Certified in Scrum Alliance (CSM/CSPO), (PSM/PSPO/PSD), SAFe Scaled Agilist, PMI-ACP, PMP is desired but not required
  • 7+ years managing people/teams
  • Executive presence with ability to quickly build rapport and cultivate relationships; high-level of emotional intelligence
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; track record of developing and delivering high- impact presentations; effective public speaking
  • Astute business judgment, analytic, creative, and problem-solving skill, with experience applying these skills to acquire and develop strategic partnerships
  • Strategically minded, analytical change agent and decision maker with a clear vision and the ability to implement improvement measures impacting a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and data-driven mindset that translates into leadership skills

Ideal qualifications include:

  • Experience in S/4 Hana
  • Knowledge of best practices in GL Accounting, and experience in Accelerated Fiscal Closing, Treasury, Group Reporting, Accounts Payable, Tax Compliance and Reporting.
  • Knowledge of statutory, fiscal and legal requirements.
  • 3-4 years end-to-end Finance transformation experience, with either Oracle, SAP or S4-Hana.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.
If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.
Salary Range: $156,000.00-$204,700.00

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At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employees can either attend the in-person all-hands meeting, watch live via Zoom, or watch the recording. All employees are invited to submit questions.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Remote work program
In addition to two remote days per week, MassMutual offers employees four full remote weeks of their choice per year.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability insurance
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Dental insurance
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision insurance
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Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Our general medical travel benefit covers abortion-related travel.
Financial & Retirement
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous parental leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
MassMutual offers many opportunities for family events, from group volunteer experiences and chances to attend Red Sox games to business resource group-sponsored outings like annual pride parades.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid volunteer time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
320 hours of caregiver leave to take of loved ones when it matters most.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
MassMutual's wellness wallet is a stipend available to all employees, and can be used for myriad wellness-related purchases, including home-office purchases.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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