Sr Finance Technology Mgr - 90282582 - Washington

Date: Nov 26, 2020

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Sr Finance Technology Manager will perform the business project management responsibilities for an enterprise-wide timekeeping design and implementation project, as well as other Finance technology ad-hoc projects and initiatives, as the Finance Business liaison. Requires working indirectly for and collaboratively with business and functional leaders, excellent organizational skills, problem-solving skills, the ability to lead and drive change throughout the organization and an ability to work with a wide variety and level of business understanding of the solution staff proficiency as the change is implemented. Excellent communication and people skills are vital. Be a motivator, change agent, and a continuous improvement tool expert and technique practitioner who can lead cross-functional projects to successful completion, delivering measurable cost savings, revenue increases or cost avoidance in line with stated goals. Work with assigned IT project managers, business or functional leaders and their representatives to successfully deliver projects.  Develop metrics that provide data for process measurement, including identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities. Provide consultation on process re-engineering to simplify processes and drive consistency while maintaining or improving internal controls. Plan, prioritize, direct and support business line or functional project schedules, resource plans, and budgets. Reports directly to the Senior Director, Financial Systems. 




  • Proficiency in applying strategy, methods, metrics, and tools to facilitate change through process re-engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge of Accounting and Finance processes. 
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead complex projects and deliver on scope, on schedule, and within budget.
  • Excellent coaching, consultative, communication and presentation skills.
  • Driven to succeed and deliver desired results.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple objectives and priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to diagnose root cause problems, reach solid conclusions, develop implementable solutions, articulate ideas crisply and concisely, and build consensus across the organization.
  • Ability to facilitate change and motivate colleagues to practice continuous improvement and waste elimination.
  • Ability to interact with and relate to all levels of the organization.
  • Adept at building harmonious relationships across a diverse workforce, while delivering results.
  • Must command respect of fellow colleagues and possess absolute integrity.
  • Passion for the safety of themselves and for others.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.




  • Minimum of 9 years’ experience in an accounting or finance organization, supporting cross-functional projects in a leadership capacity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance,  and/or Computer Science or other related degree
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating and leading teams in a "for Profit" business
  • Proven track record managing complex projects.
  • Experience developing and reporting on project progress and developing and presenting results to senior staff in the form of PowerPoint presentations with advanced graphics and charts.
  • Must be proficient at Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint 




  • 11 years’ experience with support functional processes as well as direct operational processes
  • Prior experience with payroll and timekeeping processes/systems
  • Prior experience with Agreement (Union) Staff
  • Knowledge and experience of freight or passenger railroad operations or hospitality/travel industry
  • Experience with Visio or other diagramming tools, and data visualization tools (such as Tableau)
  • Expert knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies, including SCRUM and LEAN/Six Sigma



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:48869
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
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