The Application Director position is responsible for strategic and operational leadership of the applications which service the Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting departments. This responsibility includes design, development, support, and maintenance. The director will work closely with senior financial leadership, internal IT leadership, and representatives of the corporate accounting team to develop and execute the company's allocation technology plans. The position provides management with analysis and recommendations to improve and expand applications, system integration, and application performance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Provide overall product management of business systems overseeing all aspects for the Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting departments.Responsible for improving business processes and supporting critical business strategies by directing the architecture, development, implementation, and maintenance of business systems for the Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting departments.Work collaboratively with senior management on projects which include the design, proposal, and justification of solutions and systems applicationsLead the design and development of analytical projects designed to understand key business processes that drive financial reporting and corporate allocations.Develop long-term and annual tactical plans for business systems in support of technology strategic plans.Develop relevant metrics, measures, and publishes the performance of the services provided and enables continuous improvement activities in collaboration with peer groups.Work closely with the stakeholders in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing specific information technologies that support the business plans and IT strategies.Communicate cross-departmentally and coordinates with the users and technical groups regarding applications, developing application solutions, determining system requirements, and modifications of systems.Manage and provide troubleshooting, and high-tier support and maintenance of applications, including 24/7 on-call coverage as required
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Mentor and manage junior team members to develop and maintain documentation standards and other best practices.Interface with application support team and use analytics to implement better processes to reduce support requests.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Identify, engage, and manage outside partners/vendors to provide services in support of operations of systems and technology services, and for projects for technology initiatives and in support of business processesLead, manage and provide guidance for programming efforts of both internal staff and 3rd party programming servicesSupervises a team of Analysts and other technical people who support implementations and solutions for the business line.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: (including certification, licenses, etc.): A Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.Minimum 8 years of management and/or project management experience5+ years of real estate, private investments, or accounting experience5+ years of data warehouse and data modelling experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Strong knowledge of data warehouse and financial systems servicing commercial real estate investments. Demonstrated understanding of Project Management Methodology (PMM) fundamentals and business process analysisAdvanced knowledge in SQL and a variety of data integration technologies – ETL, XML, SOAP, etc.Knowledge and understanding of goals and the interdependencies of functional departments and groups (in the real estate industry) and the ability to lead large-scale complex IT projects in addressing overall business needsKnowledge and ability to direct staff in integrating information technology services with the work requirements and deliverables of the unitKnowledge of informational technology disciplines, e.g., software applications and interfaces, production operations, quality assurance and systems management, etc.Knowledge of project management process and systems, ITIL/ITSM