Consulting Manager - IT Project Manager

Baton Rouge, LA, USA ● Hattiesburg, MS, USA ● Houston, TX, USA ● Lafayette, LA, USA ● Metairie, LA, USA ● Shreveport, LA, USA Req #52
Thursday, October 6, 2022

For more than 70 years, Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N), APAC has helped businesses and individuals across the country shape clearer paths forward. Our professional accounting and assurance, consulting, tax, and technology services allow clients to streamline and organize operations, comply with changing regulations, and boost business growth with the right technological tools.  As Louisiana’s top CPA firm, our rapid growth is continuing.  We are looking for leaders to GROW WITH US!

P&N is seeking a Consulting Manager - IT Project Management who is responsible for planning and management of small to mid-size, multi-faceted Agile projects and/or multiple small projects simultaneously in support of the Firm’s strategic plan and initiatives. The position will work with clients and project leadership on the development, execution, and tracking of Agile application development and business intelligence projects. This position provides or manages a team that provides business analysis, requirements definition, and software testing support to client facing projects. 


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems and Decision Sciences, or a related field is required.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience may substitute for education requirement.
  • Relevant certifications are preferred:
  • Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Other related professional certifications (Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), Advanced Project Manager Certification (APMC), etc.
  • 5+ years of direct experience in Agile project management or consulting is required.
  • Experience with Agile application delivery processes, system development life cycle, business assessments, and programs such as JIRA, Confluence, Asana, Zephyr, TestRail, Trello, Basecamp, TFS, Azure DevOps is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in a project leadership or supervisory role is required.
  • Proficiency of Scrum or other Agile methodologies.
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of Agile, its values and principles, including backlog grooming, release and sprint planning, Agile status reporting, and more.
  • Must be experienced in Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes.
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adjust priorities appropriately in an evolving work environment with shifting time frames.
  • Ability to work in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Must be able to lead, build, and manage effective teams for small, medium, and large scale projects.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, innovative, and continuously changing environment.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in business and technical environments and within a diverse group of individuals.
  • Must be technically proficient with the capability of performing at an intermediate or advanced level with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite of products, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook. 
  • May be required to work overtime during the work week or on weekends.
  • May periodically travel and work from different company locations.

   RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads, directs and manages projects and multi-disciplinary tasks within scope of program or project to support Agile teams.
  • Performs assessments of business needs and assists developers to translate these needs into project requirements.
  • Tracks and confirms business system development and implementation efforts.
  • Creates and distributes regular reports on project progress, blockers, milestones, and resource needs.  Helps identify and clear impediments for Agile teams.
  • Communicates effectively and consistently with all project stakeholders. Promotes transparency at all times regarding project status, issues and risks to stakeholders.
  • Serves as one of the Firm’s primary contacts with clients.
  • Serves as a liaison between technical and non-technical departments. Ensures internal customers are kept informed of development issues.
  • Identifies resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities within a project.
  • Works with other leadership to define project scope and deliver a detailed plan for a successful outcome based on project objectives. Estimates effort and resources required for responsibilities and ensures all are prioritized effectively and delivered on time.
  • Ensures project documents and plans are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Attends process improvement meetings to; identify people, process and technology improvements to be made improve team and project performance. Builds and maintains trusted relationships with diverse group of clients, team members, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of structured testing concepts, methodologies, and manual testing support tools.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures, laws and regulations, and keeps current on compliance-related areas.
  • Prepares deliverables/reports for review by the Associate Director that include any noted issues, trends and other micro/macro level risks identified through the execution of projects activities.
  • Performs and/or oversees functionality testing of new applications and existing software enhancements to ensure they meet business requirements through performing end to end business scenario tests.
  • Performs and/or oversees regression testing of new applications and existing software enhancements to identify any possible impacts caused by changes.
  • Verifies and traces evidence of reproduction of any reported faults in existing software.
  • Manages the team through all phases of a project including strategic planning, work planning, mobilization, execution, and closeout consistent with established program delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget and other contract requirements.
  • Ongoing mentoring of team, performing assessment and completion of performance appraisals, promotion recommendations, on-the-job training, and professional development.
  • Participates in Firm recruiting activities.
  • Complies with the professional and Firm requirements (e.g., employee handbook requirements, time entry procedures), quality control document requirement, confidentiality requirements related to client, proposal, personnel, and job related information.
  • Attends and actively engages in training sessions and/or meetings as required.
  • Maintains the required CPE for firm and licensing standards. 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and listen. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus. This position spends a significant amount of time sitting and operating a computer. Lifting requirements will not typically exceed 25 pounds. 

BENEFITS:

  • Work/Life Balance: Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Holidays, Dress for Your Day policy, Volunteer Opportunities, Fun Team Activities
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) Plan with Matching/Profit Sharing Contribution, Voluntary & Group Life Insurance, Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance, Medical, Dependent Care and Adoption FSA, Competitive Salaries, Employee Referral bonus
  • Health & Wellness: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account

Join our team of professionals and take a firm step forward in your career. With an established mentor program and defined career paths for a range of specialties and skill sets, P&N is a place where professionals of all experience levels thrive. Our Lifelong Learning program, combined with technical training opportunities for staff, ensure that this is a place where our employees can grow — and with a rich office culture and a strong commitment to work/life balance, P&N is a place where you'll be happy to do so. To be considered for employment, visit www.pncpa.com/careers, complete an employment application and Explore Your Next Opportunity with P&N.
 
Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N), APAC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications. 

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