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Future of Finance PMO - Manager / Senior Associate - FTC

- Ipswich uk

WTW’s Finance function is on a bold new transformation journey, and we are looking for a Manager / Senior Associate to join its Program Management Office (PMO) for the Future of Finance transformation program. This individual will report to the Future of Finance PMO and provide day-to-day support to the Future of Finance program team.

The PMO plays an “activist” role across Future of Finance initiatives including Target Operating Model, Global Systems, Global Processes, Procurement, Data & Analytics, Tax, etc by providing governance and structure. The PMO takes a proactive approach and requires hands-on involvement – continue to develop the transformation project management methods and standards, maintain work programs and team cadence, drive cross-functional stakeholder management, and manage executive-level meetings and presentations.

This is a terrific opportunity for individuals interested in driving Finance’s operational effectiveness through technology, processes, and global operations. The person will gain a point of view into the operations and strategy of Finance and the implementation of multiple Future of Finance transformation initiatives. The individual will serve as primary day-to-day support to the PMO and is expected to work under the direction of the Associate Director / Manager to maintain PMO rigors across Future of Finance initiatives. There will be opportunities to collaborate with a broad stakeholder group like Finance Leadership, Future of Finance Lead, Strategic Program Leads, and other leaders across WTW, such as the Transformation Management Office.

The Finance function serves both internal and external customers: colleagues within our company, client organizations, shareholders, financial institutions, suppliers, and regulatory agencies around the world. The role can be remote and located anywhere. The role is expected to frequently work US Eastern Time and attend some in-office meetings. Preference for candidates in São Paulo, Brazil, Philadelphia, USA, or Ipswich UK area.

Responsibilities :

• Support project management efforts for the Future of Finance transformation. Assuring all initiatives are aligning with the Company’s transformation objectives.

• Continuously manage the PMO methods and standards under the direction of the Senior Manager PMO to help the Future of Finance Lead and Strategic Programs Lead manage deliverables, roadmaps, work plans, dependencies, risks, and issues.

• Ensure transparency and consistency in reporting and stakeholder management, and act as the central point of support for all deliverables to Finance and non-Finance stakeholders for strategic portfolio management.

• Partner with the Senior Manager / Strategic Program Leads to advise, gather requirements, develop scope and charters, establish working team structure and cadence, and drive the execution of new or existing transformation initiatives.

• Ensure relevant programs/project updates are delivered promptly to Finance leaders and TMO – tracking savings, generating forecasts/budgets, updating timelines, and elevating risk/issues/dependencies.

• Support the preparation of executive-level presentations to maintain Future of Finance’s governance structure, deliverables, and socialization and communication plans.

• Support business case development ensuring all investment decisions are understood, rigorously challenged, and underwritten by appropriate financial and ROI analysis.

• Partner with the change management team to ensure a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder impact, communications, changes, transitions, and business adoption deliverables.

• Ability to “get one’s hands dirty” to deeply understand and drive deliverables, produce presentations, and manage day-to-day project activities.

• Support the team by removing roadblocks and anticipating upcoming deadlines. Helping the team address issues before they impact project outcomes and results.

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or another quantitative field. A Master’s degree is a plus.

• Progressive experience in project management, consulting, or corporate finance preferably a Big4 or large public company. Some prior supervisory experience is preferred.

• Proficient with PMO tools – Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Teams. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.

• Knowledge of business intelligence tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, Anaplan, Alteryx, etc


• Experience leading project management methods and standards; building program roadmaps and managing RAID reviews, timeline/critical paths, and execution plans.

• Hands-on experience setting up project management tools and methods.

• Strong understanding of Agile methods of implementation.

• A can-do attitude and the ability to build credibility with stakeholders.

• Data-driven decision mindset who can use analytical thinking to form insightful recommendations to solve business problems.

• Entrepreneurial team player who is curious, manages time effectively and delivers personally with limited oversight.

• English proficiency is a must; multiple language skills are a plus. Outstanding verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

• Availability to travel as business requires.

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