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Strategic Payroll Program Manager

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time


Walnut Creek, California, United States

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: US

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at [Register to View] .

People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Finance professionals prepare and interpret financial plans and reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations, including internal financial controls, to mitigate risk for the company. Finance professionals may also shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture's capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community.

Job Description

  • Provide program direction and management, leading the Accenture Payroll team in completing the final phase of the NA Payroll Transition

  • Serve as primary point of contact for the vendor’s Implementation Lead in coordinating project plans and activities (during stabilization phase)

  • Develop and manage workplans, timeline, status reports, budget, and staffing

  • Plan and facilitate governance calls with the Payroll team and Vendor as needed

  • Work with the Communication Lead to ensure effective change management planning and delivery of communications, training, and performance support

  • Work with the Payroll team to establish and implement the organizational structure and roles to support the new managed services model

  • Support the NA Payroll Lead and Managers across the organization

  • Assist with implementation of new business models for NA Payroll

  • Act as a point of a contact for programs, initiatives, and operations for an assigned market.

  • Execute timely delivery.

  • Requires identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility. Creates solutions in situations in which analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

  • Requires adherence to strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals. •Interaction is with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture, involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach.

  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility for assigned tasks, our clients and/or the organization, as measured by size of work effort and scale of entity and/or program

  • Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years PM experienc


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Office proficient (word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Finance and accounting background or equivalent

  • Bachelors degree

Professional Skills:

  • Strong project management experience; demonstrated success leading large complex work efforts and projects of high complexity and visibility

  • Expertise in planning, design, and implementation of Payroll/Human Resource solutions

  • Expertise in stakeholder management; strong collaboration skills and ability to drive results across cross-functional, multi-level and multi-geography teams

  • Well organized, can provide structure as required to support vision and / or deliverables

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Collaborates well with others

  • Attentive to details

  • Quick to assimilate new information, make connections and align resources to address ad hoc needs and requirements

  • Can work both collaboratively and independently as needed

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act,Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is {Range Minimum to Top of Market Pay (top end of MRZ)} and [Register to View]

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