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Project Manager, PMP certified (Finance and Accounting)

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Premier client in Davidson, NC is in search of a Certified Project Management Professional to join them onsite for a six month engagement in their Finance and Accounting department. Qualified candidates will have previous experience working within and for financial and accounting departments and/or customers.

Primary responsibilities:
- Use best practice PMO methodology to create project plans that fit the stakeholders'/sponsor’s' needs and deliver on desired outcomes
- Develop integrated baseline project plans applying estimating models
- Identify resources and skills required, document estimating assumptions, refine plans and manage performance against them
- Recommend best solutions based on understanding of business issues, provide task-based schedule and cost forecasts and assist in assessing risk-based provisions
- Capture and track program metrics and perform analysis
- Manage project scope by assessing requirements changes, determining and conveying impact on budget, time and risk
- Manage client expectations, anticipate operational and tactical risks and track them
- Clarify, identify, and track requirements and issues, remove barriers, resolve minor project issues and escalate to immediate manager where required
- Manage project closure initiatives, such as client satisfaction survey and closure analysis
- Document and archive project activities, deliverables, tools and findings for future projects

Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree (special consideration given to candidates with degrees/backgrounds in finance and accounting)
- PMP certification preferred
- 5 years experience managing projects
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to develop project plans and manage individual deadlines and goals
- Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis and creation
- Ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis
- Advanced proficiency with all MS Office applications, MS Project and/or Visio
- Customer service orientation, and strong interpersonal skills
- Analytical thinker with creative problem solving skills and attention to detail

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