Senior Manager, Financial Systems (PeopleSoft)

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/7/2020 9:45 AM)
Job ID
Information Technology
The Pew Charitable Trusts


The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.


Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.


Information Technology
The Information Technology (IT) department at Pew takes a proactive approach toward the use of technologies to increase the organization’s capacity for exceptionally high-quality, strategic philanthropy. Executive staff at Pew recognizes the importance of technology and supports related initiatives to advance the institution’s goals and achieve and maintain a leadership position in the philanthropic community. As a result, the IT department is in a mode of continuous improvement in pursuit of the goals of the institution.

The department comprises highly competent, forward-thinking professionals who are responsible for the technology needs of all Pew staff, as well as for Pew’s subsidiaries in Philadelphia and Washington, DC. IT is organized into distinct areas of responsibility, including strategic alignment of technology with the business, the evaluation and acquisition of software and hardware, implementation of new systems and data repositories, and providing support for the extended network, desktop computer hardware, and software applications.


Position Overview
The Senior Manager, Financial Systems will lead a team of full time staff, contractors and vendors dedicated to the implementation, configuration, and support of Pew’s financial systems. In addition, the senior manager will work with internal stakeholders and function as the technical owner of Pew’s financial systems. The senior manager will be conversant in development and delivery methodologies (specifically Agile) and will maintain operational excellence.


The successful candidate has demonstrable leadership and management skills; expertise in the operation of financial systems; can analyze complex business problems and translate them into efficient technical solutions. He/she can assess the skills required to run Pew’s financial systems and develop staff to meet institutional needs. The successful candidate will be skilled at mentoring staff, collaborating with stakeholders and sponsors, delivering best practice solutions, and  focusing on business needs, quality, and data-based decisions. The Senior Manager, Financial Systems reports to the Director, Application Operations.


  • Manage the PeopleSoft financials technical team, contractors and vendors.
  • Act as the technical owner of Pew’s Peoplesoft financials upgrade and hosting transition project.
  • Assume product ownership and become main point of contact for all aspects of PeopleSoft financials.
  • Monitor progress, direction, and status, ensuring that deliverables are appropriately addressing identified requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders representing key areas of Pew to establish governance plans tailored to fit Pew’s business needs and culture.
  • Lead relevant application development efforts in support of PeopleSoft applications. Assume primary responsibility operations and technical support of Pew’s PeopleSoft implementation.
  • Ensure business needs, processes and functions are meeting customer expectations and develop processes to ensure new requirements are defined, delivered and technical solutions meet customer and stakeholder expectations.
  • Work with Pew’s PeopleSoft hosting vendor(s) and act as the primary relationship owner and manager.
  • Communicate status of activities and projects to Information Technology and business stakeholders. Deliver projects within predefined timelines and budgets.
  • Support the Director of Application Operations in the development of annual goals, budget and roadmap prioritization.
  • Implement and enforce policies and best practices over the governance and operations of Pew’s financial systems.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Director, Application Operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree required and relevant experience in information technology, financial system operation, and application design and support.
  • Minimum of three years’ management experience.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience managing PeopleSoft financials or successful 9.x implementations.
  • Minimum of ten years’ hands on experience with PeopleSoft financials 9.x and strong knowledge of most if not all modules (GL, AR, BI, TR, PC, AM, AP, CA, PO, SCMT, ES), and PeopleTools 8.55 or higher.
  • Working knowledge of change management tools such as Phire
  • Working knowledge of security solutions such as Appsian
  • Proven ability to manage projects that include major PeopleSoft upgrades, PeopleTools upgrades, minor software upgrades, scoping and developing system enhancements, and the integration of enterprise systems
  • Experience supporting enterprise systems with a preference for Oracle PeopleSoft.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly explain complex technical problems in business language to all levels of the organization, including preparation of executive communications.
  • Strong customer-service orientation and high level of enthusiasm. Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships and quickly establish credibility.
  • Ability to set priorities, organize time and identify resources for projects.
  • Experience managing third-party and internal resources, including external vendors and other IT staff, through either direct supervision or project management.
  • Experience developing personnel goals and objectives, coaching and motivating and recruiting.

Occasional travel required between Pew’s Washington, DC and Philadelphia offices. Minimal additional travel required to attend trainings, seminars or conferences.


Total Rewards
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.


The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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