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Sr. Project Manager
Edina, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on August 3, 2021
Job Id #48166 Posted June 7, 2021

Position Summary:

  •  This role supports portfolios consisting of multiple, cross-functional projects varying in complexity, scope, and duration.
  • Supports Project Managers, Program Managers, and Portfolio Directors on the financial, lifecycle, planning and reporting practices of the IT PMO. 
  • Assists in managing the corporate sub portfolio regarding actuals and forecasts, capital asset accounting and project management office (PMO) processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for managing complex and high risks projects.
  • Oversees project budgets and schedules.
  • Manage day-to-day aspects of project scope.
  • Minimizes project risk.
  • Creates and manages project work plans and work breakdown structures.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assists with management of portfolio financials including planning, budgeting, forecasting, variance tracking, calculating earned value metrics.
  • Establish and conduct operational reporting for the PMO Portfolio Director.
  • Support Portfolio staff on understanding financial practices, procedures and status.
  • Ensure PMO financial transactions follow company's  policy and are conducted in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Liaise between PMO, Capital Asset Accounting (CAA) and Finance to ensure timely and accurate in-servicing, and PMO Spend.
  • Compile information for and assist in reviewing the 5-year capital funding plan.
  • Provide procedural instruction to Project Managers on financial activities.
  • Establish and provide subject matter expertise on transactional systems, including timecard, PPM, GL chart of accounts, contract and invoicing systems.
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of the team deliverables including month-end processing, invoicing, in-servicing, portfolio reporting, KPI reporting, risk reserve management, portfolio planning, and continual process improvements.
  • Support PMO Delivery teams with resource onboarding and access provisioning, project repository set-up, project set-up, administration, and closure.
  • Responsible for support services to project and program managers, including in-servicing, financial management, portfolio reporting, KPI tracking and reporting, and new resource orientation.
  • Support adherence of ULC tools and processes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, IT or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in or with an Accounting or Finance organization.
  • Expertise with Project and Portfolio financial management.
  • Minimum 2-3 years Agile experience preferred
  • Experience in managing project budget forecasts and actuals with accrual-based accounting.
  • Demonstrated ability to build subject matter and tool expertise, drive consistency and quality in processes, and coach/train.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and analytical skills required.
  • SAP and accounting experience preferred.
  • SharePoint administration and/or experience preferred.
  • General utility, or regulated industry experience preferred

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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