Director of Finance IT (SAP)

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  78753 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 

 

Position Specific Description

The Director of Finance IT establishes strategy, develops business plans, and oversees and directs the design, development, and implementation of financial technology solutions to meet the business needs of the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Reporting and Accounting organizations in NextEra Energy NEE. This role provides leadership and oversight to manage performance and results across several Information Technology disciplines, especially the accounting system SAP S/4, reporting in SAP Business Warehouse/4, Business Objects and SAP Business Planning & Consolidations BPC. Accountability includes reliability, performance, security, and continuity of IT systems and supported business processes.

 

  • Reporting to the Executive Director of Enterprise & Corporate Applications, the Director of Finance IT is a senior leader, who oversees the technology portfolio and strategy for the CFO business organizations, including Accounting, Tax, FP&A, Florida Power & Light Finance, and NextEra Energy Resources Finance
  • Develops and implements a forward-thinking digital strategy. Provides vision, roadmap, direction, and leadership to the Finance and FP&A organization, ensuring IT alignment with business goals and delivering tangible business value 
  • Fosters innovation and transformation by leveraging emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation to optimize processes, gain efficiencies and reduce cost
  • Ensures high level of system and application performance, quality, and security in production environments, following SOX general computer controls and company policies
  • Manages third party technical and outsourcing relationships, as well as internal stakeholder communication and collaboration, to achieve project and operational objectives
  • Drives results and collaborates well with Business and IT executives at the VP and director level. Brings a consultative approach, uses expertise and relationships to inform and influence stakeholders and lead through ambiguity
  • Innovator and driver of digitization and change in a fast paced environment. Focus and priority on efficiency gains and cost reductions. 
  • Develops business cases for IT investments including estimates, savings and ROI
  • Manages system upgrades, patches, releases, staying up to date with latest features and functionalities
  • Establishes and enforces compliance with relevant regulations and data privacy laws

 

Highly Preferred Qualifications

  • 20+ years working and operational experience in FP&A and CFO organizations
  • 15+ years of Fortune 500 consulting and large scale ERP system integration experience
  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience in Information Systems and Accounting/Finance 
  • Deep business process acumen and experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance and Accounting, utility rate case filings, and regulatory accounting (FERC) 
  • Collaborates with business partners, VP’s and users, explains well, complex technical issues to non-technical Finance users
  • Strong leader with 15+ years supervisor and management experience, owning and executing annual budgets of $15MM+ across multiple teams and a staff of 50+, including outsourced personnel 
  • 15+ years implementation experience as an IT BPC and BW Reporting Manager and solutions architect with hands-on functional/technical experience
  • Deep understanding of all levels of the finance organizations and systems including accounts receivable, accounts payable, GL, balance sheet, P&L, finance & controlling, cash management, treasury, assets retirements & obligations, fixed assets, projects, overheads, settlements, and assessments
  • Experience in Regulated Industries accounting processes and systems including Utility Property Accounting (PowerPlan), Deferred Tax and Provision (PowerPlan) Utility Financial Forecast and Public Service Commission Rate Case Filings (Utilities International Planner)
  • Strong background in technology, system integration, data architecture, application development, analytics, business intelligence and agile methods. Ability to map business processes to technology solutions 
  • Deep experience in managing, enhancing, supporting and running the planning, forecasting and consolidations in SAP Business Planning & Consolidations (11.1) and BW/4HANA. Experienced in financial forecast modeling using SAP BPC embedded technology
  • Experienced implementing SAP Business Warehouse, Business Planning & Consolidations and Finance & Accounting  
  • Experienced in implementing complex reporting solutions using Business Objects, Analysis for Office, HANA Calculation Views, Composite Providers, Queries using persisted data or real time calculations
  • Experience in configuring, modelling, scripting and developing in SAP Business Planning & Consolidations, SAP Business Warehouse/4 HANA, HANA stored procedures, Business Objects, SAP S/4 HANA Finance & Controlling 
     

Job Overview

This position establishes strategy, develops business plans, and oversees and directs the design, development, and implementation of technology solutions to meet business needs. Leaders in this role provide leadership and oversight to manage performance and results in one or more Information Technology (IT) disciplines. Individuals will be accountable for the reliability, performance, security, and continuity of IT systems and supported business processes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•  Provides leadership, influence, vision, roadmap, and direction to the organization to contribute to achieving the company's goals

•  Works with IT leaders to develop overall IT strategy in alignment with business strategy

•  Oversees the value stream by focusing on cost and risks of technology portfolio to meet business needs

•  Supports and fosters innovative technologies to deliver new ideas that enable business transformation

•  Ensures high levels of ongoing system and application performance in production environments

•  Oversees the development of processes and tools to automate code releases from development to operations (DevOps)

•  Establishes and drives technology roadmaps that align with current and future business needs

•  Manages third party technical and outsourcing relationships to deliver project and operational support objectives

•  Ensures technology processes are conducted in line with applicable standards and company policies

•  Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  High School Grad / GED

•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

•  Experience: 10+ years

•  Supervisor/Management Experience: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Bachelor’s Degree

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

 

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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