Project Manager

Accounting/Finance Sacramento, California


The Finance Data & Analytics team is searching for a new team member to manage data projects in the Finance department.  Our team thrives on collaboration, and we are looking for a strong communicator who wants to make a significant impact and help solve problems.  The ideal person is driven, detail oriented, and enjoys new challenges. Our aim is to be agile in delivering strategic solutions and this position will be instrumental in keeping the Finance Data & Analytics team moving forward. 


What You’ll Do:

  • Plan, lead and execute multiple complex finance projects, coordinating with key participants within and outside of the Finance department
  • Schedule and facilitate discussions of business changes through collaboration with business stakeholders and technical teams to define and document overall project goals, system & process design, deliverables, and timeline
  • Own the ongoing delivery of strategic projects including progress tracking, issue identification, escalation, resolution support, status reporting and stakeholder communication
  • Organize and conduct pre- and post-launch activities including UAT, training, process documentation and system support
  • Establish strong relationships within Finance, IT, and other key business partners
  • Assist in the resolution of production issues and help troubleshoot project questions as they arise
  • Ability to scope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, respond calmly and rationally in a constantly changing, deadline driven environment

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of finance or IT experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of scrum experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years leadership experience on finance or IT projects preferred.
  • Bachelors in finance, business, accounting, IT, or relevant field of study preferred
  • Project Management certification preferred
  • Thorough understanding and experience working with both agile and waterfall methodologies on large scale projects
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
  • Data-driven analytical skills for measuring and managing delivery
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills -- spreadsheets are your friends, but so are JIRA boards and ticket queues
  • Proven experience to deal with ambiguity
  • Extremely organized and willingness to help others become organized

Who We Are

As one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property & casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents.

We are a privately held corporation, owned 100% by our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401k with company match and profit sharing
  • Ownership in the company through our Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-Term Disability benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wellness programs and workplace flexibility benefits
  • Professional development and reimbursement programs
  • Added perks like discounted event tickets, pet insurance, financial coaching, identity theft protection, etc.

Woodruff Sawyer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Equal Employment Policy incorporates our commitment to maintain an environment free of discrimination and to comply with all federal, state and local laws providing equal employment opportunities.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation