Finance Project Manager


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Business Professionals


Warsaw, Poland

The role

The GSC Finance Project Management team plays a key role in the delivery of high-quality finance support services from DLA Piper’s Global Service Centre (GSC) located in Warsaw to our international fee earners, partners, business services professionals and external clients. The team is responsible for managing a portfolio of finance projects and improvement initiatives.


  • Managing the full project life cycle – from engagement with all relevant business users, planning, managing stages of development, managing the testing cycle and deployment of deliverables
  • Management of the project budget and project reporting to senior stakeholders
  • Ensuring business and project requirements are being met with the highest quality and accuracy through verification and communicating routinely with the business stakeholders
  • Day to day management of dedicated project teams to ensure successful delivery of allocated projects
  • Managing project resource, building capability to enhance individual and team performance
  • Mentoring and coaching others within the project teams
  • Full ownership for managing project delivery

Essential skills and experience:

  • A demonstrable track record in the successful delivery of business change projects involving multiple stakeholders and technology and process change elements. 
  • Application of robust project management and change control principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills tailoring the communications to the audience from project team to steering level. 
  • Proven ability to ensure appropriate communication of project status with key stakeholders throughout the life of the project ensuring that all reports and communications are timely, relevant, accurate and appropriate to the audience, ensuring proactive stakeholder management. 
  • Excellent people and relationship management skills.  
  • Ability to lead cross functional project teams and subject matter experts and to effectively manage and motivate the project team. 
  • Ability to proactively drive the day-to-day planning, progress and monitoring of multiple projects, managing project risks, issues and dependencies and the development of contingency plans.
  • Great team working skills and a passion for delivering results.
  • Able to work independently and adapt to change.
  • Ability to judge and manage priorities effectively and work to tight timescales.
  • Fluent English.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Qualifications or qualified by experience of practical project management methods.
  • Relevant experience in a Finance shared services or BPO environment preferably in services industry.
  • Understanding of transactional finance processes.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems (SAP – a strong asset), ticketing/workflow systems (Service Now – strong asset).
  • Strong drive and a consistently positive attitude and a ‘can do’ approach as well as being able to work well on own initiative and also as part of a wider team.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.