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VHB Financial Transformation Program Manager in Watertown, Massachusetts


VHB is looking for an experienced Financial Transformation Program Manager with previous experience rolling out financial software and processes within the built environment services industry. This position is an important leadership role within IT and will also partner with the COO and CFO. You will be responsible for stakeholder management and project management for the replacement of our financial platform and the modernization of the associated processes. VHB has good accounting and finance processes and analyses in place, but within an end-of-life platform with multiple extensions and customizations. This platform replacement will provide opportunities to modernize user interfaces, simplify processes, reduce technical debt, and automate reporting and analysis. Communication and relationship development is an essential skill within the collaborative VHB culture. This transformation requires managing relationships and expectations with stakeholders including executives, finance managers, project managers across the company, and IT team members. Success will depend on an effective change management plan.

Beyond this transformation, VHB has ambitious business and technology transformation plans that your management, relationship, and technology expertise will be critical for. Above all else you must be endlessly curious and continuously learning. Curiosity drives our long-term success, and the team depends on continuous learning, teaching each other, and always testing new tools and new methods.

You must be able to travel to VHB headquarters in Watertown, MA where key stakeholders are located on an as-needed basis. Candidates can be located anywhere in the Eastern U.S. region, with preference for those located near a major airport.


  • Stakeholder management and relationship development

  • Implement a communications plan and facilitate information flow

  • Provide strong conceptual leadership and negotiate compromises and consensus between stakeholders

  • Deliver successful project and program outcomes

  • Manage a large implementation team through influence

  • Develop and manage a detailed plan, monitor progress, and keep on schedule

  • Manage detailed project activities including running technical review meetings

  • Anticipate, identify, and help mitigate issues and risks

  • Uncover opportunities for innovation and simplification including sunsetting legacy applications

  • Identify and schedule deliverables and milestones

  • Coordinate personnel, technology, and budget

Share Expertise

  • Advise on change management

  • Proactively improve processes and technologies

Learn & Push Boundaries

  • Experiment with new technology, financial process, and change management methods

  • Learn constantly, inside and outside the company

  • Question the status quo and push VHB forwards


  • 8-10+ years of project management experience and 5+ years of related technology experience

  • PMP certification

  • Relationship management and communication skills

  • Demonstrated success as a project leader

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies

  • An ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity with poise and diplomacy

  • Accounting knowledge including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management and financial reporting

  • Technology knowledge including coordinating the implementation of SaaS software, custom software, APIs, reporting and analytics

  • Experience building teams and developing staff

  • Strong organizational and planning experience

  • Change management experience

  • Process improvement experience

  • Analysis and problem-solving experience


  • Integrity - You act proactively to prevent conflicts of interest.

  • Diversity - You appreciate the value a diverse team provides and bring unique characteristics yourself.

  • Stewardship - You believe in building to last and passing it on to the next generation.

  • Learning and Development - You learn and experiment constantly.

Our best estimate of the salary range for this position located in New York City is $117,000-$176,000. The final compensation will be based on a variety of factors such as individual qualifications, education, and experience.

WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

  • Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation.

  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects.

  • Amazing co-workers

  • A focus on learning and development

  • Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.



ID: 2022-2882

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Street: 101 Walnut Street

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