SVP, Finance Transformation

Synchrony Financial
August 4, 2022
San Francisco, CA
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Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The SVP, Finance – Transformation is an exciting new role on the cutting edge of Finance operations.  This role has been created to execute on the Finance vision, focused on helping to shape the vision of Finance in the future.  Execution will include  simplification, streamlining and automating processes and data sources  to inform efficient and accurate decision making and execution. 

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. To ensure the safety of our colleagues and communities, we require employees who come together in-person to be fully vaccinated. We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supported by a Finance steering committee, define vision of Finance of the Future

  • Lead a team in the development of a cohesive and holistic transformation journey for the Finance organization, with an emphasis on processes, tools and change management

  • Assess the current state of the Finance organization and its readiness to adopt new techniques and technologies

  • Assess the current and future state of business systems, data availability, models, reporting needs and requirements to ensure that the finance transformation is aligned with and/or helps drive business changes.

  • Provide competitive intelligence and a view of external best practices in areas including automation, AI, data governance and more

  • Set priorities for the transformation, thinking through the best use of resources and time to achieve an optimal result

  • Drive the implementation of the transformation roadmap/priorities, including working with teams across the Finance organization and cross-functionally at Synchrony

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree and Minimum 10+ years of finance experience, or in lieu of a degree, 14+ years of finance experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience driving decision making in a matrixed environment

  • Demonstrated strategic agility (ability to see ahead clearly, anticipate future consequences and trends accurately, broad knowledge and perspective, future oriented, can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods, can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans)

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, develop appropriate action plans and deliver timely results

  • Strong communication and ability to partner with and drive change across the finance organization

  • Strong project management experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing projects and leading cross-functional teams

  • Minimum of 5 years’ proficient use of financial systems and analysis tools including Microsoft Office (eg. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior experience transforming an organization

  • Experience working in customer/client facing functions

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Master's degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent certification

  • Financial modeling experience and skills

  • Financial services industry experience

  • Ability to lead projects and assignments

  • Conflict management skills

  • Comfort around higher management

  • Experience with financial planning software such as Hyperion

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles.  Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles.  Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post.  All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance expectations).

Our Commitment

When you join us, you’ll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard—but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we’re building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+, with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you’ll find community to connect with and opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure 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.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627.   Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

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