Finance Manager - Project Initiatives

  • City National Bank
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022

Job Description



The Project Finance Manager will report to the Technology Operations and Functions Finance Lead overseeing the budgeting, forecasting, reporting and tracking of technology project costs and benefits. The Project Finance Manager will liaise with Divisional Finance Managers, Technology and Enterprise Project Management Office.

Finance Division
This is a great opportunity to grow your career with a stable and expanding organization as a member of City National's Finance team. This group records, analyzes, reports and optimizes to maintain the bank's financial health, while following principles and legislation to ensure we're doing what's right.


  • Lead budgeting and forecasting for capex and opex costs for technology initiatives and strategic initiatives
  • Partner with strategy, divisional finance managers and project managers to ensure financial costs and benefits are accounted for in each area. Track and report technology initiatives financial costs and benefits (OKRs/KPIs). Drive project profitability and other performance metrics. Conduct cost variance analysis and schedule against baseline.
  • Partner with technology and accounting to develop and enhance tracking and tagging mechanisms.
  • Act as key point of contact during project intake meetings to establish pipeline of projects and assess the financial impact. Offer direct financial communication with project team, internal financing department.
  • Act as key point of contact with business partners to fill out technology business cases
  • Ensure project accounting is compliant with accounting standards


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance, Accounting, Economics or other related fields
  • 3+ years experience budgeting and forecasting for technology and operations areas within financial services And
  • 3+ years of tracking and reporting technology project costs in financial services

Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent managerial, organizational, analytical, and project management skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build positive relationships both within the Finance Division and throughout the Bank; work cooperatively with members of the Executive Committee and the Strategy and Planning Committee.
  • Must be capable of establishing professional expertise through integrity, dedication, and strategic counsel.
  • Must be capable of inspiring confidence and respect in staff and motivate colleagues to achieve Finance Division and company goals.
  • Must be able to manage and influence a large number of indirect reports without having authority.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote) required.
  • Requires strong knowledge of financial analysis techniques and generally accepted accounting principles and procedures, as well as experience in the use of financial/accounting related reporting systems (e.g. CONTROL, Hyperion, Cognos, etc.) and the preparation and presentation of managerial reporting.


Starting base salary: $108,305 - $140,688 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.

*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies.

Positions based in New York City: In order to work on-site at City National Bank in New York City, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per city requirements. Shortly after your start date, you will be required to attest to your vaccination status and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.


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