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Accounts Production and Online Accounting Product Manager

Thomson Reuters Product Management 1/16/2018 5:57:23 AM Exmouth, DEV United Kingdom
Job Description

Business Unit: Tax and Accounting

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. Headquartered in Dallas, Tax & Accounting has major operations in Ann Arbor, Dallas, Hyderabad, London, Sydney, and Toronto.

Position Title: Accounts Production (accounting firms segment) and Online Accounting Product Manager

Location: Exmouth, UK (or elsewhere with frequent travel to Exmouth)

Role Summary: Product leader for end-to-end development on feature/function specifications, to lead and champion product management for (a) accounts production and (b) online accounting products for the accounting firms market in the UK and EMEA. Remit includes the Digita desktop accounts production solution and its migration to a cloud solution in the Onvio suite, and in parallel a new cloud accounting product. Manages all aspects of definition and planning through production, release and end of lifecycle. Key contributor to operating strategy along with product manager peers.

Brands: ONVIO & DIGITA

Digita provides a full integrated suite of best of breed software for accountants and tax practitioners spanning desktop, mobile and the web and is used by over 5,000 accountants. Built around a central database of client and contact information, the Digita Professional Suite doesn't just link accounts and tax software; it provides an intuitive environment for client maintenance, tax and accounts compliance, contact management, letter writing, marketing and forms production. (http://www.digita.com/pro). The Onvio professional suite on the cloud is under construction as the successor to Digita.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities: (Specific day-to-day responsibilities and milestones needed to achieve the objectives)

Expert guidance on strategy, design, business requirements, feature and functionality tradeoffs and release schedule for a proposition, set of propositions, products, or services.

Direct and influence cross-functional teams in order to ensure dependencies for proposition, product or service delivery are met.

Works closely with clients as “the voice of the customer” to gather and prioritize client feedback to drive innovation and increase client adoption and retention. Frequent client visits/interaction essential.

Supports commercial facing teams in client engagement and retention activities

May be involved in budgeting activities, development of 3rd party partnerships

Demonstrates expertise on our portfolio of products and industry trends.

Develops and execute plans to sunset obsolete products and services

Responsible for the maintenance and updating of professional content deployed to the client base.

Scope and Impact:

May have limited financial responsibility (either revenue or budgetary) for owned proposition, products or services.

Global or regional business impact.

May work on a single or multiple propositions, products or services.

Ability to lead a virtual team across development, Quality Assurance and product/proposition managers and management to execute along strategic goals.

May manage a team responsible for delivering the product(s) within their responsibility.

Key Relationships: (Those key individuals they will work with internally and externally)

  • Managing Director, Digita/Onvio accounting firms software EMEA (reports to)
  • Onesource Accounts Production product manager corporate segment (dotted line)
  • Product Managers for Tax and Documents/Workflow (peers)
  • Business Development (peer)
  • Head of Sales (peer)
  • Professional Services Manager (peer)
  • Customer Support Director (peer)
  • Key customers

Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Financial Reporting and regulatory framework, including accounting statements preparation for a variety of entity types under Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Knowledge of transactional accounting systems including Go To Market desirable.
  • Track record in product management, including market and customer research, use cases, product marketing, liaison with key internal stakeholders (Sales, Customer Support, Professional Services, Development)
  • Demonstrated experience to include significant involvement in product definition and launch management
  • Ability to establish and manage 3rd party relationships including suppliers and collaboration partnerships
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Essential Skills:
  • Ability to understand and interpret fundamental workings and trends within the target industry.
  • Ability to understand and apply technology to product development.
  • Proficiency in product commercialization and marketing.
  • Ability to drive a direct and indirect team to execute product strategy.
  • Superior client engagement skills, including ability to build and manage client relationships.
  • Strong verbal communication skills including the ability to influence internal and external audiences. Excellent written skills, including experience writing comprehensive business and functional requirements.
  • Strong project management, analytical, and prioritization skills.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

Desired Skills:

  • Expert level knowledge of assigned technologies and products
  • Expert knowledge in key areas of responsibility e.g. operating systems, networking technologies,
  • security standards
  • Experience with remote access tools and methods e.g. WebEx
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent problem management, troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Thorough knowledge of internal systems and processes

Education/ Certifications: (Specific degrees and/or certifications required or preferred)

Essential to this role will be the ability to have a knowledgeable discussion with clients technical accounting areas and therefore experience of accounting will be vital and accounting qualifications preferable.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


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Locations
Exmouth-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ097552
Locations: Exmouth-United Kingdom
Job Function: Product Management
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