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Head of Finance Transformation

Position Title: Head of Finance Transformation
Location: Dallas

Location: Austin, TX / Dallas, TX

The role 

Responsible for driving and maintaining Digital Realty’s Finance Strategic plan and reporting on our Portfolio of Initiatives. You will report to the Chief Financial Officer and work closely with them and their direct reports to ensure the end-to-end Finance Transformation program journey is efficient and aligned with the company’s objectives, particularly focusing on delivering globally consistent ways of working and overseeing the financial systems team to ensure technology enables the required process.

What you’ll do

  • Lead the development and implementation of the finance transformation strategy, in alignment with the CFO and organization's overall objectives and goals.
  • Collaborate with senior finance leadership and key stakeholders to identify opportunities for process improvement, automation, and optimization within the finance function.
  • Assess current finance processes, systems, and controls to identify areas for enhancement and standardization.
  • Helping design operating models across – people, process, organization, and systems, agree on the operating models and oversee their implementation. 
  • Develop and oversee our multi-year transformation program roadmap that will enable the finance function to stay in line with market trends and evolve. 
  • Define data-driven frameworks and processes to identify, measure, and manage program success focusing on business value.
  • Be the point person in the finance organization for any initiatives being developed, to ensure consistency in approach and avoid duplication.
  • Deep dive into specific “hot topics” when required and articulate the issues in a succinct, data backed way, including offering options for solutions. 
  • Partner with IT and other functional areas to integrate finance systems and technologies, ensuring seamless data flow and interoperability. 
  • Identify, scope, and prioritize projects based on business needs. Prepare resultant business cases and project plans ensuring alignment with project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Provide effective Line Management across the Finance Transformation team to ensure adequate staffing, training, and performance management.
  • Prepare Board level presentations across any of the finance transformation topic and ad hoc topics to support the CFO when required.
  • Develop and provide department training on Finance Program Management reporting structure, tooling, and metrics, adapted to Digital Realty’s ways of working.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in finance and transformational change management, and incorporate relevant insights into strategy and execution.

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or similar discipline. 
  • 10+ years’ experience in program management and transformation overseeing large-scale, complex cross-functional programs. 
  • Public or Private Equity (PE) backed private company experience. 
  • Experience in the Tech industry or Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is preferred. 
  • Systems experience with large ERP applications (e.g., Oracle, Yardi).
  • Strong experience with systems implementations. 
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders, manage competing agendas and priorities, and translate complex information across functions.
  • High initiative and a self-starter who operates with a sense of urgency and is highly process-driven and detail-oriented.
  • Practical, results-oriented team builder with superior project management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced Excel and analytical skills including experience developing financial models for business forecasting desired. 

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents.

To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

A bit about our Digital team

Our Finance team works in one of the world’s fastest growing and most exciting business sectors. We use our financial expertise and commercial awareness to support and develop an international, publicly listed organization. From managing budgets to financial planning, we deliver a full range of finance and accounting services to help our business stay on track and meet our goals. We also have other specialist areas of expertise including Portfolio Management and Lease Administration.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 

Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

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