Product Owner - U.S

CaseWare - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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CaseWare International is a leading global software provider for accounting firms, corporations, and governments. With efficiency, quality and value in mind, we build software solutions for auditors that push the technological boundaries in the industry. With nearly 30 years of proven success, our solutions are used by over 400,000 users in 130 countries and in 16 spoken languages.

CaseWare has embarked on an ambitious new path of innovative, cloud-based technology solutions, building on our successful, proven track record of delivering global accounting and auditing solutions to the Windows Desktop.

As a Product Owner for the Audit Solutions team, you will have end-to-end responsibility for the work undertaken by your squad within the team, focused on creating cloud based audit solutions. Working closely with your squad of developers, designers and QA, your goal is to keep the squad focused on building innovative solutions that exceed client expectations.

You will work closely with the Product Manager, users and stakeholders to understand pain points and create relevant products and features that meet user needs.

Preliminary Responsibilities:
Working with the Product Manager, ensure that the roadmap aligns with the overall product and company vision. Be an expert on the domain, the market, and the trends. Evangelize the vision constantly so all stakeholders are aligned, have context, and understand where we are going.
Represent the customer. Be the champion and voice of customers. Build impactful, personal customer relationships. Bring the customer's voice into the creation process. Own requirements, specifications, and release plans. Research and apply regulations and governing standards to product requirements
Foster an environment that promotes innovation. Think beyond what the customer is asking for and design what the customer hasn't even considered.
Drive for the best customer experience possible. Work closely with UX and design developers to develop, test (validate), and deliver requirements to the squad. Drive the end to end feature and product delivery cycle ensuring the product meets our high quality standards.
Lead and manage backlog refinement and sprint planning sessions and drive solutions to completion working with Agile teams
Collaborate across teams. We win or lose as a team. Product plays a critical role in creating alignment between engineering teams and stakeholders as well as between platforms and solutions to ensure requirements are delivered. A collaborative attitude is essential to the job.
Assist marketing and sales with the value proposition and target market.
Determine metrics that should be used to measure success of the sprint and ultimately the product release.

Requirements

What you bring:
Extensive experience in audit and assurance engagements
Demonstrated passion for technology
The ability to quickly learn.
Detail oriented and extremely organized, with proven ability to establish priorities and achieve results
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to gather user centric requirements and translate them into stories that can be understood by squad members.
Proven track record for planning and delivering projects or initiatives in a team-based environment
Having an accounting designation would be an asset.

What to expect?

At the heart of CaseWare is our unique culture, which lays the foundation for who we are, what we do, and where we are going. In this digital age, driving innovation involves transforming the way people think and act. With this in mind, Caseware is committed to three core values—Community, Excellence, and Innovation. These values support our vision, informs our culture, our behavior and enables us to provide our clients with greater efficiency, quality, and value.

To give you an idea of what we mean, here are our core values:

Have fun creating great customer experiences
Your work is a reflection of you
Celebrate us all the time
Ego is the enemy
Impossible – What’s that?
S* happens – adjust and learn
Don’t be afraid of chaos and discomfort
Do what you say & say what you mean
Give abundantly to your family, team and communities