Director, Oracle Conversion

Director, Oracle Conversion
Illinois Housing Development Authority Accounting Department
 Chicago, Illinois
Job Description

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), one of the Nation’s preeminent Housing Finance Agencies and one of the State’s ten largest financial institutions, is currently seeking a Director – Oracle Conversion to build upon their 50+ year leadership in housing finance.


With direction from the Deputy Controller, the Director, Oracle Conversion will manage the individuals who oversee the conversion of the current JDEdwards system to the new Oracle System. This position will ensure the implementation and integration of accounting records, implement a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the Authority’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

This is a project-based position with an expected duration of 2.5 years.

Essential Functions:

  • Partnering with Mythics, direct the activities required for the successful conversion from our current accounting system to our new Oracle Cloud.
  • Assist with data extract planning, explaining the conversion process, defining data requirements, and other activities to prepare for data conversion.
  • Allocate and supervise resources to perform the accounting functions and shared services functions utilized by the new system.
  • Supervise those responsible for interactions related to the conversion (existing Accounting Staff) as well as the coordination with the Department Oracle Leads and the IT group on tasks ensuring tasks are completed on time.
  • Facilitate timeliness of project deliverables and milestones for successful conversion and migration.
  • Facilitate the creation and mapping of current system data, i.e., new chart of accounts, with old system data in order to keep accurate records for governmental and administrative reporting.
  • Ability to partner with those both in and outside of the Authority, i.e., Mythics, department Oracle Leads, and existing staff. Be viewed as a credible source of information and integral part of the management team.


  • CPA certification and PMP certification required; Lean Six Sigma certification desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience with progressive responsibility; i.e., promotions internally or through job changes
  • Extensive experience with JD Edwards accounting software, Oracle Applications, Cloud Technology, or other large ERP systems
  • Demonstrated managerial experience required; goals achieved, successful team performance