SaaS Solution Release Project Manager (RPM)

  • DOE
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lease Accelerator
  • 19 Nov 17 2017-11-19

The LeaseAccelerator SaaS Solution Release Project Manager, aka Release and Prioritization Manager (RPM), is a key player supporting our ELA SaaS solution which is experiencing very high growth in the market. The RPM is a critical member of the Product Assurance team and is responsible for managing the release lifecycle to ensure that work efforts align with priorities and available resources on a week to week basis.

The Company & the ELA Market

LeaseAccelerator is an Enterprise Lease Accounting (ELA) SaaS Solution provider to the Global 2000 companies. Our current customers include F-500 corporations, such as, Cisco, NetApp, Eaton and Cummins. Enterprise Lease Accounting (ELA) is a new enterprise software solution category that is now experiencing significant growth due to the new lease accounting standard announced in February 2016. For most Global 2000 companies, Enterprise Lease Accounting (ELA) is a dysfunctional enterprise business process. The new lease accounting standard is creating a significant market disruption for most of the G-2000. These global organizations lack the knowledge, process, and systems to address the new compliance requirements. LeaseAccelerator provides customers with a SaaS ELA solution to manage this enterprise process that generates significant cost saving, improves operational effectiveness, and reduces their compliance risk.


ELA for large global organizations is a complex enterprise business process that spans a wide range of corporate functions.

These functions include:

• Sourcing: the process which starts with the initial field request for equipment and progresses through a competitive RFP process for financing, analyzing responses, awarding, papering and executing contracts

• Portfolio Management: the processes which include tracking relevant stakeholders, updating key data elements supporting internal management accountability, monitoring performance and coordinating end of term activities such as returns, buyouts and renewals for all leased asset types including equipment and real estate.

• Finance and Accounting: activities required for internal management reporting and analysis, external financial accounting and disclosure reporting, administering complex business hierarchies and cost allocation structures


The Position

The LeaseAccelerator SaaS Solution Release Project Manager, aka Release and Prioritization Manager (RPM), is a key player supporting our ELA SaaS solution which is experiencing very high growth in the market. The RPM is a critical member of the Product Assurance team and is responsible for managing the release lifecycle to ensure that work efforts align with priorities and available resources on a week to week basis.

This includes work efforts such as:

• Scheduling release and patch dates

• Collaborating with various LeaseAccelerator teams to define and set priorities

• Providing status reporting on completed and open actions


Release and Prioritization Manager Responsibilities

The RPM responsibilities include:

• Review open cases (current and backlog) and collaborate with Product Mgmt, Professional Services, Customer Success and Engineering to assign weekly priorities including the update of relevant information in internal ticket tracking and management systems. Ensure consistency across systems.

• Produce weekly summary status and individual case status reports

• Review and assess new cases for prioritization and accuracy of ticket content

• Implementing and managing release processes for code deployment to various environments

• Define and manage each release’s project plan

• Analyze and manage interdependencies to complete milestones on time to ensure the integrity of each release

• Identify and manage risks and resolve issues affecting release scope, schedule and quality

• Measure, monitor and report on release progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and they meet or exceed expectations

• Review cases to identify duplicates across customers and/or internal users.

• Perform initial business triage to assist in determination if item is due to user error

• Coordinate information gathering and related communication between business teams and engineering particularly in the case of complex accounting related use cases

• Participate in ensuring compliance for SOC1 controls

• Coordinate UAT testing and communicate issues promptly

• Act as a liason between engineering and the business and promote teamwork by understanding each groups challenges and communicating to all teams


Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of experience working with transactional management, financial management and business process applications in a business requirements or development project management role.


Other critical skills include:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information System, Accounting or related field

• 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)

• Formal training in project management practices preferred

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion

• Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills

• Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must

• General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel

• Highly detail-oriented and organized

• Ability to meet a constant stream of deliverables and deadlines

• Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees

• Superior analytical and problem-solving skills

• Familiarity with accounting software and programs

• Integrity



LeaseAccelerator offers competitive compensation and benefits programs.


LeaseAccelerator is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other basis covered by law.



LeaseAccelerator is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. This position is will be located in the Reston headquarters and may be a candidate for part time telecommuting subject to performance and management approval.


More About LeaseAccelerator

LeaseAccelerator is a leading, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of comprehensive and integrated Enterprise Lease Accounting (ELA) solutions. Our cloud-based software and related offerings enable enterprises to better source equipment leases, manage their portfolio of real-estate, equipment, and embedded leases, and generate their lease accounting and financial reporting. The scope and timeliness of the data and analytics we provide allow chief financial officers, treasurers, and finance managers, to operate more confidently in an increasingly complex and volatile global business environment. Using LeaseAccelerator, companies can optimize the economic, operational and compliance risk management results of their enterprise leasing program.


LeaseAccelerator is the only solution that covers the entire leasing lifecycle, including competitive Sourcing, saving 6-8% by driving down capital costs; portfolio Management, saving 8-12% by improving end-of-term return performance; and Lease Accounting, enabling compliance with current and new FASB, IFRS, and SOX requirements. Lessees have competitively sourced more than $2 Billion of equipment lease capital in 26 countries using LeaseAccelerator’s marketplace and the Global Lessor Network, savings millions of dollars. Today, global corporates use LeaseAccelerator to manage more than $2.5 Billion of leased assets in more than 50 countries. Through LeaseAccelerator’s Capital Sourcing marketplace, customers can access The Global Lessor Network (GLN), a community of more than 500 lessors around the world who compete to win our clients business. Using the GLN, global companies with a need for in-country leasing expertise and financing can identify and transact with local lessors. LeaseAccelerator has supported transactions in more than 50 countries, spanning a wide variety of asset types, including corporate aircraft, construction, forklifts, furniture, IT, manufacturing, mining, networking, and transportation equipment. Lessors are encouraged to register for the GLN at


Founded in 2003, LeaseAccelerator, is headquartered in Washington DC (Reston, VA), with operations in Canada and India.