Programming Co-Chair: Kira Chrysczanavicz
Sr. Director, Finance Technology & Automation at Comcast
Kira Chrysczanavicz, Programming Co-Chair of WICT Greater Philadelphia, holds a Sr. Director position primarily focusing on process efficiency, technology, and automation for Finance at Comcast. It has been a 14-year journey for Kira with a variety of accounting and financial system-based roles in the Eastern Division and later the National Accounting Organization within Comcast. The opportunity at Comcast began with a Staff Account role, and then Senior, in the former Easter Division in 2007. In 2011, Kira began helping the teams reorganize the accounting structure by assisting in hiring and training for the newly created National Accounting Organization. During the restructure she was promoted to Supervisor, where she led a team to manage the national telecommunication expenses as well as P&L activities centered on the Western Division. In 2012, Kira started her technological venture as a Financial Systems Manager, later Director, with a new team responsible for the National Revenue Share Application (NRSA). NRSA is an automated solution for Franchise Fee and Multi-dwelling unit payments equating to $1 Billion annually. As her team grew, so would her career as the next step in 2014 was when her team took on a $48 Billion a year initiative to develop a new process to record Revenue by Customer Relationship (RCR). This enabled the company to begin to look at their customers from a fresh perspective. This opportunity spurred change within the Finance organization to onboard a new appreciation for technological initiative. The change expanded widely across the entire Finance Organization developing approximately 50 end to end automations a year, using integration software as well as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) where her team manages close to 500 bots in technology such as Kofax RPA and UI Path. In 2022, she helped roll out a new Digital Changemaker Program striving to get a variety of software into the hands of the citizens or Finance/Accounting staff for simplification and automation within the organization.
Kira continuously strives for innovation in her career, but more importantly invests in her team and cross functional engagements. She is passionate about motivating through robust leadership. Kira is also an advocate for the Drexel co-op program partnering with Comcast as this year will be her tenth year participating. Prior to Comcast, Kira worked for a small telecommunications company where she worked directly for the controller helping them migrate to a forecasting model of operation. This accomplishment was largely related to her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Mary Baldwin University. Outside of work, Kira has an array of hobbies from painting large scale artwork to writing her first novel, both of which come second to spending time with her family. Kira is the mother of five wonderful children and cherishes each moment she can spend with them in their many adventures. Kira is grateful to be on the board of the WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter and she is enthusiastic about what this year will bring!