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Finance Transformation Manager - Public Sector

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

Client-facing Manager role(s) in the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) Finance Consulting team, with a focus on Central Government. The functional skills required include:
• Finance transformation experience, including but not limited to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. Migrating from on premise ERPs to Cloud options (Oracle, SAP or Workday) implementation experience is preferable;
• Business case development, preferably but not necessarily HM Treasury Green Book-compliant business cases;
• Finance target operating model design and implementation or similar experience;
• Planning, budgeting, forecasting and modelling skills;
• Contributing to the development of innovative commercial approaches, for our internal teams (e.g. to support proposals) and for the client on engagements;
• Process re-design experience, working with clients increase the maturity of their finance function;
• Engagement management experience including managing risk in engagements, billing and utilizing a workforce model that includes contractors, near shore and offshore resources;
• Senior stakeholder management experience, via strong written and oral communication skills;
• A broad understanding of technology-enabled transformation, and our approach; and
• Project management skills for engagements (optional)
Work may be delivered nationally, based on a broad spectrum of public sector clients. Currently, most of our projects are delivered remotely, but candidates may need to travel post-lock down restrictions.
Public sector experience to date is desirable but is not essential for any candidate interested in joining the team.

The Person

Key responsibilities:
• Management of engagements, including assisting with client facing responsibilities;
• Inputting as an SME into wider Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) engagements where required;
• Contribute to business development efforts – assist building a strategy and overseeing its delivery;
• Contribute to building and maintaining excellent relationships externally and internally;
• Contribute to the development of compelling, and robust engagement proposals which result in winning engagements;
• Contributing to practice development and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities;
• Demonstrate continuous self and team development; and
Key qualifications and skills required:
• Experience of back office transformation, particularly technology related, demonstrating the skills documented in the job description above. This should include but not limited to, finance transformation, people and change management, organisational transformation, operating model design and implementation and shared services design and implementation;
• Understanding of core finance processes (e.g. Record to Report) and experience of implementing process improvements, preferably enabled through implementing new technology;
• Experience working with Deputy Director and above equivalents in the public sector, or C-Suite executives in the private sector;
• Experience of leading teams and project management;
• Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues with demonstrable improvement in their performance;
• Advanced analytical ability and attention to detail;
• Problem solving skills;
• A cross service line network to facilitate and deliver the breadth of the firm into client relationships;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; and
• CCAB qualified accountant (e.g. CIPFA, CIMA, ACA).
Desirable, but not required skills:
• Awareness of public sector requirements (e.g. HM Treasury Green Book business cases)
• Awareness of intelligent automation and its potential applications within finance;
• Awareness of business intelligence tools; and
• Experience of working in Central Government, either as a consultant or civil servant.

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