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Manager – Finance Transformation, Local Government Advisory

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Manager to join our market leading Local Government Advisory team, specifically within the Finance Transformation (FT) capability in our regional offices. You will play an important part in delivering our growth strategy and will manage project teams to deliver quality client engagements.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to work in a growing team where you will be supporting senior managers and Directors to drive the sales pipeline and building relationships with clients to develop further opportunities. You will work with colleagues across our capability offerings for a broad range of clients ensuring no one day is the same.

The Team

KPMG is acknowledged as a leading advisor and professional services provider to UK Local Government. Our Local Government Team is an integral part of KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) Practice. Joining our industry leading practice will expose you to work on a range of high profile assignments helping local government address their most challenging issues and achieve their biggest opportunities. You will benefit from working with and alongside specialists from a number of disciplines and experts from our Global Centres of Excellence.

You will be joining a successful and growing team, who are looking to consolidate recent year on year growth and deliver a step change in the size and reach of our practice. This is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals who are looking to grow their skills and abilities within a well regarded and rapidly expanding team, offering clear progression opportunities.

We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships in local government.

The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.
We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different”

The Role

This role is to join our Local Government practice as a Manager focused on managing the delivery of engagements, as well as contributing to the growth of our revenue, team, offers and market presence in the capability area of Finance Transformation (‘FT’).
In FT, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients through Corporate Services Transformation.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to work in a growing team where you will be supporting Senior Managers and Directors in driving the sales pipeline and building relationships with clients to develop further opportunities.

• Engagement delivery: managing projects or work-streams of medium size and complexity (including analysing and interpreting data, drafting report findings and attending client meetings)
• Business development: developing and sustaining relationships with client management; supporting the business development activity of senior members of the team (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/ bids for future work).
• Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
• People development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
• Practice development: taking a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business
• Thought leadership: contributing to the design and development of thought leadership papers and the development of new methodologies
• Values: Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity

The Person

Successful candidates are required to have excellent finance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills:

• Accountancy qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent – with at least 2 years post qualification experience.
• Local government accounting, local government policy, structure, standards and day to day financial management. Issues and challenges facing the Finance Function, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance
• Strong experience within a project / finance change (either from consulting experience or from working in a Finance Function, though prior consulting experience is preferable)
• High quality project delivery experience and strong knowledge related to our financial management capability offerings, especially Integrated Finance Transformation, Global Business Services/Corporate Services Transformation and Business Cases.
• Experience of working in client facing role delivering high quality work to tight deadlines
• Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
• Has strong overall business awareness, understands commercial value and risks associated with consulting work
• Strong PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills. Visio skills desirable but not essential
The following skills would also desirable:
• Finance systems change understanding (e.g. Oracle Fusion, MS Dynamics, etc.)
• Good communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships
• Understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance function and trends in Finance
• Able to demonstrate project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality project or workstream outputs
• Experience of delivering on a project, proposal writing and presenting to clients, or equivalent
• Strong people manager, able to lead small teams and develop others.

Additional Information
The role can be based in anyone of our major offices in the UK (Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh/Glasgow) and candidates must have a willingness to travel domestically, with the potential to be away from home for set periods of time.

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