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Assistant Manager - Finance Transformation in Central Government

Date: Sep 4, 2021

Location: Bristol, 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 either in the civil service or in Consulting.
• Business case development, preferably but not necessarily HM Treasury Green Book-compliant business cases;
• Finance transformation (e.g. operating model design and implementation or similar) experience in the public sector – this could include process re-design experience, working with clients increase the maturity of their finance function;
• Planning, budgeting, forecasting and modelling skills;
• Stakeholder management experience, via strong written and oral communication skills;
• 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:
• Willing to learn how our projects are managed, including assisting with client facing responsibilities;
• 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;
• Demonstrate continuous self and team development;
Key qualifications and skills required:
• A broad understanding of core finance processes (e.g. Record to Report)
• Experience working with Deputy Director and above equivalents in the public sector, or C-Suite executives in the private sector;
• Analytical ability and attention to detail;
• Problem solving skills;
• 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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