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Senior Finance Manager - KPMG Learning - Leeds

Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team - Connected Learning

We offer an end-to-end learning service that combines advisory, specialist content, and learning delivery, building on the capability developed for clients. Our interdisciplinary Connected Learning department aims to create a culture of learning by delivering quality, innovative learning that is easily accessible, embedded to the learner’s role and has a measurable impact. Connected Learning is an emerging, but integral part of our Consultancy practice and brings together KPMG's breadth and depth of subject matter expertise with our learning design and technology skills and capabilities to help improve individual and organisational performance. It is an exciting capability area that seeks to tackle the full breadth of clients’ learning needs.
Our work covers a whole spectrum of services at the scale and quality that the market is demanding. By closely monitoring market drivers and learning trends, we have combined a best of breed technology enabled platform with a modular approach, a library of re-usable digital content and a service delivery capability. Our Learning Solutions curriculum is designed to deliver more than just training. A core part of our offering is to help clients make the connection between what their workforce has in terms of measurable skills, what they don’t have and what they need to have. This helps clients realise their immediate and future strategic business aims.

Learning 2020
One of our key learning projects is to work with external partners and Her Majesty's Civil Service to integrate and coordinate service delivery and customer experience of cross-government learning for the United Kingdom’s Civil Servants. As part of this Learning 2020 project, we are responsible for coordinating multiple service providers, tailoring learning content, delivery of ‘off the shelf’ learning products, and measuring impact and effectiveness. We aim to help the Civil Service embrace a culture of learning, increase the range and quality of learning solutions, and improve the value for money of its learning and training interventions. We aim to help the Civil Service provide its staff with a seamless and impactful learning experience that is coordinated and built collaboratively to leverage leading practices and subject matter experts from multiple industries and service providers.

The Role

The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for leading a team tasked with successfully delivering value to clients by carrying out a wide array of functions including the development of competitive but profitable pricing of learning products and services, managing accounts payable and receivables, managing cash and debt collection, and producing internal and external reports for senior management and clients. The Head of Finance is responsible for driving team performance and reporting the financial status of the Learning 2020 programme and providing appropriate support and advice to senior management to ensure financial targets are met.
The Senior Finance Manager must possess strong quantitative and client management skills, understanding of financial and accounting processes and procedures (especially in the UK public sector), and an ability to build relationships. Experience with optimizing processes, managing change, and leading a finance and reporting team within a fast-paced client-focused environment is essential.
The Senior Finance Manager must embody KPMG’s values, act as a role model, and build commitment and belief toward the accomplishment of the team’s goals.

Responsibilities
 Producing Monthly and Annual accounts for the programme and reporting to the Board
 Producing the monthly Executive Report and Financial reports for the Board and for the Client
 Producing annual budgets and providing monthly forecasts for each Business Area
 Ensuring that financial policy is up to date and in-line with IFRS and ensuring that the programme is compliant with policies
 Monitor risks and put in place planes to mitigate as appropriate
 Manage a team of finance professionals who deliver on the finance teams targets and a business partner service to Learning contracts.
 Oversight of the Programmes’ Data Governance including Master Data Management and overall Data Quality Strategy
 Management of the Management Information team and overall responsibility for associated client, supplier and internal reports and analysis
 Identifying areas of underperformance and producing plans to remedy
- Supporting investment appraisals as required
 Ad-hoc requests as defined by the MD and CFO

The Person

Essential
 Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) with a minimum of 4 years PQE experience
 Experience of managing a finance team
 Strong IT skills including advanced excel
 Demonstrable experience in process design, change management and project management
 Experience of designing and testing financial controls
 L&D knowledge is desirable



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