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Associate - Strategic Healthcare Modelling

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

You’ll be joining our Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG), part of our Deal Advisory capability with a focus on the Healthcare market that looks to support the NHS and those looking to partner with the NHS on getting major transformation programmes approved and delivered – whether that be an investment in major infrastructure, mergers, partnerships, service change, or integrated care systems. The broader IGH team provides in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Healthcare, Education, Local Government and Social Housing as well as Transport and Power & Utilities. This ranges from providing strategic advice to financing investments, to working with the public sector to develop the business cases and delivery plans to get change approved within government, and advising through negotiations and processes that support that change.

Our healthcare practice is market-leading and covers a broad range of NHS and broader public sector issues on everything from clinical strategy, to operational excellence, to economic and financial modelling. Given our position as a leading advisor to NHS, we are frequently approached to support the most complex and high profile programmes. Joining our team will expose you to work on a range of high profile assignments helping providers, commissioners and regulators address their most challenging issues. You will benefit from working with and alongside specialists from a number of disciplines and experts from our Global Centre of Excellence.

The business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support this growth. We are looking for Managers to join our teams in the London or Birmingham office who will work as part of a national team.

As a team, we work within a flat hierarchy and try to develop a supportive environment where everyone supports one another in achieving their goals. We have a focus on innovation and answers rather than just relying on a fixed methodology and this is supported by our diverse team, in terms of background and skillsets.

The Role:

The role is within the IAG Healthcare Modelling team.

We provide a wide variety of quantitative modelling solutions to healthcare clients including system wide modelling for large healthcare redesign programmes, activity, capacity and finance models for complex mergers and large capital investments. This involves working with individual health providers, healthcare systems and other organisations as required.

Projects regularly involve working within a wider a multidisciplinary team across KPMG with technical, business, data science, business management, finance or IT skills. Successful candidates will therefore work collaboratively with KPMG colleagues and clients to:

• Contribute to successful delivery of client engagements

• Assist the wider team to build strong client relationships

• Produce high quality modelling solutions

• Contribute to input to be used in presentations, including business cases that comply with NHSE&I guidance for transactions or investments

• Drive their personal development and seek out opportunities to access the extensive training on offer at KPMG

• Support business development including network building as well as support with development of proposals

• Develop sector specific market intelligence

• Introduce new ideas to the team

• Ensure engagement administration, compliance and risk management standards are adhered to

• Any other duties commensurate with the role.

Specifically, with regards to modelling, successful candidates will with work with clients to support:

• NHS business planning and forecasting.

• NHS deal modelling

• Modelling the impacts of changes to models of care, capital investment restructuring, capital planning and workforce initiatives.

• Data analysis and presentation

Alongside the project work there will be opportunities to develop the business, contribute to sales and take advantage of the extensive training and opportunities working at KPMG brings.

The Person:

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join our team to support a variety of projects including contributing to model design and specification, model development and model build and model assurance. Critically we are a client facing modelling team and the ideal candidate will be comfortable working side by side with our clients across the NHS. You will have practical experience of NHS finances and data.

This role offers the candidate the opportunity to develop an extensive knowledge of Business, Financial and Cost Modelling across the health sector whilst also developing client-facing skills, project management skills and consulting skills. We believe that our work plays a crucial role in supporting the NHS to transform and deliver even better patient care. Therefore, knowledge of the NHS and plans for its future and a desire to support the development of tools that will help to respond to the sector’s needs is highly advantageous.

The role requires working to deadlines, prioritising workload, supporting project management and providing a high level of client service at all times. The level of responsibility you will be given will only be limited by your own aptitude and willingness to learn and to take on new challenges.

The person would be expected to demonstrate many of the following characteristics, although as a training organisation we are interested in hearing from a broad pool of applicants and helping them develop in the next stage of their career.

Desirable skills:

• Ability to deliver healthcare modelling client engagements;

• Experience of major change programmes whether in integration, transactions or infrastructure projects;

• Have report and business case writing experience ideally with NHS business cases or HM Treasury case;

• Experience of building financial models in a Financial Modelling role that required an understanding of financial and accounting concepts

• Ability to describe complex technical issues in a clear non-technical way

• Advanced Excel skills and the ability to be pragmatic and innovative in problem solving

• Experience in using VBA, Tableau or Power BI would be advantageous

• Project Management skills including planning and prioritise your own work within deadlines

• Holds a recognised accounting qualification

• Ability to quickly assimilate and apply new techniques and knowledge

• The ability to work and communicate as part of a team

The diversity or work, opportunities available, calibre of people you will work with and formal learning opportunities available will undoubtedly help accelerate your career – irrespective of whether you stay for two-years or the rest of your career.




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