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Commercial Finance Analyst

Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144226BR
Job TitleCommercial Finance Analyst
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineSolutions & Digital
Service Line InformationSolutions & Digital services the broader Firm through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building our Alliances network.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The role has the successful candidate playing a critical part in ensuring the commercial viability of the Infrastructure team. Reporting in to the Commercial Lead, the commercial analyst will provide the drive, advanced analysis, processes and information to maintain commercial control and smooth operations of the Infrastructure team.

KPMG UK are embarking on a Digital strategy focused on a major transformation of the firm’s IT landscape, to revolutionise how KPMG deliver technology services to its clients and end-users. As a Commercial Analyst in the Infrastructure team you will be expected to deliver a fundamental element of this future-looking strategy whilst also ensuring the current in-flight services are not neglected. The fundamental element lies in overhauling what and how Infrastructure charges for its services to clients as well optimising the processes to implement its recharging models.

The Role:

- Design, implement and manage the recharge processes across the Infrastructure function to maximise cost recovery of Infrastructure services
- Review, scrutinize, and develop operational process flows (i.e. timecard tracking and reporting, monthly billing cycles)
- Drive cost efficiency and transparency across the function (i.e. understand function value proposition and cost levers, work with team leads to build internal & external cost transparency)
- Work closely with team leads to develop, implement and report on performance metrics across infrastructure projects using internal analytics tools (e.g. QuickSight, PowerBI)
- Contribute and assist the finance team in the budget planning, forecasting and monthly/ quarterly/ yearly reporting cycle for the Infrastructure function
- Act as the change champion to drive transformational change initiatives
- Deliver team training and guidance on internal processes (i.e. timecards reporting in ServiceNow, timesheets reporting in SAP, procurement, supplier contracts)
- Provide commercial support in the proactive management of risk mitigation, including supporting development action plans, updating risk trackers and assisting in achieving timely closure of risk issues
Qualifications and Skills:

- Strong commercial acumen, specifically experience building cost models
- Solid understanding of financial concepts and processes, specifically putting together budgets, re-forecasting throughout the year, reading profit & loss statements (P&Ls)
- Experience working closely with technical teams and able to communicate effectively at all levels
- Experience designing and implementing team KPIs (key performance indicators) in an IT organisation
- Solid problem solving, decision making and analytical capabilities
- Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel macros, advanced formulas, pivot tables, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Access
- Experience managing senior stakeholders and achieving buy-in in an IT organisation
- Able to work collaboratively with and through others and as part of a team
- Managing both client and stakeholder expectations
- Comfortable to deliver projects under pressure and meet tight deadlines
- Experience designing and implementing process automation, ideally using JIRA/ Confluence and ServiceNow would be a plus

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