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ERP Data Analytics Assistant Manager - Flexible Location (UK)

Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team:
The capabilities within the Clara Analytics Team are vast as they are unique: from Innovations – spearheading the creation of audit applications such as the Inventory Count Tool, and Confirmations Tool, to the performance of D&A procedures by the ERP, General Ledger and Bespoke capabilities. At the face of the team, the Business Relationship Group bridge the gap between audit teams and D&A specialists – providing one point of contact for D&A interpretation, queries and support.

Whether it involves providing workshops to audit teams, presenting proof of concept solutions to leadership, or engaging in in-depth analysis using our market leading technology capabilities, the Clara Analytics Team leverages a wide variety of skillsets. There are technical specialists performing D&A procedures, and there are those with in-depth audit experience; some of us enjoy giving presentations, for others, their strengths lie in analysing complex datasets. One thing that we all share in common, is a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation – both in our work, and our approach to solving problems.

We’re flexible, too. The Clara Analytics team straddles different KPMG office locations – with large hubs in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh – all leveraging technology to communicate remotely where needed. Having now approached a Hybrid working model, we are providing colleagues with additional flexibility in where and how they work.

If you’re looking for a challenging, yet rewarding role putting you at the centre of a rapidly-changing audit practice, the Clara Analytics Team could be the place for you.

Within Clara, our ‘ERP Analytics’ capability performs a large amount of assurance and at times advisory engagements, helping businesses and us get more value out of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business Management systems, specifically SAP, Oracle as well as GRC and/or data analytical solutions on top of the ERP.
Our projects include extracting, analysing and visualising data from our client’s ERP systems to support engagements covering process control, process & control optimisation, business data analytics, security, and ERP related GRC services. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, or as part of external and internal audit, or wider advisory engagements.

An Assistant Manager with a focus on ERP analytics would typically be responsible for the quality, value, and timely delivery of a number of engagements. This will include delivery of the high demand for data and analytics for some of our largest global and most complex engagements.

As a member of our team, you will also get involved in product development and innovation activities, to ensure that KPMG’s ERP analytics capability remains market leading on a global scale, as well as coaching other ERP analytics specialists.

This role requires specific SAP data analytics (and/or GRC) experience. Delivering ERP process controls, data analytics and assurance services. The successful candidate will be involved in client facing and client relationship building across of range of corporate clients.


The Role:
- Audit and advice clients that operate SAP including GRC.
- Help clients enhance their own ERP data analytics capability.
- Workstream lead/ SME on SAP/ GRC control and/or data analytics engagements.
- Building and managing strong client relationships across a range of clients.
- Experience in end to end design and implementation programmes within SAP ECC or S4 / HANA projects would be advantageous.
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, particularly in the Audit and wider Advisory areas.
- Ability to identify and assess complex ERP risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express clear views.
- Train, coach, and supervise junior team members.


The Person:
- Experience of successfully delivering SAP security, control, and data analytics and GRC services (including external/internal audit) to medium/ large, multi-national clients. Including, for example, experience in Oil & Gas, Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Utilities and Life Sciences sectors.
- Experience of supporting winning new business in this area, as well as growing existing clients and engagements.
- Experience in Auditing and advising clients that operate on SAP ECC or S4 / HANA.
- Experience in Business process and functional experience of key SAP FI / CO, SD or MM modules, ideally including SAP S4 / HANA.
- Experience of GRC, BPC or BI.
- Experience of design, build and delivery of data analytics related capabilities, including:
o Data extraction and processing (i.e. ETL)
o Design and build of data analysis routines
o Design and build of data visualisation formats
o Interpretation of data analytics results, and ability to derive insightful and quantifiable business insights using data analytics outputs
o Identifying root causes to detected exceptions and translating these to actionable recommendations, e.g. ERP process or system changes
o Integration into a suitable IT infrastructure, including architecture design and system configuration
- Experience of using data analysis tools in an ERP environment, e.g. SQL, Alteryx, Python, PowerBI or Microsoft Azure suite.
- “Big 4” professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment experience (Desirable).
- Supporting service line through innovation and knowledge management.
- SAP Certifications (Desirable).
- Accounting Audit Qualifications: ACA or equivalent (Desirable).
- IT Assurance Qualification CISA or equivalent. (Desirable)
- Preferably degree educated or proven commercially demonstrated experience.


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