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Finance Change Delivery – Assistant Manager

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities


As an

Assistant
Manager in the team, you will be involved in the day to day delivery of all aspects of business development, client targeting and client e

ngagements
. You will also have an opportunity t

o support
executive level client interactions and w

ork with
a wide range of FCA and PRA regulated clients. Core elements of the role include:


Supporting delivery of large- scale projects by assessing engagement risks, driving conclusions


Supporting engagement mobilisation through scoping, planning and defining outcomes and creating deliverables as part of a larger project team


Preparation of underlying materials as well as leading/participation in client workshops


Co-ordinating activities between small teams on projects to deliver tasks, including providing guidance and feedback to junior team members


Supporting Financial management of client engagements


Undertaking practice development activities including contributing to thought leadership pieces, running industry events, delivering training or managing team communications


Aiding proposals and bid teams in delivery of high-quality proposals


Developing strong internal and external networks for long term relationships,


Driving innovation by creating an environment that encourages innovation and being a leader in this area by implementing new and improved ways of working, delivery models and / or technological advancements


Establishing and managing effective working relationships with peer-level clients as part of project delivery roles


Training, coaching, and supervising junior staff


Identifying opportunities for securing new business


Contributing to business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new / existing clients


Contributing to the growth of the practice by providing input to KPMG Point of views, development of solutions, engagement tools and enablers


Contributing to the development of your own and the team's technical skills by establishing a culture of highest performing teams, inclusive behaviours, and emotional intelligence


Managing the sharing of knowledge, experience (positive and negative) and lessons learned


Keeping up to date with industry news and developments


Qualifications and SkillsA first level university degree, 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in accounting, business, computer science or a related discipline desirable but not compulsory.


An accounting qualification (ACA, ACMA, ACCA) applied in a financial institution would be desirable, but not essential.


Experience and BackgroundConfident and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity in a project environment


Demonstrate expertise across engagement and practice teams


Always display excellent communication and presentation skills to people across all levels of an organisation


Able to apply logic and problem solving to complex Finance business problems


Knowledge of the key issues and challenges currently facing CFOs in the financial services sector


Take personal responsibility for the quality of delivery


Instil a positive team mentality, even when under pressure, by treating their colleagues well and creating an inclusive culture


Comfortable and confident around senior stakeholders, internally and externally


Extremely comfortable with Excel and PowerPoint. Much of our work involves detailed analysis and report writing, so it is critical you can work with these tools


Strong interest and commitment to understanding and developing leading edge Finance solutions for our clients


Experience of working in a consulting role in financial services (Capital Markets, Banking, Insurance and/or Wealth and Asset Management), or a transformation role in industry, focusing on the Finance function


Experience in assisting in delivery of large-scale Finance change programmes in Financial Services and demonstrable experience of leading change gained from:


hands-on consulting experience at a Big 4, or top tier consulting firm within Financial Services, or


leading change programmes at a Financial Services organisation, or


leading a Line function at a Financial Services organisation


A background in Finance, Risk / Regulation or Treasury


Understanding of Finance Operating Models and Finance Transformation, including location and service model strategy


Product Control and Valuation – including demonstrable product knowledge (Capital Markets Candidates)


Accounting and regulatory change e.g. IFRS9, IFRS17, IBOR, ViR – supporting clients to understand and address complex change, and leading delivery of programmes / projects


Financial Control – including internal and external statutory reporting


Financial modelling, budgeting, business planning, forecasting and analysis


Finance, Risk and Treasury integration, operating model design and implementation


Front to back process, control and governance


Balance sheet management and financial resource optimisation


Cost reporting and management


Finance Cost Reduction and Process Improvement


Finance systems architecture and strategy delivery


General Ledger, consolidation and EPM projects


Regulatory, statutory and management reporting projects including COREP, FINREP


Optimisation of financial resources – capital, liquidity, RWA, LBS etc.


Use of related technology including SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, BPM tools, EPM systems, Treasury systems ERP systems, Robotic Technology, AI and Digital technologies, Cloud and Google based solutions, Hadoop and Big Data, Tableau, Biazagi and other visualisation tools.



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