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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

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

. 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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