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Finance Transformation Consulting Manager (Banking - Powered Finance)

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team:
This is a fascinating time for Financial Services and our firm. While there are significant challenges, the opportunities to lead and reshape the future have never been greater. Clients are placing a premium on the services provided by the advisors they trust. As a global leading professional services firm with over 17,000 staff in the UK alone and a track-record of delivering market-leading solutions, we work collaboratively with our Clients to develop strong relationships and become their advisors of choice.

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

In Financial Transformation, we provide a range of services to support our clients throughout their transformation journey. Our capabilities range from brief strategy assessments to E2E implementations of transformation, including Cloud based ERP technologies and Finance Operating models.

Our Financial Transformation practice has been growing significantly over the last few years and remains a strategic priority area for significant growth. Our multi-disciplinary, diverse team works with leading Investment and Retail Banks, to help them transform their business in context of ever-increasing requirements and opportunities. Over the last few years, clients have been transforming their Finance function across all parts of their Operating model with Cloud based technologies providing a key enabler for transformational change.

The Role:
Successful candidates should have excellent Banking Industry experience and in-depth knowledge of their Finance function in particular. They should also be able to demonstrate the following:

Client Delivery:
- Mobilising and leading workstreams for Finance Transformation programmes, with responsibility for the successful delivery of Client outcomes for a specific workstream
- Ability to manage multi-disciplinary workstreams, both internally within KPMG, and external Client teams, across Finance
- Experience in supporting development of Client solutions and propositions and support client conversationsHave solid understanding of trends and innovations in the finance function and wider FS industry
- Ability to translate complex business challenges into solutions, covering in depth functional expertise, technology (applications and platforms) and operating model design.Experience in working with stakeholders across Finance, Risk, Treasury, IT and the Business
- Experience in supporting E2E functional architecture and operating model design for the finance function
- Ability to develop business cases for transformation programmes, including benefits tracking and reporting
- Understanding of finance reporting requirements (in-depth understanding of regulatory reporting not required)
- Experience in implementing Cloud based ERP applications, including Oracle, SAP and Workday
Business Development:
- The candidate will need to support Senior Managers and Directors in driving business development and sales activities
- Work with the wider Powered Finance team to drive innovation, build external partnerships/alliances and build out our assets to deliver more value to our clients
- Ability to support large scale RFP’s
- Support the pursuit of business development opportunities that exist within Finance Transformation (Powered), including supporting Client workshops and collaboration sessions
Practice Development:
- Leading the development of assets to increase our market presence and continue to grow our business
- Support the leadership team in shaping our future business model for Powered Finance, taking into account client demand, market developments and innovation trends
- Be part of a high performing team that balances client engagement & delivery with continuous improvement of our solution and capabilities
People Management:
- Be a role model to the wider team by showcasing our values and principles, leading from the front and by example
- Assist with goal development and coaching of staff to enable the growth of the junior management team within our practice.
- Support the development of junior team members through formal training, training on the job as well as informal coaching & mentoring

The Person:

Core / Necessary skills & experience:
- Experience in supporting the delivery of E2E finance solutions, including implementation of Cloud based ERP technologies
- Experience in implementing a Finance operating model for FS sector clients.
- Solid understanding of the finance function, covering functional processes, reporting and general regulatory requirements
- Functional experience with Cloud based technologies, including SAP, Oracle and Workday
- Extensive experience in delivering large-scale transformation with a multitude of disciplines (Risk, Finance, Reg, IT), including offshore resources
- Strong people manager who is able to lead workstreams and develop/coach others
- Ability to adapt communication and leadership skills to different stakeholder groups (from FD to analyst)
- Ability to create and deliver high quality presentations for executives/stakeholders and business managers
- Extensive experience in developing business case models
Additional skills and experience (preferred):
Successful Candidates Should Have Experience in One Or More of The Following Areas:
- Experience in developing and delivering Finance Transformation solutions for FS Clients in a multi-disciplinary environment, including ERP solutions and Operating models
- Understanding of E2E designs for the Finance function, covering Operating model (processes, service delivery, controls), Architecture, Reporting and Data strategy

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