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Finance Transformation Consulting (Finance, Data & Systems) - Manager

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

In Financial Transformation, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Finance function and generate real insights to help deliver value to the business. Our mission statement is to create a sustainable practice which is recognized as being number one in the industry.

Our Financial Transformation practice is a priority area for significant and strategic growth and the team works with leading Investment and Retail Banks, focusing on understanding the core issues and opportunities, in order to deliver value-adding change across their Finance & Risk functions. The key drivers of change for our Banking and Insurance clients are regulatory reform, cost reduction and Finance optimisation and our service offerings reflect this demand.

As a result of our strategy and strong pipeline of exciting projects, we are looking to grow our Finance Data & Systems capability. We are looking for a candidate that brings a combination of technology skills, business acumen and possesses the ambition and potential to become future leaders of our Banking Finance Transformation consulting business. This is an exciting time to be part of growing business.

The Role

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

Client Delivery

- Manage Client delivery workstreams focusing on Solution and Architecture design and data modelling
- Take accountability for the successful delivery of engagement outputs and Client outcomes
- Provide structure and direction to the delivery of engagement activities
- Support relationships between Vendors and Clients to translate system ‘jargon’ into business terminology
- Build positive and collaborative relationships with senior Client stakeholders
- Facilitate collaborative and fulfilling working environments for the Client and KPMG staff on engagements
Business Development

- Build and leverage both internal and external relationships to support Partners / Directors / Senior Managers to create business development and sales opportunities for the firm
- Contribute to the development of response for proposals (RFPs) to Client opportunities
- Develop innovative and Client focused go-to-market propositions
- Build credibility and relationships in the market
- Seek to cross-sell and bring opportunities to other part of the firm where appropriate
Practice Development

- Support senior management with internal operational responsibilities for the team
- Lead practice development initiatives and provide guidance to junior members of the team on these initiativesPeople Management

- Lead and/or contribute to formal training, knowledge sharing, networking activities for the team
- Act as informal career development mentor and coach for junior members of the team
The Person
Successful candidates should have Banking Industry experience, and in particular in-depth knowledge of their Finance function (including interactions with the Risk Function) and be able to demonstrate the following:

Core / Necessary skills & experience

- An appreciation for the end to end finance systems architecture, how each of the components are linked and technologies which are available in the market
- Experience designing strategic finance systems architecture and documenting transition states/roadmaps
- Working knowledge of the key technologies and systems involved in Banking finance including data platforms/warehouses, consolidation tools, reporting/analysis tools, ERP systems (including ledgers) and reference data stores
- Broad experience working in the Banking industry, with examples of delivering client work across Investment, Retail and Wholesale Banks
- Excellent understanding of the business model for Banks, including products, processes and operating models
- Understanding of key industry challenges across Banking, being able to translate these into strategic solutions
- Detailed knowledge of Banking Finance including leading practise reporting processes, controls and risks.
- Understanding of key technology trends in Banking including migration to Cloud, SaaS, Automation, Big Data etc
- Awareness and understanding of Banking reporting standards and requirements
- Ability to manage small teams and develop others
- Self-starting, pro-active team player that is experienced in working in challenging environments
- Ability to create and deliver engaging presentations and output reviews to senior Managers/Directors and client staff
- Flexibility to travel
Additional skills and experience (preferred)

- Accountancy qualification with strong post qualification experience (or equivalent experience)

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