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Manager - Finance Transformation (FS Banking) EPM and Board

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140140BR
Job TitleManager - Finance Transformation (FS Banking) EPM and Board
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineFinancial Management
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In Financial Management, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the finance function and generate real insights to help deliver value to the business.

KPMG OverviewJoining 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.

Job Description
The Team

In Finance Transformation there are over 150 transformation professionals dedicated to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the core control and reporting functions including Finance and Risk, Treasury and Operations and generating real insights to help deliver value to the business.

Our mission statement is to create a sustainable practice which is recognised as being number one in the industry. The FS industry is experiencing an ever increasing level of change, both in terms of global finance trends, technology developments, changes in customer preferences and regulation. In this landscape our clients are looking for a business partner that provides multi-disciplined advisory services, implementation capabilities and a faster, smarter and more cost effective solution to deliver change.

Our Finance Transformation team is structured into a number of core capabilities:

- Regulatory Driven Change – Regulatory Driven Change is ever evolving. KPMG supports our clients across the regulatory change journey; from impact assessment through implementation of regulatory frameworks, technology solutions and regulatory reporting
- Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) – EPM is a capability to align our client’s business strategies, planning, decisions and actions that impact the organisation’s direction and ultimately the bottom line performance. This includes performance reporting, cost & profitability, data analytics and planning budgeting & forecasting
- Finance Transformation 2.0 – KPMG supports the CFO agenda to deliver critical business outcomes faster, cheaper and better. We help clients shape the future state of their Finance function through leading strategy and capital allocation, automation, insight & analysis and organisational simplification.
- Powered Finance (PF) - Powered Finance provides pre-configured, cloud based computing solutions for clients who are transforming their finance architecture and processes. Our capabilities are multi-disciplined and cover areas like Chart of Account (COA) design, Finance process standardisation, Business change and Readiness support, Bespoke Business Training, Reporting Strategy, Finance Controls and Finance Operating Models

The Role

Our Enterprise Performance Management practice is a priority area for significant strategic growth for KPMG consulting. As part of this team, you will be working with a broad range of clients across FS, both the UK and globally support in developing strategic decision making tools within Business information systems which allows the CFO to unlock the power of Performance reporting to make strategic business decisions which grow the business. Our current team is involved in implementing Strategic Planning and Pricing models which are used by business to forecast and refine their 5 year plans. The technological capability of the team is a key factor in the success of the current engagements.

We're looking to hire a number of Managers to join our team. As a manager in Finance Transformation, your responsibilities will include;

- Engagement delivery: working with senior members of the team, shaping the approach to deliver projects; planning, resource management, commercial positioning
- Engagement delivery: leading the delivery of projects, managing a team of colleagues and managing client relationships
- Business & Solution development: Build internal relationships across the various disciplines within KPMG to expand our FT footprint and continuously develop and improve our solutions based on market requirements.
- Technology asset development: Work with SMEs to develop and build working prototypes which will be used as assets to deliver relevant solutions to clients.
- Risk management: actively manage risks throughout client engagements, ensuring the Firm's processes and frameworks are safeguarded appropriately and effectively
- People development: Contribute to professional development of our colleagues and delivery teams with particular emphasis on career coaching and skills development
- Practice development: taking a leading role in shaping our solutions to contribute to our growth ambition

The Person

Successful candidates should have strong finance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills:

- Accountancy qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent
- Understanding of key performance and cost challenges across Financial Services, including those presented by regulatory changes
- Solid understanding of the Banking and/or Insurance industry in terms of industry challenges, regulatory changes, Finance process and technology developments (Cloud, AI, Block chain as examples),
- Strong analytical skills with ability to cut through complex situation with clarity and focus on problem solving
- Ability to take on the lead role in project delivery, managing a team of 5-10 people, with a proven track record in delivering high quality outputs
- Building client relationships across various levels of their organisation
- Technology affinity, having awareness and understanding of core finance systems (Oracle, SAP, Workday, Microsoft dynamics, BOARD)
- Strong communication skills and the ability to translate ‘technical terminology’ into business language, highlighting relevance to the Finance audience
- The ability to break through potential ‘resistance to change’ across the business by articulating business implications and benefits
- Ability to work with cross functional internal teams within KPMG (e.g. Risk and Technology Enablement)
- Commercial thinking and awareness (pre-project and inflight)


Successful candidates should have experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Delivering complex finance transformation programmes for FS clients, driven by technology and/or strategy change
- Experience of developing solutions using BOARD software will be highly advantageous

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KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy

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