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Manager - Finance Transformation (FS Insurance)

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

The KPMG Finance Transformation capability within our FS Consulting business specialises in delivering large scale Finance function transformation initiatives and supporting CFOs on a wide range of issues. Over the last few years, we have established a reputation as the leading provider of top-quality consulting and technology delivery services in the Insurance sector. Our teams are recognised by our clients for the depth of industry and functional expertise they bring combined with our practical and innovative technology capabilities. 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 candidates who brings a combination of technology skills and business acumen, possesses the ambition and potential to become future leaders of our Insurance Finance Transformation consulting business. This is an exciting time to be part of growing business.

The Role

The KPMG Finance Transformation team is looking to grow our capability for IFRS 17 Data & Systems implementation and testing. As part of this, we are looking for a technology delivery manager who is able fulfil the following responsibilities:

Client Delivery:

• Manage IFRS 17 technology design, implementation and testing engagements
• Accountable for the successful delivery of engagement deliverables and client outcomes
• Provide structure and direction to the delivery of engagement activities.
• 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:

• Support Partners / Directors / Senior Managers to create business development and sales opportunities for the firm in IFRS 17 data & systems implementations
• Lead technology based assets in the area of IFRS 17 testing and support partners / Directors / Senior Managers in bringing them to the market
• Contribute to the development of response for proposals (RFPs) to client opportunities
• Seek to cross-sell and bring opportunities to other part of the firm where appropriate

People management & talent development:

• Support senior management with internal operational management responsibilities for the team
• Lead practice development initiatives and provide guidance to junior members of the team on these initiatives
• Lead and/or contribute to formal training, knowledge sharing, networking activities for the team
• Act as informal career development mentors and coaches for junior members of the team

The Person

Successful candidate should have excellent Finance Data & Systems expertise and delivery experience, as well as knowledge of Insurance Financial & Actuarial reporting processes.

We are looking at candidates who can demonstrate the following skills:

• IFRS 17 data and systems impacts assessment and requirements definition

• IFRS 17 Contractual Service Margin (CSM) solution design

• IFRS 17 solution test delivery management on IFRS 17 programmes
• Insurance Finance Reporting Processes

• IFRS 17 and Finance Transformation technology solution development and delivery management
• Ability to translate and communicate technical information and data to Finance and Actuarial stakeholders

• Ability to translate Finance and Actuarial requirements into design specifications for technology solution build
• Technical subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas (not an exhaustive list):
- Insurance (Life & GI) Finance systems architectures
- Data architecture & integration
- IFRS 17 Calculation engines
- Structured & Unstructured data management approaches
- MS Azure SQL Server, SSIS, Data Factory and MS PowerBI, Qliksense
- Insurance Finance Data Model


We are looking at candidates who can demonstrate the following relevant experience:

• 5 years+ Insurance Finance Transformation consulting and technology implementation experience

• IFRS 17 data & systems implementation and test delivery experience

• Experience in managing diverse teams, working remotely across international locations

• Experience in designing and building IFRS 17 data and systems technology solutions
• Experience in overseeing the software development cycle of technology assets such as agile development, unit testing and release management

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