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Manager - Finance Transformation - Global Business Services

Date: May 25, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Manager - Finance Transformation - Global Business Services

The Team
In the Finance Transformation (FT) team, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Finance Functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients. Our mission is to be the leading FT practice in the UK market, to be number one in our focus markets, and to be recognised as innovators in finance technology.
Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues. Our team is therefore also structured by capability, providing specialist services and solutions in Finance Transformation, Enterprise Performance Management and Global Business Services.

The Role
Your responsibilities as a Manager:
• Engagement delivery: leading and managing projects or work-streams of a small to medium size and complexity (including planning and organising work packages, overseeing data gathering and analysis, summarising insights and presenting results, owning client relationships and preparing and chairing client meetings and workshops)
• Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
• People development: performance management including identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
• Practice development: taking a leading role in processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business and achieving our Mission Statement
• Business development: developing a strong understanding of client needs and building positive, long-standing relationships with clients through engagement delivery; identifying business development opportunities, and supporting the business development activity of senior members of the team (including shaping and presenting proposals/ bids for future work and managing proposal development activities)

Skills and experience required
Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• Proven track record of working on finance improvement consulting projects, working across multiple aspects of a finance function
• Good understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance
• Proven track record of delivering Functional Shared Services (Strategy, Design or Implementation phase)
• Understanding of Global Business Services – implementation of Global Business Services desirable but not essential
• Design, build or implementation of GBS, Shared Services and BPO organisations, e.g. operating model, organisation design, evaluating and selecting BPO providers, transitioning activities to Shared Services and / or BPO providers, or defining best practice processes
• Experience managing teams to deliver to deadlines and required quality standards; experience developing, coaching and mentoring team members
• Excellent communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships; and the ability to deliver clear, concise, focused messages to senior finance team members or clients
• Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
• Impactful written communications, producing high quality, client ready outputs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)
Relevant experience in one or more of the following solution areas:
• Integrated Finance Transformation – through operating model design, data and technology, including robotics and artificial intelligence, providing leading practice insights across finance and accounting processes
• Global Business Services – business and information technology outsourcing, shared service and global business services design, build, transition and implementation
Relevant large corporates experience and knowledge in one or more of the following sectors:
• Aerospace & Defence
• Consumer Markets
• Energy
• Industrial Manufacturing
• Leisure
• Life Sciences
• Retail
• Technology, Media & Telecommunications
The Person
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand others motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions

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