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Powered Finance Director

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

Powered Enterprise is KPMG’s world-class accelerated Enterprise Business Transformation approach for cloud-based solutions that uses pre-designed back-office leading practices and KPMG’s six-layer Target Operating Model. It enables clients to make better, faster decisions, resulting in a quicker implementation and a faster path to Return on Investment. This solution combines the breadth and scale of KPMG’s leading practice, capabilities and insight into a complete solution for an effective back-office.

In the Finance Transformation (FT) and Powered Finance team, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Finance Functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients. We are a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, working together with technology focussed professionals to deliver KPMG Powered Enterprise though a standardised delivery model, which drives professional delivery to 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.

The Role

Client facing Director to grow our Finance Transformation and Powered Finance practice with extensive experience of implementing ERP technologies as well as cloud-based systems, particularly focussed on S/4 HANA and Central Finance

Your responsibilities as a Director:

Engagement delivery:
responsibility for leading programmes and projects of a large size and complexity, with respect to planning, managing and executing the delivery of engagements, including overseeing the writing of client reports and the review and quality assurance of work products

Risk management:
identifying and managing risks, engagement assurance and commercial risk management and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively

People development:
leading large teams, identifying team member development needs and accelerating development with particular emphasis on managing and mentoring engagement team members, 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:
leading the establishment and development of relationships both internally and with clients, as well as leading business development activity (including developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/bids for future work)

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

Experience of implementing ERP technologies for Finance function

Relevant finance qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent

Flexibility to travel

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 and ERP implementation particularly SAP, S/4 HANA, Central Finance

Good understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance functions, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance.

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)

Deep knowledge and understanding of the Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Projects, Record to Report process (underlying drivers to general ledger transactions, consolidation, disclosures etc.) and interdependencies with other processes.

Strong knowledge of month end close processes and key constraints organisations

Experience of multiple enterprise software deployments (preferably cloud deployments)

Knowledge of how Finance processes are enabled within finance systems landscape (preferably SAP, S/4HANA or SAP CFIN)

Relevant large corporates experience and knowledge in one or more of the following sectors:

Aerospace & Defence

Consumer Markets


Industrial Manufacturing


Life Sciences


Technology, Media & Telecommunications

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