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Powered Finance Director

Date: Aug 30, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


Joining 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.

In Financial Transformation, we provide a range of services to support our clients throughout their transformation journey. Our capabilities range from brief strategy assessments to E2E implementations of transformation, including Cloud based ERP technologies and Finance Operating models.

Our Financial Transformation practice has been growing significantly over the last few years and remains a strategic priority area for significant growth. Our multi-disciplinary, diverse team works with leading Investment and Retail Banks, to help them transform their business in context of ever increasing requirements and opportunities. Over the last few years, clients have been transforming their Finance function across all parts of their Operating model with Cloud based technologies providing a key enabler for transformational change.

Successful candidates should have excellent Banking Industry experience and in-depth knowledge of their Finance function in particular. They should also be able to demonstrate the following:

Client Delivery
- Leading major and complex Finance Transformation programmes, with accountability for the successful delivery of Client outcomes
- Ability to manage cross-functional global engagement teams, both internally within KPMG, and external Client teams, across all areas of the organisation
- Experience in leading development of Client solutions and propositions with proven experience to bring to market successfully.
- Have solid understanding of trends and innovations in the finance function and wider FS industry
- Ability to translate complex business challenges into solutions, covering in depth functional expertise, technology (applications and platforms) and operating model design.
- Experience in working with senior decision makers and stakeholders across Finance, Risk, Treasury, IT and the Business (Product owners, Heads of service delivery/CX, Head of Operations for example)
- Solid understanding of E2E functional architecture
- Experience in implementing Cloud based ERP applications, including Oracle, SAP and Workday

Business Development
- The candidate will need to build and leverage both internal and external relationships to support Partners and peers in driving business development and sales activities
- Extensive experience in developing, selling and delivering Finance Transformation solutions for global FS Clients in a multi-disciplinary environment, including ERP solutions and Operating models
- Proven ability in thinking beyond their own capability area and be pro-active in collaborating with areas like regulatory reporting, Risk and Treasury to offer our clients the best possible solution
- Work with the wider Powered Finance team to drive innovation, build external partnerships/alliances and build out our assets to deliver more value to our clients
- Ability to run large scale (global) RFP’s with focus on bringing our global capabilities together
- Lead the pursuit of business development opportunities that exist within Finance Transformation
- Ability to build long terms relationships with our clients and bring them the best of KPMG
- Proven track record in shaping and delivering a multi-year strategy with the aim to support firm wide growth

Practice Development
- Leading a team of high performing, ambitious team members to develop assets to increase our market presence and continue to grow our business
- Become one of the leaders in shaping our future business model for Powered Finance, considering client demand, market developments and innovation trends
- Be part of a high performing team that balances client engagement & delivery with continuous improvement of our solution and capabilities

People Management
- Be a role model to the wider team by showcasing our values and principles, leading from the front and by example
- Lead goal development and coaching of staff to enable the growth of the junior management team within our practice.
- Support the development of junior team members through formal training, training on the job as well as informal coaching & mentoring

Core / Necessary skills & experience
- Experience in delivering E2E finance solutions, including implementation of Cloud based ERP technologies
- Experience in developing and implementing a Finance operating model for FS sector clients.
- In depth expertise of the finance function, covering functional processes, reporting and general regulatory requirements
- Functional experience with Cloud based technologies, including SAP, Oracle and Workday
- Extensive experience in leading large-scale transformation with a multitude of disciplines (Risk, Finance, Reg, IT), including offshore resources
- Strong people manager who is able to lead large teams and develop/coach others
- Experience of working on Client sales team and developing strong Client relationships
- Ability to adapt communication and leadership skills to different stakeholder groups (from CFO to analyst)
- Ability to create and deliver high quality presentations and reviews to senior executives/stakeholders and business managers
- Ability to review and challenge information that has been provided by other team members, ensuring the information is ‘fit for purpose’ and at the right level of granularity

Additional skills and experience (preferred)
- CIMA or ACCA

Successful Candidates Should Have Experience in One Or More of The Following Areas
- Extensive experience in developing, selling and delivering Finance Transformation solutions for global FS Clients in a multi-disciplinary environment, including ERP solutions and Operating models
- Understanding and experience in developing E2E designs for the Finance function, covering Operating model (processes, service delivery, controls), Architecture, Reporting and Data strategy


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