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Powered Workday Finance Senior Manager

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Powered Enterprise is KPMG’s world-class accelerated Enterprise Business Transformation approach for cloud-based solutions driven by a pre-defined back-office function based on leading practices and KPMG’s six-layer Target Operating Model. The target operating model comprises of service delivery model, people, process, technology, data & insight and governance & controls. This solution combines the breadth and scale of KPMG’s leading practice, capabilities and insight into what makes a world class corporate services function with the latest in ERP technology provided by the leading SaaS ERP vendors such as Workday.

The Powered Connected Technology team is a community of technology focussed professionals who work together to deliver SaaS ERP based transformation programmes based on KPMG Powered Enterprise. The team use their functional knowledge and experience (e.g. Finance, HR, Procurement), coupled with their expertise in the cloud applications (e.g. Oracle, Workday, Coupa, SAP) to lead and deliver client programmes, to support pre-sales activities and to develop improvement and extensions to the Powered Enterprise model. KPMG are growing their Powered Connected Technology team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking technology management consultants with relevant expertise and experience.

The Role

• Communicating compelling and well thought out Finance (i.e. Order to Cash, Projects to Results, Acquire to Retire, Source to Pay, Record to Report, Plan to Perform) solutions in response to complex client problems using on Workday Finance
• Supporting business development and project delivery activities across clients from multiple industries
• Defining an overall finance solution leveraging leading practice solutions to support the business requirements
• System design and delivery, including release management, integration management, data migration strategy and management

The Person

• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
• 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 other’s motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions

Functional skills

• Educated to degree level or equivalent.
• An understanding of the key finance business issues/drivers that result in clients pursuing transformation programmes.
• Experience of multiple industry sectors (e.g. Media, Services, Retail, Insurance, Local Government etc.).
• Experience of working effectively with senior client representatives.
• A specialist knowledge in an ERP process area (i.e. Order to Cash (Receivables, Cash Management and Collections), Projects to Results (Costing and Billing), Acquire to Retire (Assets), Source to Pay (Sourcing, Procurement, Payables and Payments), Record to Report, Plan to Perform)
• Ideally ERP experience would be on Workday Finance experience but if not experience of either Oracle, SAP or Coupa with a willingness to undertake Workday training
• A background in designing and delivering end-to-end business processes across multiple process areas
• An understanding of the functional, application and technical architectural elements of an ERP programme.
• Should be able to independently run client workshops to drive design decisions and system demonstration in both an in person and remote delivery mode.
• Prepare configuration & other design documents (Functional specification, Solution design document)
• Experience of Financial concepts (required for Cloud ERP Implementation projects)
• Experience to drive the technical deliverables such as Data migration principles & Integration Design (mainly from functional perspective)
• Experience of operating and implementing in a cloud environment and understanding the impacts of implementing and operating on the cloud versus on premise.
• Understanding of a Cloud ERP delivery lifecycle using established delivery methods.
• An appreciation of the influence of user experience-based design e.g. Personas, user journeys and how this can be used to augment a solution.

Professional skills

• Strong documentation, reporting and presentation skills in both a virtual and in person mode.
• Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to provide clarity to complex issues, and synthesise large amounts of information
• Experience producing project deliverables (business requirements, functional specs, configuration document, process flows, use cases, requirements traceability matrices etc.)
• Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Projects
• Strong interpersonal, team building, organisational and motivational skills
• Fast learner with an ability to get up-to-speed in a short space of time
• Ability to convey ideas and recommendations in a clear, compelling and succinct way in written and verbal communications
• Good attention to detail and an ability to analyse and use data in decision making
• Strong organisational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities


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