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Senior Manager – Finance Transformation, Healthcare Advisory UK Wide

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Location:
This role will be based in our KPMG regional offices - Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham

The Team

KPMG is acknowledged as a leading advisor and professional services provider to the UK Healthcare industry with hundreds of professionals daily supporting our clients across the country. You will be joining a successful and growing team, who are looking to consolidate recent year on year growth and deliver a step change in the size and reach of our practice including growing international revenues. This is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals who are looking to grow their skills and abilities within a well regarded and rapidly expanding team, offering clear progression opportunities.

We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships in healthcare.
The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.
We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different”

The Role

This role is to join our UK Healthcare practice as a Senior Manager focused on the growth of our revenue, team, offers and market presence in the capability area of Finance Transformation (‘FT’). In FT, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance functions and generate real insights to help deliver value to our clients through Corporate Services Transformation. Our team is also a market leader in Mergers and Acquisitions across Healthcare and has a growing demand from our clients for Business Case support to assist large public sector change and investment decisions. The role provides an excellent opportunity to work in a growing team where you will be supporting Partners and Directors in driving the sales pipeline and building relationships with clients to develop further opportunities.


It is critical that candidates are able to drive a sales pipeline, pursue opportunities, develop innovative offerings and thought leadership that challenge our clients’ thinking. You also need to build a team and capability to deliver high quality engagements. As part of this team, you will be working with clients from the initial diagnosis stage, strategy formulation and analysis, through to implementation, including:

- Business development: leading the development of and sustaining relationships both internally and with client management; leading business development and pursuits activity (including developing, contributing to and writing and presenting winning proposals and bids for future work)
- Engagement delivery: responsibility for leading programmes and projects of 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
- Client relationships: building and managing multiple client relationships
- 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: leading the development of processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business
- Thought leadership: taking a lead role in the design and development of thought leadership papers and the development of new methodologies
- Values: Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrityThe Person

We expect that you will have:

Proven track record of both selling and delivering financial advisory services in the UK Healthcare market. This may be in a similar or related role, the key experiences are in building client relationships over time and successfully delivering large complex financial advisory projects.
Knowledge and understanding of:

- Issues and challenges facing the Finance Function, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance
- NHS policy, structures (regulation, commissioning and providers), standards and day to day financial management
- Merging or integrating organisations, including across corporate services; either in a client consulting or senior finance line management capacity
- The changing healthcare landscape facing the future of the NHS in the UKExperience of:

- Selling/delivering M&A and Finance Transformation programmes of change to clients, with a value of over £500k+ per annum
- A variety of Finance Transformation capabilities including Due Diligence, Financial Strategy & Planning, Target Operating model and Integration planning, Financial Analysis, Management Information and Global Business Services/Shared Services
- Driving out cost savings of c30% in Finance and Corporate Services to support corporate efficiency programmes
- Working within the NHS and delivering Consultancy projects for the NHS
- Able to demonstrate advanced project management with a proven track record in delivering high quality project or workstream outputs
- Experience of proposal writing and presenting to clients or equivalent
- Experience delivering clear, concise, focussed messages at the C-suite level, senior finance team members and colleagues/team membersLeadership – the role will help to continue to grow a diverse Finance Transformation team focused on the healthcare market. You will need to demonstrate building diverse and inclusive teams to be successful in this process. The successful candidate will need to be an excellent communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships, while also being a strong people manager, experienced at leading teams of c8-10 FTE to deliver to tight project and programme deadlines, and passionate about the development of talent, coaching and mentoring team members.

Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Their technical competence must be in a variety of Finance Transformation and M&A capabilities including Due Diligence, Financial Strategy & Planning, Integration planning, Financial Analysis, Management Information and Global Business Services/Shared Services.

Credibility in the market – The successful candidate must be able to credibly represent KPMG’s Healthcare offer to client executives in order to scope and win profitable work in the market themselves.

Relationships – The individual appointed will have proven relationships with the c-suite level across the UK health system.


Accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA) with at with experience of leading complex programmes of work across a finance function.

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