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Senior Manager - Finance Transformation (Corporates)

Date: Dec 15, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID130441BR
Job TitleSenior Manager - Finance Transformation (Corporates)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineFinancial Management
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In Financial Management, we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the finance function and generate real insights to help deliver value to the business.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
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 Senior Manager:



- 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
- Practice development: taking a lead role in the design and development of thought leadership papers / development of new methodologies
- 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
- 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
- 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)

The successful candidate will have 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
- Enterprise Performance Management – planning, budgeting and forecasting, management information and reporting, profitability and cost management, and performance data and analytics.
- 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

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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