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Senior Manager - Finance Transformation (National Markets)

Date: Jul 16, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140179BR
Job TitleSenior Manager - Finance Transformation (National Markets)
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 OverviewJoining 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.

Job DescriptionThe Team

In Financial Management we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the finance function and the value finance functions deliver to the business. Our mission statement is to create a sustainable practice which is recognised as being number one in the industry.

We are looking to recruit candidates at Senior Manager level with skills to support our growth strategy, to work across sectors and across our financial management capability offerings. Our National Markets team has big growth ambitions, and works with large clients across the breadth of the UK.

Our Financial Management practice is a priority area for significant and strategic growth and the National Markets team works with leading UK based organisations across both Corporates (Business to Business (B2B), Business to Customer (B2C)), and Financial Services. As part of this team, you will be working with a broad range of clients from the initial diagnosis of finance functions, through to strategy formulation, analysis and implementation.

Working within the Financial Management team will provide an unparalleled opportunity to further experience in target operating model design and implementation, finance transformation, enterprise performance management, process improvement and change management skills, all of which are invaluable in today’s market place. Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues.

Specific service offerings are:

- Integrated Finance Transformation – Including helping CFOs to clearly define the finance vision and strategy, analyse the performance of the finance function, and design and implement a future state operating model (covering all aspects of people, process and technology) that is fit for purpose and leading edge.

- Efficient Finance Operations - helping CFOs to improve the overall value of the finance function by making their finance operations more efficient. We design and implement operating model solutions to make Finance faster, simpler and cheaper.

- Effective Performance Management - Working closely with clients we help them with all aspects of performance reporting and decision making.

The Role

- Business development: leading the development of and sustaining relationships both internally and with client management, including leading business development activity (e.g. leading initial client sales conversations, developing, contributing to and presenting proposals/ bids for future work)

- Engagement delivery: responsibility for leading programmes and projects, 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: leading the development of processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business

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

The Person

Successful candidates should have excellent finance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills:

- Accountancy qualification - ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent

- A proven track record of leading consulting engagements, including strong experience planning and leading finance improvement projects focused

- Excellent project based experience working across several aspects of a finance function (e.g. transaction processing, management reporting, financial accounting, planning, budgeting and forecasting)

- Experience delivering clear, concise, focused messages to senior stakeholders

- Strong analytical skills

- Strong work ethic, and professional and personable

- Strong PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills. Visio skills desirable but not essential

- Excellent communicator with the personal skills to build strong and lasting internal and client relationships

- Strong people leader; Experience managing teams to deliver to tight project / programe deadlines; experience developing, coaching and mentoring team members

- Flexibility to travel

- Excellent understanding of issues and challenges facing Finance function, Finance business partnering and trends in Finance

- Good knowledge of Finance data, systems and tools. Finance system implementation experience an advantage (e.g. Oracle Fusion, MS Dynamics 365, etc.)

- Ability to lead a significant project delivery

- 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

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our Policy

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